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November 11, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: It was a week of last-ditch heroics. BALTIMORE (8-3) beat the Warriors 112-110 on Earl Monroe's 28-footer with two seconds left. CINCINNATI'S (6-2) Oscar Robertson frustrated the Knicks by tossing in four free throws in the final minute for a 118-114 win. BOSTON (5-2) dropped from first place in the East but beat the 76ers 118-99 with 52% shooting from the floor. DETROIT (4-4) beat the Celtics 119-117 on Jimmy Walker's jump shot with nine seconds left. PHILADELPHIA (3-4) lost to the Royals 119-113 as Robertson got seven points in the fourth period. NEW YORK'S (4-6) one win was a steady, no-heroics 110-97 victory over the Warriors, who also lost to MILWAUKEE (2-6), 102-101, on Guy Rodgers' two last-minute baskets. PHOENIX (4-3) edged into first place in the West, finishing the week with just one loss, 123-100, to the Hawks, who bowed, 125-124, to second-place LOS ANGELES (4-4). thanks to Elgin Baylor's last-second jump shot. ATLANTA (4-4) clinched a 109-105 win over the Warriors on Joe Caldwell's last-minute layup. SAN DIEGO (3-3) moved into a three-way tie for second. CHICAGO (4-5) lost a 20-point halftime lead but fought back to hand the Celtics their first defeat 103-97. SAN FRANCISCO (3-5) slid from first to fourth place with four straight losses. SEATTLE (3-6) grabbed a win when Lenny Wilkens sank five foul shots in the last 90 seconds to beat the Bulls 101-95.
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November 11, 1968

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HORSE RACING—DR. FAGER, carrying 139 pounds, closed out an illustrious career by winning the seven-furlong Vosburgh Handicap by six lengths over Kissin' George in the track-record time of 1:20 1/5 at Aqueduct. It was the 22nd and last race for the 4-year-old colt, who will stand at stud in Florida. He had 18 victories and won $1,002,642.

Kathy Kusner, 28, the 103-pound show-ring rider from Monkton, Md., became the first woman jockey in the U.S. ever licensed for flat racing on a major track where betting is legal.

TENNIS—MRS. BILLIE JEAN KING of Albany, Calif. and Australia's ROD LAVER, winners of the singles titles at Wimbledon this year, were named world's best female and male players by a selection committee acting for World Tennis magazine.

MILEPOSTS—HONORED: BOB GIBSON, whose earned run average (1.12) was the lowest in National League history, and DENNY McLAIN. the first 30-game winner in 34 years, unanimous choices for the Cy Young Memorial Awards as baseball's best pitchers in the National and American leagues, respectively. Gibson's 22-9 record led the St. Louis Cardinals to their third pennant in five years, and McLain's 31 wins with only six defeats helped the Tigers gain their first Hag since 1945.

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