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BASEBALL—Shozo Doi's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning of the fifth game of Japan's World Series gave the YOMIURI GIANTS a 3-2 win over the Nankai Hawks and the Series championship 4 games to 1.
BASKETBALL—NBA: CINCINNATI (7-4) took over the lead in the East by winning three straight. BOSTON (5-3) reversed its early slide and beat the Bullets 129-118 and the 76ers 101-91 (page 32), while PHILADELPHIA (4-3) managed a win over the Warriors but lost three others to drop from first to third. Ex-Bullet Walt Bellamy played his first game for last-place NEW YORK (4-6) and scored only 15 points in a 129-114 loss to Baltimore. The Knicks then split their next two games as Bellamy totaled 46 points. Western leader SAN FRANCISCO (6-4) held its half-game lead over LOS ANGELES (6-5) as both teams won two out of four. ST. LOUIS (4-4) beat the Lakers for the first time this season 131-101, but lost two others; DETROIT (4-7) took one game, lost two; and floundering BALTIMORE (4-8) won twice in four tries.
Eder Jofre of Brazil, who lost his world bantamweight title to Japan's Fighting Harada last May and is now ranked No. 1 among the challengers, fought unranked Manny Elias of Tucson to a draw in a 10-round featherweight bout in S�o Paulo. "If it goes on like this, I think it is time to quit," said Jofre, who tired badly and took heavy punishment during the last three rounds.
FOOTBALL—NFL: BALTIMORE edged Chicago 26-21 for its sixth straight victory and a full share of first place in the West. Green Bay, previously tied with the Colts, lost to DETROIT 12-7 as Bruce Maher intercepted a Paul Hornung pass to set up a 13-yard field goal late in the final period. A double lateral with Viking Center Mick Tingelhoff as the man-in-the-middle scored the final TD in MINNESOTA'S 24-13 win over last-place Los Angeles and kept the Vikings tied with the Lions for third in the West. In the East, first-place CLEVELAND defeated Philadelphia 38-34 when Frank Ryan threw three TD passes and Jimmy Brown scored twice on short runs and caught a 32-yard pass for another TD. Charley Johnson threw 59 yards to Billy Gambrell with 37 seconds left to play and ST. LOUIS beat Pittsburgh 21-17. New York slipped to third as WASHINGTON defeated the Giants for the first time in eight years at Yankee Stadium, 23-7 and DALLAS broke a five-game losing streak by beating San Francisco 39-31.
AFL: Keith Lincoln scored three TDs and passed 34 yards for another as the Western leader, SAN DIEGO, beat last-place Denver 35-21. OAKLAND, second in the West, defeated Houston, second in the East, 33-21 when Dick Wood completed 14 of 26 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Charley Warner returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown (just two yards short of the AFL record) as BUFFALO, the leader in the East, beat hapless Boston 23-7. NEW YORK won its second straight game and its first on the road in two years by defeating Kansas City 13-10.
GOLF—Australia's BRUCE DEVLIN finished one stroke ahead of his countryman Peter Thomson, the British Open Champion, in winning the Wills Masters tournament in Sydney with a 286 total. The victory was the first for Devlin since the St. Petersburg ( Fla.) Open early in 1964 and also made him the first two-time winner of the Wills.
HARNESS RACING—KERRY WAY ($3.20), driven by Frank Ervin, clinched the 2-year-old trotting championship and set an earning record for juvenile trotting fillies ($116,549) when she beat her stable-mate, Mary Donner, by a head in the $56,643 Westbury Futurity at Roosevelt Raceway.
The 2-year-old colt pacing champion, ROMEO HANOVER ($2.40) guided by Bill Myer, won the $51,643 Roosevelt Futurity at Roosevelt by 1� lengths over Clay.
HOCKEY—NHL: MONTREAL (5-2-1) grabbed a share of first place with CHICAGO (5-0-1) by winning two out of three while the Black Hawks won one (9-0 over the Leafs) and tied one. Third-place NEW YORK (3-2-1) had the best record for the week, two wins and a tie. DETROIT (2-4-1) dropped one to the Rangers but walloped the Bruins 8-1, while TORONTO (2-5-1) lost three and tied one. BOSTON (1-5-1) won one, tied one and lost two. Outstanding for the Bruins was 20-year-old rookie Goalie Bernie Parent, who made 40 saves against the Black Hawks in a 2-2 tie and allowed only one goal in a 3-1 win over the Canadiens.