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Stanley Dancer, 39, of New Egypt, N.J., gained four victories (two in Illinois and two in New York) and set three world records along the way—all in the same day. He began by driving NOBLE VICTORY to a new world one-mile trotting record with a 1:55[3/5] in the first heat of the $20,000 Hambletonian Maturity at Du Quoin, Ill. and took the event with a second-heat win. Then Dancer drove BONJOUR HANOVER to another straight-heat victory in a Du Quoin pace, setting a world record for 3-year-old fillies in the first (1:57) and, with a 1:59[1/5] in the second heat, clipping one-fifth of a second off the combined-pace mark for two heats. After that Dancer flew to Yonkers, where he guided pacer COPPER JACKET ($11.40) to a win in the fourth race and New Zealand-bred pacer CARDIGAN BAY ($2.80) to victory in a $25,000 free-for-all handicap.
HORSE RACING—King Ranch's BUFFLE ($11.20), with Johnny Rotz up, beat Reginald Webster's favored Amberoid by 3� lengths to win the $277,250 New Hampshire Sweepstakes Classic, the world's richest race for 3-year-olds, at Rockingham Park. Buffle earned $180,212.
Winner of the world's richest race for 2-year-old fillies, the $226,525 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in Chicago, was MIRA FEMME ($6.60), owned by Verne H. Winchell Jr. of El Monte, Calif. Mira scored a�-length victory over Teacher's Art.
TENNIS—In what may have been a preview of the Davis Cup, Australians ROY EMERSON and FRED STOLLE defeated Americans Dennis Ralston and Clark Graebner in straight sets for the U.S. doubles title at Brookline.
TRACK & FIELD—EAST GERMANY showed improvement in the field events, POLAND'S women dominated the sprints, but the Russians and the French failed in the big events as the U.S.S.R.'s Igor Ter-Ovanesyan lost the broad jump to Britain's LYNN DAVIES, and France's Michel Jazy was defeated in the 1,500-meter by BODO T�MMLER of West Germany at the European Athletic Championships in Budapest (page 40).
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: As head basketball coach at Memphis State University, HENRY (Moe) IBA, 27, freshman coach at Texas Western, to succeed Dean Ehlers, who resigned a week earlier. Iba, whose Texas Western freshmen lost only 10 games in four seasons, will be coaching Memphis State in its first year in the tough Missouri Valley Conference. His father, Hank, coaches the Oklahoma State basketball team, an old MVC member.
HIRED: Sportscaster MEL ALLEN, 53, broadcaster for the New York Yankees for 25 years until he was fired in 1964, as play-by-play announcer for the AFL's Miami Dolphins. Allen is also a sports-caster for NBC and appears on the network's weekend Monitor programs. How about that!
TRADED: Baltimore's BAILEY HOWELL, 29, a seven-year NBA forward, to the Boston Celtics for MEL COUNTS, 24, the Oregon State center who was the Celtics' No. 1 draft choice in 1964. Howell, an alumnus of Mississippi State, began his career in 1959 with Detroit and was named to the NBA's All-Star squad four times before being traded to the Bullets in 1964. Last season he averaged 17.3 points a game and was Baltimore's second highest scorer with 1,364 points.
RESIGNED: BILL CHAMBERS JR., 35, head basketball coach at the College of William and Mary since 1957, to go into private business. Chambers, who still holds the Indians' scoring record of 1,437 points in three years, completed his coaching career with a 113-110 record but produced winning teams in six of his nine years.