BASEBALL—"We won the pennant in 1960 with Danny and we're going to do it again," said Pittsburgh-General Manager Joe Brown after rehiring DANNY MURTAUGH, 45, to manage the eighth-place Pirates in 1964. In the major leagues, only Walter Alston of the Dodgers and Al Lopez of the White Sox have lasted longer with their present clubs than Murtaugh, who replaced Bobby Bragan midway through the 1957 season.
Oklahoma city, the top Houston Colt farm team, won the opening game from Spokane ( Dodgers), dropped the next three and then came back with three straight victories to take the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
First Baseman Larry Garman batted in three runs as COLDWATER ( Mich.) beat Seattle 11-1 to win the American Amateur Baseball Congress championship in Baltic Creek, Mich.
BOATING—The International One-Design Class world championship in Larchmont, N.Y. was won by CORNELIUS (Glit) SHIELDS JR., a 29-year-old investment banker who last summer skippered Columbia in the America's Cup Trials. Shields sailed his 33-foot sloop to victory on the first day and then added a first, fifth, third and two sixth places to edge Defending Champion Fred Olsen, a shipping executive from Oslo, Norway, by 4� points for the title.
BOWLING—JACK BIONDOLILLO and DON ELLIS of Houston won the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America doubles championship in Boise, Idaho by 35 pins over Luke Barlow and Ronnie Brown.
BOXING—"Why, it ended so quickly I never had time to feel or think of anything at all," said Japan's HIROYUKI EBIHARA, 23, after knocking out World Flyweight Titleholder Pone Kingpetch of Thailand in 2:07 of the first round of their scheduled I5-round championship fight in Tokyo. Before 12,000 stunned fans, the sad-eyed Ebihara scored his 40th win and 24th KO (against one loss and one draw) to become the second left-hander and third Japanese to win the world flyweight title.
Heavyweight EDDIE MACHEN, 31, making his first appearance in the ring since suffering a mental breakdown last year, knocked out Ollie Wilson of Miami in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round fight in Santa Monica, Calif. Machen's future plans: to fight Cassius Clay as soon as possible and then try Liston again (in 1960 Machen lasted 12 rounds with Sonny, the only fighter to go that far against the heavyweight champion).
In a nontitle 10-round fight in Miami Beach GREGORIO PERALTA, 29, the heavyweight champion of Argentina, made a surprising debut in this country by winning a unanimous decision over World Light Heavyweight Titleholder Willie Pastrano.
In San Diego former Light Heavyweight Title-holder ARCHIE MOORE lost a decision, too—he finished fifth (in a field of six) in a City Council election.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Regaining their championship form, the GREEN BAY PACKERS held Detroit to 71 yards rushing and 76 passing while tearing the mighty Lion defense apart to gain their first victory, 31-10 (see page 76). CHICAGO took first place in the Western Division by beating Minnesota 28-7 as Bill Wade completed 22 of 31 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns (he also ran for one) for the Bears' second straight win. BALTIMORE defeated San Francisco 20-14, giving new Coach Don Shula his first victory. The winless 49ers still had company in last place, however, as the Los Angeles Rams lost to WASHINGTON 37-14. CLEVELAND, paced by Jimmy Brown's 232 yards rushing (including two TDs of 71 and 62 yards), crushed Dallas 41-24 to remain tied for the lead in the Eastern Division with ST. LOUIS, which came from behind to defeat Philadelphia 28-24 on Charley Johnson's third touchdown pass late in the game. With Y. A. Tittle unable to play (bruised ribs). New York couldn't move against the strong PITTSBURGH defense and was shut out 31-0.