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Russian speed skaters zipped to amazing world marks in pre-Olympic trials, firmly established themselves as ones to beat at Cortina. Soviet's Yuri Mikhailov, 25-year-old construction engineering student, streaked 1,500 meters in 2:09.1 for record in Swiss championships (see below) at Davos (Jan. 20); Evgeny Grishin slid along sleek ice at Lake Misurina in 0:40.2 for 500 meters to crack Teammate Yuri Sergeev's old record by six-tenths of second (Jan. 22).

Dave Sime, unheralded Duke sophomore, showed heels to unsuspecting veteran field in sprints at Washington (D.C.) Star games, stepping off 100 yards in 0:09.5 for new U.S. indoor record, also tied mark of 7 seconds flat for 70 yards (Jan. 21).

Isabell Daniels, lanky young miss from Tennessee A&I, sprinted 50-yard dash in 0:05.8 for new world indoor record, then went on to tie 100-yard mark of 0:11.1 in women's national AAU championships at Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21).

Murray Rose, husky young Aussie swimmer, thrashed 880-yard freestyle in 9:34.3 in New South Wales championships at Sydney, shattered world standard by better than three seconds (Jan. 18).


Sandy Saddler, anything-goes featherweight champion once banned in New York for dirty fighting, was up to old tricks against game little Flash Elorde of Philippines, used head as battering ram, elbowed, backhanded, hit on break and then topped off performance by working on cut over challenger's left eye until it bled freely enough for referee to stop title bout in 13th round before small but loud-booing crowd at San Francisco's Cow Palace.

Boxing's pot continued to boil last week. New York's hard-hitting Commissioner Julius Helfand, victorious in battle with New York Guild, lashed out at National Boxing Association's recently passed resolution which permits fighters of suspended managers to sign own contracts, angrily called it "sheer hypocrisy" as NBA President Lou Radzienda listened at Boxing Writers' dinner in New York (see page 11).

International Guild's Charley Johnston and Bill Daly and Ohio Guild's Al Del Monte, in Cleveland to plead innocent to federal grand jury indictments charging violation of Sherman Antitrust Act, were hit with $150,000 suit filed by Herman Spero, producer of boycotted studio TV boxing shows which kicked off investigation.

Maryland Athletic Commission, belatedly taking cue from New York's Helfand, revoked promoting license of Baltimore's Arena Sports Club, headed by Frankie Carbo's friend Benny Trotta.

New Jersey's Commissioner Joe Walker bravely took firm stand, warned "hungry, free-loading" elements in boxing that if they try to "unload anything in New Jersey, they'll find I'm dynamite."


Dayton took over college spotlight as San Francisco enjoyed two-week respite, running over Villanova 71-50 and squeezing past Xavier of Ohio 81-73 to run winning streak to 14.

Temple and little St. Francis of Brooklyn also remained unbeaten as each won 11th straight. Owls romped over Lehigh 72-44; St. Francis took on borough rival St. John's, captured 76-73 thriller.

North Carolina came up with upset of week, holding off late North Carolina State rally to win 73-69 after disposing of Maryland 64-55.

Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Louisville and Holy Cross also maintained winning pace.

Boston ran off hot 4-game winning streak until cooled off by Philadelphia 129-115, but managed to cut Warriors' lead to 2½ games in Eastern Division of NBA, as New York also picked up ground by splitting two games with Rochester, winning two out of three from Mikan-fortified Minneapolis. Ft. Wayne lost twice to Boston but came back to win three, increased lead to 4½ games over Royals in West.


Villanova's little (5 feet, 9 3/4 inches) Phil Reavis gave track buffs more to talk about, leaping 6 feet 10 inches to win high jump in Philadelphia Inquirer Games. Among other winners: Pitt's Arnie Sowell in 1,000-yard run (2:12.6); Villanova's Charley Jenkins in 600-yard run (1:12.2); North Carolina College's Lee Calhoun in 50-yard hurdles (0:06).

