BICYCLE RACING—In a rain-soaked final, JIM ROSSI of Chicago won his third consecutive National Championship, in Milwaukee. Jackie Simes of Westwood, N.J., two points behind Rossi's 17, was second. EDITH JOHNSON of Buffalo also successfully defended her woman's title by taking two out of the three races. ALLEN GRIECO, 15, of Hackensack, N.J. won the junior title.
BOATING—STEVEN WALES, 17, representing the Pleon YC of Marblehead, Mass., and his crew of Tex Mason and Lee Harris, a 15-year-old girl, sailed off with the North American junior sailing championship and the Sears Cup in St. Petersburg Fla. Wales collected 54¾ points in eight races (three firsts, three seconds, a third and a sixth place), 3¼ points over Newport Harbor (Calif.) YC.
Timothea Schneider, 20, a naval architecture student at the University of Michigan and member of the Seawanhaka Corinthian YC in Oyster Bay, N.Y., took the women's national sailing championship and the Adams Trophy at Newport Beach, Calif. With her crew of Deborah Read and Sarah Glenn, Timothea collected 49¾ points in eight races (three firsts, two seconds, a fourth, fifth and seventh place) to edge out Ruth Haskell of Newport Harbor (Calif.) YC, with 48½ points.
Bill Muncy, driving the 2,000-hp hydroplane CENTURY 21 (the former Miss Thriftway), placed second in all three of his heats but collected enough points (900) to beat Miss U.S. I (800 points) and take (he Gold Cup back to Seattle from Reno's Pyramid Lake. For Muncy, who won in 1956 and 1957. it was his third cup. During earlier heats both Miss Reno, the defending champion, and Miss Spokane flipped over. While both drivers—Colonel Russ Schleeh and Rex Manchester—were not seriously hurt. Miss Spokane sank in 150 feet of water.
September 10, 1961
BOXING—HAROLD JOHNSON, in a fast-paced 15-rounder that saw few solid punches landed by either fighter, retained his NBA light-heavyweight title by a split decision over Eddie Cotton, in Seattle.
Carlos Ortiz of New York, second-ranked lightweight, took a 10-round decision over third-ranked Douglas Vaillant of Cuba as he concentrated on the mid-section, at Miami Beach. Ortiz, who next hopes for a shot at Champion Joe Brown, has 33 victories and four losses.
CANOE SAILING—ALAN EMUS, 31, of England won four of five races over a 9½-mile course between the Isle of Wight and England to capture the British-dominated world championships. Emus won the final race in a speedy 2:15:53. Best of the overseas entries was Lou Whitman, a 55-year-old Brooklyn printer, who finished eighth in 2:24:31.
GOLF—In two days of play in Seattle the U.S. defeated England 11 matches to one to win the Walker Cup for the eighth consecutive time (see page 24). The only Englishman to win was Martin Christmas, 21, youngest member of the British team, who beat Charles Smith 3 and 2. U.S. National Champion Deane Beman defeated Britain's National Winner Mike Bonnallack 3 and 2, while Jack Nicklaus easily won over three-time British Amateur Champion Joe Carr 6 and 4.
HARNESS RACING—HARLAN DEAN, after edging out Matastar in the last 30 yards of the first mile race, won the $131,573.01 Hambletonian at the Illinois Du Quoin State Fair Grounds, came back to take the second heat by a more comfortable 2½ lengths over Caleb, the prerace favorite (see page 22). Jimmy Arthur was in the sulky for both races. Trotting in a 92° heat, the Keystone Stable colt set a handful of records, among them a world record of 3:57 2/5 for the two heats, as well as the fastest mile ever trotted by a 3-year-old: 1:58 2/5.
Sweet Miriam ($3.30) moved into the lead at the head of the stretch and put on a driving finish to win the $45,470 Bronx Filly Pace at Yonkers by 1½ lengths over Miss Blue Jay. The 3-year-old bay, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Warshaw and driven by Frank Darish, paced the 1 1/16 miles in 2:11.
HORSE RACING-CARRY BACK ($5.90) proved beyond any doubt—if there was anyone still doubting—that he's the fastest 3-year-old around by coming from behind once again to win the $57,700 Jerome Handicap at Belmont over a field of top Thoroughbreds. With Johnny Sellers up for the mile run, Mrs. Jack Price's colt went to the outside on the stretch turn and beat out Harbor View Farms' Garwol and Calumet's Beau Prince in a snappy 1:36. Carry Back's next outing will be the United Nations at Atlantic City on Sept. 16 and, if he does well there, the son of Saggy will invade Europe for the Prix dc l'Arc de Triomphe at Long-champ Oct. 8.
