BASEBALL—CLEARWATER (Fla.) BOMBERS won the world tournament of the Amateur Softball Association (for the fifth time) at Jones Beach, New York, defeating the Delta Merchants of Stockton, Calif. twice with 1-0 scores. In the first game BOBBY SPELL went nine innings in a three-hitter; in the second BILL MASSEY hurled a seven-inning no-hitter and had 19 strikeouts.
BOATING—WARREN BROWN of the Royal Bermuda YC, won the American Trophy—an International One-Design match-race sailing series—at Larchmont, N.Y., beating Warner Willcox of the Orienta YC of Mamaroneck, N.Y. After the two skippers had tied in the best of three series (the first race was nullified), Willcox, in a sporting gesture, suggested the trophy go to Brown. "Any pertinent rules notwithstanding, Brown completely outsailed me twice," said Willcox. In four races earlier in the week Long Island skippers scored a clean sweep over Bermuda to win the Amorita Cup for International One-Designs.
BOXING—PONE KINGPETCH of Thailand, in his first world flyweight title defense, scored an eight-round TKO over Pascual Perez of Argentina (see page 26).
Jorge Fernandez of Argentina, 10-round decision over Stefan Redl, welterweights, New York.
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Ernest Burford and ACE ARMSTRONG, 10-round draw, middleweights, Chicago.
Jose Luis Cruz of Mexico, five-round TKO over Noel Humphreys, featherweights, San Antonio. It was Cruz's 18th straight bout without a loss.
CHESS—SAMUEL RESHEVSKY, international grand master, beat Pal Benko, a Hungarian refugee living in New York, by one point in a 10-game match for the George P. Edgar trophy, at New York. Reshevsky won three games, drew five and lost two for a score of 5½-4½.
FISHING—SALLY PERRY of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. boated a 234½-pound Pacific blue marlin off Kona, Hawaii for world record catch on 50-pound test line. Fighting time: 62 minutes.
FOOTBALL—HOPEWELL HIGH upset Braddock (Pa.) High 7-6 to end Braddock's 56-game winning streak (SI, Nov. 2, '59). It was Braddock's first loss since 1953.
GOLF—MIKE CESTONE, 55-year-old retired postman, won the U.S. Seniors Amateur championship at Osterville, Mass. over David Rose, 56, of Cleveland. Tied after the final 18 holes, Cestone captured the title 1-up on the 20th when Rose missed a four-foot putt.
Louise Suggs of Atlanta won the $6,500 San Antonio Civitan Open by one stroke over Mickey Wright of San Diego. Suggs shot a 215 for 54 holes, pushed her money earnings to $16,890 to edge out Wright as leading money winner for 1960.
Billy Casper Jr. of Apple Valley, Calif. won the $27,500 Portland Open with a 22-under-par 266 for 72 holes. Paul Harney of Worcester, Mass. finished second with 268.
HARNESS RACING—BULLET HANOVER took the second ($4) and third ($2.40) heats of the $66,510 Little Brown Jug to win the Delaware, Ohio classic (see page 78). Driven by Johnny Simpson, Bullet Hanover paced the three heats in 5:56 4/5, the fastest time in history by a male side-wheeler on either a mile or half-mile track. Muncy Hanover ($19.80) won the first heat.
Adios Cleo ($2.80) paced to an easy one-length victory over Cape Horn in the $71,881 Roosevelt Futurity at Roosevelt Raceway, covered the mile in 2:04 2/5. Johnny Simpson, driver.
Duke Rodney ($98.90), the $71,881 West-bury Futurity by two lengths over Matastar, 1 m. in 2:05 3/5 (a track record for 2-year-old trotters), at Roosevelt Raceway. Eddie Wheeler, driver.
Countess Adios, with Del Miller driving, set six world records when she won the Breeder's Filly Stake at Delaware, Ohio. In the first heat, in which she covered the mile in 1:59 1/5, the Countess broke the 3-year-old pacing filly record, the 3-year-old record regardless of sex and the pacing mare record regardless of age. She paced the second heat in two minutes for a two-heat total of 3:59 1/5, broke the two-heat record for pacers regardless of age and sex, for 3-year-old pacers regardless of sex and the 3-year-old filly record.
