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December 07, 1964
BASKETBALL—BOSTON retained a comfortable 3�-game lead in the East by winning two of three as CINCINNATI split four. PHILADELPHIA adopted two pretty waitresses as mascots and won two games in a row. But the 76ers quickly found out that beauty is no substitute for talent in the NBA when they dropped two of their next three. Last-place NEW YORK's rookies continued to impress as the Knicks won two straight for the first time this season before losing two of their next three. LOS ANGELES took three of four and moved three games ahead in the West. Second-place ST. LOUIS, playing without Bob Pettit. who strained his stomach muscles, defeated the Celtics 110-98 but lost three other games. BALTIMORE took two of three for the team's new owners (three local men bought the Bullets for $1.1 million), and SAN FRANCISCO lost three more before defeating the Lakers 109-106. It was the second victory for the Warriors in 11 games, and there were rumblings that Wilt Chamberlain was back to his bad old ways of playing for Chamberlain instead of the Warriors.
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December 07, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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TENNIS—In the New South Wales championships in Sydney, FRED STOLLE upset his Davis Cup teammate, Roy Emerson, for the second time in a row 4-6, 6-3, 11-9, 6-8, 6-3.

Fourth-seeded FRANK CONNER of Belleville, Ill. defeated unranked Todd Ballinger of Leawood, Kans. 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to win the U.S. junior boys' title in St. Louis.

TRACK & FIELD—Using John Davies and Bill Baillie as pacemakers, PETER SNELL tried to lower his world mile record for the second week in a row. But the weather in Wellington turned cold and he ran his slowest race in nearly a year—4:03.9.

Southern Illinois' DAN SHAUGHNESSY, a 20-year-old Canadian, won the U.S. Track and Field Federation's 10,000-meter championship by 120 yards in 30:37.8 in Chicago's Washington Park. Two days later the AAU staged its own 10,000-meter championship over the same course, and DAVE ELLIS, a Toronto tax assessor, beat 102 other runners in 30:49.3.

MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Heisman Trophy, for the nation's finest college football player, to Notre Dame Quarterback JOHN HUARTE. Huarte, who played only 46 minutes last year, completed 114 passes in 205 attempts for 16 touchdowns in leading the Irish to a 9-1 record, their best since 1954.

NAMED: KEN BOYER, 33, the Ail-Star third baseman of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, as the National League's Most Valuable Player. The steady captain of the Cards led the majors in RBIs with 119, batted .295 and hit 24 home runs.

NAMED: Minnesota Twin Outfielder TONY OLIVA, 24, and Philadelphia Phillie Third Baseman RICHIE ALLEN, 22, as Rookies of the Year. Oliva led the American League in batting (.323), runs (109) and hits (217), while Allen, who topped the National League in runs (125), batted .318 and had 91 RBIs.

HIRED: FRANK SEDGMAN, 36, who won the Wimbledon and Forest Hills titles in 1952 and led Australia to three straight Davis Cup victories (1950—52), to train West Germany's Cup team.

TRADED: Slugging Boston Red Sox First Baseman DICK STUART (33 HRs, 114 RBIs), to the Philadelphia Phillies, for left-handed Pitcher DENNIS BENNETT (12-14, 3.68 ERA).

CRITICALLY BURNED: Indy Driver BOBBY MARSHMAN, 28, when his Lotus Ford careened into the retaining wall at Phoenix Raceway and exploded in flames.

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