Ridan ($2.60) cut down the early pace-setters with a strong stretch drive to win the $213,750 Washington Park Futurity at Arlington Park by one length over Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herff's Obey. The Mrs. Moody Jolley 2-year-old, with Bill Hartack up, covered the 6½ furlongs in 1:18 on a muddy track.
INTERNATIONAL GAMES—At the midway point in the MACCABIAH GAMES for Jewish athletes in Tel Aviv, Israel, the U.S., with some 150 entries, was leading as expected. Outstanding performances were turned in by Mike Herman of New York, who won the decathlon (6,258 points) and the broad jump (24 feet 6 inches); Gary Gubner of New York University, who put the shot 60 feet 1¼ inches, a meet record, and won the discus with a toss of 164 feet 4½ inches; Stan Levinson of Toronto, who dashed the 100 meters in 10.6; Ron Barak, freshman at USC, who won six gold medals in gymnastics; Lindsay Miller of California, who swam the women's 400-meter freestyle in 5:15.1; Barbara Chesneau of the University of Pennsylvania, who swam the 200-meter breaststroke in 3:00.7.
MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, driving a Lotus, won the Danish Grand Prix in Copenhagen by more than a minute over Innes Ireland of Scotland, also driving a Lotus. Moss then made it two in a row by winning the Grand Prix of Modena, Italy seven seconds ahead of Joakim Bonnier of Sweden, for his 15th victory this season.
After weeks of trying, ART MALONE of Tampa succeeded in pushing his specially built racer, Mad Dog IV, to a lap speed of 181.561 mph at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It was a new world record for closed race tracks and worth $10,000 in prize money.
Chris Karamesiness of Chicago accelerated his Chrysler to 182.92 mph to win the World Series of drag racing at Cordova, III. Karamesiness covered the quarter-mile distance beginning from a standing start, in 8.58 seconds.
ROWING—Vyacheslav Ivanov of Russia outrowed Vladimir Andrs of Czechoslovakia and Seymour Cromwell of Cambridge, Mass. to win the single sculls at the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Prague. Ivanov's time over the 2,000-meter course on the Vltava River was 7:21.6, nearly eight seconds ahead of Andrs. Germany's Dieter Bender and Guenther Zumkeller won the pairs without cox over Finland by a scant second in 7:01.9. Germany also took the fours with coxswain, beating Russia by 1½ lengths in 6:33.1. In the eights Italy edged out Germany by less than 2/10 second in 5:52.2. Other winners: pairs with cox, Russia; fours without cox, Italy; double sculls, Russia.
TENNIS—After losing to the Mexican pair of Rafael Osuna and Antonio Palafox the week before in the Davis Cup American Zone finals, CHUCK McKINLEY and DENNIS RALSTON of the U.S. (see pane 7) avenged themselves with a long, hard-fought 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 13-11 victory over the Mexicans in the National Doubles Championship in Brookline, Mass. DARLENF HARD teamed with Australia's LESLEY TURNER to defeat Germany's Edda Buding and Mexico's Yola Ramirez 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 for the women's title.
Victoria Palmer, 16, of Phoenix, Ariz. came back from a 5-7 first set defeat to upset top-seeded Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif. 6-1, 6-4 in the U.S. girls lawn tennis singles championship in Philadelphia.
TRACK & FIELD—VALERI BRUMEL of Russia broke his pending world high jump record with a leap of 7 feet 4½ inches (2.25 meters) at meet in Sofia. This bettered his 7-foot-4 jump last July during U.S.-Soviet meet in Moscow, and equaled his indoor (but unofficial) record set at Leningrad in January. A second world record fell when Russia's TAMARA PRESS broke her pending discus record by a good two feet with a toss of 190 feet 5¾ inches.
MILEPOSTS—APPOIMTED: PAUL GIEL, 29, former University of Minnesota football and baseball All-America, who quit professional baseball after six years with San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Kansas City, as assistant business manager of Minnesota in the National Football League.
RETIRED: DANA X. BIBLE, 69, after 50 years as a Texas football coach and athletic director, from the University of Texas, where, for four years, he had been consulting athletic director. Bible won five Southwest Conference titles while coaching at Texas A&M and three at U. of Texas.