BASEBALL—The BUFFALO BISONS, International League Playoff champions, stormed over the American Association's Louisville Colonels 18-8 in the first game of the Junior World Series, went on to shut out the Colonels in the second and fourth games the last one a one-hitter by Paul Brown—to sweep the series 4-0. Heavy hitting by Center-fielder Ted Savage (9 hits) and Second Baseman Bob Sadowski (3 home runs, 8 RBIs), along with scoreless pitching by Brown and Bill Smith, earned Buffalo's Kirby Farrell the distinction of being the only man to manage teams from both leagues to win the series title.
BICYCLING—OSCAR PLATTNER and ARMIN VON BUREN, both of Switzerland, took the lead with only two hours left in the 75th International Six-Day Bicycle Race at Madison Square Garden and finished ahead of Italians Nando Terruzzi and Leandro Faggin. The first three teams all covered the same distance, 2,359.2 miles, but the Swiss won 10 of the last 29 one-mile sprints, and amassed 1,224 points, 443 more than the second-place Italians.
BOATING—SABRE, skippered by Ernest B. Fay with a crew of Ted Parsons and Pete Masterson, retained its 5.5-meter U.S. sailing championship at Oyster Bay, N.Y. with a third-place finish in the fifth and final race of the series. George O'Day's Minotaur, 1960 Olympic gold medal winner, won three races to Sabre's two, but an eighth-place finish in the second race, caused by a broken boom, was too much of a handicap and Minotaur lost by 36¾ to Sabre's 41½ points.
Hull punctures twice stopped the U.S.'s outclassed WILDCAT, in the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy, and she finished the first two races at the end of a tow line as Britain's Hellcat went two up in the best-of-seven series. After patchwork, Wildcat won the third, but lost the next two and the series 4-1 (see page 68).
BOXING—SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, 41 years old and five times the middleweight champion, launched still another comeback with a 10-round split decision over Canadian Champion Wilf Greaves at Detroit. Warming slowly, Robinson found his combinations in the middle rounds but tired late in the fight and was knocked down just before the eighth-round bell. He rallied to carry the ninth and was barely favored by the two judges, 47-46, 46-44, but not by the referee, who scored it 45-44 for Greaves.
Alejandro Lavorante, Argentine heavyweight, scored his 17th victory in 18 fights with a 10-round unanimous decision over Alonzo Johnson at San Francisco. Fourth-ranked Lavorante, who recently knocked out Willi Besmanoff and Zora Folley, knocked Johnson down twice in the ninth to continue his progress toward a title fight with Floyd Patterson.
Benny Paret, caught frequently by Champion Emile Griffith's long-range punches, suffered two badly swollen eyes and a bloody mouth but stuck to his close-in style and won a 15-round split decision to regain his welterweight title, at Madison Square Garden. Paret, the 3-to-1 underdog, lost the title to Griffith six months ago, but does not intend to make the same mistake again. His manager announced there will be no rematch with Griffith.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: Detroit watched the wrong barrel as San Francisco's shotgun offense clicked on seven touchdowns. The Lions lost 49-0 and suffered their first shutout in 115 games. On the last play of the game, Baltimore's Steve Myhra kicked a 52-yard field goal to beat Minnesota 34-33. Green Bay shut out Chicago 24-0, and Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 24-14. Cleveland scored in every period, easily defeated Dallas 25-7. Y.A. Tittle came off the bench and completed 24 passes as New York beat Washington 24-21. St. Louis kicked a field goal with five seconds to play, edged Philadelphia 30-27.
AFL: San Diego won its fourth game, 19-11, from Buffalo, remained the only undefeated team in the league. Dallas set a league rushing record of 398 yards, beat Houston 26-21. New York defeated Boston 37-30, and broke their division first-place tic. Oakland beat Denver 33-19.
HARNESS RACING—IMPISH, 2-year-old filly, made quick work of the $18,155 Hanover Shoe Stake at Lexington, Ky., trotting two successive mile heats of 1:58[3/5] and 1:59[3/5], setting a record for her age and sex for a single mile heat.