BASKETBALL—Even though he has not completed negotiations for a controlling interest in the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA, Cincinnati Businessman Warren Hensel had enough confidence to hire himself a new coach for the team. His choice to replace Charley Wolf, who recently resigned to coach the Detroit Pistons: JACK McMAHON, 33, former St. John's University star and pro player, who guided the Kansas City Steers to the Western Division championship in the defunct American Basketball League in 1962 and last season served half a year as coach of the Chicago Zephyrs (now Baltimore Bullets) before being fired.
BOATING—PRINCETON took the lead on the first day and then had to stand off a strong closing bid by Harvard to win its first North American Intercollegiate Dinghy Championship in 20 years on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.
BOXING—In a red satin robe with a golden crown perched on top of his 6-foot 2�-inch frame, prophet CASSIUS CLAY strutted into the ring at London's Wembley Stadium and proceeded to stop British and Empire Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper in round No. 5 as promised (see page 42). Cooper, usually a slow starter, tore into Clay at the opening bell and in the fourth round, though badly bleeding from cuts around his eyes, managed to knock "I's the prettiest" to the canvas with his powerful left hook, but British hopes were short-lived as a sobered Cassius answered the bell for round five and then pummeled Cooper until blood gushed from his face. The referee stopped the fight after only one minute and 15 seconds of the round.
Defending Champion RALPH DUPAS built up an early lead over Denny Moyer to retain his junior middleweight title on a unanimous decision in Baltimore's first championship fight in 21 years.
BRIDGE—The ITALIAN team overcame a 21-point deficit in the final session of the tournament in St. Vincent, Italy to win the world championship for the sixth straight time, with the U.S. a close second, France third, and Argentina last (see page 28).
GOLF—Two former titleholders, Arnold Palmer (1960) and Julius Boros (1952), finished tied with young (25) Jacky Cupit at a nine-over-par 293 for 72 holes at this year's U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass. In the three-way playoff BOROS shot a one-under-par 70 to become, at 43, the oldest player ever to win the event, while Cupit ended up second with a 73 and Palmer (stricken by a stomach disorder before the tee-off) played gamely but could only manage a 76 (see page 16).
Dick Sikes of the University of Arkansas, National Public Links titleholder and Walker Cup team member, birdied the 37th hole to beat John Lotz of San Jose State and win the 66th NCAA individual golf championship in Wichita, Kans.
Oklahoma State won team honors defeating defending champion Houston, the winner of six of the last seven team titles, by one stroke, with North Texas State third and USC fourth.
New Mexico's High School Champion JOE LOPEZ, 17, of Socorro, put his elders to shame by shooting a 291 for 72 holes, the only one of 294 golfers to break 300 in the national left-handers amateur tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Since only players 18 and over are eligible for the big championship, Joe had to settle for the junior title.
HORSE RACING—Favorite Spicy Living's bid for the Triple Crown for Fillies was squelched at Aqueduct as LAMB CHOP ($10.30), who had finished third behind her in both the Acorn and Mother Goose Stakes, won the $120,375 Coaching Club American Oaks by 3� lengths.