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Lenie de Nijs, 16-year-old Dutch swim phenomenon, hauled down third women's world record in less than month, swam 880-yard freestyle in 10:58.1 in Kromme Rijn Pool, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Old mark: 11:00.2 by Australia's Lorraine Crapp in 1954.

Mary Jane Sears, Wanda Werner, Shelley Mann and Dougie Gray of Washington's Walter Reed Swim Club covered 400-yard medley relay in 4:30.5 for world standard in Canadian Swimming and Diving Championships at Montreal. Former recognized record: 4:34.4 by Lafayette (Ind.) S C in 1954.

Lloyd Scott of Long Beach, Calif. set drag-racing record by powering car "Bustle Bomb" (Oldsmobile engine in front, Cadillac engine in rear) to speed of 151.007 mph in World Series of Drag Racing, Lawrenceville, Ill. Former mark: 147mph by Scott earlier this month.

Georges Francoeur, 18-year-old eager beaver, tossed baseball steadily for nine hours flat, wore out dozen catchers, claimed world "pitchathon" record, at Shawinigan Falls, Que. Old record: six hours and 45 minutes by ex-Brooklyn Hurler Jean Pierre Roy of Montreal in 1955.


John Froelich's Quick Chief, driven by Billy Haughton, moved into lead on first tour of backstretch of mile-and-sixteenth race, beat off bid by Meadow Ace, won $71,040 William H. Cane Futurity Pace by neck at Yonkers Raceway, N.Y.

Frisco Flyer, Paul Wixom's impressive 3-year-old, overcame field of 11 rivals, captured $53,712 pace for 3-year-olds at Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Other state fair winners: Hugh Grant's Marathon Hanover, $52,512 trot for 3-year-olds; Shiwasse Stable's Double Mc., $55,437 pace for 2-year-olds; Olen Humphries' Peggy Key, $53,637 trot for 2-year-olds.


Milwaukee Braves, closing fast in National League race, took three out of four from St. Louis and three straight from Cubs. Veteran Warren Spahn won two games from Cards, chipped in with homer, triple, single in first game. Brooklyn Dodgers, looking like chumps of yesteryear, played as though already in Jersey City, dropped two of three to New York Giants, then lost three straight to Philadelphia, 3-2, 3-2, 6-4, in series marked by duels between Phils' Robin Roberts and Brooks' Don Newcombe. In opener, Roberts won No. 20, and Newk angrily pounded glove with fist after throwing double-play ball into outfield in ninth. In second game, Roberts relieved in ninth with two on, two out, got pinch-hitter Newcombe to ground out, Roberts unassisted. In third game, Roberts took day off, but Newk pinch hit in ninth, flied out to end game with bases loaded.

Cincinnati Redlegs, flashing fine form, took two of three from Chicago, swept three from fast-fading St. Louis, 7-5, 7-4, 4-0, last game a 4-hitter by Rookie Don Gross as Wally Post drove in 3 runs on 31st homer, single.

New York Yankees edged up from second place to first in mixed-up American League race. Yanks clipped Baltimore twice, winning first on Hank Bauer's ninth-inning homer, split with Boston, then won three from Orioles, 8-0 (2-hitter by Whitey Ford), 3-2, 6-1 (Don Larsen's second win of week). Chicago White Sox, scant ½ game behind Yanks, won two of three from Kansas City, mowed down Detroit, 3-0, 8-7, 2-0, 8-2. Billy Pierce and Connie Johnson pitched shutouts. In 8-7 victory, White Sox stormed from behind as Old Pro George Kell knocked in 5 runs. Tigers took two of three from Cleveland, including 2-hit shutout by Billy Hoeft, but Indians bounced back to win three from A's as Relievers Ray Narleski, Art Houtteman and Jose Santiago replaced Mike Garcia, Early Wynn and Bob Lemon. Boston Red Sox won 4, lost 2 in week. Big hero: Ike Delock who subdued Yanks 7-1, saved 4-1 win Sunday at Washington.

Terre Haute, Ind. youngsters came up with 4 runs in last inning, beat Birmingham, Ala. 5-4, won Babe Ruth League World Series at Austin, Tex.


