The Soviet Union's national team won the first two games of its eight-game Canadian tour, the first 3-2 over the Montreal Junior Canadiens and the second 4-0 over the Canadian national team.
HORSE RACING—Apprentice Mike Venezia won his first stakes race for his new employer, Greentree Stable, when he piloted TRADER ($16) to an easy two-length victory in the $11,125 City of Coral Gables Handicap at Tropical Park.
MOTOR SPORTS—When his regular BRM came up with a faulty gearbox, Britain's GRAHAM HILL switched to a Brabham Ford and came from last place to win the Johannesburg Grand Prix over the international course in Kyalami, South Africa. His time: 1:22:48.7.
TENNIS—In the Victorian championships in Melbourne ROY EMERSON avenged two losses in a row to Fred Stolle by beating his Davis Cup teammate 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win the men's singles.
MILEPOSTS—-BORN: DAVID THOMAS WELTS, less than four months after his mother, Anne Quasi Wells, unsuccessfully defended her U.S. Amateur golf title.
ENGAGED: MARY MAIRS, 20, and FRANK CHAPOT, 32, members of the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team. They will be wed in January.
NAMED: GENE STALLINGS, 29, assistant coach of the champion Alabama football team, as head coach of his alma mater, Texas A & M.
RESIGNED: because of ill health, EVERETT N. CASE, 64, after 46 seasons as a basketball coach, 18 of them at North Carolina State. Case's amazing lifetime record: 1,161 wins, 214 losses (379-134 al State); six straight Southern Conference championships and four Atlantic Coast titles.
RESIGNED: MARSHALL CASSIDY, 72, the executive secretary of The Jockey Club. The elder statesman of Thoroughbred racing, Cassidy was the developer of the starting gate, the film patrol and the photo-finish camera.
RETIRED: BOBBY SHANTZ, 39, the little lefthander who won 24 games and the AL Most Valuable Player award in 1952 as a member of the old Philadelphia Athletics. In his 16th and final season, Shantz worked as a relief pitcher for St. Louis, Chicago and Philadelphia.