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Hogan (Kid) Bassey, jockey-size Nigerian featherweight who learned punching wiles as 10-year-old on docks of Lagos, reached his division's pinnacle after assaulting France's Cherif Hamia with stinging jabs, knocking him senseless in 10th round of 15-round title fight before 17,000 groaning Parisians.

Philomena Garvey, 30-year-old lass from Dublin, many-time member of British Curtis Cup team, won British ladies' golf open after failing in final rounds in 1953, 1956, beating Mrs. George Valentine, 4 and 3, in 36-hole final at Gleneagles, Scotland, became the fourth Irish winner in 64 years.

Charlie Pratt, former Manhattan College hurdler now in U.S. Army, opened and closed first day of national decathlon championship with fast victories in 100-meter dash, 400-meter run, added 110-meter high hurdle win on second day, compiled 7,164 points to win title, at Kingsburg, Calif.