Eddie LeBaron, pint-sized Washington quarterback, threw four touchdown passes, led Redskins to 31-28 exhibition victory over Rams before crowd of 77,935 at Los Angeles.

New York Giants, thanks to passing of Don Heinrich, running of Bobby Epps, ground out 28-17 win over San Francisco 49ers before 49,000 fans in exhibition at Seattle.

Ted Wegert, Philadelphia rookie, scooted 83 yards for first touchdown, made end run for second, led Eagles to 14-8 exhibition win over Detroit Lions at Dallas.

Cleveland Browns put together touchdown by Fred Morrison, two field goals by Lou Groza, gained 13-7 win over Green Bay Packers in exhibition game before 22,000 at Akron, Ohio.

Ollie Matson and Dave Mann, running, Lamar McHan, passing, gave Chicago Cardinals 21-6 victory over Chicago Bears in exhibition before 24,000 in Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Nicholas Rossolimo, onetime New York bus boy and former French champion, outtranced 155 other double-domes, won U.S. Open championship at Long Beach, Calif. Rossolimo and Samuel Reshevsky each wound up with 10-2 tournament record, but Rossolimo won on points, 62½ to 61½.


Bob Satterfield, glass-chinned Chicago heavyweight (knocked out 11 times in career), kept landing with overhand right, felled Cuba's befuddled Nino Valdes for 8-count in 10th, won unanimous decision at Chicago Stadium.

Neal Rivers, Niagara Falls middleweight, floored Veteran Jimmy King, then took 8-count himself, hung on grimly to capture unanimous decision in savage 10-rounder at New York.

Maurice Harper, Sid Flaherty's welterweight hope, pounded Al Villafarra at will, won 7-round TKO at Stockton, Calif.

Charles E. Potter, Michigan Republican, acting on resolution adopted by National Boxing Association, said he would recommend Senate probe into boxing's underworld ties. Dead-panned President James D. Norris of IBC: "I don't deal with racketeers" (see page 11).


Swaps, Kentucky Derby winner prepping for match race with Nashua, raced first time on grass, took $146,425 American Derby at Washington Park, Homewood, Ill. (see page 18).

Alfred Vanderbilt's Social Outcast, Eric Guerin up, captured lead in stretch, won $55,700 Saratoga Handicap by 3 lengths over Red Hannigan at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Win pushed 5-year-old gelding's total earnings to $534,800.

Brookmeade Stable's County Clare wore down leaders under urging from Jockey Sam Boulmetis, won $32,875 Atlantic City Turf Handicap by length and three-quarters over Kaster, at May's Landing, N.J.

Career Boy, C. V. Whitney's 2-year-old colt, turned on speed in stretch, captured $26,425 Grand Union Hotel Stakes at Saratoga Springs, Hedley Woodhouse up.

S. G. Babbitz' Speed Rouser lived up to name, edged favored Racing Fool by neck, took $24,450 Great Lakes Stakes at Randall Park, Cleveland.

Trigonometry, 21-1 longshot, came from nowhere, ran off with $21,750 San Diego Handicap in track record time of 1:41 1/5 for mile and sixteenth at Del Mar, Calif.

Wheatley Stable's Misty Morn took some left-handed whipping from Jockey Ted Atkinson, won $23,400 Diana Handicap by length and one-half at Saratoga Springs.

Shelley Mann of Washington's Walter Reed Swim Club broke two Canadian records, was clocked in 58.9 in women's 100-yard freestyle and 2:26.4 in 200-yard medley swim in Canadian Swimming and Diving Championships at Montreal. Mary Jane Sears of Walter Reed captured 200-yard breaststroke in 2:39.8 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.6 for two more Canadian standards, and Miss Dougie Gray of Walter Reed took 440-yard freestyle in 5:09.5 for still another Canadian women's record. Charles (Chuck) Stagman, 18-year-old Cincinnati high school boy, held up reputation for U.S. men, performed 200-yard butterfly in 2:21.7, 440-yard freestyle in 4:48.8 and 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:42.3 to crack three Canadian men's marks.

