BADMINTON—The Danes dominated the All-England championships at Wembley Stadium near London, but England's JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN, formerly of Baltimore, won the women's title for the fifth straight year by defeating Ursula Smith of England 11-10, 11-3 in the finals. In the men's singles, Defending Champion Erland Kops of Denmark was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Lee Kin Tat of Malaya, and another Dane, KNUD AAGE NIELSEN, went on to take the title 8-15, 16-14, 15-4 from fellow countryman Henning Borch. FINN KOBBER√ñ and JORGEN HAMMERGAARD-HANSEN of Denmark overpowered Kops and Poul-Erik Nielsen 15-6, 15-3 in the men's doubles, while a pair of Danish sisters, ULLA RASMUSSEN and KARIN JORGENSEN, edged Mrs. Hashman and her sister, Susan Devlin Peard, 15-11, 6-15, 15-10 for the women's doubles championship.
This is an article from the April 13, 1964 issue
BASKETBALL—The Eastern Division final playoffs were almost a joke as BOSTON steadily rolled over Cincinnati and in six days established a nearly insurmountable 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven series. Bill Russell grabbed an average of 29 rebounds a game as the NBA Defending Champion Celtics held the Royals to an average of fewer than 90 points a game. Led by Sam Jones's 27 points, the Celtics took the first game 103-87, holding the Royals' Oscar Robertson to a mere 20 points (none in the first 11 minutes). Tom Heinsohn headed the second assault (101-90) with 31 points, and in the third victory (102-92) six Celtics went over 10 points apiece (Bill Russell was highest with 22). The Royals' biggest problem was Jerry Lucas' injury. He made only 14 points and 14 rebounds in the first two games. The Western Division situation was less serene. ST. LOUIS and San Francisco exchanged wins, and then the Hawks won another to finish the week with a 2-1 margin. (St. Louis had made the finals by licking the Lakers 3-2 in the semifinals. The deciding game was an easy 121-108 victory for the Hawks in which Len Wilkens threw in a professional career high of 30 points.) In the first game against San Francisco the Hawks, led by Richie Guerin's 32 points, came from behind in the second half to edge the Warriors 116-111. Two nights later five Warriors scored at least 15 points, and the Hawks were humiliated 120-85, but they came back in the third game with another close victory, 113-109, to take the series lead.
BOXING—Top-ranked Welterweight LUIS RODRIGUEZ of Miami relied on his left hooks and jabs to gain a 10-round unanimous decision over Middleweight Jesse Smith in Miami Beach.
GOLF—1963 National Open Champion JULIUS BOROS, 44, who in 15 years had never won a tournament before the month of May, edged Doug Sanders—after they had tied at 277—on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the $45,000 Greater Greensboro (N.C.) Open.
HOCKEY—After five games in each of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup semifinals, MONTREAL and CHICAGO held identical 3-2 leads over Toronto and Detroit. In their first game of the week the Canadiens came from behind on goals by J. C. Tremblay and Henri Richard in the final 2½ minutes of play to defeat the Maple Leafs 3-2, but two nights later the Leafs, led by Frank Mahovlich's two goals and three assists, evened the series at 2-2 with a 5-3 victory. Montreal's high-scoring center, Jean Beliveau, was injured in that game, but the Canadiens, despite Beliveau's absence, defeated the Leafs 4-2 at the Montreal Forum. Detroit Goalie Terry Sawchuk, who suffered a pinched shoulder nerve last week, charged from the hospital to shut out the Black Hawks 3-0 with 26 saves, giving the Red Wings two wins in a row and a temporary 2-1 series lead. The next game was tied up 2-2 at the end of regulation play, but the Black Hawks murdered the Red Wings in sudden-death overtime on a goal by Murray Balfour, who had hobbled off the injured list just for the playoffs. Then the Black Hawks took their second straight, whipping the Wings 3-2 on Stan Mikita's 25-foot slap shot with less than four minutes remaining to gain the series lead.
HORSE RACING—To no one's surprise NORTHERN DANCER ($2.60), with Willie Shoemaker as partner, bested a field of eight 3-year-olds to win the $116,500 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (see page 24).
