BASKETBALL—Three new players were accused by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation with participating in the fixing of college games. The players, charged with accepting money to shave points, were Anton Muehlbauer, Stan Niewierowski and Terry Litchfield, all of North Carolina State.Identified as contact man and charged with bribery was Lou Barshak.
BOXING—In a surprise upset in Los Angeles, Heavyweight ALEJANDRO LAVORANTE of Argentina knocked third-ranked contender Zora Folley and his dreams of a title fight with champion Floyd Patterson flat with a seventh-round knockout. After five cautious rounds Lavorante floored Folley twice in the sixth with a flurry of classic rights to the jaw. At the start of the seventh the 24-year-old Argentine knocked Folley down again, only to have Folley's manager dart into the ring and give his fighter a whiff of smelling salts. It did little good. Folley was up and quickly down again under a finishing right. It was Lavorante's 11th KO in 14 bouts.
Diulio Loi of Italy retained his world junior welterweight title over New York's Carlos Ortiz with a 15-round decision in Milan. The defense was the first for Loi since he won the title from Ortiz last September.
U.S. won five of the 10 events in the International Military Sport Council boxing championships at Fort Dix, N.J. ITALY won three and the UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC the other two. The winners: Abdel Moniem El Guindy of the UAR (flyweight); John Cereghin of Defiance, Ohio (bantam); Hosny Saidahmcd of UAR (feather); Jim Richardson of Kansas City (light); Quincey Daniels of Seattle (light welter); Luciano Piazza of Italy (welter); Alesandro Mazzinghi of Italy (light middle); James Rossette of New Orleans (middle); Guilio Saraudi of Italy (light heavy); James Johnson of Clairton, Pa. (heavy).
BOWLING—ROY LOWN, a left-handed bowler from El Paso, edged out Rich Robinette of Huntington, W. Va., on the last ball to win the $75,000 PBA invitational championship in Paramus, N.J. In their three-game final Lown won the first game 203-187, Robinette the second 228-194 and Lown the third 196-191. The 31-year-old Texan collected the first prize of $15,000.
CHESS—MIKHAIL BOTVINNIK, Russia's aging grand master, regained his world title in the 21st game of his two-month match against Latvia's bold young improviser, Mikhail Tal, to whom he lost the title last year. The 49-year-old Russian engineer, who first won the world championship in 1948, won 13 points to 8.
CREW—CALIFORNIA, NAVY and CORNELL, the best rowing schools in the country this year, remained unbeaten. California defeated UCLA by � of a length on the Oakland Estuary, rowing the 2,000 meters in 5:51.7 for its sixth straight victory. In the East Navy seized the lead at the start and won the Adams Cup on the Charles River at Cambridge by a comfortable margin over Harvard and Penn. Cornell, disdainfully rowing three or four beats under Princeton and Yale, easily took the Carnegie Cup at Princeton bv three lengths, covered the 1� miles in 8:53.6. BROWN won the Dad Vail Trophy, emblematic of supremacy among colleges with secondary rowing teams, for the third straight year, by almost 2 lengths over Amherst at Philadelphia. MIT won its third victory in four starts, beat Dartmouth and Wisconsin at Madison, Wis.
CYCLING—BOB FISCHER of CCNY survived a spill to win the National Intercollegiate Road Racing championship near New Haven. Fischer pedaled the 50 miles in 2:18:16, finished three feet in front of Walter Grotz of Fairleigh Dickinson.
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS of Cedartown, Ga. came from behind with final-round birdies on the 10th and 11th holes to win the $40,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament in Fort Worth, after leader Gene Littler double-bogeyed the 10th (see page 78). Kel Nagle, British Open champion, took second with 282, one stroke over Sanders.
HARNESS RACING—APMAT ($13.20), surprise victor in the International Pace the week before, made it two in a row with a �-length victory over New Zealand's False Step in the $62,800 Good Time Pace at Yonkers. Bye Bye Byrd was third. With Bert Alley in the sulky, the 8-year-old Australian champion paced the 1� miles in 2:34[4/5].