BASKETBALL—A cross-country tour of all-star national teams from the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. finished with a 82-69 Russian victory in St. Louis. Overall, the Americans won five out of seven games.
BOXING—Heavyweight RUDY CLAY, brother and sparring partner of Muhammad Ali, won his second professional fight in two starts with a unanimous 10-round decision over Levi Forte in Miami Beach.
Willie Pep's comeback gathered momentum as he won a unanimous six-round decision over 27-year-old Jackie Lennon in Philadelphia. The victory was the 42-year-old ex-featherweight champion's second in two bouts following a six-year retirement. His record now reads: 222 wins, 10 losses, one draw.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER'S eagle on the 10th hole of the final round of the Las Vegas Tournament of Champions offset bogeys on two of his last three holes, and he finally had his first tournament victory in nearly a year. Palmer's one-under-par 71 gave him a 277 for 72 holes, two strokes ahead of Chi Chi Rodriguez, who finished second.
After losing the first three holes of the 36-hole final of the North and South Men's Amateur Golf Championship, TOM DRAPER, 50, of Birmingham, Mich. rallied for a 150 to beat Don Allen 2 up on the par 72, No. 2 course at Pinehurst.
HOCKEY—Four quick goals in the first period won the Stanley Cup for MONTREAL as Chicago was shut out 4-0 in the seventh and deciding game of the playoffs (page 32). It was Gump Worsley's second shutout of the series, but JEAN BELIVEAU's five goals in seven games won him the first Conn Smythe Trophy, plus $1,000, as the playoffs' most valuable player. The Canadiens' winning scores, all on home ice, were 3-2, 2-0, 6-0, and 4-0, while the Black Hawks won their games, also all at home, 3-1, 5-1 and 2-1.
After breezing through the semifinals of the American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs, winning four games to Quebec's one, the ROCHESTER AMERICANS took the cup for the first time in their nine-year history with a 4-1 final series against Hershey. Jimmy Pappin, who scored three goals for the Amerks in the last game, had 11 goals in 10 playoff games.
HORSE RACING—In the third fastest Kentucky Derby ever run (2:01[1/5]) LUCKY DEBONAIR ($10.60), Willie Shoemaker up, finished a neck in front of Ogden Phipps's Dapper Dan (page 24).
Mrs. Thomas Brittingham's 5-year-old VIKING SPIRIT ($5.70), ridden by Ken Church, won the seven-furlong $54,800 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in 1:21[2/5], just a fifth of a second off the track record. Bert W. Martin's Cupid was seven lengths back in second.
Mrs. Mary Keim's AMERIVAN ($20.20), Ron Turcotte up, won the 91st running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs by half a length. It was the three-year-old filly's first stakes victory.