Duke's strapping Dave Sime proved to be sensation of Washington Star meet, where N.Y.U.'s George King was surprise winner of mile in 4:11.3. Other top performances: Tom Courtney's victory in 1,000-yard run (2:14.2); Lou Jones's triumph in 600-yard run (1:14.4); Bob Richards, who cleared 15 feet in pole vault for 85th time.

Tennessee A (for Agricultural) & I (for Industrial) representatives showed greatest speed in women's National AAU indoor championships at Washington. Isabell Daniels set pace with double in sprints while Mae Faggs led field in 220-yard dash. Czechoslovakia's husky Adele Tischler also accounted for new record, heaving shot 44 feet 4¼ inches.


Maryland dipped into alumni ranks, selected onetime Terrapin quarterback Tommy Mont to succeed resigned Jim Tatum. Meanwhile, Tatum, getting re-acquainted with North Carolinians, confided: "I don't think winning is the most important thing.... I think it's the only thing."

Jim Sutherland, fired as assistant coach by Washington as result of player revolt against embattled Husky Coach John Cherberg, landed squarely on both feet, signed to coach rival Washington State; Rutgers hired John R. Stiegman, former Princeton assistant, as new head coach.


Johnny Longden, able front-riding specialist, scored rich double in stakes at Santa Anita, booting home Alberta Ranches' In Reserve in $24,350 Santa Maria, then coming back with typical ride aboard Guerrero for victory in $28,200 Santa Catalina.

Decathlon, in first start as 3-year-old, slogged through mud into early lead, held on grimly under urging of Jockey Gene Martin to nose out Liberty Sun in $23,775 Hibiscus Stakes at Hialeah Park, Fla.

Montreal snapped out of brief slump, reeled off four straight to regain full command of National Hockey League race, but Detroit's streaking Red Wings made news by beating Boston 4-2 on veteran Gordie Howe's hat trick, slipped momentarily to lose to Toronto but bounced back to drub Maple Leafs 4-1, moving into second-place tie with faltering New York.

Russia's well-trained athletes cleaned up in Swiss championships at Davos, sweeping three of four events. Yuri Mikhailov's record-breaking (see above) victory in 1,500 meters highlighted Soviet performance while powerful Oleg Goncharenko took 5,000-meter race in 7:59.4 and slender Rafail Gratch sprinted 500 meters in 0:41.1. Germany's Helmut Kuhnert broke Red monopoly, captured 10,000-meter grind in good 16:33.2.


Chevrolet's spanking new Corvette became latest addition to sports car racing, will run trials during Speed Week at Daytona Beach in February with eye toward competing against top foreign cars at Sebring March 24 and maybe even Le Mans (see page 10).

Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentina's daring world champion, began bid for fourth title, gunning his borrowed Ferrari at record-breaking 79.4 mph to win Argentina Grand Prix at Buenos Aires, first championship race of 1956.

Mike Souchak, long-hitting ex-football star, put hot putter to work on final round, came from behind to beat Tommy Bolt 281 to 283, winning Caliente open and 3-foot-high trophy topped by statue of Cuauhtémoc, last king of Aztecs, at Tijuana, Mexico.


MARRIED—Mickey Walker, 54, boxing's onetime fun-loving "Toy Bulldog," former middleweight champion, now respectable bistro keeper and artist; and Marci Gallagher, 35; his seventh; her second; at Elizabeth, N.J.

HONORED—Patricia McCormick, formful national and Olympic diving champion; among six selected for Helms World Trophy Awards as world's foremost amateur athletes for 1955, at Los Angeles.

HONORED—Otto Graham, slick-handed passmaster of Cleveland Browns; first football player to win Hickok Pro Athlete of Year Award, at Rochester, N.Y.

ELECTED—James H. Kimberly, 48, millionaire Chicago sports car racer, high-point competition winner in 1954, executive of Kimberly-Clark Corp.; president of Sports Car Club of America, at Detroit.




