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Becky Collins, pert 15-year-old from Indianapolis' Broad Ripple H.S., was second three times in AAU swim meet, but perseverance paid off when she upset Nancy Ramey in 200-yard butterfly in record 2:16.8.

Johnny Sloan, baby-faced Army private from Chicago with instinct of killer on handball court, took full game to warm to his task, but polished off Bob Brady 21-20, 21-9 to retain national title at Los Angeles.

Al Lopez Jr., 17, whose dad spends his summers chasing Yankees, raised gleam in Al Sr.'s eye when he made first start on mound for Tampa's Jesuit H.S., pitched 7-1 no-hit win over Plant High at Tampa.

Mrs. Christine Venable, 36, of Atlanta, got "biggest thrill of my life, with dogs anyway," when perky Pekingese Chik T' Sun pranced off with 100th best-in-show at International Kennel Club event in Chicago.

Johnny Kundla, one of basketball's able nice guys, waved good-by to pros after his Lakers lost to Boston, returned to Minnesota, where he starred in 1936-37, to try to pull ailing Gophers out of hole.

Hallowell Churchill, Harvard Rugby captain, wears victory smile after hard-hitting Cantabs scored early, successfully held off challenging Amherst 3-0 in final of annual Bermuda Rugby Week college competition.

Red Storey, veteran NHL referee, resigned in wrath after President Campbell said he "froze" in Montreal-Chicago game. Blazed Storey: "This is like a three-ring circus, and officials are being made the clowns."