FISHING—MRS. MARY L. SMITH fought a 423-pound blue marlin for almost three hours, finally boated it to win the Fort Lauderdale blue marlin tournament. None of the other 119 anglers caught a fish.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL, Eastern Conference: NEW YORK beat Pittsburgh 42-21 and took over first place. Led by the pinpoint passing of Y. A. Tittle, the Giants have now scored 133 points in three games. Cleveland overwhelmed Philadelphia 45-24, moved into a tie for second place with the Eagles. The Browns' Jimmy Brown had the biggest day of his great career, rushed for 237 yards, tying his own record, scored four touchdowns. Washington, after nine straight losses, tied Dallas 28-28. The Cowboys, however, moved ahead of St. Louis, which was shut out 16-0 by Baltimore, and the Steelers. Washington was, of course, last.
NFL, Western Conference: GREEN BAY, undismayed by injuries or the draft, moved toward its second successive division title. Playing without Paul Hornung, the Packers eschewed the field goal, scored three TDs on passes and two on runs, beat Los Angeles 35-17. Detroit continued its late-season surge, defeated Minnesota 37-10 to remain second. San Francisco tried a new tack, the old pro T, and beat Chicago 41-31. This moved the 49ers to third and dropped the Bears into a tie with the Colts. The Rams were next and the Vikings last.
AFL, Eastern Division: HOUSTON crushed New York 49-13, held on to first place. Boston edged Oakland 20-17 and pulled ahead of the Titans. Buffalo defeated Denver 23-10, moved to within a game of .500 but was still last.
AFL, Western Division: SAN DIEGO beat Dallas 24-10 to continue undefeated. The second-place Texans were 7� games back, followed by the Broncos and the Raiders.
GOLF—DALE MOREY, former Walker Cup player, teamed with Ed Tutwiler, sank a 12-foot putt on the 16th hole to score a 1-up victory over Dave and Charlie Smith and win the Dunes National Four-ball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
HARNESS RACING—AIR RECORD took the third and final leg of the $80,000 American Trotting Classic, at Inglewood, Calif. With George Sholty driving, Air Record squeezed between two horses in the stretch and won by a head over Silver Song. The winner, who took the first leg two weeks ago, covered the 1? miles in 2:17 2/5.
HOCKEY—Montreal (9-5-4) narrowly retained the lead with 22 points. New York (8-5-5) went undefeated in five straight games, moved into a tie for second with Toronto (10-6-1), both at 21 points. Detroit (6-8-3) was next with 15 points, followed by Chicago (4-7-6) with 14 points, and Boston (4-10-3) with 11 points.
HORSE RACING—CRIMSON SATAN ($2.60) won the $116,920 Pimlico Futurity, at Pimlico, Md. The colt, with Willie Shoemaker up, ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46 2/5, finished five lengths in front of Green Ticket for his seventh victory in 13 starts. He is now the likely choice as 2-year-old Horse of the Year.
Polylad ($16.10), owned by Mrs. Q. A. S. McKean, the famous women's amateur tennis player of the '30s, beat Hillsborough by three-quarters of a length to win the $83,400 Gallant Fox Handicap, at Aqueduct, N.Y. Herberto Hinojosa rode the 5-year-old gelding in 2:45 3/5 for the 1[5/8] miles.