•U.S. set new world record of 2,373 points in small bore carbine at World Shooting Championships in Caracas, Venezuela. Other new team records: Russia, 5,802 points in three positions of small bore 50-meter rifle event; 1,958 points in kneeling division of small bore 50-meter rifle competition; 857 points in running deer single shot. Individual records: Gilmour S. Boa of Toronto, 598 points in small bore carbine; Anatoli Bogdanov of Russia, 396 points in .22 caliber rifle, kneeling, at 50 meters; Vitali Romanenko of Russia, 224 points in running deer single shot.
•Don Miller, University of Delaware quarterback, set new Eastern Intercollegiate Football Association career passing record of 36 touchdowns, in 20-0 win over Bucknell, at Newark, Del. Miller's four-year mark surpassed old record of 35, by Princeton's Dick Kazmaier in three years (1949-51).
•Gyorgy Tumpek of Hungary did 1:02.1 for 100-meter butterfly swim to better own world record of 1:02.3, at Budapest.
Ohio State, ranked No. 1 in nation, stormed 99[2/3] yards in second half to break 7-7 deadlock and beat Michigan 21-7 for Big Ten title and Rose Bowl invitation. Unbeaten Buckeyes took ball on one-foot line after repulsing Wolverines and marched near-length of field to score on short pass from Dave Leggett to Dick Brubaker. Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, brilliant runner all day, went over for clincher seconds before game ended.
UCLA, nation's second-ranked team but ineligible for Rose Bowl, rolled for four touchdowns in last quarter to whip Southern California 34-0 before 102,548 spectators. Consolation prize for twice-beaten losers: Rose Bowl bid to face Ohio State.
Wisconsin used seven pass interceptions (new Big Ten record) to score over Minnesota 27-0. Alan Ameche got two touchdowns, gained 26 yards to boost four-year ground-gaining total to 3,212—greatest total by major college player—before leaving game with injury in third quarter.
Notre Dame easily defeated Iowa 34-18 in game that was not as close as final score. Quarterback Ralph Guglielmi led Irish attack.
Oklahoma's powerhouse wore down Nebraska to win 18th consecutive game and seventh straight Big Seven Conference title 55-7. Sooners piled up 577 yards rushing and passing, with Quarterback Gene Calame and Halfback Buddy Leake contributing handsomely. Despite loss, runner-up Nebraska goes to Orange Bowl.
Harvard came from behind to score twice in last quarter for 13-9 win over Yale and first Big Three crown since 1941. Crippled Elis fumbled away several opportunities, and Frank White's sensational 38-yard scoring pass to End Bob Cochran with 4:53 to play gave Crimson winning margin following Tony Gianelly's short plunge early in period.
Princeton went on scoring rampage to batter Dartmouth 49-7. Dick Thompson, third-string back playing final game, sparked Tigers in last quarter, scoring twice on long runs and throwing touchdown pass.
Louisiana State upset Arkansas 7-6, but Razorbacks will represent Southwest Conference in Cotton Bowl. Versatile Al Doggett kicked winning extra point.
Baylor knocked Southern Methodist out of Southwest Conference race 33-21 and gave Bears chance to tie Arkansas for title. Del Shoffner and Billy Hooper set pace for Baylor in bitterly fought game.
Cleveland Browns assumed slender lead in Eastern division of National Football League, beating Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 on Lou Groza's two field goals while Los Angeles Rams dropped New York Giants to second place with 17-16 upset. Browns and Giants meet Sunday at New York. Ollie Matson scored four touchdowns, gained 163 yards to lead Chicago Cardinals to 38-16 win over Washington Redskins.
Detroit Lions squeezed past Green Bay Packers 21-17 in rough game, to hold Western division lead. Quarterback Bobby Layne tossed two touchdown passes, scored another on one-yard sneak.
Montreal Alouettes edged Hamilton 24-19, and Edmonton Eskimos swamped Kitchener-Waterloo 38-6 in play-offs to qualify for Grey Cup game Saturday at Toronto.
Syracuse Nationals won four games to take lead in Eastern division of National Basketball Association, with New York Knickerbockers close behind in second place. Last-place Baltimore was in financial trouble and N.B.A. gave Bullets until Friday to save franchise. Coach Clair Bee resigned, was replaced by Al Barthelme.
Fort Wayne Pistons continued to top Western Division, but Minneapolis Lakers were moving up in race.
Jimmy Carter of New York became first man to win lightweight championship three times when he outslugged Brooklyn's Paddy de Marco to win by 15th round TKO in action-packed fight at San Francisco. Carter, who first won title from Ike Williams in 1951, lost it to Lauro Salas, then regained it, only to lose to De Marco last March, knocked game but outclassed Paddy down in ninth and 14th rounds.
