BASEBALL—WHITWORTH, beaten by Georgia Southern 12-1 in fourth round of double elimination tournament, came back to beat same team 4-0 for NAIA championship, Sioux City, Iowa.
BOXING—PAUL PENDER, nondescript Boston middleweight, let aging Sugar Ray Robinson punch himself out in early rounds, then pawed, pulled and shoved his way to 15-round split decision to retain his two-state (New York, Massachusetts) "world" title, Boston (see page 54).
Ninovaldes,hulking35-year-old heavyweight once described as "best bum around" by former Manager Bobby Gleason, was withdrawn from Toronto fight with Canadian Champion George Chuvalo when routine medical examination by Ontario Athletic Commission showed he had little sight in left eye, the result of cataract blamed on old ring injury. Decision drew revealing wail ("Ten year I have this") from distraught Valdes, who has had 69 fights since 1941—including 3-round knockout by Sonny Liston in Chicago last August and 7-round KO of Brian London in London last December—should give less alert boxing commissions pause.
Eddie Machen, 4th-ranked heavyweight, 10-round decision over Alonzo Johnson, Chicago.
June 19, 1960
FOOTBALL—FOREST EVASHEVSKI. successful Iowa football coach who engaged in bitter feud with Athletic Director Paul Brechler and last fall raised eyebrows with announcement he would leave Hawkeyes when 10-year contract expired in 1963, had last word. With Brechler gone to head up Skyline Conference, Iowa named Evy athletic director at $20,000 per year. His first task: to find new football coach for 1961 season.
American football league, pushy new rival of established NFL, will begin life with plush financial cushion. ABC picked up five-year, $10,625,000 tab to telecast 32 AFL games (some regionally) annually, giving league's eight teams each $225,000 in TV booty first year.
GOLF—JOHNNY DAWSON, 57-year-old Californian, put together 69 and 72 for 141, won his third straight U.S. Seniors title at Rye, N.Y. Sprightly six-time champion Ellis Knowles became first to shoot his age (73) in tournament, followed with par 72 to finish only single stroke behind runner-up J. Walcott Brown, who had 144.
Tommy Bolt (68), over Ben Hogan (69) and Gene Littler (71), in three-way playoff for $4,300 first money, Memphis Open.
Genelittler, Singing Hills, Calif., Oklahoma City Open, with 273 for 72 holes.
Charlie Smith, Gastonia, N.C., over Cobby Ware, Augusta, Ga., 4 and 2, Southern Amateur, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Gene Dahlbender, Atlanta, Sunnehanna Tournament of Champions, with 273 for 72 holes, Johnstown, Pa.
Louise Suggs, Sea Island, Ga., finished with 364 for 90 holes, toted up plus-59 points to win pro round robin, Elmsford, N.Y.
HARNESS RACING—BYE BYE BYRD was maneuvered neatly past Widower Creed in stretch by Driver Clint Hodgins, went on to win second leg of International Pace Series at Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway in track record 2:33[2/5] for 1¼ miles. Bye Bye Byrd earned $25,000 for Owners Mr. and Mrs. Rex Larkin, became world's leading money-winning pacer with $361,484.
ADIOS BUTLER: $8,200 Harness Tracks of American Pace, 1 m., by 1¾ lengths over Royal Rick, in track record 1:59⅘ Scioto Downs, Columbus, Ohio. Eddie Cobb, driver.
HORSE RACING—CELTIC ASH, neatly rated by Bill Hartack, whizzed past Venetian Way in stretch, won $150,900 Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths (see page 61).
Victoria park, Toronto Industrialist E.P. Taylor's sleek 3-year-old, cantered home 7¾ lengths in front of Quintain in 101st running of Queen's Plate at Woodbine, Ont. Victory was worth $42,750, boosted Victoria Park's alltime winnings to $217,632, most ever by Canadian-bred.
TOP CHARGER: $54,800 Citation H., 1 m., by nose over Better Bee, in 1:34⅖ Washington Park. Evan Anyon up.
T. V. LARK: $38,300 Argonaut Stakes, 1 1/16 m., by 1½ lengths over Henrijan, in 1:41⅕ Hollywood Park. Bill Harmatz up.
LACROSSE—SOUTH, over North, 13-12, on goal by Maryland's Jerry Phelan with 28 seconds to play, college all-star game, Worcester, Mass.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Australia, averaged 96 mph in Cooper, finished first in 196-mile Dutch Grand Prix in 2:01:47, Zandvoort.
