•Mrs. Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, 22, of Australia won the women's 220-yard dash at the British Empire games in Vancouver in the world-record time of 24 seconds—1/5 of a second faster than the mark set in 1950 by Olympic Champion Fannie Blankers-Koen of The Netherlands.
•At Indianapolis, Burwell ("Bumpy") Jones, University of Michigan swimmer, shaved 2.7 seconds off his own world record to win the National A.A.U. 400-meter individual medley in 5 minutes, 29 seconds. Shelley Mann, 17, of Arlington, Va. set a U.S. backstroke record of 1:15.5 while winning the women's 100-meter championship. The Ft. Lauderdale women's free-style relay team lowered the American record for 800 meters by 12 seconds with a winning time of 10:18.7. Carolyn Green, Ft. Lauderdale free-styler, took a whopping 18.7 seconds off the American 800-meter record by winning the women's finals in the time of 10:49.9.
•In Budapest, Gyorgy Tumpek of Hungary swam the 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.3, lowering his own world record by 1.4 seconds. The Hungarian 400-meter women's medley relay team broke its own world record with a 5:07.8 performance. Former record: 5:09.2.
•Bill Glackin, 31, of St. Louis, 1953 target archery champion, bettered his own world record for a one-day shoot by 27 points when he scored 932 on the opening day of the National Archery Association championships at Sacramento.
•Ernest Theoharis, Nashua, N.H. angler, applied for a world record on the 11-lb., 8-oz. golden trout he landed near the mouth of Sunapee Harbor.
•Moscow radio credited Vladimir Vilkhovsky, Russian weight lifter, with another world bantamweight record (the third this year) for his snatch lift of 220.5 pounds.
ENGLAND'S VANCOUVER—Dr. Roger Bannister of England ran mile in 3:58.8 to beat John Landy of Australia by five yards as England won the unofficial team championship at the British Empire games with total of 514½ points. Runners-up: Australia—363 3/4, Canada—339.
THE LEADERS—The New York Yankees, usually a solid first by this time of year, found themselves scrambling to stay within striking distance of the front-running Cleveland Indians. Two and a half games behind, going into a three-game series with Cleveland, the Yankees won two out of three on the hitting of Center Fielder Mickey Mantle and Left Fielder Irv Noren—the American League's leading batter (.339). Then they fell flat on their faces, dropping two out of three over the weekend to the Detroit Tigers while the Indians were sweeping a four-game series from the Philadelphia Athletics on the home-run hitting of Outfielder Larry Doby (26) and Third Baseman AI Rosen (19).
In the National League, Milwaukee was providing the excitement, sweeping three straight over the weekend from the first-place N. Y. Giants to close in behind second-place Brooklyn. The Dodgers, meanwhile, climaxed a winning week with a 20-7 rout of Cincinnati (including a record 13 runs in the eighth inning) and edged to within three games of the Giants but only four and a half ahead of the Braves. Top individual performers in the National League were, as usual, Stan Musial of St. Louis—first in RBI (104), second (.339) in batting to Brooklyn's Duke Snider (.354), and third behind Willie Mays (36) in home runs (30); and Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies, who struck out five Chicago Cubs in winning his 17th game and raising his strike-out total to 135—both high marks for the major leagues so far this season.
MEN AND MONEY—Arthur ("Red") Patterson, for 8 years public relations chief of the New York Yankees, resigned after "a clash of personalities" with Yankee General Manager George Weiss. Six days later he was appointed assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
•The Philadelphia Athletics, an American League landmark for 51 years but flat broke now and tied for last place, got an offer of $4,500,000 for their franchise from Arnold Johnson, who would move the A's to Kansas City, and a similar offer from a hometown group. At week's end neither offer had been acted upon but most baseball men were convinced that, civic pride or no, the A's were on their way out of Philadelphia.
THE TAM—Babe Zaharias, apparently at the peak of her golfing skills after recovering from a cancer operation, shot a 10-under-par 294 (including a course-record 69 on the second round) to win $1,000 first money in the women's professional division of the rich Tam O'Shanter tournament in Chicago. Other prize takers in the 72-hole grind: Jerry Barber of La Canada, Calif., first among the male pros with a 277 that earned him $3,420; Arnold Palmer, Cleveland amateur, whose 285 ended the six-year reign of Toledo's Frank Stranahan in the men's amateur division; Mickey Wright of San Diego, tops among the women amateurs with 315.
OLD AND NEW—Marlene Stewart, 20, of Fonthill, Ont. won her third consecutive Canadian women's closed golf championship with 54-hole score of 232. Runners-up: Dorothy Herbertson of Victoria, B.C., 241, and Macy Gay of Kitchener, Ont., 243.
•Foster Bradley, 17, of Los Angeles beat Allen Geiberger of Santa Barbara, Calif. 2 and 1 in final of U.S.G.A. junior amateur championships at Los Angeles.
•Horton Smith, 46-year-old president of the Professional Golfers Association, edged out Chick Harbert, PGA champion, by single stroke to win Michigan Open championship at Detroit.
