BOATING—ROYONO, prized 71-foot Naval Academy yawl, first over line, first on corrected time in 123-m. Virginia Cruising Cup race, in 19:29:50; Annapolis to Old Point Comfort, Va.
Maverick, Phoenix, driven by Bill Stead, over Miss Thriftway, Seattle, driven by Bill Muncey, by scant 1.8 sec. in Diamond Cup for hydros, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
BOXING—RORY CALHOUN cautiously poked way to 10-round split decision, in return bo it with British Empire champion, Dick Tiger, middleweights, Syracuse.
BICYCLE RACING—FEDERICO BAHAMONTES, Spain, pedaled to victory in 2,706-m. Tour de France, in 123:46:45. First to win title for his country in estimated $150,000 race.
July 26, 1959
CHESS—ROBIN AULT, 17, Columbia U. student, checkmated Larry Gilden in final round, for score of 7-2 and U.S. Chess Federation jr. championship, Omaha.
FENCING—ALLEN L.N. JAY, London, men's foil; EMMA EFIMOVA, Russian schoolteacher, women's foil; RUSSIA over West Germany, 9-3, men's team foil; HUNGARY over Russia, 8-6, women's, team foil, world fencing championships, Budapest.
GOLF—GENE LITTLER, Singing Hills, Calif., Insurance City Open at Wethersfield, Conn., with 272 for 72 holes.
Mickey Wright, Bonita, Calif., Alliance (Ohio) International tournament for women, with 72-hole total of 291.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER: $64,457 William H. Cane futurity pace, 1 1/16 m., by 2 lengths over Adios Oregon, in 2:09, Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway. Clint Hodgins, driver.
HORSE RACING—NOBLE NOOR: $163,850 Juvenile Championship St., 6 f., by ½ length over Tompion, in 1:10, Hollywood Pk. Don Pierce up.
BALLY ACHE: $57,200 Great American St., 5½ f., by 1¾ lengths over Vital Force, in 1:04 2/5, Jamaica. Sam Boulmetis up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—RICHIE GINTHER, Granada Hills, Calif., won 150-m. USAC Kiwanis Grand Prix with 88.75-mph average in Ferrari, Riverside, Calif.
POLO—CIRCLE F, DALLAS, over Meadow Brook, 11-5, in natl. 20-goal tourney, Locust Valley, N.Y.
SWIMMING—AAU women's champions: SYLVIA RUUSKA, Berkeley (Calif.) YMCA, one-mile freestyle in 21:38.9; CHRIS VON SALTZA, Santa Clara (Calif.) SC, 110-yard freestyle in 1:04.8 (U.S. citizen record); ANN WARNER, Santa Clara SC, 220-yard breaststroke in 3:02.4 (U.S. record); IRENE MACDONALD, Los Angeles AC, one-meter dive with 381.75 points, three-meter dive with 467.75 points; MARIANNE HARGREAVES, Kris Kristensen SC, 110-yard breaststroke in 1:22.4, (U.S. record); CARIN CONE, Houston Shamrocks, 110-yard backstroke in 1:13.3 (U.S. record). SANTA CLARA SC's, VON SALTZA, WARNER, SIMECEK, RANSOM, 440-yard medley relay in 4:59.9 (U.S. record); BERKELEY YMCA's P. RUUSKA SCHULER, S. RUUSKA, BANCROFT, 440-yard freestyle relay in 4:59.9 (U.S. record). Team champion: BERKELEY YMCA with 76 points. DICK BEAVER, U. of Indiana, in lone performance, bettered American 220-yard backstroke record, in 2:23.4, Redding, Calif.
WALKING—ANATOLIY YEGOROV, Russia, quick-stepped 30 kilometers in 2:17:16.8 to set new world record, Leningrad.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: WILFRED BURGLUND as president of West Side Tennis Club, after Nobel Prize winner and United Nations Under Secretary Ralph Bunche quoted Burglund as telling him that neither Jews nor Negroes were permitted membership in club. Stated club's Board of Governors: "It is the policy of the club to consider and accept members without regard to race, creed or color; should Dr. Bunche or his son be Proposed for membership, their applications will receive prompt and courteous attention."
DIED: SIR ALFRED J. MUNNINGS, 80, former president of British Royal Academy", famous horse painter and breeder (SI, Nov. 21, 1955) and critic of modern art ("What will future generations think of these dropsical, swollen, distorted women?"), in Dedham, England.