BASKETBALL—BOSTON captured its fourth straight NBA championship, a record for the league, by beating Los Angeles in the last two playoff games, 119-105 and 110-107 (see page 16). Center Bill Russell's defense led the way and durable Sam Jones boosted the injury-slowed Celtic team in both games, scoring five baskets in six crucial minutes to help Boston even the series and making five of the 10 points in the overtime of the last game.
BOATING—ESCAPADE, Baldwin M. Baldwin's yawl from Newport Harbor, Calif. won Class A and fleet honors in the 65-mile Ship Rock ocean race from Newport Harbor, coming in ahead of Don Haskell's Chubasco on corrected time.
BOXING—CARLOS ORTIZ climbed into the ring an 8-to-5 underdog against Lightweight Champion Joe Brown in Las Vegas and came out the new champion by unanimous decision. Ortiz, a 25-year-old Puerto Rican-born New Yorker who had wailed two years for a chance at the title, scored with fast hooks and jabs to Brown's face throughout the 15 rounds and benefited from a lackluster performance by the loser. It was the 12th time Brown had defended the title since winning it in 1956.
HANDBALL—MINNESOTA won the National Intercollegiate Handball Association tournament in Cincinnati with Bill Yambrick successfully defending his singles title against Steve August of Michigan 21-5,21-7, and the doubles team of Paul Schulz and Gary Rohrer defeating Terry Brenner and Don Brown of Michigan State 21-14, 21-10.
HOCKEY—TORONTO scored twice in the third period to beat Chicago 2-1 and win its first Stanley Cup championship in 11 years, four games to two (see page 58). Despite superb goaltending by Chicago's Glenn Hall, who had 35 saves, Toronto controlled the play throughout the game. Dick Duff scored the winning goal with less than six minutes remaining. The Toronto victory, its first away from home in the cup playoffs, was worth $2,000 to each Maple Leaf player.
HORSE RACING—ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE ($15.30) and Sunrise County ran the one and one-eighth miles of the $91,850 Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct in exactly the same time, 1:49 4/5, to finish in a dead heat. But Braulio Baeza, who had ridden I-red Hooper's Admiral's Voyage, lodged a successful foul claim against Jockey Willie Shoemaker and favored Sunrise County, who crowded Baeza's mount in the first turn and the stretch. Donut King, with Manuel Ycaza up, was third (see page 18).
Doc Jocoy ($7.80), ridden by Willie Harmatz, took the California Derby at Tanforan, a mile-and-one-eighth test for 3-year-olds. Blue Serenade was second, and the favorite. Royal Attack, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, finished sixth.
Mountain Dew jumped and ran lo a two-length victory in the Grand National Point to Point Steeplechase in Butler, Md., when leader Basic Caps stumbled at the next to the last fence, fading to third place behind Eastcor. Mountain Dew, ridden by owner's son, Janon Fisher III, completed the three-mile timber course in 6:21.6.
Chambourg, owned by Richard K. Mellon of Pittsburgh and ridden by Jimmy Murphy, won his third Mary Mellon trophy in four years at the Middleburg (Va.) Hunt races by one and a half lengths over Kandy Sugar, covering the two-mile course in 3:54.
LACROSSE—NAVY's unbeaten team defeated the University of Virginia 11-8 in Annapolis, thanks to four goals on eight shots in the final quarter.