•Ellsworth Vines, tennis champion of the '30s, resigned as resident golf pro for the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles to replace Ben Hogan as pro at the Tamarish Country Club in Palm Springs, Calif. as of Oct. 1.
FISHERMAN BACK—C. V. Whitney's 3-year-old Fisherman, unraced since he lost the Belmont by a neck seven weeks ago, carried top weight of 122 pounds to three-quarter-length victory over Lawrence E. Jones's Copper Kettle in American Legion Handicap at Saratoga. One second off the track record of 1:23 for seven-furlong sprint, Fisherman looked frisky enough to establish himself as early favorite for this week's Travers Stakes.
UPS AND DOWNS—Jockey Eddie Arcaro returned from ten-day rough-riding suspension to guide Mrs. George D. Widener's 3-year-old filly, Evening Out, to two-length victory over Clear Dawn in $63,000 Monmouth Oaks at Oceanport, N.J.
•Twenty-two-year-old Tony DeSpirito, nation's leading jockey with 190 winners this year, was set down for five days at Narragansett Park, R.I. for failing to meet riding engagements.
•On the same day, Willie Shoemaker, champion jockey in 1953, rode three winners at Del Mar, Calif. to give him total of 22 victories in nine days of racing and raise year's total to within eight of DeSpirito's.
TROTTING—Newport Stock Farm's Newport Dream won 29th running of $106,830 Hambletonian in straight heats with identical times for each heat: 2:02 4/5.
CHAMPIONS—Top scorers at the A.A.U. National Outdoor swimming championships at Indianapolis:
•Pat Keller McCormick of the Los Angeles A.C. kept her one-meter and three-meter championships and defeated platform champion Paula Jean Myers of the Indian Springs, Calif. Aquatic Club for a clean sweep of the women's diving competitions.
•Carolyn Green of Ft. Lauderdale was the meet's only other triple winner, with her record-breaker in the 800-meter free-style following a sweep of the 400- and 1,500-meter titles.
•Ford Konno, Olympic champion of Honolulu took the 200-and 1,500-meter free-style races and lost the 400-meter by only 1/5 second to Bill Woolsey, also of Hawaii.
•The North Carolina State College swimming team scored 54 points to beat the runner-up New Haven Swim Club by 14 points for the men's team championship.
TITLE MATTERS—Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano signed for a second title defense against Ezzard Charles, ex-champion, whom he defeated over 15 bruising rounds last June. The rematch is scheduled for Sept. 15 at Yankee Stadium. (See Spectacle)
•Jimmy Carter, who lost his lightweight crown to Paddy DeMarco last March, sharpened up for Sept. 22 rematch with a unanimous decision over Glen Flanagan at Chicago.
COMERS—Light heavy weight Floyd Patterson, 19, knocked out Heavyweight Tommy Harrison in 1:29 of first round of scheduled 8-rounder in Brooklyn.
•Heavyweight Charlie Powell, star football end with San Francisco 49ers until he took up boxing 18 months ago, won 9th consecutive victory (ninth KO) when he knocked out Sandy McPherson of New York in sixth round at Oakland, Calif.
BURGUNDY BLITZ—Russian parachutists swept all three team events from the defending French team to win Second International Parachute Jumping contest at Saint Yan, Burgundy.
BREEZES—Lew Hoad beat Davis cup partner Ken Rosewall 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in all-Australia final of the Eastern Grass Court championships at South Orange, N.J. U.S. Champion Tony Trabert passed up tournament to have inflamed callouses removed from his racket hand, while Vic Seixas, also unentered, rested for the upcoming U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills.
•Tiny (100 pounds) Earl Buchhoiz, 13, of St. Louis won boys' championship in first National Junior Chamber of Commerce tournament at Springfield, Ohio with 6-3, 6-0 sweep over 15-year-old Joe Cowley of Los Angeles.
FIVE STRAIGHT—Stanley Sayres of Seattle won speedboat Gold Cup for fifth straight year when his red-tailed hydroplane, Slo-Mo-shun V, driven by veteran Lou Fageol, took all three 30-mile heats over Lake Washington, setting new lap record for 3¾-mile course of 104.773 mph and 90-mile record of 99.108 mph.
CLIMBED—Mt. Godwin Austen, K-2 for short, world's second highest mountain (28,250 feet), by a 17-man Italian expedition headed by Ardito Desio, 57, professor of geology at the University of Milan.
CONDEMNED—The Meadow Brook Club (est. 1881) in Westbury, L.I., famous old turf in American polo; to make way for an extension of the Meadowbrook Parkway. The Meadow Brook Club will rebuild next summer only four miles from the old site.
DIED—J.H.R. Kretschman, 66, Seven times Canadian trapshooting champion; in Hamilton, Ont., after long illness.
(Nat'l. championships, Sacramento, Calif.)
Robert J. Rhode, Minneapolis, men's championship, with 3,282 pts.
Laurette Young, Detroit, women's championship, with 3,520 pts.
Santa Monica, men's team title, with 2,682 pts.
