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A roundup of the sports information of the week


BASEBALL—EAST CAROLINA (Greenville, N.C.), forced into a playoff when Sacramento State blasted it 14-5, returned refreshed after a 20-minute rest to beat the California team 13-7 and take the NAIA championship at Sioux City, Iowa.

BASKETBALL—Two more players were brought into New York District Attorney Frank Hogan's still-spiraling basketball scandal inquiry. They were Jack Rose, 1959-60 captain of the University of Connecticut team, alleged to have accepted SI,000 to shave points, and Eaymond Stanley, a 1960 University of North Carolina graduate, who allegedly turned down but failed to report a $1,000-a-game bribe offer.

BOATING—COLUMBIA, successful defender of the America's Cup in 1958. twice defeated Weatherly in match races on Long Island Sound, the first, over a 20.5-mile course, by 1 minute and 43 seconds, the second, over a 17.5-mile course, by 43 seconds. Cornelius Shields Jr. skippered Columbia, Arthur Knapp Jr., Weatherly.

BOXING—Artful ARCHIE MOORE, 47 (probably), went the full 15 rounds against Italy's Giulio Rinaldi at Madison Square Garden, cut his youthful opponent up while receiving hardly a blow in return, retained his share of the world light-heavyweight crown by a unanimous decision (see page 14).

GOLF—For the third straight year ODESSA COLLEGE made a clean sweep of the National Junior College championship, at Odessa. Texas. Odessa's Charles Meisner. with a nine-under-par total of 279. took the individual title, while Jerry Cozby and Danny Swain won the team title.

Lamar Tech (Beaumont, Texas) won its second straight NAIA championship in Shawnee, Okla, with a four-man total of 1,164. Texas Wesleyan, with 1,187, was second and Stephen F. Austin State third. Lamar's Bill Lively took the individual title with a one-under-par 287.

Dick Siderowf of New Britain, Conn. shot an even par of 280 for four rounds to win the Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament in Johnstown, Pa. by one stroke over James Dolan of Leicester, Mass.

HARNESS RACING—AIR RECORD ($25.80) ended Su Mac Lad's winning streak at seven to win the $25,000 Walter Cox Trot at Roosevelt. With George Sholty driving, Air Record finished a nose in front of Silver Song in a close, fast race and a nose and a neck ahead of Su Mac Lad. All eight starters finished within 1½ lengths of each other, and the first four (Tie Silk finished in fourth place) were clocked in 2:01[1/5].

HORSE RACING—FUNLOVING ($9.90) held off a late rush by Brookmeade Stable's Bowl of Flowers to win the $87,375 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont, the second leg of the filly Triple Crown, by a head. The Ogden Phipps 3-year-old, sent to the front almost at once by Jockey Bobby Ussery, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:50[3/5].

Broadway ($6). another Ogden Phipps horse, grabbed an early claim for the juvenile filly crown by winning the $24,150 Polly Drummond" Stakes at Delaware Park by nearly two lengths over Meadow Stable's Cicada. Unbeaten in three starts, Broadway covered the five furlongs in 59,1.

Mr. America ($12.60) scored an upset victory in the $32,700 Argonaut Stakes at Hollywood Park with a 1½-length win over Ballpoint. Rex Ellsworth's Olden Times finished fifth. Alberta Ranches' Four-and-Twenty seventh and last. With Eddie Burns up, Mr. America ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:42[1/5].

LACROSSE—ARMY and NAVY were declared national collegiate co-champions for 1961. Navy, defending champion, finished its collegiate season with a 9-1 record, losing only to Army. The Cadets ended their year 8-1, losing only to Virginia. SOUTH, overcoming a 7-5 third-quarter deficit, defeated the North 12-9 to win its fourth straight U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association all-star game.

MOTOR SPORTS—OLIVIER GENDEBIEN of Belgium and PHIL HILL of Santa Monica won the 24-hour Le Mans (France) Grand Prix of Endurance over a slippery, rain-pelted course. The two drivers, who won Le Mans together in 1958, drove their Ferrari 2,779.95 miles, 47 miles more than the record set in 1957. Italian-built Ferraris also placed second and third, with Willy Mairesse of Belgium and Michael Parkes of England second and Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet of France third.

ROWING—NAVY'S undefeated heavyweights warmed up for this weekend's IRA regatta with an easy three-length victory over Wisconsin at Annapolis. The Middies led all the way, finished the 1¾-mile course in 8:51.2. MIT, still rowing well, beat Dartmouth by nearly half a length. Columbia by more than five, in a tense two-mile race on the Connecticut River at Hanover, N.H. in 10:45.

