BASKETBALL—Uncovering the "money men" who financed the payoffs that lured players into shaving points has been one of the stumbling blocks in clearing up the basketball scandals. Last week, though, officials believed they might have picked up the first of these "top backers." DAVE LOUIS GOLDBERG, one of the country's most prominent gamblers, was arrested in St. Louis after being charged by a Raleigh, N.C. grand jury on 34 counts of bribery in connection with the fixes. Also indicted were nine other men in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Biloxi, Miss, and New York City. The total count of players involved is now 38, from 23 colleges.
NBA: Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain warmed up for a busy week by scoring 39 points in his first game. He then got progressively better, scoring 47, 52 and, finally, a record 73 points, two more than Elgin Baylor's 71 for a no-overtime game. Chamberlain slumped off to 62 points in his fifth game, which Boston won 145-136. This put the Celtics 10 games in front of the Warriors in the Eastern Division. Syracuse won four straight but was still a poor third, six games ahead of New York. Fortunately for Los Angeles, Baylor helped the Lakers build up a substantial lead in the Western Division before he went into the Army. Second-place Cincinnati won four of five games but could get only within eight games of L.A. Detroit won three of five and opened up a 5�-game gap over fourth-place St. Louis. The Hawks lost five consecutive games, and last-place Chicago got just one victory in four tries.
BOATING—TED HOOD of Marblehead, Mass. took time out from designing a boat for the America's Cup race to skipper his brand-new 45-foot yawl Robin III to a double win in the Miami-Cat Cay race. Robin was first across the finish line and also led with a corrected time of 10:05:50 for the 71-mile trip through choppy Atlantic waters.
BOWLING—DICK WEBER outscored Roy Lown 619-600 to earn $15,000, and SHIRLEY GARMS came from 47 pins behind in the last game to defeat Joy Abel for $5,000 prize money at the All-Star championships, in Miami Beach.
BOXING—YAMA BAHAMA, eighth-ranked middleweight, watched Don Carrano bounce up from the canvas 14 times before he kept him down permanently at 1:04 of the seventh round, on the winner's home island of Bimini.
Jim Ellis, a Golden Glover a year ago, knocked out former top-ranking middleweight Rory Calhoun in 1:47 of the first round, in Louisville. Calhoun then announced he was retiring from boxing.
FOOTBALL—NFL: A 12-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas to Jon Arnett with two seconds left, plus Jim Martin's extra point, gave the WEST a 31-30 win over the East in the 12th annual Pro Bowl game. Jimmy Brown's 70-yard touchdown run had put the East in front 30-24, with five minutes remaining.
HOCKEY—Frank Mahovlich and Dave Keon scored two goals apiece as TORONTO beat Boston 7-5 and took over first place—for one day. MONTREAL regained the lead the next night by outscoring the Maple Leafs 4-2. The Canadiens won all three of their games and at week's end had a two-point edge over the Leafs. CHICAGO, aided by some heavy scoring by Bobby Hull and a shutout by Glenn Hall, had two wins and a tie and climbed past NEW YORK to take over third place. The Rangers dropped two games, including a 2-1 loss to DETROIT, thereby falling to within one point of the fifth-place Red Wings. BOSTON lost four straight and remained in last place.
HORSE RACING—FOUR-AND-TWENTY, ridden by Johnny Longden, finished three lengths in front of Olden Times, running the 1? miles in 1:48[4/5], to win the $54,400 San Fernando Stakes, at Santa Anita.
Good fight, kept along the rail by Avelino Gomez, won the $17,875 Broward Handicap in a photo finish. Subtle was second and Rough Note third, at Tropical Park.