Golden Gate Archers, San Francisco, women's team title, with 2,517 pts.
Stirling Moss, England, int'l. 100-mile race for formula-one cars, with 83.48 mph avg. speed, in a Maserati, Oulton Park, England.
Al Andrews, 10-round decision over George James, welterweights, Superior, Wis.
Frankie Fernadez, 10-round split decision over Livio Minelli, welterweights, New York.
Ralph Dupas, 10-round decision over Bobby Woods, lightweights, New Orleans.
Henry "Puppy" Gault, 12-round decision over Gil Geekie, bantamweights, Spartanburg, S C.
Frank Havens, Vienna, Va., nat'l. sr. 1,000-meter single-blade title, in 4:18.2, New York.
Bill McIntyre III, St. Petersburg, Fla., Tarpon Roundup, with 169-lb. catch, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Washington Redskins, over Eleventh Naval District All-Stars, 52-0, San Diego, Calif.
Los Angles Rams, over New York Giants, 30-7, Portland, Ore.
San Francisco 49ers, over Fort Ord, 42-14, San Francisco.
Anne Quast, Marysville, Wash., over Berridge Long, 4 and 2, Women's Western Jr. Open, Chicago.
Gerard Pierre, France, world's single-seater championship, with 2,956 pts., Great Hucklow, England.
HASSEYAMPA: $27,600 Sheridan Handicap, 1 m., by½ length, in 1:35⅗ Washington Pk., Homewood, Ill. Arnold Kirkland up.
BROWN BOOTER: $19,150 Long Branch Handicap, 1[1/16]m., by¾ length, in 1:43⅗ Monmouth Pk., Oceanport, N.J. Jack Skelly up.
DOGOON: $18,000 George Woolf Memorial. 6 f., by 1 length, in 1:10[4/5] Washington Pk., Homewood, Ill. Carroll Bierman up.
Sunshine Baby, piloted by Ray Gassner, St. Petersburg, Fla.. McEwen Boat Works Trophy, 266 cu. in. hydroplane class, Rideau Ferry, Ont.
El Mareen, piloted by Austin P. Winters, Summit, N.J., Shrewsbury Y.C ocean predicted log race, with 98.18% accuracy, Fair Haven, N.J.
Bolero, skippered by John Nicholas Brown, New York, Queens' Cup, with 3:24:26 corrected time, New York Y.C. cruise, Newport, R.I.
Tioga, skippered by Bradley P. Noyes, Marblehead, Mass., Una Cup, with 2:09:15 corrected time, New York Y.C. cruise, Newport, R.I.
Vengeance, skippered by William Gentzlinger, Huntington Bay, L.I., Int'l. Star Class Ass'n. Atlantic Coast championship, with 99 pts., City Island, N.Y.
Trim, skippered by Wally Crump, Noroton, Conn., L.I. Sound Lightning Class championship, with 34¼ pts., Noroton, Conn.
Piddle-Paddle, skippered by Bill Roberts, Chattanooga Tern., Nat'l. Jr. Snipe Class, Mentnor-on-the-Lake. Ohio.
Bard Higgins, Duluth, Minn., Midwest Int'l. Trapshoot singles, with 198 out of 200, Fargo, N.D.
SHIPBOARD: $8,850 Shillelah, about 2 m., by 2 lengths, in 4:17⅖ Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Albert Foot up.
(Nat'l. AAU championships, Indianapolis.)
Richard Cleveland, Hawaii, men's 100-meter free style, in 57.5.
Dick Fadgen, N. Carolina State, men's 200-meter breast stroke, in 2:49.5, and 100-meter butterfly, in 1:07.4.
Mary Jane Sears, Washington, D.C., women's 200-meter breast stroke, in 3:07.4.
Jody Alderson, Chicago, women's 100-meter free style, in 1:06.1.
Barbara Stark, San Francisco, women's 200-meter backstroke, in 2:47.9.
Marie Gillett, Washington, D.C., women's 400-meter individual medley, in 6:06.9.
Walter Reed Swim Club, Washington, D.C., women's team championship, with 89 pts.
Louise Brough, Beverly Hills, Calif., over Mrs. Margaret Osborne du Pont, 8-6, 6-2, Eastern women's grass court singles, S. Orange, N.J.
Neale Fraser and Rex Hartwig, Australia, over Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Eastern men's grass court doubles, S. Orange, N.J.
Louise Brough and Mrs. Du Pont, Wilmington, Del., over Helen Fletcher and Anne Shilcock, 6-2, 6-3, Eastern women's grass court doubles, S. Orange, N.J.
Art Larsen, San Leandro, Calif., over Vic Seixas, 6-4, 7-5, nat'l. round-robin invitation, New York.
Jack Staton, St. Petersburg, Fla., over C. Alphonso Smith, 7-5, 6-3, nat'l srs. clay court singles, Allentown, Pa.
BASEBALL (Major League) Week ending August 8
Batting—Noren, New York, .339
5. ST. L.
Batting—Snider, Brooklyn, .354