BASKETBALL—UNITED STATES wound up its tour of Russia with four more victories, defeated the Soviet national junior team 110-80, a hand-picked squad 98-83, both in Kiev, the Riga Daugava team 89-61, and a Leningrad squad 87-65, both in Leningrad. The U.S. women's team won three, lost one, defeated the Russian junior team 57-48, the Kiev Dynamos 60-56, a Leningrad five 63-41, but lost to the Soviet championship team 45-48. U.S. men won all seven of their games, U.S. women won four of their eight games.
BOXING—YAMA BAHAMA of Bimini used a stinging left jab to keep Buffalo's stylish middleweight Joey Giambra off balance, won a 10-round decision in New York. It was Giambra's first loss in 12 fights.
CREW—HARVARD, realigning its heavyweight crew, defeated previously unbeaten MIT by ¾ of a length in the Compton Cup regatta on the Charles River in Cambridge. Dartmouth was third, Princeton fourth. Coach Harvey Love changed all seatings from last week, promoted three jayvees and returned Perry Boyden to stroke. At Philadelphia, Harvard's lightweight flotilla made a clean sweep of three races on the rain-swept Schuylkill River, won the 150-pound varsity for the Wood-Hammond Cup, the junior varsity and freshman races over Princeton and Pennsylvania. YALE scored a surprise three-foot victory over Pennsylvania for the Blackwell Cup, raced on the Harlem River. The Bulldogs rowed the two miles in 11:55.8. RUTGERS defeated Boston University by 1¾ lengths in 9:36 over the Henley course on the Charles River. On the West Coast STANFORD retained possession of the Harbach Cup by stroking to a three-length victory over Southern Cal in Los Angeles harbor. UCLA was third. CALIFORNIA held off a fast-closing Washington to end the Huskies' winning streak at eight and set a new course record on Lake Washington, Over ideally calm waters California rowed the 2¾ miles in 14 minutes.
FIELD TRIAL—RU-CHAR'S QUEEN'S MAID, handled by Mrs. Charles Greening of Mahwah. N.J., won the Cocker Futurity championship in La-Grangeville, N.Y. STACEY, owned by R. L. Ireland III, and handled by Alex Johnson, won the Springer Puppy Stakes.
May 14, 1961
GOLF—SAM SNEAD, after watching partner Tommy Bolt close in on the first nine of the final 18 holes, slammed in four birdies on the second nine for a 3-under-par 69 and victory in the $52,000 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas (see page 28). Snead finished with a 72-hole total of 273, a whopping 15 under par, seven better than Bolt's second-place 280.
Butch Baird of Galveston, Texas knocked in eight birdies in the last 18 holes to win the $20,000 Waco Turner Open in Burneyville, Okla. by one stroke over Rex Baxter Jr. of Amarillo, Texas. It was the first victory for Baird, 24, since turning pro 16 months ago.
Ron Weber of the University of Houston shot a 72-hole total of 280 to win the Southern intercollegiate championship in Athens, Ga. by one stroke over Howell Fraser of Louisiana State.
GYMNASTICS—JAPAN completely dominated the National AAU championships in Dallas, won all the international events except the free exercise and the uneven parallel bars. Nobuyuki Aihara, still-ring and floor-exercise winner, and Kazuko Kadowaki, balance-beam and side-horse-vault winner, won the men's and women's all-round titles. For the U.S., Muriel Grossfeld of Indianapolis won the free exercise, and Doris Fuchs of Rochester, N.Y. won the uneven parallel bars.
HARNESS RACING—APMAT ($28.30), redeeming a dismal season for foreign horses on U.S. tracks, turned on the speed to catch Bye Bye Byrd in the last 30 yards and win the $50,000 International Pace at Yonkers by a neck. An 8-year-old Australian champion, Apmat paced the 1½ miles in 3:07. Bert Alley, driver.
HORSE RACING—CARRY BACK ($7), buried in the field at the clubhouse turn, made a spectacular charge from 11th place to catch Fred W. Hooper's Crozier 40 yards from the finish and win the $163000 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs by ¾ of a length (see page 23). Mrs. Vera E. Smith's Bass Clef was third. With the nation's leading jockey, Johnny Sellers, giving a near-perfect ride, Mrs. Katherine Price's little Florida-bred colt won the 1-mile classic in 2:04. Earlier in the week at Churchill Downs, Hooper's My Portrait ($12.80) upset Play Time to win the $43,500 Kentucky Oaks by a neck. Ridden by Braulio Baeza, My Portrait ran the 1[1/16]-mile race for 3-year-old fillies in 1:47.