HORSE RACING—SWORD DANCER ($8.30) won the $112,200 Woodward Handicap at Aqueduct for the second year, beating Dotted Swiss by a comfortable length and a half (see page 24). Under Eddie Arcaro, Sword Dancer ran the mile and a quarter in 2:01 1/5 for a track record. Bald Eagle was third.
HORSE SHOWS—RAIMONDO D'INZEO of Italy, Olympic gold medal winner, won his second straight world jumping championship at Venice. In the finals D'Inzeo had two perfect rides, was penalized only eight points in the last two rides. Lieut. Colonel Carlos Delia of Argentina was second with 24 penalty points. Billy Steinkraus of Westport, Conn., leading up to the finals, suffered a fractured collarbone when he lost control of his mount while jumping a water obstacle. An Italian team won the Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata prize over eight other nations. Runner-up was West Germany; third was the U.S.
Plainview's Julia, a chestnut mare owned by Plainview Farms of Louisville, Ky. and ridden by Lee Shipman, won the five-gaited title for the second year at the American Saddle Horse world championships at Louisville. DELIGHTFUL SOCIETY, owned by Horse Haven Farm of Omaha and ridden by Eddie Boyd, won the three-gaited championship for the second time.
MOTOR SPORTS—AUGIE PABST of Milwaukee won the 100-mile Watkins Glen Grand Prix in a nip-and-tuck race against three-time champion Walter Hansgen of Westfield, N.J., whose Maserati went dead halfway in the race, and Bob Holbert of Warrington, Pa., who broke a crankshaft in his Porsche on the last lap. Pabst, driving a Scarab, averaged 88.8 mph for a course record.
Stirling Moss, driving a Lotus Climax, won the Oulton International Gold Cup for the second consecutive year at Oulton Park, England. Moss finished well ahead of world champion Jack Brabham of Australia, driving a Cooper Climax, averaged 93.85 mph.
Rex White of Spartanburg, N.C., season leader in NASCAR grand national points, won the Virginia Sweepstakes at Martinsville, Va. White, driving a Chevrolet, averaged 60.439.
PARALYMPICS—The ninth Paraplegic Olympic Games—an international competition for athletes suffering from paraplegia—opened in Rome with 300 athletes from 22 countries. JACK WHITMAN of Champaign, Ill. took two gold medals in individual men's archery, won a third in archery with his next-door neighbor WAYNE BROEREN, defeating another U.S. team for the medal. RON STEIN of O'Fallon, Ill. won the shotput with a wheelchair toss of 33 feet 7 inches. The U.S. Class B basketball team, for players whose legs are paralyzed, won a gold medal when they defeated the Netherlands 21-9.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR shattered all English records when they defeated Aston Villa 6-2 in London for their 10th league victory in a row.
SWIMMING—NATALIE STEWARD of South Africa, who won a silver medal in the backstroke and a bronze in the freestyle at the Olympics, broke her own world 110-yard backstroke record with a time of 1:11, at Blackpool, England.
TENNIS—UNITED STATES scored a 5-0 sweep over Venezuela in the American zone Davis Cup finals at Cleveland. In December the U.S. plays the Philippines for the Eastern zone championship, the winner to play Italy for the right to tackle Australia for the cup.
Barry Mackay beat Earl Buchholz 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Pacific Southwest championship. ANN HAYDON of England defeated Darlene Hard, 6-4, 6-3 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—HERB ELLIOTT of Australia, running in the International Track Meet at Dublin, broke the four-minute mile for the 16th time. Elliott won in 3:57 in a race that saw two others also break four minutes. They were Terry Sullivan of Rhodesia (3:59.8) and Gordon Pirie of Britain (3:59.9).
Mrs. Joy Jordan made up for her last-place finish in the Olympic 880 finals by clipping half a second off the world record at a meet in Welwyn Garden City, England. Mrs. Jordan's time was 2 minutes 6.1 seconds.