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A roundup of the sports information of the week

June 27, 1960
June 27, 1960

Table of Contents
June 27, 1960

European Events
Editorials
Fight
Olympic Aim
Danny Murphy
Swimming
Horse Shows
Rowing
Motor Sports
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—COAST GUARD ACADEMY, national collegiate sailing championship, with 210 points, Detroit. Runner-up: Princeton, 201 points.

This is an article from the June 27, 1960 issue

BOXING—BOXING'S dirty business was stirring again—this time in Washington, where Kefauver Committee heard Jake LaMotta, bull-necked, onetime middleweight champion, blandly admit what everyone has suspected for almost 13 years. Shrugging off reported threats by underworld, Jake confessed he look "standing dive" for Manager Blinky Palermo's fighter, Billy Fox (now in New York State mental hospital), in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14, 1947 in return for title shot with Marcel Cerdan (see page 13) after turning down earlier $100,000 bribe to throw fight.

Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican-born New Yorker, snaked left jabs through weaving defense of stumpy Italian Challenger Duilio Loi, won 15-round split decision to retain junior welterweight title, San Francisco.

FISHING—CLUB NAUTICO, San Juan, International Blue Marlin Tournament, with 1,176½ pounds and 1,421 points, Hatteras, N.C. Individual winner: KSTEBAN (CHILO) BIRD, Puerto Rico, with two catches totaling 735 pounds and 919 points.

FOOTBALL—AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE angrily flexed its brand-new muscles, hopefully filed $10-million antitrust suit against NFL in Washington's Federal District Court. Complaint charged NFL with conspiring to monopolize pro football by harassing AFL members, threatening players and coaches with blacklisting and invading AFL territory, also sought to have recently awarded NFL Dallas franchise fin competition with new league's Texans) withdrawn. Meanwhile, more immediate interleague battle was being waged in Los Angeles, where Federal District Court finally ruled in favor of AFL's Houston Oilers in their fight to keep star Halfback Billy Cannon, who had also signed with NFL's Los Angeles Rams. Judge William J. Lindberg decided the Ram contracts were invalid.

GLIDING—HEINZ HUTH, Germany, at 51 oldest competitor, accumulated 5,619.1 points for standard title; RUDOLFO HOSSINGER, Argentina, won open title with 5,102.9 points, world gliding championships, Cologne.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, Ligonier, Pa. pro, trailing by seven strokes going into final round, shot amazing 65, won U.S. Open with 280 for 72 holes, Denver.

Besty Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., Cosmopolitan Open, with 208 for 54 holes, Rockton, Ill.

HARNESS RACING—COUNTESS ADIOS, only filly in $65,245 Cane Pace at Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway, turned out to be a brazen hussy. Stepping boldly to front under urging drive by Del Miller, the Countess repulsed Bet ting Time by 1½ lengths, won race in world record (for 3-year-old pacers) 2:08 for 1 1/16 miles.

RAPID TRANSIT: $25,765 Bronx Filly Pace for 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 m., by nose over Dream Girl, in 2:12 4/5, Yonkers. Hugh Bell, driver.

HORSE RACING—The late Aly Khan's stable continued extraordinary streak of success on European tracks. At Chantilly, CHARLOTTESVILLE moved resolutely under firm hands of Aussie George Moore to win $86,240 French Derby. At Ascot, French-bred VENTURE cantered home easily in first-day St. James's Palace Stakes; SHESHOON, frisky 4-year-old chestnut colt, galloped into lead in last furlong, finished 114 lengths ahead of Exar in $30,600 Ascot Gold Cup. To add to international flavor, American-owned horses scored unprecedented triple on second day at Ascot. U.S. Ambassador Jock Whitney's PERSIAN ROAD won Bessborough Handicap; Winston Guest's BARBARESQUE took Coronation Cup; New York Businessman Phil King's SMALL SLAM ran off with Royal Hunt Cup.

AMBER MORN: $59,400 Bowling Green H., 1½ m., by neck over Dunce, in 2:29 1/5, Belmont Park. Pete Anderson up.

BAGDAD: $54,350 Inglewood H., 1 1/16 m., by 1 length over Sea Orbit, in 1:40 4/5, Hollywood Park. Willie Shoemaker up.

RUN FOR NURSE: $47,350 Chicagoan H., 1 m., by neck over Heroshogala, in 1:34 4/5, Washington Park. Ken Church up.

VICTORIA PARK: $45,950 Leonard Richards St., 1 1/8 m., by 5 lengths over Tompion, in track record 1:47 2/5, Delaware Park. Bill Hartack up.

MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Australia, took charge early, jazzed his Cooper along at average 133.393 mph and drove 314.7 miles in 2:21:37.3 to win Belgium Grand Prix at Francorchamp, the season's longest and most tragic race. Two drivers, Britain's Chris Bristow and Alan Stacey, were killed during race; two others, Britain's daring Stirling Moss and Mike Taylor, suffered serious injuries in practice spin crashes day earlier.

Joe Lee Johnson, Chattanooga, averaged 107.752 mph in 1960 Chevrolet, won first world 600-mile stock car race and $25,650 before 78,000 at Charlotte, N.C.

Harry Carter, Litchfield, Conn., 75-mile Vanderbilt Cup Race for Formula Junior cars, in Fiat-powered Stanguellini, with 74.95-mph average, Westbury, N.Y.

Augie Pabst, Milwaukee, 140-mile feature, in Scarab, with 85.54-mph average, International June Sprints, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Dick Mann, El Sobrante, Calif., 100-mile national motorcycle championship race, with 58.8-mph average, Laconia, N.H.

ROWING—CALIFORNIA, stroked by Don Martin, floated along with pack, made determined bid with less than mile to go, beat Navy (by 1¼ lengths), Washington (by 1 14 lengths) in 15:57 for 3 miles in IRA regatta. Lake Onondaga, Syracuse (see page 58).

Harvard, stroked by Perry Boyden, led from start, left Yale seven lengths behind on way to 19:41 clocking for 4 miles on Thames at New London, Conn., earned shot at Olympic trials in Syracuse next month. Cantabs also won jayvee, freshman races, swept river against Yale for first time since 1951.

SOCCER—KILMARNOCK, Scotland, over N.Y. Americans, 3-1, to win International League first section title with 4-0-1 record and 9 points, Jersey City.

TENNIS—CHRIS TRUMAN, Britain, over Karen Hantze, IS., 6-4, 6-3, women's singles; ANDRES GIMENO, Spain, over Rod Emerson, Australia, 8-6, 6-3, men's singles, London grass courts championships.

Don Rubell, Cornell, over Wayne Adams, Randolph Macon, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, for his second singles title; GORDON AYDELOTT and JIM BEGGS. Dartmouth, over teammates Ron Picket and Larry Holden, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, for doubles title, eastern intercollegiate championships, Hamilton, N.Y.

TRACK & FIELD—KANSAS, led by double winner CHARLIE TIDWELL (100 meters in 10.2, 200 meters in 20.8), CLIFF CUSHMAN (400-meter hurdles in 50.8), BILL ALLEY (meet record 268 feet 9 inches in javelin l, piled up 50 points, easily beat USC (37 points) for second straight NCAA title, Berkeley, Calif. Other record breakers: Illinois' GEORGE KERR. 1:46.4 in 800 meters; Oregon's DYROL BURLESON, 3:44.2 in 1,500 meters; San Jose State's CHARLIE CLARK, 9:01.1 in 3,000-meter steeplechase; Houston's AL LAWRENCE, 14:19.8 in 5,000 meters; USC's LUTHER HAYES, 50 feet 1114 inches in hop, step and jump, and DALLAS LONG, 61 feet. 9 inches in shotput; Boston U.'s JOHN LAWLOR, 209 feet 2 inches in hammer throw, and JOHN THOMAS, 7 feet in high jump.

Glenn Davis took on testing field in 440-yard hurdles, was pushed to 49.9 clocking, fastest of year, by University of New Mexico's Dick Howard and Northeast Louisiana's Don Styron, who were caught in 50.1, at Albuquerque (N. Mex.) Jaycee Invitational. Other winners: PARRY O'BRIEN, who beat Dave Davis with 62-foot UK-'"''" heave in shotput; Occidental's JOE FAUST, who leaped 6 feet 11¼ inches to break-own U.S. freshman record.

Ira Davis, Philadelphia Pioneer Club, skittered 52 feet 6 inches (world record: 54 feet 9¼ inches), set U.S. record for hop, step and jump, New York.

MILEPOSTS: DIED: JIMMY BRYAN, 33, cigar-chomping, heavy-footed racing driver from Phoenix, Ariz., master of dirt tracks, three-time national driving champion (1954, 1956, 1957), winner of first Miglia de Monza in 1957 and Indianapolis "500" in 1958; when car skidded and nipped on first lap of 100-mile race, at Langhorne, Pa.

DIED: BETTY O'BRIEN, 38, wife of Harness Driver-Trainer Joe O'Brien, high-spirited, popular figure at trotting meets for 15 years; of brain tumor, following operation, in New York.