BASEBALL—The ST. LOUIS CARDINALS defeated the New York Yankees four games to three to win the 1964 World Series (page 36).
In a pair of surprise announcements the day after the Series, JOHNNY KEANE, 52, resigned as manager of the Cardinals, and YOGI BERRA, 39, was fired as Yankee manager.
Fred Hutchinson, 45, manager of Cincinnati the past six seasons, resigned, and DICK SISLER, 43, a Red coach and acting manager most of last year, replaced him. Pittsburgh named HARRY WALKER, 48, the International League's Manager of the Year at Jacksonville, to succeed the retired Danny Murtaugh as manager of the Pirates.
BOXING—Second-ranked Middle weight JOEY ARCHER of The Bronx, N.Y. hammered out a 10-round majority decision over Dick Tiger of Nigeria, the former middleweight champion, at Madison Square Garden. It was Archer's 13th straight victory, extending his record to 44 wins against one defeat.
Left-handed Heavyweight KARL MILDENBERGER of West Germany knocked out Italy's Sante Amonti in the first of 15 scheduled rounds in West Berlin to win the vacant European heavyweight title.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Western Division leader BALTIMORE edged Green Bay 24-21 for its fifth straight victory when Lenny Moore ran for his second touchdown of the game with less than two minutes remaining (page 34). Earlier in the week the Colts had defeated St. Louis 47-27. Second-place DETROIT held Chicago to a net gain of one yard rushing in the first half and humiliated the Bears 10-0. LOS ANGELES: mothered San Francisco 42-14 as Roman Gabriel passed for four first-half TDs (three to Bucky Pope) and the Ram defense intercepted seven passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns. ST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND continued to share the lead in the Eastern Division. The Cardinals defeated Washington 38-24 and the Browns edged Dallas 20-16. With 26 seconds left to play, the Cardinals broke out of a 24-24 tie on a TD pass from Charley Johnson to Bobby Joe Conrad and a 39-yard TD dash by Pat Fischer with an interception. The Browns came from behind in the final period when Bernie Parrish sprinted 54 yards to score with an intercepted Don Meredith pass. PHILADELPHIA outlasted New York 23-17, as Ollie Matson ran for two TDs (one for 54 yards) and Sam Baker kicked three field goals (45, 10 and 46 yards). Bill Brown scored three TDs (two on passes from Fran Tarkenton) to give MINNESOTA an easy 30-10 victory over Pittsburgh.
AFL: Unbeaten BUFFALO, the Eastern leader, won its sixth game in a row by crushing Kansas City 35-22 as Jack Kemp passed for three touchdowns (two to Elbert Dubenion, for 55 and 22 yards) and scored another on a one-yard plunge. Mike Mercer kicked a 38-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give winless Oakland a 43-43 tie with second-place Boston. NEW YORK, after leading Houston 24-0 at half time, barely held on for a 24-21 win over the Oilers. Sparked by John Hadl's two TD passes, SAN DIEGO regained the Western Division lead by crushing Denver 42-14.
GOLF—Despite a one-over-par 72 on the final round, 24-year-old DICK SIKES of Cleveland, who joined the professional tour last June, won the $70,000 Sahara Invitation Tournament in Las Vegas by one stroke over Bill Casper. Sikes, the 1963 national collegiate champion from the University of Arkansas, had started the tournament with a record nine-under-par 62 on the first round, and finished with 275 for 72 holes. Defending Champion Jack Nicklaus ended up in a three-way tie for third with 277.
HANDBALL—Defending Champion OSCAR OBERT of New York rallied with nine straight points in the final game to edge Steve Sandler 18-21, 21-7, 21-20 for his fourth USHA National One-wall Singles Championship, in New York City.
HARNESS RACING—Unbeaten BRET HANOVER ($2.60), guided by Frank Ervin, sped to his 23rd straight victory—in the $22,208 Star Pointer Pace for 2-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway. The colt covered the mile in a fast 2:00[4/5] to defeat Rivaltime by 2� lengths in the field of 10.