BASKETBALL—NewYork County District Attorney Frank Hogan, after a long silence, accused ninemore players of being involved in the latest basketball scandal. Named were:Frank Majewski, John Egan and Vincent Kempton of St. Joseph's, Philadelphia(see page 20); Peter Kelly and Glenn Cross of University of Connecticut; EdwardBowler of LaSalle; Jerry Graves of Mississippi State; Richard Fisher and EdwardTest of the University of Tennessee; Doug Moe of University of North"Carolina.
BOXING—HAROLDJOHNSON, in his first defense of his light heavyweight title (NBA version),dropped fellow Philadelphian Von Clay once in the first round, three more timesin the second for an automatic TKO, in Philadelphia.
BOWLING—DON CLAFFYof St. John's University of Brooklyn defeated Defending Champion Jim Nixon ofMinnesota to win the National Intercollegiate match-game title in Chicago.Claffy rolled 586 to Nixon's 547.
GOLF—JAY HEBERT ofLafayette, La. defeated Ken Venturi with an eight-foot birdie putt on the firsthole of a sudden-death playoff in the $40,000 Houston Classic. Both were tiedwith 276 after the regulation 72 holes and were tied again after an 18-holeplayoff. Hebert won $7,000 for first, Venturi $3,600 for second.
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Bill Hyndman III,45, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., beat Dick Chapman of Palm Beach, Fla., 4 and 3in the final 36 holes of the North and South Amateur championship in Pinehurst,N.C.
Arnold Palmer madea typical come-from-behind finish to win the $30,000 Texas Open in San Antonioby one stroke over Al Balding. Palmer banged in an eagle on the 15th hole towind up with 270 for 72 holes.
HARNESS RACING—SUMAC LAD ($3.40) easily scored his fifth straight victory of the year witha¾-length win over Air Record in the $50,000 National Championship Trot atYonkers. Tornese of Italy was third. The 7-year-old gelding, driven by StanleyDancer, trotted the 1½ miles in 3:10⅗ two seconds off the trackrecord.
HORSERACING—SHERLUCK ($24.40), previously considered an outsider for this week'sKentucky Derby, opened up a quick lead in the $34,300 Blue Grass Stakes atKeeneland and romped home six lengths in front of Alberta Ranches' Flutterby(see page 58). Mr. Consistency was third,¾-length farther back. Jacob Sher's3-year-old, ridden by Braulio Baeza, was timed in 1:48[3/5] for the 1‚⅛ miles.It was his first win in seven starts this year.
Light Talk ($7.20)hung on to win the $5,000 Stepping Stone at Churchill Downs, a prep for Derbyeligibles, by a neck over On His Metal. Dearborn was third, favorite Garwollast. The Jacnot Stable winner, with Robert Nono up, ran the seven furlongs in1:23[2/5].
Mail Order($10.80) held off fast-charging Conestoga to win the $86,800 Grey Lag Handicapat Aqueduct by a nose. Guided by Larry Adams, the Alamode Farm's black5-year-old ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:50[1/5].
Simple Samsomgrabbed the lead at the last jump and ran home eight lengths in front of FullStop in the Maryland Hunt Cup at Glyndon, Md. Ridden by Crompton Smith, SimpleSamson covered the 22-jump, four-mile course in the slow time of 9:31[3/5].
LACROSSE—NAVYovercame a 5-1 deficit to defeat University of Maryland 9-7 in overtime. JOHNSHOPKINS ran over Washington and Lee 17-2. ARMY won its fourth straight at WestPoint, defeated Hofstra 10-2. Unbeaten MOUNT WASHINGTON of Baltimore crushedPhiladelphia 25-1. PRINCETON snuffed out Dartmouth 17-5, while YALE beatCornell 5-2.
ROWING—CORNELLvarsity heavyweight crew opened its season with a victory over Rutgers andHarvard, rowing the mile in 4:57.6 on Cayuga Inlet. PENN swept all its races asthe varsity beat Princeton and Columbia to win the Childs Cup and the juniorvarsity and freshmen won. MIT, rowing two miles in 9:37.4, defeated Yale by 2½lengths, its first victory over the Elis since 1950. BROWN covered the Henleydistance of 1[5/16] miles in 7:02 to beat Amherst and LaSalle. SYRACUSEdefeated Dartmouth to take the Packard Cup for the fourth consecutive time.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA varsity beat Stanford by two lengths in the fast timeof 5:44 over the Olympic 2,000-meter distance to remain undefeated, along withits junior varsity and freshman crews. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON varsity andfreshman crews defeated Oregon State.
