BASEBALL—WHITEY FORD, the Yankees' most valuable pitcher, will also take over as the team's pitching coach in 1964 (he replaces Johnny Sain).
Detroit traded Outfielder ROCKY COLAVITO and Pitcher Bob Anderson to Kansas City for Second Baseman JERRY LUMPE and two pitchers (Ed Rakow and Dave Wickersham).
BASKETBALL—ST. LOUIS took over first place in the topsy-turvy Western Division by beating San Francisco 117-105, Baltimore 115-112 and Los Angeles 117-112. During the short streak Bob Pet-lit averaged 36 points a game and a rejuvenated Cliff Hagan 29 (against Baltimore Pettit scored 52 points, the NBA high for the week). Before winning three straight the Hawks had dropped four in a row, following a six-game winning streak. LOS ANGELES fell a game behind St. Louis by losing four games while winning only two. and SAN FRANCISCO slumped to a 7-7 record, two games behind, with three losses in five games. BOSTON (11-1) boosted its Eastern Division lead to four games by defeating St. Louis 116-110, Los Angeles 114-110 and New York 133-116. CINCINNATI (9-7). the Celtics' closest challenger, almost faded out of sight as it barely beat Baltimore 110-109 after two defeats.
BOWLING—Second-year pro BILL HARDWICK, 22, of San Mateo, Calif., averaged 210.7 a game to win the five-day, $60.000 PBA National Championships in Garden City, N.Y. (see page 36).
BOXING—GREGORIO PERALTA of Argentina, South America's heavyweight champion, ran his unbeaten streak to 42 when he outslugged Wayne Thornton at Madison Square Garden to win a 10-round split decision.
Sante Amonti, the Italian heavyweight champion who has signed to fight Floyd Patterson in Sweden next January, took just 50 seconds to kayo Philadelphia's Don Warner in Rome.
CROSS-COUNTRY—At Wheaton (Ill.) College, KANSAS STATE COLLEGE of Emporia won both the team and individual NCAA College Division titles, as JOHN CAMIEN broke the meet record with 19:17 for the four miles. In the Big Ten championships at Illinois the home team's ALLEN CARIUS covered the four-mile course in 19:39.4 to keep the title he won last year. MICHIGAN STATE took the team title, however, for the 10th time in 12 years. KANSAS won the Central Collegiate Conference championships in Chicago, but RICHARD SCHRAMM from Miami ( Ohio) University finished first in 19:07.9.
DOG RACING—Fred Trevillion's SAIL AHEAD ($13) easily won the Phoenix ( Ariz.) $50,000 Futurity, one of America's richest greyhound races.
FOOTBALL—NFL: CHICAGO broke its first-place tie with Green Bay in the Western Division by easily defeating the Packers 26-7 (see page 28). Roman Gabriel's two long touchdown passes (42, 51 yards) to End Carroll Dale in the fourth quarter led LOS ANGELES to a 28-21 come-from-beyind victory over Detroit. Earlier Gabriel had thrown a 66-yarder to Dale for a TD. BALTIMORE edged Minnesota 37-34 when Jimmy Orr caught a 13-yard TD pass from Johnny Unitas—his fourth scoring pass of the game. NEW YORK won its fifth straight by smothering San Francisco 48-14 and finally had the Eastern Division lead all to itself. As usual. Y. A. Tittle dominated the offense as he completed 16 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns (three in the third quarter). Cleveland fell into a second-place tie with ST. LOUIS, losing to the Cardinals 20-14. The Browns scored on the second play of the game when Jimmy Brown ran 59 yards for a touchdown, but after that it was all St. Louis—two Charley Johnson TD passes and two Jim Bakken field goals. Gary Ballman's 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the last quarter gave PITTSBURGH a 34-28 win over Washington. The Redskins, who were losing 24-14 at the end of the third quarter, had just taken a one-point lead on Norm Snead's 21-yard pass (23 for 424 yards overall) to rookie Pat Richter. DALLAS defeated Philadelphia 27-20. as Don Meredith completed 25 of 33 passes for 302 yards and two TDs.
AFL: SAN DIEGO, led by Keith Lincoln's 54-yard TD run and George Blair's three field goals, suppressed Buffalo 23-13 and increased its Western Division lead to two games. KANSAS CITY Quarterback Eddie Wilson, starting his first pro game, threw two TD passes and set up another with a 47-yard toss, but it was not enough, as Boston held the Chiefs to a 24-24 tic. NEW YORK squeezed by Denver 14-9 on two TD passes by Dick Wood, lowering the Broncos to the bottom of the Western Division.