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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—CARLETON MITCHELL made his third straight pass in Newport-Bermuda race, proved it takes more skill than luck to win (see page 16). Mitchell won on corrected time with his beamy little yawl Finisterre. H. G. Haskell Jr.'s Venturer was first to finish in slowest Newport-Bermuda race on record, taking 121 hours, 13 minutes, 12 seconds. Other top finishers: CLASS A: C. Ewing's Dyna (with corrected time of 114:04:00), F. D. Wetherill's Jubilee (116:23:14), H. I. Pratt's Caper (116:27:45); CLASS B: T. J. Watson Jr.'s Palawan (111:48:10), G. Coumantaros's Baccarat (112:10:48), R. S. Nye's Carina (112:11:42); CLASS C: H. B. duPont's Cyane (110:05:59), F. M. Hardy's Vikinq (110:59:42), T. H. Ramsing's Solution (111:18:46); CLASS D: F. Adams's Katama (109:12:49), Dr. W. Neumann's Sitzmark IV (109:53:27), H. M. Chance's Hirondelle (109:59:00); CLASS E: Finisterre (102:58:52), Commander E. Bruce's Belmore (103:24:13), J. B. Kilroy's Swamp Yankee (103:49:06).

George O'day of Boston earned the right to skipper U.S. International 5.5-meter sloop in Olympics after taking first place in Olympic trials at Marblehead, Mass.

Phillips Andover Academy came from sixth place in the standings to win the last race and the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association's Mallory Trophy by¼ point over Gunnery on Manhasset Bay, L.I.

Bill Muncey, piloting Miss Thriftway of Seattle, won first and third heats over choppy waters to take Detroit Memorial powerboat race. Muncey, who set record with 99:616 mph, had clear sailing after Miss U.S. I (leading Detroit candidate), deadlocked with Miss Thriftway going into final heat, stopped dead after throwing five rods and spraying parts of her motor through hood.

BOXING—WILF GREAVES lifted the British Empire middleweight crown off the head of Nigeria's Dick Tiger in bout at Edmonton, Alta. but only after referee, who first announced a draw, rechecked his sweat-and-blood-soaked cards and found Greaves had taken one more round than he had given him credit for.

Dickie Diveronica, 22-year-old protege of Carmen Basilio, in Utica, N.Y. bout edged out split decision over Jay Fullmer, younger brother of NBA middleweight champion Gene Fullmer, who's scheduled to defend his title against Basilio June 29.

CANOE RACING—WASHINGTON CANOE CLUB of Philadelphia paddled its way to victory in national championships at Berrien Springs, Mich., defeated runner-up Potomac Boat Club of Washington 43 to 39.

FOOTBALL—AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE captured another player in its legal skirmishes with the National Football League. AFL, which last week hauled off Cannon from NFL's battleground, this week snipped Flowers from under NFL's noses. Judge Claude Clayton of Oxford, Miss., rejected New York Giants' lawsuit asking that Mississippi fullback Charlie Flowers be prohibited from playing for Los Angeles Chargers. Clayton held that Flowers' contract was not binding. The young player testified he had an oral agreement with the Giants permitting him to void the contract before January if he changed his mind. "A young, inexperienced and, yes, naive boy," said Judge Clayton.

GOLF—SAM SNEAD and ARNOLD PALMER captured the Canada Cup for the United States over 29 other countries at Portmarnock, Ireland, with a combined score of 565, defeating England by eight strokes. Snead lost his bid for the individual title, however, when he bogeyed the ninth, 10th, 11th and 15th holes on the last round, finished two strokes behind Belgium's Flory Van Donck, who shot 279 for 72 holes.

Dick Crawford, Houston, staged a brilliant comeback in NCAA championships at Colorado Springs, Colo., after going six down in first 18 holes, shot four birdies on the closing nine to beat Steve Smith of Stanford 2 up. It was Houston's fifth straight team title.

HARNESS RACING—CHAMP VOLO, a 48-to-l shot, crossed the finish line in a dead heat with New Zealand's Wonder Horse Caduceus, survived the ensuing confusion and a foul claim, won the third leg of the International Pace at Yonkers when Caduceus was disqualified for interference. Champ Volo earned $25,000 for owners Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Miron of Montreal.