Army 89—PMC 78

Army 79—Manhattan 71

Bucknell 81—Penn St. 74

Canisius 78—Niagara 58

Colgate 84—Hobart 62

Colgate 76—Cornell 62

Colgate 103—Samp. AFB 76

Columbia 80—Yale 54

Columbia 102—Yale 60

Duquesne 76—Bowl. Gr. 54

Holy Cross 81—Dartmouth 67

Holy Cross 96—Am. Intl. 78

Lafayette 87—Muhlen. 81

Lafayette 76—Scranton 63

La Salle 64—Penn 52

Manhattan 90—Adelphi 76

Muhlenberg 93—Bucknell 83

Navy 92—PMC 51

St. Bon. 62—Siena 61

St. Bon. 90—Quantico 81

St. Fran. (N.Y.) 76—St. John's 73

St. Joseph's 83—Drexel 57

Seton Hall 64—La Salle 63

Temple 72—Lehigh 44

Villanova 95—Brandeis 82

W. Virginia 84—Pitt 70


Alabama 105—La. Coll. 71

Andrews AFB 89—Ky. Wes. 69

Ark. 98—Texas ASM 66

Auburn 60—Georgia 59

Clemson 112—Furman 99

Ga. Tech 79—Miss. 58

Ga. Tech 85—Furman 75

Kentucky 95—Tennessee 68

Ky. Wes. 70—W. Ky. 66

Louisville 85—Memphis St. 75

Louisville 100—E. Ky. 83

Maryland 62—Georgetown 57

Miss. St. 86—Ark. St. 78

New Mexico 69—Denver 61

N. Car. 64—Maryland 55

N. Car. 73—N.C. St. 69

N.C. St. 90—Wm. & M. 71

Rice 83—Texas 58

Rice 66—Baylor 62

S. Car. 94—Clemson 79

Tennessee 91—LSU 82

Texas A&M 75—S. Houston 46

Texas A&M 84—TCU 74

Vanderbilt 69—Miss. St. 49

Vanderbilt 67—Ga. Tech 64

Villa. 82—Wash. & Lee 66

Virginia 72—Wash. & Lee 71

Va. Tech 60—Wash. & Lee 49

West. Ky. 86—Morehead 80

Wm.& Mary 66—Va. Tech 57

Wm. & Mary 81—VMI 72


Bradley 93—Detroit 85

Butler 66—Indiana St. 64

Cincinnati 71—Xavier 66

Cine. 79—Miami (Ohio) 61

Colorado 77—Nebraska 50

Dayton 71—Vitlanova 50

Dayton 81—Xavier 73

Illinois 92—Purdue 76

Indiana 79—Mich. St. 70

Iowa 78—Michigan 67

Iowa State 81—Drake 60

Kansas 68—Iowa State 63

Kansas St. 58—Missouri 54

Memp. St. 73—Wash. (Mo.) 71

Miami (Ohio) 93—Ohio U. 70

Mich. St. 80—Minn. 69

Nebraska 83—Missouri 77

Notre D. 86—Northwest. 72

Ohio U. 83—Bowl. Gr. 81

Purdue 70—Ohio State 69

St. Louis 89—De Paul 71

Valpar. 95—W. Michigan 73

Wash. (Mo.) 71—Loy. (Ill.) 63

Wichita 85—Drake 76

Wisconsin 69—Michigan 58


COP 57—Santa Clara 53

Col. St. 86—Idaho St. 66

Col. St. 75—Col. Coll. 58

Idaho 61—Oregon 59

Idaho St. 63—Col. St. 54

Montana 62—Utah State 60

Mont. St. 59—Whitworth 58

Okla. City 74—Seattle 70

Okla. City 62—BYU 60

Oregon 84—Idaho 76

Oregon St. 69—Stanford 59

Santa Clara 72—Fres. St. 69

Seattle 89—Okla. City 84

Stanford 75—Oregon St. 50

Utah 89—Montana 60

Utah 60—Okla. City 58

Wash. 62—Wash. State 42

Wash. 80—Wash. State 57