Steelers, adroitly maneuvered by Quarterback
, weathered sharp New
York passing attack (26 attempts, 20 completions) to shade Giants 19-17,
maintained first-place tie with Cleveland in Eastern Conference of National
Rams' long aerial sallies tripped winless Detroit Lions 24-13, gave Rams clear
lead in Western Conference as Green Bay, Baltimore lost.
shrugged off 100-yard kickoff return by Green Bay's Al Carmichael, routed
Packers 41-10 to share Eastern lead.
Redskins struck twice under little
Eddie LeBaron's resourceful quarter-backing,
dropped Baltimore Colts from company of Western leaders 14-13.
24-24 on bizarre play, as
backpedaled 24 yards to shake tacklers, lateraled to Dave Mann, who passed to
Don Stonesifer for touchdown.
erased 10-0 first-period deficit, featured two touchdown runs, scoring pass by
in 34-23 victory over San Francisco 49ers.
73, baseball's unexampled innovator, organizer and phrasemaker, announced
retirement after five years as general manager and executive vice-president of
bottom-drawer Pittsburgh Pirates, effective Nov. 1. Rickey, molder of pennant
winners at St. Louis and Brooklyn, will stay on as adviser, reportedly at
$50,000 half pay.
$90,000 home run idol in Pittsburgh heyday, ended playing career, signed
$25,000, one-year contract as general manager of San Diego Padres.
, in remarkable off-season form, left pace-setting rabbit role to old
rival Fred Dwyer, blazed ahead on final lap to win 4:05.2 mile (sixth fastest
indoors) by 20 yards at New York's Madison Square Garden, keynoted U.S. Olympic
weekend. In other Olympic Carnival events, staged to further one-million-dollar
Olympic Fund drive, improving Lang Stanley edged world record holder Lon
Spurrier in 1:54.8 half mile; Dick Maiocco of New York parted quarter-mile tape
in 50.7, ahead of Jim Lea; Lou Jones, fastest 400-meter man ever, ran third;
and Hayes Alan Jenkins, champion
Paul Anderson, Tommy Kono, Pete George gave exhibitions; fencing
matches went to Harold Goldsmith (foil), George Worth (sabre), wrestling
victories to Peter Blair (free style), James Peckham (Greco-Roman) (see page