BICYCLE RACING—JACQUES ANQUETIL, 28, of France, after 22 days and 2,654 miles, coasted into Paris ahead of some 100 other perspiring opponents to become overall winner of the Tour de France by four minutes and 59 seconds. Jacques cautiously pedaled into the lead three days before the end of the race to win his third Tour since 1957.
BOATING—AMERICA'S CUP 12-meter candidates finished two weeks of rugged observation trials off Newport, R.I. that included the dismasting (see page 20) of defending champion Columbia. The newest boat, Ted Hood's Nefertiti, was beaten only by Weatherly and emerged with the best record. The final standings were: Nefertiti 10-2, Weatherly 7-4, Columbia 4-6, Easterner 1-10. Meanwhile, the challenger, Australia's Gretel, arrived by freighter in New Jersey.
Ernest B. Fay of Houston skippered his 5.5-meter yacht, Pride, to victory over Durward Knowles, helmsman of the Bahama entry, John B., to win the International Gold Cup, 3-2, in Marstrand, Sweden.
BOXING—EMILE GRIFFITH, 23, of New York, in his first fight since his tragic fatal knockout of Benny (Kid) Paret, March 24, retained his world welterweight title in Las Vegas by scoring a 15-round, unanimous decision over Ralph Dupas of New Orleans before a slim gathering of 5,169 spectators (see page 18).
July 22, 1962
Duilio Loi of Italy retained his European welterweight crown by outpointing his countryman, Fortunato Manca, in a 15-round bout witnessed by 30,000 fans at Cagliari's sports stadium in Sardinia. It was the 114th victory for the 33-year-old champion, who, in 14 years, has never been knocked out.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER shot a magnificent 71-69-67-69 on Scotland's demanding Old Troon course to make a rout of the 102nd British Open and win the title for the second straight time. His 12-under-par 276, a record for the tournament, enabled him to finish six strokes ahead of Runner-up Kel Nagle (see page 12).
Dick Sikes, two-iron-thin 22-year-old University of Arkansas golf team captain, who carries his own bag, defeated tiny but tenacious Hung Soo Ahn of Honolulu 3 and 1 to win his second straight U.S. Public Links championship in Buffalo. Sikes's excellent putting finally wore down his Hawaiian foe in the final holes.
Bruce Crampton, 26, of Sydney, Australia shot a five-under-par 66 on the last day to win the $35,000 Motor City Open in Detroit. Don Massengale and Dave Hill tied for second, three strokes back, with 14-under-par 270s for 72 holes.
Mickey Wright shot a 36 on the front nine, enabling her to cruise home in front by seven strokes in the soggy final round of the $10,000 Milwaukee Women's Open. Patty Berg and Jo Ann Prentice tied for second at 296. Miss Wright's victory was worth $1,350, boosting her 1962 earnings to $10,-357, tops for LPGA.
Carol Sorenson, 19, of Janesville, Wis. sank a five-foot putt for her fifth birdie to defeat Barbara Fay White 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final of the Women's Western Amateur championship in South Bend, Ind. Miss Sorenson, the women's collegiate champion, was one under par for 29 holes.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($2.70) showed no signs of the hoof injury that had sidelined him for 10 months, whisking through the mile distance in 2:02[4/5] to win the Invitation Handicap trot at Monticello. The 8-year-old gelding, owned by Irving Berkemeyer, needed the modest first-place purse of $2,500 to regain the lead as top money winner among trotters with $457,999, compared to $457,327 for Darn Safe.
HORSE RACING—CYANE ($20.20) drove through a field of eight others in the $84,550 Dwyer Handicap at Aqueduct for his first major victory of the year. Ridden by Eldon Nelson, the colt finished the mile and a quarter in an exceptionally fast 2:01[3/5]. Flying Johnnie was a strong second, three-quarters of a length back, while Crimson Satan, the favorite, ran a tired and thoroughly beaten fourth.