ROWING—CALIFORNIA, stroked by Don Martin, held off challenging Navy (by 4 feet), Wisconsin (by 4 lengths), clocked 9:00.5 for 1¾ miles in tune-up for IRA regatta, Madison, Wis.
SOCCER—KILMARNOCK, unbeaten after four games (but held to 1-1 tie by Nice), led International League with 7 points, New York.
TENNIS—BRITAIN, trailing 2-1 after first day's matches, battled gamely back to 3-3 tie, won Wightman Cup 4-3 when doughty Chris Truman and Shirley Bloomer Brasher scored come-from-behind 6-4, 9-7 victory over America's Janet Hopps and Dorothy Head Knode in final doubles match at Wimbledon (see page 53).
Barry MacKay, upset by Brazil's 19-year-old Jose Mandarino, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, in West of England warmup (won by Ron Holmberg, 10-8, 6-4 over Mexico's Antonio Palafax) at Bristol, was still 5-2 choice of London bookies to win at Wimbledon. Other odds: Australia's Neale Fraser (3-1) and Rod Laver (6-1); America's Earl Buchholz (6-1), Bernard Bartzen and Holmberg (10-1).
TRACK & FIELD—HOUSTON'S Meet of Champions turned up some sparkling performances as track stars continued to tune up for Olympic trials. The best: CHARLIE TIDWELL'S world-record-tying 10.1 in 100 meters; BILL ALLEY'S 273-foot lO½-inch toss in javelin; JOHN THOMAS' 7-foot leap in high jump; LEE CALHOUN'S 13.6 in 110-meter hurdles; GLENN DAVIS' 50.2 in 400-meter hurdles; ARCHIE SAN ROMANI JR.'s 3:44.6 in 1,500 meters.
Bill Nieder, sidelined for nearly a month by pulled hamstring in knee, began working back into shape, heaved shot 62 feet 7 inches in Armed Forces championships at Quantico, Va. Other winners: EDDIE SOUTHERN, with 51.7 in 400-meter hurdles; JAN SIKORSKY, who upset ailing world record holder Al Cantello with 257-foot 6½-inch flip in javelin; DON BRAGG, who cleared 15 feet 3 inches in pole vault; MAX TRUEX, with 14:29.2 in 5,000 meters.
Tom Murphy, NYAC, ran 880 in 1:48.2, fastest ever in East; AL OERTER, NYAC, tossed discus 192 feet 5 inches, Metropolitan AAU championships, Yonkers, N.Y.
WATER SPORTS—AMERICO SANTARELLI, Brooklyn-born 35-year-old mechanical engineer who took up skin-diving only five years ago, plunged down 43 meters into ocean waters off Rio de Janeiro, came up with world free-diving (no helmet, no lung) record.
European girls spent busy week cracking world swim records. At Aachen, West Germany's WILTRUD URSELMAN covered 200-meter backstroke in 2:50.2; at Leipzig, Holland's MARIANNE HEEMSKERK did 200-meter butterfly in 2:34.4 and RIA VAN VELSEN pinwheeled 100-meter backstroke in 1:11.
WEIGHT LIFTING—U. S. championships at Cleveland produced six winners, all named to Olympic team. The champs: CHUCK VINCI, Cleveland, 123 pounds; ISAAC BERGER, York, Pa., 132 pounds; TOMMY KONO, Hawaii, 165 pounds; JIM GEORGE, Akron, 181 pounds; JOHN PULSKAMP, Columbus, 198 pounds; JIM BRADFORD, Washington, D. C, heavyweight.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: BILLY JURGES, 58, former National League shortstop who became nervous in service of last-place Boston Red Sox; as manager, after usual vote of confidence from Owner Tom Yawkey and only two days after he was given leave of absence to "rest." In bizarre twist, Yawkey then signed Mike Higgins, who was dropped for Jurges in midseason last year.
RESIGNED: NAT HOLMAN, 63, onetime pro star for Original Celtics, longtime basketball coach at City College of New York; after 40 years. One of game's most astute and respected coaches, Holman's brilliant career reached peak in 1950 when City College scored unprecedented double, won both NIT and NCAA titles. But next year basketball scandals wrecked team, and two years later Holman was suspended by incoming President Buell G. Gallagher as aftermath of investigation. He later was absolved of all blame and reinstated. His successor: Assistant Coach Dave Polansky, intermittent substitute for Holman.