Floyd Patterson, 19-year-old Brooklyn light heavyweight, punched out eight-round decision over third-ranked but inept Jimmy Slade to tune of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," sung by bored fans in New York's Madison Square Garden. Slade was down five times, later had his purse withheld until State Athletic Commission held hearing, was satisfied that he did no wrong and fought "from sheer instinct" after first round.
Pierre Langlois of France replaced Joey Giardello as Bobo Olson's opponent in middleweight title fight Dec. 15 at San Francisco
New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles announced spectacular trade with Yankees getting Pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen and Shortstop Billy Hunter in exchange for Pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, Outfielder Gene Woodling, Shortstop Willie Miranda and Catchers Gus Triandos and Hal Smith. Three other Yankees will be sent to Baltimore for four Orioles.
Ralph Kiner, slow-moving but hard-hitting Chicago Cubs outfielder, was sold to Cleveland Indians where he will be reunited with former Pittsburgh Pirate teammates, General Manager Hank Greenberg and Manager Al Lopez. Kiner, who hit 54 home runs in 1949, got 22 last year for 351 lifetime total.
Kansas City Athletics' new owner, Arnold Johnson, began reorganization by naming Lou Boudreau, 37, field manager and Parke Carroll vice president and business manager. Boudreau succeeds Eddie Joost, who managed A's in Philadelphia.
Willie Mays, 1954 National League batting champion (.345), was signed for 1955 by New York Giants for reported $25,000.
Montreal Canadiens were still first in National Hockey League despite 2-0 shutout by Boston Bruins, but fast-moving Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks twice to tie Toronto Maple Leafs fir second, four points behind leaders.
Wolverhampton, Britain's top soccer team, scored all goals in second half to trounce Moscow Spartaks 4-0 at London.
Helioscope, William G. Helis Jr.'s top-flight three-year-old, splashed to easy four-length victory on muddy track in $50,000 Pimlico Special. Helioscope led most of way to win ninth 1954 race in 14 starts.
Joe Jones responded to typical Conn McCreary ride in $28,300 Sport Page Handicap, winning six-furlong race by length-and-half on closing day at Jamaica, N.Y.
Spain rode off with four victories, including International Team Challenge Trophy, in Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Horse Show at Toronto. Mexico won Capt. Michael G. Tubridy Memorial Trophy and U.S. and Germany each took one event.
Major VI, Mrs. Fraser M. Horn's six-year-old black Labrador which spent his early life retrieving empty beer cans in Long Island bar, won National Retriever championship at Weldon Spring, Mo., dethroning two-time winner King Buck.
Harris (Harry) Whittemore of Middlebury, Conn, finished third in final race but won Western Hemisphere Snipe Regatta championship with 7,765 points at Havana.
Arnold Palmer of Cleveland, 1954 U.S. Amateur champion, turned professional, following in footsteps of Billy Maxwell and Gene Littler, other former amateur winners. Palmer plans to make start as touring pro in Miami Open next month.
Rex Hartwig won unimpressive 6-3, 6-4, 8-6 victory over Mervyn Rose in final of New South Wales championship at Sydney. Earlier, Ken Rosewall and Lewis Hoad beat Hartwig and Rose 7-5, 8-6, 6-1, for doubles crown.
Albert B. Johnson of New York, U.S. pro champion, defeated Alastair B. Martin of Glen Cove, L.I., seven sets to one, to win North American Open title, at New York. Johnson will meet English open champion in home-and-home series in April.
Danny Graves of Stockton, Calif, was named 1954 champion of sportsman division of National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing at Daytona Beach, Fla. Graves won 53 races, was runner-up 14 times.
HONORED—Lou Little, by New York Football Writers Association; on 25th anniversary as Columbia University football coach, at New York.
DIED—Robert E. Harlow, 65, well-known golf authority and publisher of Golf World, former sportswriter and manager of pro golfers; of heart attack, at Pinehurst, N.C. Harlow arranged match in which Hagen beat Bobby Jones in Sarasota, Fla. in 1926.
DIED—George Bothner, 87, onetime world lightweight wrestling champion (1907); at New York. Although he never weighed more than 140 pounds, Bothner once defeated Tom Jenkins, world heavyweight titleholder, in handicap match.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
1--Ohio State (115)
4--Notre Dame (4)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Miami (Fla.) (2) 310; 12, West Virginia (3) 238; 13, Arkansas (2) 196; 14, Michigan 173; 15, Auburn 142.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
2. New York
5. Chicago Cards
2. San Francisco
2. Los Angeles
4. Chicago Bears
5. Green Bay
2. New York
1. Ft. Wayne
4. New York