TRACK & FIELD—AMERICAN MEN, undismayed by 800-meter split-second defeat of Tom Courtney, Olympic champion and world 880-yard record holder, and world-record performance by Poland's Jerzy Chromik in 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:32), outpointed Poles 115-97 before 100,000 in two-day dual meet at Warsaw. Ohio State's Glenn Davis won 400-meter run and 400-meter hurdles, the same double he captured earlier in week in Moscow (SI, Aug. 4). U.S. women, on other hand, lost to favored pony-tailed Polish, 54-52. Tennessee State's Willie White broke her American women's broad jump record with 20-foot 2½-inch leap, Los Angeles' Earlene Brown won discus throw with 159-foot 6‚Öû-inch toss.
Molly Hiscox, entered as reserve in special meet in London, burst around rain-soaked track to world record for women's 440-yard run with 55.6 time, seven-tenths faster than record set last year in Sydney by Australia's Nancy Boyle.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—TONY BROOKS, 26, winner of this year's Belgian Grand Prix, went one better, took German Grand Prix at N√ºrburg Ring in Vanwall. With record speed of 90.3 mph, Brooks, a Glasgow dentist, rocketed over finish line in 2:21:15, three and a half minutes ahead of Runner-up Roy Salvadori in Cooper for first win by English in 20 years. France's Maurice Trintignant was third in Cooper for clean sweep by British cars. Race was marred in 11th lap when Peter Collins' Ferrari left track. Collins, 27, in third place for world driving championship, suffered fractured skull and brain injuries, died a few hours later at Bonn.
BASEBALL—MILWAUKEE'S pennant-bound Braves teased Giants for National League lead up to midweek, then did rubber-hose job on West Coast club with four wins, pulled ahead by five games. St. Louis, deftly paced by Stan Musial, who lost batting lead to Phillies' Richie Ashburn, provided comic relief by losing six, failing to score in 32 innings, replacing Walter O'Malley's people in the basement.
New York Yankees, who look upon Sunday as a day of rest, lost another weekend double-header, hardly noticed, 15½ games above it all. Boston lost, then regained sub-second place from White Sox. Detroit won six straight, while Baltimore, with a that's-nothing attitude, lost seven straight.
HORSERACING—BOLD RULER, winner of 23 races in 33 starts, with $764,205, ninth on list of alltime money winners, 1957's Horse of the Year, was retired to stud by Wheatley Stable's trainer, Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, because of ankle injury. Four-year-old colt finished out of money only four times in career.
Restless wind of Liz Lunn's Llangollen Farm became nation's richest 2-year-old Thoroughbred after battling by favored Dunce in $152,975 Arlington Futurity, winning by three-quarters of a length, lining his pockets with $100,475 winner's share. The chestnut colt ran six furlongs for Willie Shoemaker in 1:11.2, paid $8.20.
A glitter in first outing at Monmouth fish-tailed mile and eighth in $56,600 Oaks, finished length and a half ahead of Spar Maid. The Calumet Farm's odds-on favorite ran slow but controlled 1:52[2/5] under Ismael Valenzuela, led from stretch turn on in.
BOATING—VIM, veteran campaigner of the 12-meter wars, slished along under 6-to-12-knot breeze, decisively whipped other America's Cup candidates Weatherly, Columbia and Easterner in first leg of New York Yacht Club's annual cruise. Besides taking class prize in 37-mile New London to Newport cruise, Vim won Edward Welch Clucas Memorial trophy for fastest elapsed time of fleet (5:56:21). Next day role reversed as Vim sailed in last over 26-mile off shore course, three minutes 22 seconds behind winner Columbia.
ARCHERY—JOE FRIES, 39, of Los Angele shook off first-day jitters and 32nd-place handicap, came back straight and true to win National Field Archery Association's freestyle (with sights) men's championship at Grayling, Mich. Lon Stanton, Lake Ozark, Mo., won instinctive title with 2,707. Next day Fries won first annual invitational tournament at Grayling with 939 points, took top money of $2,000. Jo McCubbins of Santa Ana, Calif. won NFAA women's instinctive title with 2,219 points, Ann Marston (see right), Wyandotte, Mich., freestyle title. Ann Corby, Booton, N.J., second in national freestyle, next day won invitational and $1,000 prize with 887 points.
SWIMMING—AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION provided watery graves for three-accepted world records at Topeka's senior women's outdoor swimming championships. Chris von Saltza (SI, July 21) set new mark in 200-meter backstroke with 2:37.4 time, retiring 2:38.5 set by L. de Nijs of the Netherlands. Earlier same day the 14-year-old California star bettered U.S. record for 100-meter freestyle with time of 1:03.5, established herself as fastest American girl swimmer ever. Sylvia Ruuska, 16, youngest member of 1956 U.S. Olympic team, swam 400-meter individual medley in 5:43.7 to beat world standard; and Seattle's Nancy Ramey captured 100-meter butterfly record with 1:10.3.
Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold medal holder, broke world records for 886—yard and 800-meter freestyle with single 9:13.5 time in Culver City, Calif., bettering Australia's Jon Konrads' mark of 9:14.5 established earlier this year at Melbourne championships.
TENNIS—EARL BUCHHOLZ took junior singles in National Junior and Boys' Championships in Kalamazoo with defeat of fellow St. Louisan Chuck McKinley 6-0, 6-3, 6-3, added title to French and English junior championships.
Ham Richardson, top-seeded in Meadow Club Invitational at Southampton, N.Y., disarmed fellow Davis Cup team member Sam Giammalva, won title 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 despite shaky form on last two days.
BOXING—SPIDER WEBB, taking exception to retreat forced upon him by German Middleweight Franz Szuzina, braced long enough to unbottle handful of rights, lay them with authority on opponent's face, send him backing from mid-ring to ropes. With Szuzina near collapse, Webb bore in on open target, was declared winner by TKO in 1:20 of seventh round. Webb, a substitute for injured ex-Champion Gene Fullmer, went into Madison Square Garden 12-to-5 favorite, held only marginal lead going into seventh.
Tony Di Biase, New York University geology major, built up strong lead, was able to absorb late-rounds revival by fellow New Yorker Jimmy Archer to gain unanimous decision in 10-round welterweight match in Manhattan. Despite cuts near both eyes, Archer pressed fight to the last.
GOLF—KEN VENTURI, 27-year-old San Francisco pro who had dominated winter tour but gone winless since March, took early lead and held it despite inspired rallies by Jack Burke, Julius Boros, captured first rich tournament of career, pocketing winner's prize of $9,000 in Chicago Open with 72 hole total of 272.
MILEPOSTS—MARRIED—BOBBY LOCKE, South African golfer four times winner of British Open, and Mary Elizabeth Fenton, Rutland, Vt.; at Guilford, England.
DIED—HAROLD C. RICHARD, 73, New York banker and champion bridge player who chairmaned committee that wrote first rules of contract bridge in 1927; at York Harbor, Maine.