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May 08, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA won its third play off championship, and its first since 1956, when the 76ers defeated San Francisco 125-122 in the sixth game to take the series 4-2 (page 54).
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May 08, 1967

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA won its third play off championship, and its first since 1956, when the 76ers defeated San Francisco 125-122 in the sixth game to take the series 4-2 (page 54).

BOXING—Heavily favored FLASH ELORDE, the world junior lightweight champion from the Philippines, gained a split decision over Fujio Mikami of Tokyo in a 10-round nontitle bout in Honolulu.

Former Heavyweight Champion SONNY LISTON floored San Franciscan Elmer Rush five times before knocking him out in 1:58 of the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Stockholm.

GOLF—BILL CAMPBELL, 43, a six-time Walker Cup player from Huntington, W. Va., scored one of the most decisive wins in the 67-year history of the North and South Amateur Championships in Pinehurst, N.C. when he defeated his 51-year-old opponent, Billy Hyndman of Huntington Valley, Pa. 10 and 9 in the finals for his fourth tournament title.

Puerto Rican JUAN (Chi Chi) RODRIGUEZ shot a final-round, five-under-par 66 for a 72-hole total of 277 to win the $100,000 Texas Open Tournament in San Antonio, by one stroke over Runners-up Bob Goalby of Belleville, Ill. and New Zealand's Bob Charles.

HOCKEY—NHL: TORONTO gained a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven-game Stanley Cup finals by taking two of three from Montreal during the week. After splitting the first two games of the series, the Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 3-2 when Bob Pulford flipped in a goal at 8:26 of the second sudden-death overtime period. Then, with Jean Beliveau and Ralph Backstrom scoring two goals apiece, Montreal tied the playoff at two games all with a 6-2 victory over Toronto. The Leafs regained the lead, however, by defeating the Canadiens 4-1 as Terry Sawchuk made 37 saves.

Chicago Black Hawk Center STAN MIKITA became the first player in NHL history to win three awards in one year when he received the Art Ross (scoring) Trophy, the Hart (most valuable player) Trophy and the Lady Byng (sportsmanship) Trophy. HARRY HOWELL of the Rangers took the Norris Memorial Trophy as best defenseman, and Bobby Orr of the Bruins was chosen the rookie of the year (the Calder Memorial Trophy).

HORSE RACING—Harvey Peltier's 3-year-old bay colt. DIPLOMAT WAY ($25.80), with John Sellers up, took his second race of the year, beating Proud Clarion by 1� lengths in the 1?-mile, $31,300 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland (page 41).

With Fernando Alvarez aboard, RUKEN ($2.80), Louis Rowan's Santa Anita Derby winner, scored an easy 2�-length victory over P. L. Grissom's Dr. Isby in the seven-furlong Stepping Stone Purse at Churchill Downs on the track's opening day.

Mountain Dew won his third Maryland Hunt Cup steeplechase (SI, April 24), as Janon Fisher III guided him over the 22 fences on the four-mile Worthington Valley course in 8:44[3/5], only 2[2/5] off the 1963 race record set by Jay Trump.

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