BASKETBALL—San Francisco and New York, the last-place teams in the two NBA divisions, split the first four choices in the 1965 draft. The Knicks took Princeton's BILL BRADLEY, a territorial pick, and DAVE STALLWORTH of Wichita, while the Warriors picked FRED HETZEL of Davidson and RICK BARRY of Miami ( Fla.), the national scoring champion. Detroit and Los Angeles made territorial choices of BILL BUNTIN of Michigan and GAIL GOODRICH of UCLA, respectively. The other first-round selections were JERRY SLOAN of Evansville by Baltimore, BILL CUNNINGHAM of North Carolina by Philadelphia, JIM WASHINGTON of Villanova by St. Louis. NATE BOWMAN of Wichita by Cincinnati and OLLIE JOHNSON of San Francisco by Boston.
BOATING—The 58-year-old Amorita Cup for the International One-Design class, a major trophy of the Bermuda International Race Week, went to BERMUDA, which won its match against the defending Larchmont, N.Y. Yacht Club in four straight races. ARCHIE HOOPER of Bermuda had three firsts and a second in the best-of-seven series, while the high-scoring American sailor was John Scarborough, a substitute skipper for the Long Island Sound club. LARCHMONT came back, however, and successfully defended the King Edward VII Gold Cup for International One-Designs. Skipper RENE COUDFRT took the first and third races in the best-of-three series, while Richard Aeschliman of Bermuda won the second.
BOXING—Defending his title for the first time since winning it last September, Featherweight Champion VICENTE SALDIVAR of Mexico scored a TKO over challenger Raul Rojas of San Pedro, Calif. in the final round of a 15-round fight in Los Angeles. Referee Tommy Hart stopped the bout with 10 seconds to go and Rojas helpless on the ropes, giving Rojas his first defeat in 25 fights.
Heavyweight JIM BEATTIE celebrated his homecoming to St. Paul, Minn. as a professional, with a second-round knockout of Orvin Veazey of Stamford, Conn. The four-knockdown bout was Beat-tie's 16th win and 15th KO in 18 fights.
CHESS—Six-time winner MRS. GISELA KAHN GRESSER of New York took the U.S. Women's Championship, the Lucille Kellner Memorial, with a score of 8-2, by defeating Dr. Helen Weissenstein in the final round of an 11-player round robin. Mrs. Jacqueline Piatigorsky of Los Angeles finished second at 7�-2�.
GOLF—Shooting three straight 70s for a 54-hole 210, KATHY WHITWORTH of San Antonio won the $8,500 Kiwanis tournament in Shreveport, La.
HARNESS RACING—BRET HANOVER ($2.60), undefeated in 24 starts as a 2-year-old and voted Harness Horse of the Year in 1964, made his 3-year-old debut in the $25,000 Cane Futurity Prep at Yonkers Raceway and won by 1� lengths over Adios Vic.
A French 7-year-old, OSCAR R. L. ($7.70), driven by his owner-trainer, Henri Levesque, upset the 9-10 favorite, Express Rodney, to win the $50,000 Peter Manning Trot at Yonkers by a length.
HORSE RACING—In the absence of Jacinto who was scratched and then declared out of the Preakness (page 82), NEEDLES' COUNT won the three-horse Preakness Prep exhibition race at Pimlico by five lengths over Deutron.
Front-running FLAG RAISER ($6.20), ridden by Bob Ussery, covered the $60,000 Withers mile at Aqueduct in 1:34[1/5], a record for the event, and finished eight lengths ahead of Gallant Lad.