North South Gal ($26.20), in another upset, caught favorite Cicada and Bramalea loafing alongside each other at the top of the stretch and dashed past to win the $57,763 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park. Leroy Moyers rode the surprising New England invader over the nine furlongs in 1:52 to beat Bramalea by a length and a half. Cicada finished third, two and a half lengths farther back. PROVE IT ($5.20) did by coming from behind at the top of the stretch to win the $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park. With Henry Moreno up. Prove It covered the mile and a quarter in two minutes fiat and beat Windy Sands to the wire by a comfortable three and a quarter lengths. The stallion's victory was worth $102,100 for Owner Rex C. Ellsworth and brought him his second Gold Cup trophy (Swaps won for him in 1956). Meanwhile, two other major stake races (see page 44) were being won by: CARRY BACK ($9), who set a track record while taking the $109,150 Monmouth Handicap at Monmouth Park, and RIDAN ($3.60), who triumphed in the $102,250 Arlington Classic at Arlington Park.
RODEO—MEL POTTER, 26, onetime Wisconsin cranberry and mink farmer now living in Tucson, won top money at the $87,275 Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta. A professional cowboy for the past 12 years, he collected the $2,200 first prize by winning the calf-roping contest in the annual six-day Stampede.
SHOOTING—The 68TH INDIANA STATE TRAPSHOOT in Clinton, Ind. was highlighted by a perfect squad record of 500x500 set by Earl Toliver, Herschel Cheek, Roy Williams, C. W. Hulen and Dennis Kingen. All five men broke 100-straight, equaling the world record made at the Grand American Trapshoot in 1959.
SWIMMING—INDIANA UNIVERSITY broke five world and six U.S. records in a special exhibition meet in Louisville. Ted Stickles swam the 440-yard individual medley in 4:51 to smash his own world 440-yard and 400-meter marks. Other world records: 220-yard backstroke, Tom Stock, 2:13.8; 110-yard butterfly, Lary Schulhof, 59.8; 440-yard medley relay, Chet Jastremski, Pete Sintz, Schulhof and Stock, 4:09.3.
Fred Baldasare, 38, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. established a world record of a sort by swimming the English Channel from Calais, France to Sandwich bay, England in 18 hours and I minute—underwater. After two previous subsurface failures, the Florida film producer one-upped the 100-some people who have swum the distance the old-fashioned way, on top.
TENNIS—UNITED STATES team swept through Canada 5-0 in the first round of the American Zone Davis Cup eliminations but Coach Pancho Gonzalez was not pleased that his players dropped two sets. The U.S. won the first two singles matches as Chuck McKinley of St. Ann, Mo. lost a set to Francois Godbout before winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Jon Douglas of Santa Monica, Calif. suffered a similar inconvenience before defeating Don Fontana, Canada's playing captain, 6-4, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. The same two Canadians teamed to face the U.S. doubles champions, Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif. and McKinley, and were beaten 11-9, 7-5, 6-1 and still Coach Gonzalez fretted. In the final singles, however, McKinley made the man happy by blasting Harry Fauquier 6-3, 6-0, 6-2, and Ralston whipped Godbout 6-2, 9-7, 6-4. The U.S. team will meet Mexico next month.
In other Davis Cup play, Italy beat England to clinch a berth in the final round of the European Zone for the eighth straight year. The Italians will next play Sweden, which qualified by defeating South Africa.
WRESTLING—13 U.S. HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS from Oklahoma and Colorado won their third consecutive victory against a Japanese all-star team in Tokyo. Tom Lumly, retired Tulsa contractor and oilman, contributed $13,000 to finance the trip, conceived as a goodwill exchange of high school athletes.
MILEPOSTS—EXPANDED: The NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION to 10 teams this week, as it took in last season's winner of the American Basketball League, the Cleveland Pipers, and their prized new player, Jerry Lucas. The [move may be the dying breath of the one-year-old ABL.
FOLDED: NATIONAL BOWLING LEAGUE, after failing to secure a television contract.
DIED: TOMMY MILTON, 68, winner of the Indianapolis 500-mile automobile race in 1921 and 1923, in Mt. Clemens, Mich.
DIED: HARRY E. (Moose) McCORMICK, 81, former New York Giant outfielder and pinch hitter who figured in one of baseball's most zany incidents, when he scored a run that didn't count in the famous "Merkle boner" play that gave the Cubs a pennant, in Lewisburg, Pa.