HOCKEY—The pattern appeared familiar after the first week of the season, as TORONTO (the 1964 Stanley Cup champions) and MONTREAL (the 1964 NHL champions) led the league with two wins and one tie apiece. Red Kelly returned from Tokyo (he was Canada's official observer at the Olympic opening ceremonies) just in time to sign a Maple Leaf contract and score a goal in a 5-3 win over the Red Wings and two goals in a 7-2 victory over the Bruins. Montreal Goalie Charlie Hodge, last year's Vezina Trophy winner, shut out the Rangers in the Canadiens' first game, and rookie Yvan Cournoyer, a hopeful successor to retired Bernie Geoffrion, scored a goal a game in a 2-2 tie with the Rangers and a 3-1 defeat of the Bruins. CHICAGO won two and lost one as Goalie Glenn Hall shut out the Bruins 3-0, and made 41 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings. NEW YORK scored four goals in the third period to win its first game 6-2 over the Bruins. After that the Rangers settled down to a shutout defeat and two ties. DETROIT, after dropping its first two games, defeated the Black Hawks 3-2 when Gordie Howe scored two goals and assisted on the third. BOSTON never did get started and sat in the cellar after four consecutive losses.
HORSE RACING—Wheatley Stable's 2-year-old BOLD LAD ($2.50), ridden by Braulio Baeza, romped to a seven-length victory over Royal Gunner in the $176,825 Champagne Stakes at Aqueduct for his sixth straight stakes triumph (page 13).
Quadrangle ($3.20), under Manuel Ycaza, led all the way to win the $54,100 Lawrence Realization Slakes by three-quarters of a length over Roman Brother at Aqueduct.
Stanley Conrad's 5-year-old mare, OLD HAT ($4.80). Donald Brumfield up, defeated Miss Cavandish by a length in winning the $58,800 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, Ky.
Ridden by Ray Broussard, GOING ABROAD ($10.60), a 4-year-old carrying 116 pounds, galloped to an American record 2:26 1/5 for 1� miles as he won the $57,900 Manhattan Handicap at Aqueduct.
MOTOR SPORTS—CRAIG BREEDLOVE drove his three-wheeled jet racer to a world land-speed record of 526.28 mph on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, escaped death when his car crashed into a canal after both braking and steering mechanisms failed (page 72).
Roger Penske of Gladwyne, Pa., piloting a Chaparral-Chevy, defeated Dan Gurney in straight heats to win the $30,000 Pacific Grand Prix for sports cars in Monterey, Calif.
Ford Driver FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill., who gained the lead with two laps to go when Richard Petty's Plymouth blew a tire, took the NASCAR National 400-mile stock-car race in Charlotte, N.C. with a record average 134.404 mph.
OLYMPICS—The U.S. dominated the first eight days of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, winning 29 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals (page 20). Led by Yale freshman DON SCHOLLANDER, who won the 100-and 400-meter individual freestyle races and anchored both the winning 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle relays, the U.S. swimmers and divers won 16 out of 22 events ( Australia took four, the U.S.S.R. and Germany one apiece) and set 11 world records. The U.S. started off well in track by taking the sprints ( BOB HAYES, 100 meters; HENRY CARR, 200 meters: MIKE LARRABEE, 400 meters), the hurdles ( HAYES JONES, 110 meters: REX CAWLEY, 400 meters) and, for the first time ever, two of the long-distance races ( BOB SCHUL. 5,000 meters; BILLY MILLS, 10,000 meters). In the field events Discus Thrower AL OERTER whirled his way to his third straight gold medal, DALLAS LONG took the shotput and FRED HANSEN finished first in the pole vault.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: JAMES B. DICKEY, 72, the president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association since last February, in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. hospital.