Bette Ford, 24-year-old novillera from McKeesport, Pa., made first appearance in Mexico City arena, had crowd of 50,000 in uproar, received two ears for day's work. Mumbled one masculine critic: "Apart from being a woman, a promising fighter."

Marion Garber, Toledo, Ohio wrist-flicker and sporting-goods salesman, captured all-round casting championship in National Fly and Bait Casting tournament at St. Louis. Mel Gavin, 16-year-old St. Louis high school girl, ran away with women's honors, won all-accuracy, accuracy baits and accuracy flies events. St. Louis Fly and Bait Casting Club took team accuracy honors with 479 points.

England, to vast relief of startled Oval onlookers, took test series from South Africa, three matches to two. England won final match with 151 and 204 to South Africa's 112 and 151 after Springboks had rallied to take third and fourth matches.


Briggs Cunningham, race-car sportsman and veteran sailor, skippered Spindrift to victory in Atlantic Class national championships with five-race final point score of 81, at Sea Cliff, N.Y. Hoyt Perry was runner-up with 80 points, and Author John Hersey third with 77; all three members of Connecticut's Pequot Yacht Club (see page 24).

Fred Hibberd Jr. of Rye, N.Y., 16-year-old son of Lorna Hibberd, onetime women's national champion, captured Long Island Sound junior championship with 17 points, at Larchmont, N.Y.

Left Winger Iljen of Soviet Union's All-Star team broke up 2-2 tie with West Germany's world champions, booted goal in 71st minute to give Russians come-from-behind victory before 80,000 howling fans in Moscow's Dynamo Stadium.


Wes Santee, former Kansas star now serving as Marine Corps lieutenant, put on last lap spurt, nipped U.S. Army's Fred Dwyer and Britain's Gordon Pirie by 2 yards in mile race at Toronto. Santee clocked slow 4:11.1 in 95° heat.

Ted Corbitt, physical therapist running for Pioneer A.C., outlasted heat, outdistanced competitors, took Canadian Marathon championship at Trois Rivieres, Que. Corbitt covered classic 26-mile, 385-yard distance in 3:00.05.

Arnold Palmer, husky 25-year-old pro from Latrobe, Pa., shot final round 70 in 100° heat for 72-hole total of 265, walked off with $15,000 Canadian Open championship at Toronto, four strokes ahead of Runner-up Jack Burke Jr.

FLUNKED—J. C. Caroline, 22, 1953 All-America halfback and captain-elect of 1955 Illinois football team, summer school course in psychology; at Champaign, Ill. Brooded Coach Ray Eliot: "He was my No. 1 offensive man, No. 1 defensive man, No. 1 punter.... This is a serious blow to Illinois."



Jimmie Bryan, Phoenix, Ariz., AAA 100-mile national championship race, in 1:06:68.48, Springfield, Ill.
Marshall Teague, Daytona Beach, Fla., AAA 100-mile stock car race, in 1955 Chevrolet, in 1:18:06.05. Milwaukee.


Mario D'Agata, 8-round KO over Luis Martinez, bantamweights, Messina, Sicily.
Don Jordan, 10-round decision over Joe Miceli, welterweights, Los Angeles.
Kenny Lane, 10-round decision over Hoacine Khalfi, lightweights, Miami Beach.
Basil Marie, 5-round KO over Dick Howard, lightweights, Halifax, N.S.
Manuel Ortiz, 3-round KO over Jose Sanchez, featherweights, Mexicali, Mex.
Oscar Pita, 10-round decision over Ernst Zetzmann, welterweights, Buenos Aires.
Orlando Zulueta, 10-round decision over Glen Flanagan, welterweights, Elmira, N.Y.

Marion Tinsley, Columbus, Ohio, 3-0 (35 draws in 40-game match) over Walter Hellman, national checkers title, Peoria, Ill.