STEAMIN' DEMON: $25,000 Purdy Trot, 1 m., by 1½ lengths over Su Mac Lad, in track record of 2:00⅖ Yonkers. George Phalen, driver.

HORSE RACING—NEW POLICY, with National Jockey Champion Willie Shoemaker aboard, took lead at first turn in the $57,500 Cinema H. at Hollywood Park, stayed up front to set a track record of 1:46[3/5] for 1‚⅛ m. Playing supporting roles were Tempestuous and favorite T. V. Lark.

TALENT SHOW: $56,100 Massachusetts H., 1¼ m., by 1½ lengths over Polylad, in 2:03⅗ Boston. Ray Broussard up.

IRISH LANCER: $23,900 Lamplighter H., 11/16 m., by 2¾ lengths over John William, in 1:44⅗ Monmouth Park. Chris Rodgers up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—OLIVIER GENDEBIEN and PAUL FRERE of Belgium took the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, France (see page 14). The team drove an Italian Ferrari, averaged 109.128 mph for the 24 hours.

Joe Lee Johnson, averaging 107.75 mph in a 1960 Chevrolet, rode off with the world 600-mile stock car race at Charlotte, N.C. Johnson won $25,650 for his first-place finish.

SWIMMING—In Los Angeles invitational meet on water-happy West Coast, two world and five American records were broken. World records: GEORGE HARRISON, Santa Clara, 400-meter individual medley in 9:05.3; LYNN BURKE, Santa Clara, 200-meter backstroke in 2:36.3. American records: CHRIS VON SALTZA, 100 meter freestyle in 1:01.7; ANN WARNER, 200-meter breaststroke in 2:51.4; JOE ALKIRE, San Diego, 100-meter freestyle in 55.1; PAUL HAIT, Santa Clara, 200-meter breaststroke in 2:42.9; BOB BENNETT, Los Angeles, 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.9.

TENNIS—BILL LENOIR, Tucson, Ariz., defeated Charles Pasarell, Puerto Rico, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for National Interscholastic title at Charlottesville, Va.

Linda Vail, 22, Oakland (Calif.) City College, after keeping first-seeded Susan Butt, University of British Columbia, standing around for more than an hour, defeated her 6-0, 6-0, for USLTA College Girls' Championship, St. Louis. Fumed Susan: "First I was told she had a flat tire, then that her tennis dress wasn't dry, finally that she was ill."

Larry Nagler, University of California, over Whitney Reed, San Jose State College, 3-6, 8-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for National Collegiate title, Seattle.

TRACK & FIELD—JOHN THOMAS set new world record with seven-foot, two-inch leap; JIM GRELLE ran the 1,500 meters in 3:42.7 to break meet record set last year by Dyrol Burleson, and IRA DAVIS, turned in stunning hop, step and jump of 53 feet, 4½ inches, for an American record at National AAU championships at Bakersfield, Calif, (see page 36).

Wilma Rudolph, Tennessee State, bettered two American records in the Central States AAU championships at Cleveland, dashed 100 yards in 10.6 and 220 yards in 23.9.

MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: OSCAR ROBERTSON, 21, former University of Cincinnati basketball star (three-time All-America, three-time national scoring leader) and member of U.S. Olympic basketball team, to Yvonne Crittenden, 25, elementary school teacher, in Cincinnati.

DIED: JOHN B. KELLY SR., 70, civic leader, unsuccessful candidate (Democratic) for mayor of Philadelphia, father of Grace Kelly, president of the Atlantic City, N.J. race track and one of the finest single scullers of all time, of cancer, in Philadelphia. Jack Kelly, who rose from bricklayer to millionaire contractor, dominated sculling at the height of its popularity, won 126 straight races during the 1919 and 1920 seasons, was only oarsman to ever win singles and doubles in same Olympics, which he did in both 1920 and 1924. The one sculling event Kelly did not win was the 1920 Diamond Sculls at Henley. Though legend has it Kelly's request to participate was rejected because he worked with his hands and was therefore not a gentleman, he was rejected by a Henley committee that based its decision on a ruling made 15 years before that the Vesper Boat Club, to which Kelly belonged, was by British definition professional and not amateur. However, Kelly had the satisfaction of defeating the Henley winner, Britain's Jack Beresford, at the Olympics, and the controversy was permanently laid to rest when Kelly's son Jack won the Diamond Sculls in 1947 and 1949.