ARCHERY—BILL PARTIN of Lexington, Ohio, scored 1,666 of a possible 1,728 to win the men's freestyle at the Ben Pearson Open Tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. ALLEN FROATS of Midland, Pa. won the men's instinctive. MARGARET TILL-BERRY of Springfield, Ohio took the women's freestyle, and GERTRUDE HITT of Archbold. Ohio the women's instinctive.
BOXING—PAUL PENDER, in charge in the middle and late rounds, retained his world middleweight championship (the Massachusetts, New York and European version) with a 15-round unanimous decision over Carmen Basilio in Boston (see page 59)
Joe Brown, 34-year-old world lightweight champion with 15 years' ring experience, chopped up British Challenger Dave Charnley for 15 rounds, for the 10th time successfully defended his title, in London.
Cassius Clay, Olympic light heavyweight champion, ran his pro record to 6-0 with a second-round KO over knockout specialist LaMar Clark in Louisville. Clay broke Clark's nose and downed him twice in the first, finished the job in less than a minute and a half of the second.
April 30, 1961
Tommy Mathis of the Air Force won his second flyweight title in the WORLD-WIDE INTERSERVICE championships at Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif. Olympic Bronze Medal Winner Quincey Daniels of the Air Force easily won the light welterweight title. Other winners: John L. Cereghian, Air Force (bantamweight); Henry Aaron, 82nd Airborne (featherweight); Jim Richardson, Air Force (lightweight); Ralph McCoy, Air Force (welterweight); Dean Harrison, Air Force (light middleweight); William Parks, 82nd Airborne (middleweight); Gerald Pate, 101st Airborne (light heavyweight); James Johnson, 101st Airborne (heavyweight).
CREW—NAVY, borrowing four members from its junior varsity, scored an easy two-length victory over Princeton, using the entire varsity: the junior varsity boat won by a length over the Tigers. HARVARD, a questionable quality in preseason forecasts, proved surprisingly strong in its opening race, outrowed Brown and Syracuse. YALE, low-stroking, took Rutgers by 1½ lengths; CORNELL won all three of its races against Pennsylvania.
GOLF—BARBARA McINTIRE of Lake Park, Fla., with a final-round victory of three and one over good friend Judy Bell of Wichita, Kans., won her second consecutive North and South women's amateur title in Pinehurst, N.C.
Mary Lena Faulk of Sea Island, Ga., shot a 54-hole total of 211 to win the $7,000 Babe Zaharias Open in Beaumont, Texas, her first major victory since 1957. Louise Suggs of Atlanta was second with 215.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($5.40), representing the U.S., took the lead after the first half mile and won the $50,000 United Nations Trot at Yonkers by½ length over Canada's Tie Silk (see page 49). Third, more than two lengths behind, was Italy's Tornese. It was the fourth straight victory for the 7-year-old gelding, who trotted the taxing 1½ miles in 3:10 4/5. Stanley Dancer, driver.
HORSE RACING—GLOBEMASTER ($30.40), never behind, upset Carry Back, favored for the Kentucky Derby, by 3¼ lengths in the 586,250 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct (see page 18). Ambiopoise was third, six lengths behind Carry Back. Owned by Leonard P. Sasso, Globemaster, with John L. Rotz up, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:50[1/5].
Four-And-Twenty ($7) quickly moved to the front and led the field to the wire to win the $7,500 Forerunner Purse at Keeneland by two lengths over He's a Pistol. Three of the last four winners of the Kentucky Derby (Iron Liege, Tim Tam, Tomy Lee) have won the Forerunner. The Alberta Ranches' coir, with Hank Moreno up, ran the seven-furlong tune-up in 1:23.
Go-Bid-Go put on a determined stretch drive to win the Grand National point-to-point steeplechase in Butler, Md. by½ length over Mountain Dew. The 8-year-old gelding, owned by C. N. Bliss Jr. and ridden by James Hruska, ran the three-mile, 18-jump course in 6:24[1/5]. E. H. Bennett's Flying Cub was third.
LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS, overcoming a valiant, 21-saves effort by Goalie Ted Koch, beat Rutgers 9-7. ARMY gained its third straight victory with a 7-4 win over Princeton. NAVY defeated Virginia 8-7.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, speeding through a torrential rain in his Cooper-Climax, won the 150-mile Aintree, England race for Grand Prix cars. Brabham averaged 78.06 mph. Bruce McLaren of New Zealand was second. Stirling Moss, who won a 51-mile sports-car race earlier the same day, was forced out on the second lap.
