BASEBALL—JOHNNY TEMPLE, Cleveland Indian infielder and the American League's 1961 Ail-Star second baseman, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league Catcher Harry Chiti and two other players to be named.
Roger Maris won the American League's Most Valuable Player Award for the second straight year, in a close ballot battle with Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle. Maris, a .269 hitter with a record 61 home runs, beat out Mantle, a .317 hitter with 54 home runs, by four points, 202 to 198. Jim Gentile, Baltimore first baseman, was third, and Norm Cash, Detroit first baseman and the American League's batting champion, who received only one first-place vote, was fourth.
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA, Eastern Division: BOSTON (9-2) won 3 games, lost 2, increased its lead to 3� games. Philadelphia (8-7) got help from rookie Tom Meschery but still lost 3 games and won 2. Syracuse (6-7) rode a modest scoring binge by Dolph Schayes, won 2 and lost 1. New York (6-10) played well but still lost 2, won 1, remained in last place. Western Division: LOS ANGELES (13-2), undefeated for the second straight week, increased its lead to four games. Cincinnati (8-7) won 2, lost 1, was second. St. Louis (6-9) fired Coach Paul Seymour and swapped Si Green, Woody Sauldsberry, Fred LaCour and Joe Grabowski to Chicago for Archie Dees, Barney Cable and Ralph Davis. The Hawks won 2 and lost 2, tied Detroit (5-7), which won 1 and lost 3. Chicago (2-12) continued to win one game a week and was last.
BOATING—RUDY RAMOS and his co-driver DON ELLIS were declared the over-all winners of the $12,500 Salton Sea 500, in Salton City, Calif. Because of high winds and choppy water, the powerboat competition was cut from 500 to 250 miles but no one was seriously injured. Ramos and Ellis, driving a Chrysler-powered Rayson Craft, covered the 250 miles in 4 hours 23 minutes.
BOWLING—OMAHA PACKERS' franchise was turned in to the National Bowling League by Owner William Russell after the team failed to draw. A week off from league play gave bowlers a chance to participate in the World Invitational Tournament and the directors time to relocate the Omaha team. At the break, Detroit led in the East and Fresno in the West.
Dave Soutar, 21-year-old professional newcomer, beat established stars in head-to-head competition to win the Professional Bowlers Association national championship, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Soutar, whose victory brought him a $6,000 first-place prize, scored 212-02 Petersen points to runner-up Morrie Oppenheim's 208-19.
BOXING—DAVEY MOORE, defending his featherweight title for the fourth time, found the bobbing and weaving Kazuo Takayama a difficult target but got the range in the late rounds to win a unanimous decision, in Kuramae Sumo Stadium, Tokyo.
CRICKET—TONY LOCK, English bowler, took four wickets in the test match against India, in Bombay, India. This raised his career total to 2,000. He is the 24th bowler in cricket history, and the only one currently active, to reach this mark. Despite Lock's efforts, the test match ended in a draw.
CROSS-COUNTRY—SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY placed four runners in the first 15 finishers to win the NCAA college division championships at Wheaton, Ill. John Mulholland of Loras College ran the four-mile course in 20:06.9, won the race and broke the record he set last year.
FIELD TRIALS—FLD. CH. DEL TONE COLVIN, a 4�-year-old Labrador, won the National Retriever Trials at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, Dover, Del. Colvin, handled by Tony Berger, completed the 10 hurdles in almost flawless fashion, was picked by the judges over seven others in the all-Labrador final. A son of the 1955 winner, Cork of Oakwood Lane, Colvin is owned by L. J. Snoeyenbos of Baldwin, Wis.