FOOTBALL—COLLEGE: Quarterback Larry Zeno threw two touchdown passes and kicked a 25-yard field goal in leading UCLA to a stunning 17-12 upset over heavily favored Pittsburgh in the season's first major game.
NFL: GREEN BAY opened the season with an easy 23-12 victory over the champion Chicago Bears as Bart Starr tossed two touchdown passes and Paul Hornung celebrated his return (see page 22) with three field goals and two extra points. MINNESOTA outlasted Baltimore 34-24 on the rushing of Tommy Mason (51-yard TD run) and Bill Brown plus the passing of Fran Tarkenton (two touchdown tosses-including a 48-yarder to Brown). Sonny Randle caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Charley Johnson and Jim Bakken kicked three field goals to lead ST. LOUIS to a 16-6 win over Dallas. The Cowboys had scored a touchdown on the third play of the game but were shut out the rest of the way by the Cardinals' tight defense. Revamped PHILADELPHIA smothered New York's Y. A. Tittle (he completed only 13 of 25 passes, had two intercepted and fumbled four times) and romped to a shockingly easy 38-7 win over the Eastern Division Champion Giants. Washington jumped to a 10-0 lead over CLEVELAND in the second quarter on a Jim Martin field goal and a 17-yard TD run by rookie Charlie Taylor. But the Browns quickly recovered and easily defeated the Redskins 27-13 when Jimmy Brown scored two touchdowns and Ernie Green another, all on one-yard plunges, and Frank Ryan threw a 23-yard TD pass to Gary Collins. LOS ANGELES intercepted five passes and recovered three fumbles to set up two touchdowns and two field goals as the Rams surprised Pittsburgh with a 26-14 victory. Wayne Walker booted four field goals and two extra points, after touchdown plunges by Nick Pietrosante, to pace DETROIT to a 26-17 win over San Francisco. The 49ers had led briefly when John Brodie tossed a 64-yard TD pass to Bernie Casey in the first quarter.
AFL: NEW YORK started the season off in splendid style by rolling over Denver 30-6 before an AFL record crowd of 52,663 (44,967 paid) at Shea Stadium. BUFFALO piled up 31 points against Kansas City in the first quarter and defeated the Chiefs 34-17. BOSTON, which had lost all five of its exhibition games, edged Oakland 17-14 when Babe Parilli threw two TD passes, including a 72-yarder to Art Graham, and Gino Cappelletli booted a 48-yard field goal. Champion SAN DIEGO beat Houston 27-21 as Tobin Rote's three touchdown tosses offset the passing of veteran George Blanda (29 completions for 290 yards and two TDs) and the all-round play of rookie Sid Blanks (gained 53 yards in 11 carries and caught 13 passes for 131 yards).
GOLF—British Open Champion TONY LEMA earned $50,000 when he shot a 68 on the second round of the World Series of Golf in Akron for a 36-hole score of 138 and victory by five strokes over runner-up Ken Venturi, the U.S. Open Champion. Masters Champion Arnold Palmer (74-74-148) finished last in the tournament, behind Bobby Nichols (77-70-147), the PGA champion.
The U.S., led by Barbara Fay White of Shreveport. La., who won two singles matches and joined Carol Sorenson of Janesville, Wis. to take two Scotch foursome matches, defeated Great Britain in biennial Curtis Cup matches for third consecutive time, with a score of 10�-7�, in Porthcawl, Wales.
HARNESS RACING—Undefeated BRET HANOVER, owned by Richard Downing and driven by Frank Ervin, took the $54,308 Fox Stake for 2-year-old pacers at the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis by winning both mile heats, in l:58[4/5] and in 1:58 flat (his 18th straight heat victory).
Robert A. Smith's 6-year-old TARQUINIUS, George Sholty in the sulky, sped to a world harness racing record of 3:03 for 1� miles on a half-mile track as he nosed out Rusty Range in the $50,000 Nassau Pace at Roosevelt Raceway.
HORSE RACING—Willie Shoemaker guided Mrs. Mary B. Hecht's 2-year-old colt SADAIR ($7.40) to a 2�-length triumph over favored Umbrella Fella in the $349,925 Arlington-Washington Futurity, the richest race in the world, at Arlington Park, Ill.
In the first American race on which a legalized lottery was based, Harbor View Farm's ROMAN BROTHER ($3.80), Fernando Alvarez aboard, edged Knightly Manner by half a length to win the $144,820 New Hampshire Sweepstakes at Rockingham Park, N.H.
American-bred INDIANA, a 100-to-7 longshot owned by Charles W. Engelhard of Far Hills, N.J. and guided by British Jockey Jimmy Lindley, romped home first by a head in the $142,464 St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, England.