BICYCLE RACING—MICHAEL HILTNER, 19-year-old Californian, pedaled 50 miles in 2:00.30.7 for U.S. record, Tour of Somerville (N.J.).
BOATING—HARRY SINDLE, Little Falls, N.J. won three races, placed second twice, third twice in Flying Dutchman trials at Clearwater, Fla., earned right to represent U.S. in Olympics.
BOXING—NEW YORK BOXING COMMISSION, in confusing piece of vacillation, first suspended Sugar Ray Robinson for recent Baltimore no-show, then blithely gave blessing to Friday night's two-state (New York and Massachusetts) middleweight title bout between Champion Paul Pender and Robinson in Boston. Mused capricious Sugar Ray, perhaps greatest vacillator of his time: "It looks like I will have to take some action." WILLIE PASTRANO, light-punching, nimble-footed Miami light heavyweight, flicked and ran to 10-round decision over frustrated Sonny Ray before lonesome 698 (who paid $822) in Chicago. Onetime Heavyweight Contender Pastrano, a master at art of fleeing from danger in ring, prepared to reverse field, said: "I hope I can catch Archie Moore for a title shot."
CHESS—RAUL BENEDITO, New York, U.S. amateur championship, with 6-0 record, Asbury Park, N.J.
June 12, 1960
DOG SHOWS—CH. THE RING'S BANSHEE, 2½-year-old basset hound owned by Chris Teeter, Birmingham, Mich. and handled by Frank Hardy, best-in-show (his sixth), Huntingdon Valley (Pa.) Kennel Club.
Ch. Page Mill Tumbleweed, 15-inch beagle hound owned by Dr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Leavitt, Logmeadow, Mass. and handled by Richard Bauer, best-in-show, Ladies' Dog Club, Wellesley, Mass.
FISHING—ELWOOD L. HARRY, ROBERT E. MAYTAG AND W. HARRY PETERS, U.S., boated five fish totaling 2,055 pounds, won Bahamas International Tuna Match, Cat Cay.
GOLF—BARBARA McINTIRE, pretty, dimpled Lake Park, Fla. real estate saleslady, held off rallying Philomena Garvey of Ireland, beat her 4 and 2 at Harlech, Wales to add British amateur title to U.S. crown she won last summer.
Joyce Ziske, Waterford, Wis., shot par 75 on final round for 72-hole total of 299, won Wolverine women's open at Mount Clemens, Mich.
HARNESS RACING—WIDOWER CREED, moved out at opportune time by Driver Howard Beissinger, left crack field behind as favored Caduceus, the New Zealand import, and Bye Bye Byrd faded, equaled world record of 3:04[2/5] for infrequently run 1½ miles in $50,000 first leg of three-race International Pace Series at Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway.
HORSE RACING—BRITISH Thoroughbred enthusiasts, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, invaded Epsom Downs, were dutifully thrilled when ST. PADDY, under skillful prodding of Jockey Lester Piggott, finished three lengths ahead of closest pursuers in English Derby to give British Banker Sir Victor Sassoon (see page 28) his fourth Derby Winner and $92,545 in prize money. But race was marred by tragedy. Mrs. Ralph Beaver Strassburger's Angers, the favorite, broke leg midway in race, was destroyed on spot. Piggott was back in money next day, whipping PETITE ETOILE, 4-year-old darling of late Aly Khan's stable, to victory in Coronation Cup. U.S.-owned horses had their day in Epsom Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Mrs. Howell E. Jackson's French-trained NEVER TOO LATE outgamed Mrs. Strassburger's Paimpont, pushed nose in front at wire to win Derby counterpart and $49,940.
Bally Ache, tuning up for rugged, mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes, triple crown's richest jewel, fought off Tompion in bitter stretch duel, clocked nine furlongs in 1:49, took $122,330 Jersey Derby at Garden State.
BALD EAGLE: $114,200 Metropolitan Handicap, by easy 3½ lengths over First Landing, in 1:33[3/5] for East's fastest mile ever, Aqueduct. Manuel Ycaza up.
ROYAL NATIVE: $56,900 Top Flight H., 1[1/16], m., by 114 lengths over Quill, in 1:43, Belmont Pk. Bill Hartack up.
FLOW LINE: $28,300 Will Rogers St., 1 m., by nose over Natego, in 1:34[4/5] Hollywood Pk. Johnny Longden up.