TENNIS—JOHN SHARPE, a Pan American College (Texas) player from Melbourne, Australia, defeated Teammate Jerry Wortelboer of Buenos Aires, Argentina 6-3. 3-6, 6-3 to win the NAIA singles championship in Kansas City, Mo. Sharpe and DON RUSSELL, also of Melbourne, defeated Jim Watson and Ken Lang 7-5, 7-5 in the doubles.

Lamar Tech (Beaumont. Texas) won all nine matches in a series against a combined Oxford and Cambridge team in Cambridge, England. The Texas squad included only one American, Al Driscole of Hollywood.

In the Northern Lawn Tournament in Manchester England. SANDRA REYNOLDS of South Africa found some stiff competition from a surprising young finalist, Australia's 18-year-old Lesley Turner, won 6-4, 6-3. In reaching the finals Lesley, attracting increasing attention on her European tour, defeated the U.S.'s Sally Moore and South Africa's Renee Schuurman.

TRACK & FIELD—The MEET OF CHAMPIONS in Houston, dampened first by afternoon rains, then by the refusal of 20 Negro athletes, including Olympians John Thomas, Ralph Boston, George Kerr, Stone Johnson. Hayes Jones and Anthony Watson, to cross a picket line set up to protest alleged stadium segregation, nevertheless produced several meet records: Dave Styron of Southern Illinois dashed the 220 around a curve in 21.1. Earl Young of Abilene Christian (see pave 25) ran the 440 in 46.7, Cliff Cushman ran the 440-yard hurdles in 51.3, Bob Melgren of Baylor completed the two-mile steeplechase in 9:53.1. Don Bragg pole vaulted 15 feet 3¾ inches. Dick Crane of Auburn threw the discus 178 feet 2 inches. Crane also won the shotput with a heave of 56 feet 8½ inches.

The next night at the MIDWEST OPEN meet in Fort Wayne. Incl., Dave Styron and his twin brother Don led a Southern Illinois team to a National AAU mile-relay record of 3:12.6. Dave later set a meet record of 9.4 for the 100-yard dash. Other meet records were set by Hayes Jones, who ran the 120-yard high hurdles in 13.7. and Western Michigan's John Bork, who beat half-miler George Kerr by a stride in the 880 in 1:50 fiat.

Cornell and Penn upset Cambridge and Oxford with eight first places to seven in a dual meet in Ithaca. N.Y. Penn's Bob Harper clinched the victory when he won the 440 over a sodden track in 48.3. Cambridge's Michael Parker, a double hurdles winner, took the 220 low hurdles in 24.5 to tie the meet record, the 120-yard hurdles in 14.8. Peter Brandeis of Cornell won the 880 in 1:52.6, Teammate Stephen Machooka the mile in 4:10.8.

At the PACIFIC ASSOCIATION meet in Stanford, Calif. Santa Clara Youth Village's Max Truex, Laszlo Tabori, Ernie Cunliffe and Jim Beatty set an American record of 16:26.5 for the four-mile relay, clipping nearly three seconds off the pending record set by the University of Oregon at the West Coast Relays in May. The times: Truex 4:10.8. Tabori 4:08.9, Cunliffe 4:03 and Beatty 4:03.8.

WRESTLING—IRAN pinned down five of the eight gold medals in the world amateur freestyle championships in Yokohama. Japan. Germany took one, and Russia the other two. In the Greco-Roman championships RUSSIA captured five firsts, while Rumania, Hungary and the United Arab Republic shared the other three top places. Russia was also over-all tournament champion with 71 points, Iran second with 53, Turkey third and Rumania fourth. The U.S., with no finalists, finished sixth among the 21 nations entered.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: PHILLIPE HENRI (PHIL) WATSON, 47, former New York Ranger hockey player (1935-48) and coach (1955-60), to a three-year contract as coach of the Boston Bruins, last in the NHL in the 1960-61 season.

DIED: GEORGE (HORSE) HAGGERTY, 69, center for the old New York Celtics and one of the country's first big men in basketball at 6 feet 5 inches, in Reading. Pa. Haggerty was with the Celtics in 1928-29, the year the American League disbanded, declaring the Celtics were too strong.

DIED: FRED H. HARRIS, 73, co-founder and former president of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association and judge at Squaw Valley's winter Olympics last year, in Brattleboro, Vt. After entering Dartmouth in 1907, he founded their famed Outing Club.