Charley Boswell, Birmingham, Ala., with record 203 for 36 holes, National Blind Golfers Association tournament, Philadelphia.
Betty Jameson, San Antonio, with 218 for 54 holes, White Mountain women's open, Maplewood, N.H.
Carole Jo Kabler, Roseburg, Ore., 4-and-3 over Joanne Gunderson, USGA national girls' junior championship, Florence, S.C.
Billy Seanor, Bakersfield, Calif., sudden-death win over Don Bies, Hearst National junior golf championship, Los Angeles.
John (Pick) Wagner, Wilmette, Ill., with 283 for 72 holes, Great Lakes Amateur Tournament, Chicago.
General electric company's jet engine division, Cincinnati, with aggregate 567, Midwest Industrial tournament, at Canton, Ohio.


Saboteur, $16,251 Greyhound Stake (2-yr.-old trotters), 1 m., both heats, Illinois State Fair, Springfield.
Buckeye, $15,301 Little Pat Stake (2-yr.-old pacers) 1 m., 2 out of 3 heats, Illinois State Fair, Springfield.
Gratis Hanover, $13,400 Mt. Vernon trot, 1 m., by 1½ lengths, in 2:09.2, Yonkers Raceway, N.Y. Sanders Russell driver.

Avis, $12,725 Old Colony Juvenile Stakes, 7 f., by neck, in 1:26 3/5, Lincoln Downs, Lincoln, R.I. Bobby Ussery up.


(Northern Lake George 88-m. stock-outboard marathon, Hague, N.Y.)

George Bodeman, Islip, N.Y., 36 class, in 2:51.15.
Craig De Wald, Reading, Pa., AU class, in 2:55.5.
James J. Savage, New Brunswick, N.J., DU class, in 2:31.4.
Chuck Whitney, Birmingham, Mich., BU class, in 2:43.30.

Everett Brashear, Beaumont, Tex., 25-mile national championship, in 17:26.38, at Springfield, Ill.


Arena stars, over Huntington, N.Y., 12-3, Huntington, N.Y.
Brandywine, Pa., over All-Stars, 7-5, at Kennett Square, Pa.
California Crescents, over Diamond B of Tex. 13-4, Hinsdale, Ill.
Detroit, over Dallas PC, 8-6, Milwaukee.
CCC Detroit, over Ivory Rangers of Detroit, 10-5, Chicago.
Huntington, N.Y., over Meadow Brook, N.Y., 13-8, Huntington, N.Y.
Bethpage, N.Y., over Long Islanders, 12-11, Huntington, N.Y.

South Africa over British Isles, 25-9, Capetown.


Bill Cox, Noroton YC, Conn., Long Island Sound Lightning Class championship, with 50½ pts., Riverside, Conn.
Runner-up: Robert Bavier Jr.

Ontario All-Stars over New York All-Stars, 6-1, Toronto.

Frank Brunell, Philadelphia, AAU long-distance championship, 4-m. course, 1:39.26, Lake George, N.Y.


Johann Kupferburger, South Africa, over Gardnar Mulloy, 6-4, 6-3, 9-7, Ontario singles championship.
Whitney Reed, Airman 2/C, Alameda, Calif., over First Lt. Richard Macy, 6-1, 6-2, 6-8, 8-6, Air Force Worldwide tournament, Washington, D.C.
Edward Chandler and GERALD STRATFORD, San Francisco, over Edward Jacobs and C. Alphonse Smith, 6-3, 7-5, senior men's title. National Doubles tournament, Brookline, Mass.

(American Tennis Association tournament, Wilberforce, Ohio)

Althea Gibson, N.Y., N.Y., over Mrs. Nana Vaughan. 6-3, 6-0, women's singles.
Robert Ryland, Nashville, Tenn., over Howard Minnis, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, men's singles.

(Canadian Junior Championships, Ottawa)

Smith Chapman, Montreal, over Francois Godbout, 9-7, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, men's singles.
Eleanor Dodge, Montreal, over Phyllis Saganski, 6-3, 8-6, women's singles.

(National Public Parks championships, Pittsburgh)

Clyde Hippenstiel, San Bernardino, Calif., over Ben Sobieraj, 6-4, 6-1, 2-6, 10-8, men's singles.
June Stack, Detroit, over Mary Arnold Prentiss, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, women's singles.

Lyman Frasier, Baltimore Olympic Club, national all-round championship, with 6,733 pts., College Park, Md.