Chief of chiefs ($8.30) won his fourth straight, with a neck victory over April Skies in the $59,700 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct. With Jack Leonard whipping furiously, the 4-year-old gelding raced the seven furlongs in the good time of 1:22[4/5].
Mainstay grabbed the lead over the last fence and outlasted Hurdy Gurdy in the stretch to win the Virginia Gold Cup by a good length. Joe Aitcheson steered the 10-year-old Mainstay to victory over the four-mile, 22-jump course in 7:52[2/5]. It was the first Gold Cup victory for owner William E. Schlusemeyer, on whose estate near Warrenton, Va. the race is run.
LACROSSE—The UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE'S dream of a lacrosse empire took on added meaning when the Bees defeated University of Virginia 10-8 for their eighth collegiate victory. Defending national champion NAVY crushed Duke 17-2 to continue undefeated. ARMY, with Al Biddison scoring four goals, ran over University of Maryland 15-9. Roy Mayne also scored four times as JOHNS HOPKINS rallied with a six-goal final quarter to defeat RPI 10-5. PRINCETON out-scored Harvard 11-5, and SYRACUSE stopped Penn State 11-4.
MOTOR SPORTS—While nearly all the other 18 drivers in the rain-drenched International Trophy race at Silverstone, England skidded and spun off course like erratic fish, STIRLING MOSS held a steady, smooth pace to win. Moss, so often defeated by engine trouble, this time averaged a conservative 87.09 mph over the 233-mile run, beat Australia's Jack Brabham by more than a lap.
Fred Lorenzen of Elmhurst, Ill. won a finishing duel with Curtis Turner of Charlotte, N.C. to grab the $8,860 first prize in the $50,000 Rebel 300 for convertibles at Darlington. S.C. Lorenzen, driving a 1961 Ford, seta track record of 119.52 mph.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAM, before 100,000 cheering spectators jammed into Wembley Stadium in London, defeated Leicester City 2-0 and became the first team in 64 years to win both the English League title and the Football Association Challenge Cup in the same season. Hero in defeat was Leicester's back, Len Chalmers, who suffered a fractured right leg early in the game but. since substitution is not allowed, played on until overcome with pain just before the end of the game.
TENNIS—PANCHO GONZALES downed Frank Sedgman 6-3, 7-5 to win the Pepsi-Cola Pro championship in Cleveland. SEDGMAN and ANDRES GIMENO beat Barry MacKay and Gonzales 7-5, 7-5 to win the doubles.
TRACK & FIELD—In California meet DENNIS JOHNSON, San Jose State sprinter from Jamaica, for the fourth time this season tied the 9.3 world record in the 100-yard dash. At Villanova FRANK BUDD, Olympic sprinter, also ran the 100 in 9.3, followed that with a 20.2 in the 220, two-tenths of a second off the world record.
John Thomas of Boston University, apparently more interested now in the decathlon than the high jump, scored 21 points in five events against Syracuse in Boston. Thomas took the high jump with a 6-foot 8-inch leap, the shotput with 48 feet ¼ inch, the 120-yard high hurdles in 14.9, placed second in the discus and the 220 low hurdles.
WEIGHT LIFTING—UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, without winning a single event, lifted the Intercollegiate title in College Park, Md. with second-and third-place finishes. Prince George's Community College, a night school in the suburbs of Washington, was second.
MILEPOSTS—HOSPITALIZED: TOM STITH, 21, All-America basketball star from St. Bonaventure and first-draft choice of the New York Knickerbockers, with pulmonary tuberculosis, in Olean, N.Y. The 6-foot 5-inch forward, who lost 15 pounds and often appeared lackadaisical toward the end of the season, nonetheless was third-leading scorer among major basketball colleges.
DIED: CHARLES BOLAND, 21, one of Canada's most promising young jockeys, of a fractured skull suffered in a spill during a race at Fort Erie, Ontario.
DIED: MRS. H. ARNOLD JACKSON. 79, former U.S. women's amateur golf champion (1908 and 1914), in Pinehurst, N.C.