To almost everyone's surprise MR. MOONLIGHT ($35.80), owned by Mrs. Magruder Dent and ridden by Jimmy Combest, moved up from fourth in the stretch to nose out Traffic for the $58,300 Gotham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct. Mr. Brick, the favorite, finished third, three-quarters of a length back in the nine-horse field.
In a one-mile allowance race for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct, Bill Hartack rode Rokeby" Stable's QUADRANGLE ($4) to victory by a neck over William Haggin Perry's Knightly Manner.
MOTOR SPORTS—FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill. drove his 1964 Ford a record average 134.25 mph to gain his third successive victory in NASCAR's Atlanta 500-mile race (see page 106).
The American Ford's cousins, the British FORD CORTINAS, placed first and third to take the manufacturers' team title in the four-day 3,188.5-mile East African Safari for production cars around Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika. Peter Hughes and Willy Young of Kenya drove the winning car, while Sweden's Erik Carlsson and his Saab 96 placed second in the overall standings. Of the six U.S. Ford-Lincoln Comets that entered the rally, only two managed to finish. They placed 18th and 21st (last).
SWIMMING—Two Santa Clara, Calif. schoolboys each set two American records, and ROY SAARI swam to a fifth in the AAU Men's Indoor Championships at Bartlesville, Okla. The marks fell when freestyler DON SCHOLLANDER, 17, took the 200 yards (1:42.6) and 500 yards (4:44.5), while his teammate DICK ROTH, 16, swept both the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.2) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:13.2). Saari retained his 1,650-yard freestyle title in a record 16:49.3, and his school, USC, won the team championship with an overwhelming 83 points over runner-up Yale (47) and third-place Indiana (41).
TENNIS—PRINCETON upset Miami 5-4 to break the Florida school's seven-year, 137-game winning streak, the longest in U.S. collegiate history. Princeton players Herb Fitzgibbon, Keith Jennings, Ham McGill and Lee Rawls each took a singles match; then Jennings and Rawls teamed up to defeat Miami's George Shuert and Richard Bray 6-4, 6-2 in the deciding doubles match.
TRACK & FIELD—In a Tempe, Ariz. dual meet between Arizona State and the Southern California Striders, HENRY CARR of Arizona State unofficially bettered by 1/10 second his own listed world record in the 220-yard dash around a curve when he won the event in 20.2 and Strider High Jumper CHARLIE DUMAS, 27, Olympic gold medal winner in 1956 who had not competed since he failed to make the 1960 team, cleared an impressive 7 feet 3/8 inch. In Los Angeles at another dual meet USC dental student DALLAS LONG broke his world shotput record with a heave of 65 feet 11½ inches—one inch better than the mark he set in 1962—and at the Texas Relays in Austin another shotputter with his mind on the Tokyo Olympics, Texas A&M freshman RANDY MATSON, 18, tossed the shot 62 feet 11½ inches to take his event.
MILEPOSTS—TRADED: The Philadelphia Eagles' Quarterback SONNY JURGENSEN, 29, and Defensive Halfback Jimmy Carr, 30, for their counterparts on the Washington Redskins, Quarterback NORM SNEAD, 24, and Defensive Halfback Claude Crabb, 23. In seven years (three as a starter) with the Eagles, Jurgensen completed 602 of 1,107 passes for 9,639 yards and 76 touchdowns, while Snead completed 531 of 1,092 for 8,306 yards and 46 TDs in three years with the Redskins. "It wasn't any gamble," said the new Philadelphia coach. Joe Kuharich, "I think it was horse for horse. We got youth, too."
RETIRED: Penn State Wrestling Coach CHARLIE SPEIDEL, 65, who led his teams to a 191-56-13 record in his 38 years with the university and is the only eastern coach ever to win the NCAA championships (1953). His successor is Bill Koll of the State University of Iowa.
DIED: Former Argentine Heavyweight Champion ALEJANDRO LAVORANTE, 27, who never recovered from brain damage received in a knockout by Heavyweight Johnny Riggins in Los Angeles on Sept, 21, 1962, in Mendoza, Argentina. Earlier in 1962 he had been knocked out in fights with Archie Moore (March 30) and Cassius Clay (July 20)
DIED: Sportswriter JIM HURLEY, 71, longtime outdoors editor and columnist for the late New York Daily Mirror, and since last October for the Journal-American, in a Bronx, N.Y. hospital.