BADMINTON—MARGERY SHEDD of Toronto beat Jean Miller of Toronto 10-12, 11-3, 10-2 to win Canadian singles title for the fourth time, in Calgary. ERLAND KOPS of Denmark beat Robert McCoig of Scotland 15-2, 15-12 to take the men's title.
BASKETBALL—Against Los Angeles, Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain scored 32 points for a single-season mark of 2,734 in 72 games, breaking his own record of 2,707 set last year in the same number of games. Detroit dropped three games to fall into last place in the Western Division,½ game behind Cincinnati, with only four games left.
In the NBL Denver won its 12th straight (86-83 over Seattle) and the Western Division title. Denver will play Cleveland in Denver March 19 for the NBL championship.
BILLIARDS—STAN ADAMS of Chicago won 13 straight matches to take the national amateur three-cushion championship in Minneapolis. Decisive game against Gerald Glenn of New York (runner-up with a 12-1 record) went 66 innings, Adams winning 50-30.
March 13, 1961
BOXING—GENE FULLMER, more aggressive than in his last fight with Sugar Ray Robinson, kept the pressure on in their fourth match, won a 15-round decision over Robinson to retain his middleweight title in bout in Las Vegas (see page 49).
Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot, Texas, after losing three straight, won over Dave Rent of England, who was disqualified for butting in the fifth round of 10-round bout in Houston.
COURT TENNIS—The brother team of NORTHRUP and SEYMOUR KNOX of Aiken, S.C. and Buffalo, N.Y. dethroned defending champions Robert Grant III and Alistair Martin of New York 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 for the national doubles title in Boston.
DOG SHOW—CH. PINETOP'S FANCY PARADE, an Ascot cocker spaniel, won best-in-show at Heart of America All Breed show in Kansas City. Fancy Parade is owned by William J. Laffoon and Mrs. Rose Robbins of Petersburg, Va. and was handled by Norman Austin of Dallas.
FIELD TRIALS—WARHOOP JAKE II, four-year-old white-and-liver pointer owned by John O'Neall Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. and Joe Bruce of Elba, Ala., won the National Shooting Dog championship at Union Springs, Ala.
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS led all the way in the $30,000 Greater New Orleans Open to win his first tournament since 1959. Sanders shot a 272 for 72 holes, four strokes under Gay Brewer Jr. of Crystal River, Fla. and Mac Main of Danville, Va.
HOCKEY—TORONTO held first, two points ahead of Montreal. Chicago, with a 7-1 victory over New York, clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth.
Denver University drubbed Colorado College 13-3 to end its season with a 17-1 WCHA record, finest in league history. Denver's Jerry Walker scored three goals and three assists to push his season total to 74 points. Final WCHA standings: Denver 17-1; Minnesota 14-6; Michigan 15-8-1; Michigan Tech 13-11; North Dakota 7-16-1; Michigan State 5-15; Colorado College 4-18. In the East, Harvard defeated Princeton 9-2 to clinch its sixth Ivy League title in eight years. Brown lost its last game 0-9 to Providence, for the first time went through an entire season without winning a game. Phillip Latreille of Montreal, Middlebury College captain and right wing, set three NCAA records, one a season total of 108 points, a goal record of 80 and a four-season record of 250 goals.
In the world championships at Geneva the U.S., defending champions, lost their first three games, 2-13 to Russia, 1-4 to Czechoslovakia, and 4-7 to Canada. Canada and Russia, co-favorites for the title, each won their first three games.
HORSE RACING—FOUR-AND-TWENTY ($3.40), front running from start to finish, won the $145,100 Santa Anita Derby by a length over Ronnie's Ace (see page 43). The Alberta Ranches' colt, unbeaten in four starts, ran the 1 1/8 mile in 1:48. Johnny Longden up.
Bass Clef ($4.80) came from last around the outside to beat long-shot Loyal Son by a length in the $51,700 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Under Ronnie Baldwin the 3-year-old gelding covered the 1 1/8 mile in 1:50 1/5.
Be cautious ($19.30), under Bob Ussery, slipped through a hole on the rail to win the $46,300 Black Helen Handicap at Hialeah by¾ of a length over Teacation. Joseph Roebling's 4-year-old ran the 1 1/8 mile in 1:50 4/5.
