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December 04, 1967
BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON (14-5) held its lead in the Eastern Division by winning two games from San Diego and dropping one each to Seattle and the Bullets, while PHILADELPHIA (14-6), half a game behind, also split four games. Third-place DETROIT (12-9) won three, lost three; and NEW YORK (10-11) split four, defeating the Bulls 125-123 when Walt Bellamy sank a layup with two seconds remaining of the second overtime, and edging Seattle 111-110 when Cazzie Russell made a technical foul shot with 1:27 to go. With Oscar Robertson scoring 40 points, CINCINNATI (9-10) beat the Knicks 123-122, then tied the club's single-game scoring mark with a 153-133 rout of Seattle before losing to the Pistons. Last-place BALTIMORE (8-10) lost to the Bulls and upset the Celtics 126-118. ST. LOUIS (18-4) edged the 76ers 115-113 and San Diego 110-109, but the Hawks' Western Division lead slipped to 2� games as SAN FRANCISCO (16-7) extended its winning streak to six with four victories, including two over LOS ANGELES (10-9), which won only one of four games. SEATTLE (6-16) beat the Pistons 132-130 in overtime when Bud Olsen tipped in a rebound at the buzzer, defeated the Lakers 137-132 on Rookie Bob Rule's 47 points and upset the Celtics 133-106 after taking a 44-point half-time lead. The Sonics' brief winning streak ended, however, with losses to the Royals and the Knicks. CHICAGO (5-17) won three of five, while SAN DIEGO (4-21) lost six games.
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December 04, 1967

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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TRACK & FIELD—KEN MOORE of the Oregon Track Club beat Joe Lynch of the Santa Monica ( Calif.) AA by nearly four yards to win the National AAU men's 10,000-meter cross-country championships in Chicago, while Mrs. VICKI FOTTZ of the Falcon Track Club of Seattle defeated her teammate, Linda Mayfield, by three seconds to take the AAU women's two-mile cross-country title in Albuquerque.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As Rookie of the Year in the National League by the BBWAA, New York's right-handed Pitcher TOM SEAVER, 23, who, with a 16-13 record, set a club mark for wins, complete games (18), strikeouts (170) and ERA (2.76); and, in the American League, Minnesota's Second Baseman ROD CAREW, 22, who batted .292, with 22 doubles, seven triples, eight homers and 51 RBIs.

NAMED: As Horse of the Year by The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form, Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's 3-year-old colt DAMASCUS, who won 12 of 16 starts and set an alltime single-season money-earning record of $817,941; as 2-year-old filly, QUEEN OF THE STAGE; 2-year-old colt or gelding and division champion. VITRIOLIC; 3-year-old filly, FURL SAIL; handicap filly or mare, STRAIGHT DEAL; grass horse, FORT MARCY; sprinter, DR. FAGER; and jumper, QUICK PITCH. Damascus also gained 3-year-old and handicap honors.

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