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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASKETBALL—CALIFORNIA over West Virginia, 71 to 70, NCAA tournament, Louisville.

St. John's over Bradley, 76 to 71, National Invitation Tournament, New York.

Weber (Utah) over Bethany Lutheran (Minn.), 57 to 47, National Junior College Tournament, Hutchinson, Kans.

Wichita Vickers (Kans.) over Phillips Oilers (Okla.), 105 to 83, national AAU tournament, Denver.

BOATING—GLASS SLIPPER, under colors of Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans and skipered by M. H. Hogan, won 60-mile Havana to Varadero Beach race, with corrected time of 11:l7:17.

BOXING—DAVEY MOORE, 13-round KO over Champion Hogan (Kid) Bassey, to win world featherweight title, Los Angeles.

Tony Anthony, 10-round decision over Sonny Ray, light heavyweights. New York.

GOLF—MASON RUDOLPH, Clarksville, Tenn., $5,000 Gulf Coast Invitational Tournament, with 273 for 72 holes, Gulfport, Miss.

Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., Columbus, (Ga.) Women's Open, with 294 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Marlene Bauer Hagge, Delray Beach, Fla., with 298.

GYMNASTICS—PENN STATE, with 152 points, fourth NCAA championship in seven years, Berkeley, Calif. Runner-up: Illinois with 87½ points.

HORSE RACING—VERTEX: $121,800 Gulfstream Park H., 1¼ m., by neck, in 2:01[3/5]. Sammy Boulmetis up.

PEN BOLERO: $36,350 Governor's Gold Cup, 7 f., by 1 length, in 1:23⅖ Bowie. Howard Grant up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—PHIL HILL, OLIVIER GENDEBIEN, DAN GURNEY and CHUCK DAIGH, combined to win 12-hour International Sports Car race, Sebring, Fla., after 188 laps, in Ferrari. Other winners in top ten: 2) Jean Behra and Cliff Allison, 187 laps, Ferrari; 3) Wolfgang von Trips and Joakim Bonnier, 184, Porsche 1600; 4) Don Sesslar and Bob Holbert, 182, Porsche; 5) John Fitch and Edgar Barth, 181, Porsche; 6) E. D. Martin and Lance Reventlow, 174, Ferrari; 7) James Johnston and E. P. Lunken, 174, Ferrari; 8) Ken Miles and Jack McAfee, 173, Porsche; 9) Howard Hively and Richie Ginther, 171, Ferrari GT; 10) Ernie Erickson and Ed Hugus, 170, Porsche. Index of Performance winners: 1) DB, Paul Armagnac, Gerard Laureau, 1.3613; 2) OSCA, Denise McCluggage, Isabelle and Alejandro de Tomaso, 1.3529; 3) Porsche, Don Sesslar, Bob Holbert, 1.3382.

STEEPLECHASING—OXO: British Grand National, after 4 miles, 856 yards, 30 jumps, by 1½ lengths, to win $38,208 for his owner, a retired butcher, at Aintree.

BIN JUNIOR: Sandhills Cup, 2-mile timber run, Southern Pines, N.C. Tommy Walsh up.

SWIMMING—EAST CAROLINA, with 71 points, NAIA championships, Muncie, Ind. Runner-up: defending champion North Central of Illinois, with 68 points.

TRACK & FIELD—BOBBY MORROW, 100-yard dash in 9.35 to beat Dave Sime by a yard and even up a three-year-old Morrow-Sime series at 2 all, at Odessa, Texas.

WRESTLING—MANKATO (Minn.) STATE TEACHERS, with 64, points, retained NAIA championship, De Kalb, Ill. Runner-up: Southern Illinois with 52 points.

TEXAS A&M, with 101 points, Southwest collegiate tournament, Austin, Texas. Runner-up: University of Texas, with 64, points.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: ED LAWRENCE, 30, Detroit sports car driver; in crash during a practice session before Sebring 12-hour endurance race.

DIED: HOWARD EHMKE, 64, onetime Philadelphia Athletics pitcher who in 1929 World Series struck out 13 Chicago Cubs to set a series record that stood until 1953; of cerebral meningitis, Philadelphia.

MARRIED: JOE LOUIS, 45, former heavyweight champion, to Mrs. Martha Jefferson, he for the third time, she for the fourth; in Winterhaven, Calif.