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March 01, 1965
BASKETBALL—With Bill Russell in action again, BOSTON won three of four, two of them over the Hawks, to extend its lead to 12� games. CINCINNATI also beat the Hawks (111-103) but lost two, to the Bullets (125-114) and the Knicks (109-104), the latter despite Oscar Robertson's 40 points. Wilt Chamberlain scored 117 points in two wins and a loss as PHILADELPHIA ended a three-game losing streak. NEW YORK split four, bringing its won-lost record to 23-41, better than the Knicks have done in two previous seasons. LOS ANGELES increased its Western Division lead to 5� games on four straight wins, while second-place ST. LOUIS ran into serious trouble again when Bob Pettit was sidelined for two to three weeks with torn knee ligaments. The Hawks lost three straight without Pettit, then managed two wins over the Pistons. BALTIMORE was 1 and 3 for the second straight week, making it 11 losses in 15. DETROIT beat the Warriors twice and lost to the Hawks twice, gaining one game on the third-place Bullets, while SAN FRANCISCO warmed up for another record losing streak with three losses.
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March 01, 1965

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Argentina's PRIMORDIAL II, under Sandino Hernandez, became the first foreign-bred horse ever to take the 1�-mile $135,600 Widener Handicap at Hialeah when he gained a �-length victory over Hot Dust.

An American-owned horse, JAY TRUMP, became a 100-to-8 favorite to win England's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree later this month when he won the Harwell Amateur Riders' Handicap 'Chase at Newbury, Berkshire by a length.

SOFTBALL—AUSTRALIA defeated the Raybestos Brakettes of Stratford, Conn. 1-0 in the final of the first International Series for Women in Melbourne when Elinor McKenzie scored from second on a wild pitch by Brakette Donna LoPiano in the sixth inning.

SWIMMING—In a two-day international swimming meet in Bremen, Germany, U.S. swimmers took first in 10 events. DONNA DE VARONA won the 200-meter freestyle and individual medley, CATHY FERGUSON the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, JED GRAEF the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, PHIL RIKFR the 100- and 200-meter butterfly, and DICK ROTH the 400-meter individual medley. The women's 400-meter medley relay team won in 4:37.5. Olympian Sharon Stouder was upset by ADA KOK of The Netherlands in the 200-meter butterfly and by WINNIE VAN WEERDENBURG, also of Holland, in the 100-meter freestyle.

TENNIS—After losing the first set, Sweden's JAN ERIK LUNDQUIST came back to take the next three from U.S. top dog Dennis Ralston, 13-11, 6—4, 11-9 and thereby win the National Indoor title at Salisbury, Md. Chuck McKinley, the defending champion, was beaten by Lundquist in the quarterfinals. Lundquist's victory was the first by a foreigner since 1959 when Alex Olmedo of Peru—later a U.S. Davis Cup hero—won the title.

TRACK & FIELD—The outstanding athlete in the AAU's national indoor championships in New York's Madison Square Garden, which combined men's and women's events in a two-day meet for the first time, was Olympic Champion BILLY MILLS (page 45). He won his first AAU title when he took the three-mile run in 13 minutes 25.4 seconds, an American citizens' record and the second fastest indoor time for the event. Russia's VALERI BRUMEL won the high jump (7 feet 2 inches), and IGOR TER-OVANESYAN the broad jump. Ralph Boston had tied Ter-Ovanesyan at 26 feet 2� inches, but the Russian gained the title on the basis of each man's second-best leap. BOSTON won an event, however, when he took the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.2. SAM PERRY defeated Mel Pender, Larry Dunn and Paul Drayton in the finals of the 60-yard dash with a six-second clocking, and VILLANOVA's two-mile relay team set a meet record with a 7:28.2 win over Seton Hall. Other meet marks were set by IOLANDA BALAS of Rumania in the women's high jump (5 feet 9 inches), TAMARA PRESS of the U.S.S.R. in the women's shotput (57 feet 2� inches), and MARY RAND of England in the broad jump (20 feet 4 inches). Abby Hoffman of Toronto ran the women's half mile in 2:11.8, bettering the listed record and Tennessee State's WYOMIA TYUS, who won the women's 60-yard dash, tied Wilma Rudolph's 1961 world record of 6.8 three times within four hours.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Winner of the James E. Sullivan Award as America's outstanding amateur athlete for 1964, DON SCHOLLANDER, first swimmer to win four gold medals in one Olympics. Schollander, 18, is the second-youngest recipient of the award. Bob Mathias, 1948 Olympic decathlon winner, was six months younger.

BOUGHT: For $1.5 million by brothers Gerald H. and Allan R. Phipps of Denver, 52% of the voting stock in the Denver Broncos of the AFL, from a voting trust headed by Bronco President Calvin Kunz. The Phippses' ownership now totals 94% and guarantees the team will remain in Denver in 1965.

DIED: LARRY GILBERT, 73, one of baseball's most successful minor league managers; in New Orleans. Gilbert, who played in the majors for only two seasons (1914 and 1915), managed in the Southern Association for 25 and had a record nine pennants, five with the New Orleans Pelicans and four with the Nashville Vols.

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