BASEBALL—Tokyo's YOMIURI GIANTS, the Central League pennant winners, shut out Osaka's Nankai Hawks, champions of the Pacific League, 4-0 in the sixth game to win the Japanese World Series four games to two. It was the Giants' eighth series win since 1950. A few days later the Giants lost to the touring Los Angeles Dodgers 16-5 as the Dodgers got 21 hits—four more than they made in their four-game World Series loss to the Orioles. In the next game, however, the Dodgers got only three hits and were shut out 5-0 by the Giants.
BASKETBALL—NBA: Surprising CHICAGO (4-2) won three of five games, including two from the Lakers, and held the lead in the West, while ST. LOUIS (2-2) won two of three. SAN FRANCISCO (page 56), tied for third with a 2-3 record, split two games with both the bulls and the Pistons; DETROIT (2-3) dropped two of three after defeating the Royals 114-112; and LOS ANGELES (1-3), still missing Jerry West, lost three. In the East, BOSTON (3-0) and PHILADELPHIA (3-0) shared the lead as the Celtics defeated the Bullets 111-91 and the Knicks 126-97, while the 76ers beat the Hawks 119-110 and the Bullets 141-112. NEW YORK (3-2) was three and one for the week and took over third place. Disappointing CINCINNATI (1-2) lost two and BALTIMORE (0-4), in the cellar, went winless in three games.
BOXING—In Mexico City, the World Boxing Council, an organization formed to resist the World Boxing Association, declared Cuban Sugar Ramos the world lightweight champion, reversing Referee Billy Conn, who had ruled Defending Champion Carlos Ortiz of New York winner by a TKO in the fifth round. A riot ensued (page 26), and Ortiz and his manager, Bill Daly, refused to accept the reversed decision. So did the WBA, which declared that Ortiz is still the lightweight champion.
Manila's FLASH ELORDE defended his world junior lightweight championship by winning a 15-round split decision from Vicente Derado of Argentina in Quezon City, Philippines.
New Yorker JOHNNY PERSOL, 21� pounds lighter and three inches shorter than his opponent. Amos (Big Train) Lincoln of Los Angeles., outboxed and outslugged Lincoln to gain a unanimous decision in their 10-rounder in Madison Square Garden.
FOOTBALL—NFL: GREEN BAY (page 20), winner of six of seven games, held its lead in the West with a 56-3 romp over hapless Atlanta (0-7), while BALTIMORE (4-2) beat Minnesota (1-4-1) 20-17 and climbed into second as Los Angeles (4-3) lost to CHICAGO (3-3) 17-10. In the East, second-place Dallas (4-1-1) dropped its first game when CLEVELAND (4-2), boosted by Defensive Back Ross Fichtner's three interceptions, defeated the Cowboys 30-21. The Browns, in third, picked up a game on both the Cowboys and first-place St. Louis (5-1-1) as the previously undefeated Cardinals were upset by WASHINGTON (4-3) 26-20. In other games, PHILADELPHIA (4-3) crushed New York (1-5-1) 31-3 and SAN FRANCISCO (3-2) edged Detroit (2-5) 27-24.
AFL: Hewritt Dixon scored a one-yard TD with two seconds remaining to give OAKLAND (4-3) a 24-21 upset win over Eastern Division leader New York (4-2-1), and rejuvenated MIAMI (2-5), winless until a week ago, defeated Houston (3-4) 20-13. Sin Diego (4-2-1) lost its lead in the West to KANSAS CITY (5-2), which smashed Denver (1-6) 56-10 while the Chargers were losing to BOSTON (3-2-1) 35-17.
GOLF—The U.S. won the team championship by nine strokes over Canada (580-589) at the women's world amateur in Mexico City, but Canadian Mrs. Marlene Streit gained individual honors with a 72-hole total of 289.
The U.S. Women's Open champion, SANDRA SPUZICH, and JACK RULE, an Iowa pro, shot a 12-under-par 276 to win the Haig Scotch mixed tournament in Carlsbad, Calif. by one stroke over Jim Ferree and Judy Torluemke.
GREYHOUND RACING—GOLDEN IN, owned by Larry Nave of St. Petersburg, Fla., took the $25,000 American Greyhound Derby at Taunton, Mass. by 2� lengths over Early Timer as a crowd of 12,423 bet a Derby record of $79,410.