BOATING—INTREPID successfully defended the America's Cup by defeating Australian challenger Dame Pattie in four straight races (page 26).
Alan Holt of Seattle skippered Ariel to finishes of 1-1-2-2-1 for his first North American Star-class Championship, on Lake Ontario.
BOXING—Argentina's OSCAR BONAVENA floored European Heavyweight Champion Karl Mildenberger four times before winning a 12-round unanimous decision in Frankfurt, Germany (page 20).
California Heavyweight JERRY QUARRY, 22, knocked out Brooklyn's Billy Daniels in 2:45 of the first round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Los Angeles.
FOOTBALL—AFL: Rookie Bob Griese took over for Starting Quarterback John Stofa, who broke his ankle early in the first period, and tossed two TD passes as MIAMI defeated Denver 35-21 (page 69). OAKLAND, with Daryle Lamonica pitching three touchdown passes and scoring another, made it two straight with a 35-7 rout of Boston. In the day's biggest upset in either league HOUSTON. loser of 13 straight games, crushed Eastern Division Champion Buffalo 20-3. One of the Oilers' touchdowns was set up by Zeke Moore's 46-yard return of a punt to the seven-yard line, and the other was scored right after W. K. Hicks ran back an intercepted pass 62 yards to the six-yard line.
NFL: Defending World Champion GREEN BAY opened the 48th National Football League season by tying lowly DETROIT 17-17 on Don Chandler's 28-yard field goal with less than two minutes left in the game. The Lions intercepted four of Bart Starr's passes (he had only three picked off in 1966) in the first half as they took a 17-0 lead. But the Packers, led by Starr—who had 14 completions in 23 attempts for 321 yards—scored twice on plunges by Elijah Pitts before an 84-yard pass from Starr to Pitts set up the tying field goal. Don Meredith tossed two TD passes and Linebacker Chuck Howley ran back an interception 28 yards to lead Eastern Conference Champion DALLAS to a 21-14 victory over Cleveland. Rejuvenated PITTSBURGH crushed Chicago 41-13 as Fullback Bill Asbury scored two touchdowns and gained 107 yards rushing in 12 carries, while the Pitt defense held Gale Sayers to two yards in seven tries. Sayers, however, scored one of the Bears' TDs on a 103-yard kickoff return. SAN FRANCISCO erupted to a 24-0 half-time lead over Minnesota and then held on for a 27-21 win when Ron VanderKelen directed the Vikings to three last-period touchdowns. BALTIMORE also had a scare after rolling to a 31-7 half-time lead over Atlanta, but the Colts managed to stagger to a 38-31 victory on the passing of Johnny Unitas. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 401 yards and two TDs. Norm Snead had a big day, too, for PHILADELPHIA, with 18 completions in 27 attempts for 301 yards and two TDs. He also scored a touchdown as the Eagles beat Washington 35-24. Rookie John Gilliam ran back the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to give New Orleans a quick lead over LOS ANGELES in the Saints' first official NFL game. But the Rams got the lead back at the end of the first half and went on to win easily 27-13. NEW YORK came from behind to beat St. Louis 37-20 as Fran Tarkenton tossed three TD passes—70 and 38 yards to Homer Jones, 33 yards to Del Shofner—in the second half.
GOLF—Thirty-six-year-old DAN SIKES of Jacksonville shot a final round four-under-par 68 to win the $110,000 Philadelphia Classic with a 72-hole total of 276, defeating George Archer by two strokes.
Britain's TONY JACKLIN won the $18,200 Dunlop Masters tournament in Sandwich, England when he shot a final-round 64 (including a hole in one on the 16th) for a 72-hole total of 274, defeating last year's winner, Neil Coles, by three strokes.
HARNESS RACING—ROMULUS HANOVER paced the fastest mile (1:58[2/5]) of the 1967 Michigan season at Hazel Park raceway when Billy Haughton drove him to a one-length victory over stablemate Nardin's Byrd in the $25,350 Little Brown Jug Trial.
HORSE RACING—QUICK PITCH ($2.80), carrying 172 pounds, galloped to a 16-length victory over Gay Sparkle in the 2�-mile $11,650 Rouge Dragon Hurdle Handicap at Aqueduct (page 24).