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.
BOATING—The Southern Ocean Racing Conference's longest race, the 403-mile St. Petersburg-to- Fort Lauderdale, was won by FIGARO IV, a 50-foot yawl owned by William Snaith of Stamford, Conn., who brought her in with a corrected time of 53 hours 25 minutes 30 seconds.
BOBSLEDDING—BILL THOMAS and JOHN MIGNACCI, from Mechanicville, N.Y., newcomers to bobsledding, won the North American Two-Man Bobsled Championship on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg run at Lake Placid. Their time of 4:52.66 for four one-mile runs placed them ahead of veterans Bill Hickey and Paul Savage, who were second (4:54.31), and Larry McKillip and Charlie Hoffer, third (4:54.40).
BOWLING—DICK WEBER of St. Louis gained his 14th PBA title since the tour began six years ago by winning the $28,500 Thunderbird Open in Wichita, Kans., with a 218 total. He finished 40 points ahead of runner-up Nelson Burton Jr.
CURLING—The INDIAN HILL SQUAWS of Winnetka, Ill. held off a spirited late rally by Mrs. Sulo Ojakangas' Sweepers of Hibbing, Minn. to win the U.S. Women's Curling Association Championship 11-9. Trailing 11-1 after seven ends, the Sweepers stormed back with five points in the eighth end and three in the ninth before the Squaws, ably skipped by Mrs. John Bulger, regained their poise and put the game on ice.
DOG SHOWS—CH. CARMICHAEL'S FANFARE, a Scottish terrier, took best-in-show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Madison Square Garden (page 22) over five other group winners. One of the finalists he defeated was last year's overall winner. Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth, a whippet, who narrowly missed becoming the eighth dog in Westminster history to repeat.
FIGURE SKATING—PETRA BURKA of Canada overcame the first-half lead established by Peggy Fleming of Pasadena, Calif. in the compulsory figures and with a brilliant free-skating performance won the women's title at the North American Figure Skating Championships in Rochester, N.Y. In doing so, she prevented a U.S. sweep. GARY VISCONTI of Detroit, already the U.S. champion, added the North American men's title to his record by again beating Olympic bronze medal winner Scott Ethan Allen of Smoke Rise, N.J. U.S. teams finished one-two in both the pairs and the ice-dancing competition. They were the first senior titles won by the U.S. in international competition since 1961, when 18 American team members were killed in an air crash.
GOLF—BOB CHARLES of New Zealand won the $46,000 Tucson Open with a 17-under-par 271 for 72 holes, the first victory for the lefthander since the British Open in 1963.
HOCKEY—STAN MIKITA took over the NHL's individual scoring lead from slumping Bobby Hull, who has netted only one goal in 15 games. CHICAGO held on to first place with two wins and a loss while second-place MONTREAL narrowed the gap to three points on two wins and a tie. DETROIT (2-1) beat TORONTO (1-1), and the two ended the week tied for third, six points behind the Black Hawks. NEW YORK lost to the Hawks 5-4 and the Red Wings 3-2 but tied the Canadiens 2-2 when Doug Robinson tipped in a long shot by Rod Seiling in the last second of play. BOSTON was 0 for 2 for the week.
HORSE RACING—The Everglades Stakes at Hialeah, at 1? miles the longest stake of the season to date for 3-year-olds, was won handily (3� lengths) by Harbor View Farm's SPARKLING JOHNNY ($8.60), Mike Venezia up.