TENNIS—Meeting in Washington the USLTA proposed a plan for open tennis: five national and four regional tournaments. In the nationals the pros and amateurs would play in separate divisions, with the four semifinalists in each division meeting in the final rounds. But, before this proposal can even be put to vote by the USLTA membership around the country, the International Lawn Tennis Federation (which last year voted against open tournaments) must first approve at its July meeting in Stockholm another U.S. proposal allowing each country the right to determine for itself whether it wishes to hold open tournaments.
Tut Bartzen, 33-year-old left-handed Dallas Davis Cupper, came back from a 3-6 first-set defeat by Ham Richardson to sweep the Dallas Country Club Invitational 6-2, 6-2, 6-0. In earlier rounds Richardson, a former Davis Cup star who now plays only on weekends, defeated Australia's Neale Fraser and Roy Emerson, while Brooklyn's Ron Holmberg (defeated in the semifinals by Bartzen) beat Australia's Rod Laver.
TRACK AND FIELD—Olympian Phil Mulkey, forced out of last summer's Roman games because of an injury, broke his own meet record in winning his fifth KANSAS RELAYS decathlon title in Lawrence, Kans., with 7,268 points. 101 points higher than his previous best. Cliff Cushman of Kansas took the 400-meter hurdles in 51 flat. Jim Grelle of Eugene, Ore. beat Ernie Cunliffe in the Glenn Cunningham mile in 4:07.4. Texas Southern set college class meet records in the 440 relay (41 flat) and 880 relay (1:24.2). North Texas set a meet record in the distance medley relay in 9:49.3, best time in the nation so far this year. Houston's four-mile relay team (made up of a Pole, John Macy, and three Australians, Al Lawrence, Barrie Almond and Pat Clohessy) was clocked in 17:02.3, also best time in the U.S. this year. John Kelly set a meet record in the hop, step and jump at 50 feet 3 inches.
In the rain-soaked OHIO STATE RELAYS in Columbus, Ohio, Michigan ran off with the 440, 880, two-mile relays and distance medley, as well as first in the shotput. Tom Sullivan, 18-year-old Evanston, Ill. high school runner, took the 1,000 in 2:12.7 Ira Murchison of Chicago Track Club won the 100-yard dash in 9.7.
In dual meets YALE won its first of the season 89-51 over Army: OREGON STATE took 12 firsts to defeat California 96 6/10 to 32 4/10; DARTMOUTH beat Boston University despite an outstanding performance by John Thomas (first in the 120-yard high hurdles, the shotput and high jump and third in the 220-yard low hurdles). In triangular meets Brown defeated Pennsylvania and Columbia; SOUTHERN CAL, scoring a sweep in the 440 and a one-two in the 220, ran up 78 points to beat Stanford and its constant rival Oregon. Oregon's Dyrol Burleson loped through a 4:11.5 mile, 1:50.3 half. Rex Cawley took the 440 in 46.3.
MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: ED LITZENBERGER, 28, captain of the Chicago Black Hawks, Stanley Cup Champions, to Gayle Goschen, 22, airline stewardess from Grand Forks, N.D.
SIGNED: CHARLIE CONERLY, 39, for his 14th year as quarterback of the New York Giants.
NAMED: ROBERT C. CLEMENTS, 47, West Coast scouting supervisor for the Pittsburgh Pirates, to succeed Branch Rickey Jr. as director of the Pirates' minor league clubs.
DIED—AL SINGER, 51, onetime world lightweight boxing champion, of a heart attack in New York. Singer's reign was transitory. He won the lightweight title in 1930 by knocking out Sammy Mandell in the first round of bout in Yankee Stadium, lost it by a knockout in the first round less than four months later to Tony Canzoneri. When he retired in 1935, Singer had won 60 fights, lost eight, drew two.
DIED: JACK BARRY, 73, shortstop with the Philadelphia Athletics' exalted $100,000 infield, in Shrewsbury, Mass. During an 11-year span Barry played in four World Series with the Athletics and one with the Boston Red Sox. He spent the last 41 years of his career as baseball coach at Holy Cross.