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A roundup of the sports information of the week
December 01, 1969
BASKETBALL—ABA: Indiana, now the Eastern Division leader by a three-game margin over Kentucky, opened the week against Western co-leader Los Angeles. The Pacers' 6'9" forward. Bob Netolicky, scored a career-high 43 points, 17 of them in the second period, as the Stars lost the game 129-113 and first place, temporarily. Washington, which started the week tied for first, lost three of its four games and wound up in third, while the New Orleans Buccaneers, who began in fourth, surprised even themselves by winning twice and finishing tied with L.A. for first. Steve Jones was high man for New Orleans with 32 points when the Bucs upset the Caps 122-115 for their sixth straight win at home. The game was tied 68-68 in the third period but was broken apart at that point by an 11-point New Orleans streak.
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December 01, 1969

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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OBTAINED: From the Boston Celtics by the Cincinnati Royals after several months of negotiation, the right to use Royals' Coach BOB COUSY as a player. The settlement involved the transfer of injured Forward Bill Dinwiddie and a future draft choice to Boston.

DISPERSED: In a sale at Belmont Park, Captain Harry F. Guggenheim's CAIN HOY STABLE racing stock—30 yearlings and 27 older thoroughbreds—for an average of $31,210 a head. Top price of $175,000 was paid by Robert J. Kleberg Jr. of the King Ranch for an unraced 2-year-old Ribot filly, Ribot's Fan.

DROPPED: By the Seattle Pilots at the end of his one-year contract, JOE SCHULTZ, who managed the American League expansion team to a last-place finish in the Western Division.

TRADED: To the Chicago Cubs by the Philadelphia Phillies, JOHNNY CALLISON, .265-batting outfielder with 16 home runs and 64 RBIs last season, for Pitcher DICK SELMA and 19-year-old Outfielder OSCAR GAMBLE.

RESIGNED: In a huff after eight years as the LPGA's tournament director, LENNY WIRTZ, during whose tenure the tour's prize money rose from $186,000 to $620,000. Said Wirtz: "Some of the girls wanted to run the tour.... I'm just going to let them try their hand at it."

DIED: HARRISON R. (JIMMY) JOHNSTON, 73, of Wayzata, Minn.; 1929 U.S. Amateur golf champion and member of four Walker Cup teams between 1923 and 1930.

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