BASKETBALL—BOSTON (6-1) lost its first game of the season but defeated PHILADELPHIA to hold on to the Eastern Division lead. Meanwhile, the Warriors (6-4), with Chamberlain averaging about 50 points a game, settled solidly in second place. In a battle for third, SYRACUSE (4-6) beat NEW YORK (5-8). LOS ANGELES (9-2) continued to win without a good big man and led in the West (see page 82). CINCINNATI (7-4), with high-scorers Twyman and Robertson getting a strong hand from Wayne Embry, won four straight and moved ahead of ST. LOUIS (5-7). DETROIT (3-7) perked up, split four games and managed to stay in front of CHICAGO (2-8).
BOWLING—DETROIT won four games and lost one, took over the Eastern Division lead from Dallas, which had held it since the season began. In the Western Division only Fresno (10 and 9) had an over-all winning average. The West Coast team also won four games and lost one, jumped from third to first in the standings; Fort Worth, the division leader last week, lost three straight and fell to second, half a game behind the leader. Carmen Salvino of Dallas, with 92 points, was the NBL's high scorer. Bob Stampe of Minneapolis-St. Paul was second with 83 points, and Bill Pace of Kansas City, with 10 less games, was third with 82 points. Pace's average of 223 pins a game was high for the league.
BOXING—the U.S. TEAM concluded its European tour, won for the first time by defeating Ireland's amateur boxers 6-2 in Dublin. The Americans, competing without Heavyweight Cornelius Perry and Featherweight Ralph Ungricht who were injured in a 10-0 shutout by England, started badly, lost two of the first three bouts but won the next five. Earlier in the week, in a rematch with England, the U.S. earned a 4-4 tie in Leeds.
Tony Alongi, an elongated heavyweight, kept his distance, piled up points with accurate jabs and defeated George Logan in Madison Square Garden, New York. The 6-foot-5 Alongi, managed by Rocky Marciano, is now undefeated in 28 fights.
FOOTBALL—NFL, Eastern Conference: NEW YORK beat Philadelphia 38-21 to tie the Eagles for the lead. Cleveland defeated Washington 17-6 and moved to within a game of the leaders. Pittsburgh beat Dallas 37-7 to bring a three-way deadlock among the Steelers, the Cowboys and St. Louis, which lost 45-14 to Detroit. The winless Redskins were still last.
NFL, Western Conference: GREEN BAY piled up an early lead, then held on to beat Chicago 31-28 and increase its lead to 1� games over second-place Detroit. The Bears fell to third, and San Francisco, beaten by improving Los Angeles 17-7, remained fourth. Baltimore lost to Minnesota 28-20, was followed by the Rams, with the Vikings last.
AFL, Eastern Division: HOUSTON, 1960 league champion, won its fourth straight game, beat Boston 27-15 and took over first place. New York defeated Oakland 23-12 to tie the Patriots for second place, and Buffalo won out over Dallas 30-20 to remain in contention 2� games out.
AFL, Western Division: SAN DIEGO continued to be the only unbeaten professional football team, defeated Denver 19-16 and mathematically eliminated the rest of the division teams. The Texans, the Broncos and Raiders followed in that order.
PREP: ANDOVER scored three times, in the second and third quarters, to beat Exeter for the fourth time in five years, 18-8, in Exeter, N.H.
Buzz Hannum scored 20 points and his brother John 7 as Lawrenceville, behind 12-8 at the half, came back to defeat The Hill School 37-20 in Lawrenceville, N.J.