HORSE SHOW—DUKE OF PAEONIAN, owned by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Pettibone, Middleburg, Va., and ridden by Poppet Robinson, won four blue ribbons, scored 26 points for conformation hunter title; GREY AERO, owned by Frank Imperatore, Cannonsburg, Pa. and ridden by Alex Fiore, won open jumper stake, Devon (Pa.) Horse Show (see page 74).
LACROSSE—NAVY rallied for seven goals in second half, beat Army 10-7 to clinch college championship, West Point, N.Y. (see page 22).
MOTOR SPORT—ROGER WARD, Indianapolis runner-up, averaged record 99.48 mph, won 100-mile Rex Mays Classic, Milwaukee.
SOCCER—ST. LOUIS KUTIS, over Patchogue, N.Y., 4-0, for fifth straight National Amateur Cup, St. Louis.
SWIMMING—STEVE CLARK, 16-year-old Los Altos schoolboy, hustled through 100-meter freestyle in 55.7 best time ever by American, shared honors with Ralph Kendrick of San Leandro, who set U.S. record of 5:12.5 for 400-meter individual medley, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
TENNIS—RUSSIA, anxious to impress West with its expanding skills in more esoteric sports, sent 18-year-old Toomas Lejus, who won junior title at Wimbledon last year, National Champions Anna Dmitrieva, 19, and Mikhail Mozer, 25, and Irina Ryasanova packing off to London, where they planned to warm up for Wimbledon by competing in Kent championships at Beckenham. DARLENE HARD, U.S., over Rita Bentley, England, 6-3, 6-3, Northern England singles title, Manchester.
TRACK & FIELD—HERB ELLIOTT, winding up brief U.S. visit, easily outran Oregon's Jim Grelle in 3:59.2 mile at Compton (Calif.) Relays (see page 64). Meanwhile, spunky little JIM BEATTY stretched out to 5,000 meters, set two U.S. records: 13:51.7 for 5,000 meters; 13:28 for three miles (along with Hungarian refugee Laszlo Tabori). Among other winners: Boston U.'s JOHN THOMAS, 7 feet 1¼ inches in high jump; Northeast Louisiana Hurdler DON STYRON, 220-yard lows in 22.2, 400 meters in 51.5, and twin brother DAVE, 100 meters in 10.3; DON BRAGG, 15 feet 4¾ inches in pole vault; PARRY O'BRIEN. 62 feet 8¼ inches (to Bill Nieder's 62 feet 5½ inches) in shotput. But NIEDER had his revenge next day, pushed shot 63 feet 3 inches to O'Brien's 62 feet 5½ inches at Whittier, Calif., where Occidental Freshman JOE FAUST also cleared 6 feet 11¼ inches in high jump.
Winston-Salem Teachers College, led by Hurdler Francis Washington's 24 points, won NAIA team title, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
Elvira Ozolina, Russia, heaved javelin 195 feet 2 inches, broke own world record, Bucharest.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: RUDELL STITCH, 27, hard-hitting, highly respected, third-ranked welterweight; by drowning, when he slipped and fell into churning waters of Ohio River while making futile grab to save fishing companion, who also drowned, at Louisville, Ky. Ironically, two years ago Stitch rescued man from drowning in same river, was awarded Carnegie Medal for heroism.
DIED: BENJAMIN F. LINDHEIMER, 70, Chicago-born realtor, financier and sportsman, owner and executive director of Chicago's Washington Park and Arlington race tracks; of heart attack, at Beverly Hills, Calif.
DIED: LESTER PATRICK, 76, hockey's imposing-looking Silver Fox 'for his thick thatch of gray hair), onetime major league star, longtime coach and vice-president of N.Y. Rangers, member of Hall of Fame, elder of one of hockey's most famous families (both his sons were NHL stars, now hold similar positions of vice-president and general manager: Muzz with Rangers, Lynn with Boston Bruins); of lung cancer, at Victoria, B.C. One of first of attacking defensemen, Patrick began playing career in 1902, joined pro Renfrew (Ont.) Millionaires in 1909, later was player-manager of Victoria Aristocrats in Pacific Coast League. He retired as player in 1926, became coach of Rangers in 1927, led his teams into NHL playoffs 15 times in 16 years, won Stanley Cup in 1928, 1933, 1940.