BASKETBALL—NBA: Eastern leader PHILADELPHIA (5-0), boosted by Wilt Chamberlain's 53 rebounds in two games, remained unbeaten as the 76ers defeated the Bullets 130-110 and the Celtics 138-96. BOSTON (4-1), won its fourth straight—123-100 over the Bulls-before its shocking 42-point loss to the 76ers. NEW YORK (4-3), in third place in the East, split with the Lakers, while CINCINNATI (2-4) dropped two before defeating the Hawks 121-118 on Jerry Lucas' 20 points and 26 rebounds. Last-place BALTIMORE (1-7) won its first game of the season, 122-116 over the Royals, then lost three more. In the topsy-turvy Western Division, DETROIT (5-3), the surprise leader, took three straight—from the Bulls 129-117, the Bullets 103-97 and the Lakers 124-121—as Eddie Miles scored 83 points. Second-place SAN FRANCISCO (4-3) won two games when Rick Barry tossed in 28 points against Baltimore and matched his career high with 57 against Cincinnati. CHICAGO (4-4) dropped two; ST. LOUIS (3-3) split two; and last-place LOS ANGELES (2-6) lost three of four. Worse yet, the Lakers, who are still minus the injured Jerry West, lost Elgin Baylor for as much as three weeks when he strained a ligament in his right knee during a game with the Knicks.
BOATING—Millionaire PETER ROTHSCHILD of Beverly Hills drove his 23-foot, single-engined Thunderballs to victory in the 440-mile Long Beach-to- San Francisco powerboat race (page 20).
BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY of Chandler, Ariz., the No. 2 ranked heavyweight contender, scored a unanimous 10-round decision over San Francisco's Henry Clark in Sacramento.
World Bantamweight Champion MASAHIKO (Fighting) HARADA of Japan won a unanimous decision over Antonio Herrera of Colombia in a 12-round nontitle bout in Osaka, Japan.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Western Division leader GREEN BAY (7-1) beat Detroit (2-6) 31-7 as Elijah Pitts, subbing for the ailing Paul Hornung, scored three touchdowns, and second-place BALTIMORE (5-2) defeated Los Angeles (4-4) 17-3 on Johnny Unitas' two TD passes—89 and 17 yards—to John Mackey. While increasing his career passing yardage to 28,375, Unitas broke Y. A. Tittle's NFL record. MINNESOTA (2-4-1), led by Fran Tarkenton, who passed for two touchdowns (eight yards to Jim Phillips and 40 to Preston Carpenter) and scored two others, climbed out of the cellar with a 28-3 victory over San Francisco (3-3-1). In the East, Don Meredith passed for four TDs as DALLAS (5-1-1) battered Pittsburgh (1-5-1) 52-21, while CLEVELAND (5-2), in third, routed winless Atlanta (0-8) 49-17 on Frank Ryan's four TD passes and a 70-yard run by Leroy Kelly. WASHINGTON (5-3) turned an intercepted pass by Defensive Halfback Jim Shorter and a fumbled kickoff (recovered by Rookie End Pat Hodgson) into two touchdowns late in the fourth period and beat Philadelphia (4-4) 27-13.
AFL: BOSTON (4-2-1), with Jim Nance scoring two touchdowns, beat Oakland (4-4) 24-21 and took over first place in the East when BUFFALO (4-3-1) defeated New York (4-3-1) 33-23. The Jet loss dropped them into a tie for second with the Bills. In the West, KANSAS CITY (6-2) held its half-game lead with a 48-23 victory over Houston (3-5), as runner-up SAN DIEGO (5-2-1) edged last-place Denver (1-7) 24-17.
GOLF—AUSTRALIA defeated the U.S. by two strokes (877-879) in winning the Eisenhower Trophy, symbol of the men's world amateur team championship, in Mexico City (page 28).
Arnold Palmer fired rounds of 67-70-66-73 for a 20-under-par 276 to take the Australian Open in Brisbane by five strokes over Australian Kel Nagle. It was Palmer's first victory in six months.
Kathy Whitworth, the leading money-winner on the LPGA tour, shot a 54-hole total of 214 to win the Las Cruces (N.Mex.) Open by six strokes over Marilynn Smith.
HARNESS RACING—ROMEO HANOVER ($2.60) won pacing's Triple Crown with a 4�-length victory over Good Time Boy in Roosevelt Raceway's $169,885 Messenger Stakes (page 69).