BASKETBALL—NBA: WESTERN ALL-STARS, led by Bob Pettit. who was chosen the game's most valuable player, defeated the East 150-130, at St. Louis. After the All-Star break Boston slopped Syracuse's seven-game winning streak and built their eastern lead to 9� games over Philadelphia. The Warriors continued to get almost half their points from Chamberlain, who scored more than 50 points for the 30th time this season. Rookie Forward Lee Shaffer and Guard Hal Greer picked up the scoring slack, and the Nats moved well ahead of the New York Knicks.
In the West, Los Angeles held on despite Elgin Baylor's absence. Jerry West became the team's big scorer, with a career high of 63 points against the Knicks that led to New York's 15th straight road loss. Cincinnati sniped away at L.A.'s lead, but has only a slight chance of catching the Lakers before the playoffs. Detroit, apparently assured of a postseason berth, lost two games and fell to a 3�-game advantage over St. Louis. Hawks Owner Ben Kerner got the cold shoulder to trade offers but found scoring help in oldtimer Larry Foust and Len Wilkens, on loan from the Army. Dave Trager, owner of the last-place Chicago franchise, announced the team had lost $150,000.
BOBSLEDDING—ITALY upset the favored Germans, finished first and second in the two-man world championships, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The winning sled, driven by Rinaldo Ruatti, a replacement for the retired world champion Eugenio Monti, had a combined time for four heats of 5:03.73. West Germany was third and the U.S. with a sled manned by two marines. Gary Sheffield and Gerry Tennant, was fourth.
BOXING—DICK TIGER, the second-ranked middleweight from Nigeria, improved his chances for a title fight with a sixth-round TKO over Florentino Fernandez, at Miami Beach.
CRICKET—INDIA, after drawing the first three test matches, defeated England in the next two to win the series for the first time since the competition began in 1932, in Madras. India. After the last match spectators stampeded onto the field, forcing the police to set up barriers around the winning team.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BOY, an 11-year-old stallion by Adios-Carrie Castle, was sold for $123,200, by the J. S. Turner Sr. estate to a syndicate of 16, including Martin Tananbaum, president of Yonkers Raceway, and Vincent Essig, president of the New York State Breeders Association. Adios Boy had been put up for auction at the Old Glory Sales last October, but when the bidding failed to reach $100,000 he was bid in by his owners for $90,000, which cost them $9,000 in commissions.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL, undefeated over an eight-game stretch, increased its NHL lead to three points. Toronto was the runner-up, followed by Chicago, which took advantage of New York's seven-game losing streak and moved solidly into third place. Detroit tied the Rangers for fourth. Last-place Boston threw a fresh goalie into the nets and won two straight.
HORSE RACING—TRANS-WAY ($50.80), winner of only three races and $8,700 last year, more than doubled those earnings in winning the $62,200 Tropical Park Handicap at Coral Cables, Fla. The 5-year-old stallion, ridden by Sammy Boulmetis, ran the nine furlongs in 1:48 1/5 to beat Aeroflint by a neck.
Ridan ($2.50), the undefeated favorite ridden by Billy Hartack, won the $31,150 Hibiscus Stakes by 1� lengths over Rainy Lake at Hialeah, Fla. In his first start as a 3-year-old and carrying 122 pounds, Ridan ran the six furlongs in 1:09.2, only .2 off the track record.
MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, driving a Lotus, stayed in front all the way to finish 16.3 seconds ahead of runner-up Jack Brabham in the Lady Wigram Trophy race, at Christchurch, New Zealand. Moss's time for the 150-mile course was 1:36:38.7.