SLED-DOG RACING—LEO KRISKA of Koyukuk on the Yukon River in western Alaska, won the 75-mile world championship near Anchorage. Kriska's elapsed time for the three 25-mile heats was 5:52.10. Runner-up: Dr. Roland Lombard, Wayland, Mass., in 5:53.5.
SWIMMING—INDIANA broke Michigan's three-year reign to win its first Big Ten title in 51 years, in Columbus, Ohio. The Hoosiers took seven of the 16 events, beat Michigan 205½-201[5/6]. Ohio State was third with 114. Six NCAA records fell in the 14 swimming events: Minnesota's Steve Jackman won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.4; Indiana's Alan Somers the 440-yard freestyle in 4:22.5; Indiana's Frank McKinney the 200-yard backstroke in 1:59.8 (broken the next day in Los Angeles, when USC's Chuck Bittick did it in 1:58.6); Michigan's Dave Gillanders the 100-yard butterfly in 53 seconds—upsetting Olympic champion Mike Troy; Michigan breaststrokers Dick Nelson and Ron Clark the 100- and 200-yard events in 1:01.8 and 2:14.3. Ohio State sophomore Lou Vitucci upset Michigan's Olympic champion Bob Webster to win both diving events.
TRACK & FIELD—In his third and last U.S. meet, the Knights of Columbus at Madison Square Garden, Russia's Valeri Brumel set a world indoor-high-jump record of 7 feet 3½ inches. Boston University's John Thomas had another bad night, missed at seven feet. George Kerr of Jamaica set a world indoor record in the 600-yard run with a sizzling 1:09.3. Hungary's Istvan Rozsavolgyi ran the second-fastest indoor mile in 4:01.8, only 4/10 second off Ron Delany's 4:01.4. In the process Rozsavolgyi set a world record in the 1,500 meters in 3:46.6. Ira Davis of Philadelphia set a fourth world mark, did 52 feet 1 inch in the hop, step and jump, 8¾ inches better than the old record set last year by Davis' teammate, Bill Sharpe. Jerry Siebert of Berkeley, Calif. ran the 1,000 yards in 2:08.5, and Don Bragg reached 15 feet 7½ inches in the pole vault, both meet records. In the Far West Classic in Portland Roscoe Cooke of the University of Oregon ran the 60-yard dash in six seconds to tie the world record for the third time. Best all-round performer was Tennessee State's Ralph Boston, who won the broad jump with a leap of 25 feet 7¾ inches, the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.1, and placed second in high jump to Washington State's Hank Wyborney, who did 6 feet 9 inches. Dyrol Burleson of Oregon won the mile in 4:03.8.
In the BIG TEN championship at Champaign, Ill., Dave Mills, a Purdue junior, set a world indoor record in the 440 in 47.2. Michigan, with five victories in the 15 events, won the Big Ten title for the third straight year with 69 points. Runner-up: Indiana with 30 points. Kansas won its ninth BIG EIGHT championship in 11 years, 61 points to runner-up Oklahoma's 34½ points, at Kansas City.
Yale won the Heptagonal Games at Ithaca with 59 points. Navy was second with 37 points.
WRESTLING—MICHIGAN STATE upset Michigan in the Big Ten championships at East Lansing, Mich., beat the Wolverines, defending champions and seven times team winner, 69-65.
Lamar College of Lamar, Colo. won the national junior college championship at Farmingdale, N.Y., 122-77 over Mesa College of Grand Rapids, Colo.
MILEPOSTS—ENGAGED: PETE DAWKINS, 22, former West Point All-America and current all-round athlete at Oxford, to Judi Wright of Oxon Hill, Md., kindergarten teacher and former University of Maryland student. "We've been engaged since last May," Dawkins said, "but we've been keeping it pretty quiet." The couple plans to marry at West Point in July.
RETIRED: JON HENRICKS, 26, of Australia, 1956 Olympic 100-meter freestyle champion, from the University of Southern California swimming team. "I'm about over the hill," Henricks explained. "Swimming is a young man's sport."
DIED: PLATT ADAMS, 75, winner of the 1912 Olympic standing high jump, at Normandy Beach, N.J. Adams won the now-discontinued Olympic event with a jump of 5 feet 4½ inches.