CHESS—TIGRAN PETROSIAN, the methodical Russian master, won the Candidates' Tournament in Willemstad, Curacao with a total of 17½ points, consisting of eight wins, no losses and 19 draws. Ewfim Geller and Paul Keres, also Russians, lied for second place with 17 points and Bobby Fischer, the American prodigy, was fourth with 14. Petrosian has now earned the right to challenge countryman Mikhail Botvinnik for the world championship in 1963.
FOOTBALL—ROMAN GABRIEL of North Carolina State and BOB FERGUSON of Ohio State led the East All-Stars to a 13-8 victory over the West in the All-America bowl game at Buffalo. The East scored first as Gabriel, a future Los Angeles Ram, plunged over from the one-yard line on a quarterback sneak in the third period. The West came back to take the lead late in the third period when Tom Hall of Minnesota ran 70 yards for a touchdown after intercepting a Gabriel pass and college teammate Sandy Stephens ran the ball over for a two-point conversion. Ferguson (voted the most valuable player of the game) raced 38 yards for the final score in the fourth period as the East avenged last year's loss to the West. For the first time, Big Ten contemporaries Woody Hayes of Ohio State and Murray Warmath of Minnesota opposed each other as grid masterminds, with Hayes coaching the East and Warmath the West.
GOLF—JACKY CUPIT, hard pressed by Billy Casper's four-under-par 67 on the final round, shot a par 71 to finish with a 72-hole total of 281, two strokes under Casper, to win the $54,000 Western Open in Chicago. Gary Player, trying for his first triumph since the 1961 Masters, faded on the last 18 holes to tie for third at 286 with Fred Hawkins.
Murle Mackenzie Lindstrom of Cape Girardeau. Mo. nude up a record five strokes in the final round to win the U.S. Women's Open at Myrtle Beach, S.C. (see page 12). Mrs. Lindstrom, at 23, equaled Mickey Wright's 1958 feat as the youngest Open winner. Jo Ann Prentice and Ruth Jessen tied for second, two strokes back with a 15-over-par 303 for 72 holes. Mrs. Lindstrom, after five years without a victory, had planned to make this her last tournament but conceded that she would now reconsider the matter.
July 8, 1962
HARNESS RACING—IRVIN PAUL ($16.20) set a new world record for two miles on a half-mile track while winning the $75,000 National Championship pace at Yonkers. The brilliant 5-year-old, co-owned by Abraham Wilsker and Driver Charles King, was last through most of the grueling race but stepped home in a blazing 4:08 4/5, breaking Scottish Pence's record of 4:13 2/5 set in 1951. Vicki's Jet was a length and a half behind Irvin Paul and had the same margin over favorite Henry T. Adios as Royal Rick clopped in fourth.
Duke Rodney ($2.80) shaved a full second off the track record for the mile with a time of 2:00[1/5] and won the $58,745 American-National Maturity trot at Sportsman's Park. William Haughton drove the stallion to a comfortable seven-length victory over favorite Orbiter, making Owners Mr. and Mrs. Pat DiGennaro $29,370 richer. The same night DARN SAFE passed Su Mac Lad as America's leading money winner among trotters by winning a mile trot. The 11-year-old veteran collected first money of $2,000 to "boost his earnings to $457,327, compared to $455,499 for Su Mac Lad.
HORSE RACING—TAMBOURINE II (15 to 2), making only his fourth start, won the $190,400 Irish Sweeps Derby in record time of 2:28⅘ over the mile-and-a-half distance (see page 18). Mrs. Howell Jackson's American-bred, American-owned colt won Europe's richest race by a short head from the Irish colt Arctic Storm. Two other American owners had horses in the first four as Townsend Martin's Sebring finished third and Raymond Guest's Larkspur, the favorite, was fourth.
No Resisting ($13.80) ended Affectionately's string of victories at six by winning the $23,900 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park. Larry Gilligan rode Mrs. Henry Phipps's filly over the five and a half furlongs in 1:05 1/5 to beat favorite Affectionately by two and a half lengths.
MOTOR SPORTS—BRUCE McLAREN, a former New Zealand Rugby star, drove his Cooper-Climax to victory in the Grand Prix of Reims. McLaren sped around the 250-mile course in 2:02.3, averaging 126 mph. Graham Hill of England was second, eight seconds back, in a B.R.M.
