BASKETBALL—BOSTON lost to the Warriors 92-89 for its third straight defeat (longest losing streak in two seasons) to end a disastrous road trip with a 2-4 record. Led by Sam Jones's 28 points, however, the Celtics beat back the Royals 109-92 at home and split two with the 76ers to hold a two-game lead in the East. CINCINNATI had moved to within 1� games of the Celtics by extending its latest winning streak to four with two victories over the 76ers before losing to Boston. PHILADELPHIA pulled out of a three-game slump to beat the Hawks 122-115 and the Celtics 115-108 while NEW YORK dropped three of its four games on the West Coast. Western leader LOS ANGELES ran its winning streak to five before losing a pair—114-89 to the Warriors (the Lakers were held to nine points in the second quarter) and 118-108 to the Knicks. Second-place ST. LOUIS (3 GB) divided four games and barely stayed ahead of surging SAN FRANCISCO, which took four straight and moved from six to 3� games behind the Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain, as usual, led the Warriors both defensively (he grabbed 32 rebounds in the win over the Celtics) and offensively (he averaged 44 points a game during the streak). BALTIMORE dropped four in a row and then won two of its next three games, while DETROIT followed form and lost more games than it won (three out of four).
BOATING—ONDINE, S. A. (Huey) Long's 57-foot yawl, won the opening event of Southern Ocean Racing Circuit, the 71-mile Miami-to-Cat Cay race. George Slaton's 63-foot yawl Good Hope was first over the finish line but ended up ninth on corrected time.
BOWLING—In a tense finish ANDY MARZICH of Long Beach, Calif., the defending champion, rolled a 10th-frame strike to edge Pat Patterson 246-237 in the $25,000 St. Louis Open.
BOXING—In a free-swinging nontitle fight in Los Angeles SUGAR RAMOS of Mexico City, the featherweight champion, outslugged Junior Lightweight Vicente Dorado of Argentina to win a 10-round unanimous decision.
BRIDGE—For the third time in four years OSWALD JACOBY of Dallas won the McKenney Trophy for most master points earned in tournaments. By collecting a record 1,034 points in 1963, he also became the first player to exceed 1,000 in a year.
FIGURE SKATING—At the National Championships in Cleveland, PEGGY FLEMING, 15, of Pasadena, Calif., came from behind with a spectacular free-skating performance to win the senior ladies' title and a place on the Olympic team (the top three finishers in the senior ladies', men's and pairs events automatically qualified for the U.S. team). SCOTT ETHAN ALLEN, 14, of Smoke Rise, N.J., won the senior men's title—the first to do so without having been the junior national champion—while a Tacoma (Wash.) brother-and-sister team, JERRY (21) and JUDIANNE (19) FOTHERINGILL, took the pairs competition by executing "the hardest routine we've ever done."
FOOTBALL—COLLEGE: DARRELL ROYAL of Texas was chosen the major-college Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, and for the second time in a row WILLIAM EDWARDS of Wittenberg (two straight undefeated seasons) was voted the small-college coaching award.
Bud Wilkinson, 47, resigned as head coach at Oklahoma to enter another rough game—politics. His amazing 17-year coaching record (145-29-4) included 13 straight Big Eight titles (1947-1959), three national championships (1950, 1955 and 1956), five unbeaten and untied seasons and a 47-game victory streak (1953-1957).
After dropping more than $900,000 in the last nine years, HARDIN-SIMMONS of Abilene, Texas decided to drop football as well. The school's overall record since 1897 was a creditable 240-191-35, but in the last four years the football teams had lost 35 out of their last 39 games.
NFL: The WEST All Stars defeated the East 31-17 in the Pro Bowl game in Los Angeles as Johnny Unitas, the game's outstanding player for the third time, threw two touchdown passes.