SHOOTING—BRUCEMEREDITH of West Virginia University, scoring 299 points out of a possible 300,outshot 1,375 other collegians to take the individual title at the NationalIntercollegiate Rifle championship in Washington. Meredith also teamed withRobert Davies, Charles Rowan and Robert Gosnell to give the team championshipto West Virginia over 294 other schools. Arizona State University was second.RICHARD O'KEEFE of the Coast Guard fired 287 out of a possible 300 points tocapture the individual title in the pistol championship. ARMY scored 1,120 outof 1,200 for the team title. Coast Guard was second, and Army's No. 2 teamthird.
TRACK ANDFIELD—The MT. SAN ANTONIO RELAYS at Walnut, Calif, produced a cluster of fineperformances. San Jose's Jamaican sprinter Dennis Johnson, often accused of arolling start, came off the blocks to win the 100-yard dash in a wind-aided 9.2(see page 28). In the high jump. Southern California's Bob Avant leaped sevenfeet to become the fourth American to reach this height. Southern Cal's milerelay team of Bobby Staten, Dean Balzarett, Kevin Hogan and Rex Cawley set aNational Collegiate record of 3:07.6. Sophomore Cawley also beat Eddie Southernin the 400-meter high hurdles with a 50.26. Keith Thomason of the Santa ClaraValley Youth Village won the 440 in 46.1, fastest time of the year. ChuckWilkinson of Redlands beat Southern California Striders' Larry Stuart by oneinch with a javelin throw of 242 feet. Jim Beatty won the invitational mile in4:04.9. and Bruce Kidd, the Toronto schoolboy, the 5,000 meters in the goodtime of 14:46.8.
At the PENN RELAYSin Philadelphia, Villanova's Joe Manion, Nick DeAngelis, Bob Raemore and PaulDrayton raced to a 3:14.4 victory in the mile relay as favored AbileneChristian's Dennis Richardson sprained an ankle in a first-lap jamup. Earlier,Manion, Drayton and Raemore, aided by a brilliant burst by Olympic SprinterFrank Budd, upset Abilene Christian with a smart 1:24.8 in the 880. Villanovaadded a third title, edging Dartmouth in the 480-yard shuttle hurdles in1:00.8, while Rolando Cruz, Villanova's freshman from Puerto Rico, defeatedOlympian Don Bragg in the invitational pole vault. Both reached 15 feet, butCruz won with fewer misses. Individual meet records were set when NickKovalakides of Maryland threw the javelin 232 feet, and Australian import JohnLawler of Abilene Christian ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:14.2.
At the DRAKERELAYS in Des Moines, George Davies, Oklahoma State's sophomore pole vaulter,reached 15 feet 6 inches long after the last race, then missed by a whisperwhen he tried for a world record at 15 feet 10 inches. A fast-stepping quartetfrom Western Michigan, composed of Jerry Bashaw, Jerry Ashmore, John Bork andDick Pond, turned in a four-mile relay time of 16:50.4 to break the existingAmerican record and the National Collegiate record. Kansas' team of Kirk Hagan,Gordon Davis, Bill Thornton and Bill Dotson clipped a full three seconds offthe meet record for the two-mile relay with an excellent 7:28.6. TexasSouthern, with Homer Jones, Barney Allen, Charles Frazier and Lester Milburn,ticked a second off the meet's college-division 880 record in 1:24.4, won threeother major relays. Tennessee State's Ralph Boston, no longer eligible forNational Collegiate competition, won a special broad jump with a leap of 26feet 1¼ inches.
MILEPOSTS—SOLD:COLUMBIA, 12-meter yacht that successfully defended the America's Cup in 1958against Sceptre and a likely defender against Australia in 1962, by the HenrySears syndicate, to Paul V. Shields of Southampton, N.Y.
ELECTED: WILLIAMR. REED, 45, as athletic commissioner of the Big Ten. Reed was assistantcommissioner to Tug Wilson, who will retire July 1.
RESIGNED: GABEPAUL, 51, baseball executive, as general manager of Houston's NL franchise tobecome general manager of the Cleveland Indians.
DIED: ROBERTGARRETT, 85, investment banker, collector of Arabic manuscripts and member ofthe first U.S. Olympic team at the 1896 Games at Athens. Garrett won theshotput and discus, placed second in the broad jump and high jump to lead theU.S. to the unofficial team title.
DIED: TOMCONNOLLY, 90, American League umpire for more than 50 years, in Natick, Mass. Anative of Manchester, England, Connolly was an AL umpire from the league'sinception in 1901 until 1931 when he became umpire in chief, a post he helduntil his retirement in 1954.