Roger Penske of Gladwyne, Pa., driving a Cooper-Tellar. set a one-lap course record and lapped the field to win the feature race at Lime Rock, Conn. Penske had one lap of 1:03.4 and nine other laps under 1.04 to thoroughly eclipse George Constantine's old record of 1:04.3.
SWIMMING—TED STICKLES of San Mateo, Calif. broke his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley in Chicago. The Indiana University sophomore was timed in 4:51.4, four seconds under his established mark of 4:55.6 set last year.
TENNIS—ROBERTA ALISON, 18, of the University of Alabama, playing with a Confederate flag stitched to the back of her trunks, upset top-seeded Carol Hanks of Stanford University 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, to win the Women's National collegiate tournament in St. Louis. Roberta, ranked 13th among U.S. women, broke a string of three consecutive triumphs that Carol (nationally ranked 11th) had built in West Coast competition this spring.
TRACK & FIELD—UNITED STATES won 19 of 30 events to defeat Poland in the international meet in Chicago. Al Oerter made the longest discus heave ever (204 feet 10½ inches), to lead the U.S. men to a fairly easy victory over the Poles. The U.S. women did not fare as well, however, taking only four of the 10 events.
C. K. Yang, 1960 Olympic silver medal winner and a senior at UCLA, won the National AAU decathlon championship in Tulare, Calif., with 8,249 points for the 10 events. Paul Herman of Westmont College, the defending champion, and Steve Pauly of Oregon State finished second and third, with 7,673 and 7,226 points respectively, to earn spots on the U.S. team that will meet Russia later this month. Yang missed his chance to better Rafer Johnson's I960 world decathlon record of 8,683 points when he slipped below form in both high hurdles and the discus.
Sin Kim Dan of North Korea, for the second time in three years, ran the 400-meter in a fiat 53 seconds at a 21-nation track meet held in Moscow, to better by four-tenths of a second the world mark set by Russia's Maria Itkina in 1959. Because North Korea is not a member of the International Amateur Athletic Federation her fast times cannot be officially recognized.
Michel Jazy of France established a new world record for the 3,000-meter run with a time of 7:49.2 in a special attempt in Paris. The old record, 7:52.8, was made in 1956 by England's Gordon Pirie. Jazy earlier this year bettered the world 2,000-meter mark.
WRESTLING—RUSSIA, having won the freestyle team championship last week, completed its dominance of the world amateur wrestling tournament in Toledo by winning three individual titles and the Greco-Roman team competition with 40 points. Turkey was second with 31 points, followed by Bulgaria with 20½ points. Jim Burke of San Francisco finished third in the 154-pound division and became the first American to win a medal in international Greco-Roman competition. The U.S. and Japan tied for sixth place with eight points.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: GORDON STANLEY (Mickey) COCHRANE, 59, one of baseball's best catchers, in Lake Forest, Ill. Mickey played 13 seasons in the American League with the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers and had a lifetime batting average of .320. In 1934 Mickey became the playing manager of the Tigers and led them to their first pennant in 25 years. The next year they also won the World Series. Mickey was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1947. His last job was as a scout in the Chicago area for his old team, the Tigers.
DOPED: CRIMSON SATAN, the hard-luck 3-year-old, managed to lose another race—this time five days after it took place. The disqualification had nothing to do with lugging in. the habit that cost him the Jersey Derby and Belmont Stakes. The Delaware Racing Commission nullified his victory in the Leonard Richards at Delaware Park when an illegal drug was detected in a postrace urinalysis.
RETIRED: OLIVIER GENDEBIEN, 38, of Belgium after winning the world's major road race, Le Mans, for the fourth time. Gendebien and Phil Hill of Santa Monica, Calif. won the classic race in 1958, 1961 and again last week. Gendebien also teamed with countryman Paul Frere to win in 1960.
SIGNED: FRANK BUDD, Villanova sprinter and the 100-yard-dash world record holder, by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. Budd was a former all-New Jersey tailback at Asbury Park High School but did not play college football because his father wanted him to concentrate on track.