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A roundup of the sports information of the week

May 11, 1959
May 11, 1959

Table of Contents
May 11, 1959

On Playing Possum
Derby
Spectacle
  • Nevada's flamboyant desert flower is in full bloom, nourished by gambling's easy money and adorned with lavish shows

Boxing
Walker Cup
Summer: The Quarterly Sporting Look Preview
Baseball
Fishing
Las Vegas
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—YALE, stroked by Sophomore John Cogswell, edged Penn by single second after oar-to-oar struggle, in 6:38.8 for 1[5/16] m., to win fourth straight Blackwell Cup, Philadelphia.

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Syracuse, stroked by Charles Mills, over Cornell, Navy and Rutgers, in 10:10.4 for 2 m., for Goes Trophy, Ithaca, N.Y.

California and Wisconsin, tied, in officially declared dead heat, in 9:45.5 for 2 m., Oakland Estuary, Calif.

BOXING—FLOYD PATTERSON, 11-round KO over Brian London, after giving wary challenger fearful body beating, to retain heavyweight title, Indianapolis.

U.S. Pan-American Team, selected after trials at Madison, Wis.: ALLEN HUDSON, Army, heavyweight: AMOS JOHNSON, Marines, light heavyweight; HOBBY FOSTER, Air Force, 165 pounds; WILBUR McCLURE, Toledo, 156 pounds; DEAN HARRISON, Air Force, 148 pounds; VINCE SHOMO, Glencoe, N.Y., 140 pounds; BRIAN O'SHEA, Chicago, 132 pounds; CHARLES BROWN, Marines, 124 pounds; PETROS SPANAKOS, New York, 119 pounds; MEIGI SHIMBAKURA, Norwalk, Calif., 112 pounds.

GOLF—BETSY RAWLS, Spartanburg, S.C., Land of the Sky Open, with 215 for 54 holes, Asheville, N.C. Betsy won $997.50, now leads lady pros with $8,214.

HOCKEY—HERSHEY BEARS, over Buffalo Bisons, 5-2, to win Calder Cup, 4 games to 2.

HORSE RACING—TOMY LEE: $163,750 Kentucky Derby, 1¼ m., by nose over Sword Dancer, in 2:02⅕ Churchill Downs. Willie Shoemaker up. WEDLOCK: $24,475 Kentucky Oaks first division) for fillies, 1[1/16] m., by 2½ lengths over Fairy Gold, in 1:45, Churchill Downs. J. L. Rotz up.

HIDDEN TALENT: $24,475 Kentucky Oaks (second division), by 1¼ lengths over Indian Maid, in 1:44[2/5] Manuel Ycaza up.

TABOUN: 2,000 Guineas, 1 m., by 3 lengths, in 1:42.42, with George Moore up; and PETITE ETOILE: 1,000 Guineas, 1 m., by 1 length, in 1:40:36, with Douglas Smith up, to give Prince Aly Khan rare double and $80,106 at New market.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Australia, gunned his Cooper at average 102.73 mph to beat Roy Salvadori, who averaged 102.38 mph in Aston Martin, in 150-m. Grand Prix al Silverstone, England.

Walt Hansgen, Westfield, N.J., SCCA 128-m. Virginia International, with 77.62-mph average, in Lister-Jaguar, Danville, Va.

SOCCER—NOTTINGHAM FOREST, playing with 10 men for 60 minutes after Right Wing Roy Dwight suffered cracked shinbone, beat Luton Town 2-1 in English Soccer Cup Final before Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and 100,000 at London's Wembley Arena.

STEEPLECHASE RACING—JUDGE BEACON: Virginia Gold Cup, 4 m., by 3½ lengths over favorite Grand Chal, in 7:30 Warrentown, Va. Jimmy Walker up.

TRACK & FIELD—JOHN LAWLOR, Boston U., threw hammer 204 feet 9½ inches lo break U.S. college record, Boston.

MILEPOSTS—BORN: to HAL CONNOLLY, 28, America's No. 1 hammer thrower; and wife, former OLGA FIKOTOVA, 26, Czechoslovakian discus thrower, whose international romance at 1956 Olympic Games gained world headlines; their first child, a son; at Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Mark. Weight: 11 pounds 13 ounces.

MARRIED: CHRIS BRASHER, 30 stubby, barrel-chested English steeplechaser, gold medalist at Melbourne; and SHIRLEY BLOOMER, 24, pretty tennis star; at London.

APPOINTED: BONNIE PRUDDEN, gymnastics expert who helped make America fitness conscious; youth fitness advisor to AMVETS National Commander Dr. Winston E. Burdine, at Washington, D.C. Bonnie will help AMVETS set up and promote nationwide youth fitness program.

RESIGNED: WALLACE WADE, 66, sometimes crusty veteran of 38 years in college athletics, whose shining coaching career at Alabama and Duke brought enshrinement in Football Hall of Fame; as commissioner of Southern Conference, to retire to cattle farm near Durham, N.C, where he plans to "take it easy from now on."