BOATING—COLUMBIA and VIM, dogged by failing winds, even so made impressive showings in first series of 12-meter America's Cup trials off Newport. Easterner and Weatherly, in less-advanced stage of fitness, had frustrating but educational time of it (see page 12).
Dyna, sleek 58-foot aluminum yawl out of Green Bay, Wis., kept clear of calm spots and trouble, came out over-all winner of 34th Port Huron-Mackinac Island yacht race for second year in row. Skippered by Clayton Ewing, Dyna was first across line at end of 235-mile push in 38:9:15, corrected to 35:45:01. Ivanhoe of Toronto was second boat home four hours later.
University of Washington Huskies stroked through choppy waters of Moscow's Khimki Reservoir, defeated Leningrad Trud crew, Henley Regatta champions, by length and half.
BASEBALL—LOS ANGELES' mildewed Dodgers broke out from cellar depths, found out how rest of league lives for first time since May 12. Giants, at the same time, maintained precarious½-game footing at the top of the stack while Janus-faced Milwaukee watched approach of Cubs (see page 28). For Phillies week was so much wasted time as they played seven, won one.
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Red sox thought all well until Detroit brought Fastballer Jim Bunning to town who handily tossed off first no-hitter of season. Notwithstanding, Boston won seven of last eight games, crowded, so to speak, the Yankees' 11-game lead. Indians, jostling last-place Senators, lost five of seven, worse yet lost Herb Score whose comeback attempt has ended with him on disabled list (bad elbow) for at least 30 days. Washington owed all to Roy Sievers. Of only three games won by Senators, three Sievers home runs were accounting factors. Orioles picked themselves up from seventh place, moved to the better light of third.
BOXING—HARRY (Champ) SEGAL, high-living (Park Avenue), flashy-dressing (alligator shoes) hoodlum, caught discerning eye of New York District Attorney Frank Hogan and grand jury, was indicted on charge of acting as undercover manager for Welterweight Rudy Sawyer (see page 42). Palsy with such citizens as Murder Inc.'s Frankie Carbo, the Champ pleaded not guilty. Next night Sawyer gained 10-round decision over then-unbeaten Cecil Shorts but third of $1,500 purse—the manager's third—was withheld by New York Athletic Commission from Marty Sampson, Sawyer's manager of record.
Mike Holt, South African light heavyweight, before British Empire championship fight with Yvon Durelle in Montreal, boasted "I'll wear him down." After eight free-swinging rounds, Holt, completely bushed himself, failed to answer bell in ninth, had no comment.
GOLF—PGA CHAMPIONSHIP at Llanerch Country Club, Havertown, Pa. fell to Dow Finsterwald (see page 7). Playing what amounted to private match with three-time PGA winner Sam Snead on final round, Finsterwald shot 276 to Snead's 280 for 72 holes. Finsterwald snared first round with 67, tied lead with Jay Hebert on second day, slipped to third place at three-quarter mark as Snead took controls. Sunday, normally cautious Finsterwald turned bold as Snead went conservative and confounded. Billy Casper, with 278, was runner-up. Tommy Bolt, fined $500, reprimanded, and placed on indefinite probation by PGA for bad temper, shot 285 for seventh place and $1,600.
Betty Jameson and MARY LENA FAULK, five strokes off the pace, tiptoed up on Wiffi Smith and Ruth Jessen, leaders for three rounds, tied up final round in ladies' Hot Springs, Va. four-ball tournament, won on first hole of sudden death playoff.
HORSE RACING—BOLD RULER, who stirred morning stillness with talk that he was sore, stirred enough dust in afternoon to clear away doubts, led all the way to win $110,650 Monmouth Handicap. Carrying 134 pounds, Wheatley Stable colt gave 21 pounds to Sharpsburg who finished three-quarters length behind.
Round table, a millionaire and getting richer, closed fast for Bill Hartack, gained nose advantage and $87,100 Laurance Armour Memorial over Clem at Arlington Park. Never beaten on grass, Round Table carried top 130, still managed to give 20 pounds to Clem and equal track record of 1:48[2/5] for mile-and-eighth.
Strong bay, along with other colorless 3-year-olds, took crack at $116,900 Westerner at Hollywood Park, managed to take it and his first stakes triumph under front-running ride by Manuel Ycaza. Rex Ellsworth's The Shoe (see page 44) finished third, graduated to second on disqualification of Hillsdale.
Neji, Virginia-bred oldtimer of steeplechase circuit, won Prelude Purse at Monmouth Park, elevated his earnings to $236,340, world record for jumpers.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—PETER COLLINS, ranking British racing driver, scored easy victory in Royal Automobile Club's Grand Prix, thundered and blatted his Ferrari around 3-mile course 75 times at average 102.05 mph, fastest time ever for British Grand Prix. But for 120,000 spectators on hand, 11th running of Silverstone had flat tire when Stirling Moss, contesting world championship with Mike Hawthorn, dropped snake-green Vanwall out on 26th lap. Hawthorn, gaining six points for runner-up spot and one for fastest lap, now holds 30 to Moss's 23. Said Winner Collins: "I had to go like the clappers to begin with to burn Moss out."
TENNIS—SAMMY GIAMMALVA, 23-year-old Houston strategist, toppled top-seeded Barry MacKay in quarter-finals of national clay court tournament in Chicago, then fell himself in finals to 30-year-old Bernard (Tut) Bartzen, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Bartzen, 1954 singles winner, forced Giammalva to abandon power game and adopt futile volley contest.
Dorothy head knode (see right) wore down Miami's Karol (Golden Panties) Fageros, won women's clay court singles title, 6-3, 6-8, 6-2.
England, for first time in 25 years, reached European Zone final after 5-0 Davis Cup rout of France, next meets strong Italians.
SWIMMING—-BRITISH EMPIRE GAMES Opened Saturday in Cardiff, Wales, rested Sunday on these laurels: Australia sent swimmers Dawn Fraser, Sandra Morgan, Lorraine Crapp and Alva Colquhoun to water's edge, saw them set 4:17.4 world record in 440-yard freestyle relay. Later Aussie men exercised through 880 relay, bettered Empire Games' record with 8:33.4.
Ria Van Nelzen, 15-year-old Netherlander, broke 100-meter backstroke world record by one-tenth second with 1:12.3 in meet against West Germany.