BASEBALL—ROCHESTER, the top Oriole farm team, defeated Syracuse (Tigers) four games to two to win the International League's Governor's Cup. The Red Wings, who finished fourth in the regular season, had eliminated Jacksonville (Cardinals), the IL pennant winner, in the semifinals. SAN DIEGO ( Reds) won the Pacific Coast League playoffs from Arkansas ( Phillies), four games to three.
BILLIARDS—Salesman ARTHUR CRANFIELD JR. of Syracuse, N.Y. celebrated his 47th birthday by upsetting Defending Champion Luther Lassiter of Elizabeth City, N.C. 1,200-730 in a six-block challenge match for the world professional pocket-billiard title in New York City. The left-handed Cranfield, who was runner-up to Lassiter at the world tournament last March, took the first five 200-point blocks in the three-day match and also had the three highest runs—123, 112 and 85.
BOXING—More than 24,000 packed Mexico City's El Toreo bullring to watch southpaw VICENTE SALDIVAR, a 21-year-old native of Mexico City, win the world featherweight title with a 12th-round TKO over Champion Sugar Ramos. It was Saldivar's 19th knockout, and his 24th victory against one loss since he turned pro in 1961.
"He kept coming back and I couldn't polish him off," said Welterweight Champion EMILE GRIFFITH of New York after winning a 15-round decision from British Champion Brian Curvis in a Wembley, England title fight. Griffith knocked Curvis down three times, but the plucky Welshman finished the fight on his feet, while Griffith had to be carried to his dressing room with leg cramps.
DOG RACING—LADY HOLLIDAY ($7.90), a red brindle owned by Mrs. J. A. Smith, led all the way to win the $8,000 Multnomah Kennel Club Derby in Portland, Ore.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Rookie Bruce Gossett kicked three field goals, and rookie Bill Munson (page 97) completed nine of 18 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown as undefeated LOS ANGELES rolled over Minnesota 22-13. Terry Baker, who replaced the injured Dick Bass at halfback in the second half, gained 61 yards in nine carries and caught a pass from Munson for 11 more yards. BALTIMORE followed up its victory over the Packers with a 52-0 rout of the champion Chicago Bears (it was the worst defeat the Bears had suffered in their 45 years). Raymond Berry started the scoring by catching a 36-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas (who completed 11 of 13 for 247 yards and three TDs), and rookie Joe Don Looney finished it with a 58-yard run. ST. LOUIS remained undefeated by easily beating San Francisco 23-13 on Jim Burson's 68-yard punt return for a touchdown and Jim Bakken's three long field goals (40, 40 and 33 yards). Frank Ryan tossed three touchdown passes in the second half—24 yards to Paul Warfield, 40 to Jim Brown and 12 lo Gary Collins—to lead unbeaten CLEVELAND to a 28-20 come-from-behind victory over Philadelphia, and PITTSBURGH defeated Dallas 23-17 as Ed Brown completed three TD passes. NEW YORK won us first game when rookie Quarterback Gary Wood plunged one yard for a touchdown with 39 seconds remaining to defeat winless Washington 13-10. The Redskins had led 10-0 at half time, but Y. A. Tittle (hurting from bruised ribs) came off the bench in the second half to set up two field goals and the winning TD with his passing.
AFL: BUFFALO won its third straight game and San Diego dropped its second in a row as the Bills overpowered the sluggish Chargers 30-3 (page 32). BOSTON also took its third in a row by defeating New York 26-10 on the scoring of two oldsters—Babe Parilli heaved two 59-yard TD passes and Gino Capelletti booted four field goals (47, 26, 41 and 42 yards) plus two extra points. Len Dawson threw two long touchdown passes (56 yards to Abner Haynes and 39 to Frank Jackson) and ran for another to lift KANSAS CITY past Oakland 21-9. Led by multitalented George Blanda, HOUSTON made two touchdowns in the first four minutes of the game and two more in the last 11 seconds of the first half to overwhelm Denver 38-17. Blanda passed for two TDs, plunged three yards for another and kicked a 43-yard field goal plus four extra points.
GOLF—Arizona State Senior CAROL SORENSON, 21, of Janesville, Wis., became the fifth American since 1893 to win the British Women's Amateur title when she defeated Bridget Jackson of England 1 up on the 37th hole of the final in Sandwich, England. Miss Sorenson, a member of the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team, had lost her singles match with Miss Jackson in the cup competition two weeks earlier.
Returning to the circuit after a month's layoff with a stomach ulcer, MICKEY WRIGHT edged Shirley Englehorn by one stroke to win the $11,000 Visalia, Calif. Open. The victory, Miss Wright's ninth of the season, boosted her earnings to $21,020—tops on the LPGA tour.
Californian BILLY CASPER scored the PGA circuit's lowest 72-hole total of the season—265 on rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 64—to take the $40,000 Greater Seattle Open by two strokes over Mason Rudolph, in Seattle.