ARCHERY—An Australian archer from Melbourne, HANS WRIGHT, compiled 3,684 points with 468 arrows at ranges of 35 to 100 yards to win the National Archerv Association's championship meet in Lafayette, Ind. GEORGE SLINZER of Pennsylvania, who finished second with 3,559, was awarded the American title.
This is an article from the Aug. 16, 1965 issue
BASEBALL—BOSTON and ST. LOUIS were declared co-champions when rain washed out the final game of the 51st annual Union Printers International Baseball Tournament in Cincinnati, foremost event of the closed-shop season.
BOATING—The Gold Cup for unlimited hydroplanes, run this year on Seattle's Lake Washington, was won for the third straight time by RON MUSSON in Miss Bardahl.
BOXING—World junior lightweight champion FLASH ELORDE of the Philippines rallied in the last five rounds of a 10-round nontitle fight at Madison Square Garden to win a split decision over favored Puerto Rican Frankie Narvaez.
CHESS—Grand masters PAL BENKO and WILLIAM LOMBARDY of New York finished the 12 rounds of the U.S. Open Championship tournament in San Juan, P.R. with 10 points each to share the title and the $1,600 prize money.
FOOTBALL—Notre Dame's John Huarte, who completed 10 passes in 13 attempts for two TDs, and Linebacker Dick Butkus of Illinois were outstanding for the College All-Stars, but the CLEVELAND BROWNS won the annual All-Star Game at Soldier Field in Chicago 24-16 (page 47).
Washington shut out Philadelphia 37-0 in the first game of the NFL exhibition season as the passing of Dick Shiner (10 completions in 15 attempts for 138 yards), three field goals and four conversions by rookie John Seedborg and a 99-yard touchdown pass play from rookie Richie Badar to rookie Jack Dean routed the fumbling (five times) Eagles. The AFL also got under way as HOUSTON'S Don Trull threw three touchdown passes to defeat New York 21-16 and OAKLAND beat San Diego 10-3 when rookie Kent McCloughan returned an intercepted pass 42 yards for a TD. BUFFALO'S Billy Joe ran 38 yards for a touchdown, Pete Gogolak kicked three field goals and Jack Kemp scored from the two to give the Bills a 23-0 victory over Boston.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS, tied at nine under par after 70 holes of the $125,000 Philadelphia Golf Classic with Doug Sanders, Randy Glover and Joe Campbell, seemed to be out of the running when he drove into the woods of the 17th tee. Nicklaus made the green, however, on his next shot, putted 45 feet for an eagle and won by one stroke over Sanders and Campbell. His 277 was 11 under par, and the victory was his second in a row on the tour and his second straight in the tournament. Last year Nicklaus birdied the 17th hole to edge Gary Player.
The touring lady golfers visited Milwaukee's North Shore Country Club last week for the Milwaukee Jaycee Open and Veteran MARLENE BAUER HAGGE won it with rounds of 71-71-72-73 on the par-72 course. The total tied the Jaycee Open record of 287 set by Kathy Whitworth in 1963.
HARNESS RACING—A record crowd at Buffalo Raceway gave BRET HANOVER a standing ovation after he won the $17,206 Reynolds Memorial Stakes by 1¾ lengths, his 34th victory in 34 starts.
New Zealand's CARDIGAN BAY ($3.20), driven by Stanley Dancer, finished first in the $50,000, 1½-mile Dan Patch Pace at Yonkers Raceway, three-quarters of a length ahead of Fly Fly Byrd.
HORSE RACING—Preakness winner TOM ROLFE ($2.60), ridden by Willie Shoemaker, raced to his seventh victory in 10 starts this year when he overtook Gummo at the head of the stretch in the $110,000 Chicagoan at Arlington Park and went on to beat him by four lengths.
Mrs. Richard C. duPont's KELSO ($4.40), carrying Ismael Valenzuela and top weighted at 130 pounds, boosted his lifetime earnings to $1,954,144 by nosing out Malicious of Greentree Stable to win the 1·âõ-mile, $54,400 Whitney at Saratoga (page 14). Pia Star, who beat Kelso in the Brooklyn Handicap two weeks earlier, finished third, six lengths behind.
The $112,185 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park, six furlongs for 2-year-old colts and geldings, was won by Ogden Phipps' BUCKPASSER ($5.80), Braulio Baeza up, by a half length over Quinta. The favorite, Our Michael, finished third, 1½ lengths further back.
TENNIS—ROY EMERSON won his first tournament on the eastern grass court circuit this season, the Nassau Bowl in Glen Cove, Long Island, by beating the defender. Chuck McKinley, 6-4, 11-9, 7-5.
First-seeded FRED STOLLE of Australia allowed only one service break in beating Lew Gerrard of New Zealand in the finals of the Middle Atlantic grass courts tournament in Baltimore 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The victory was Stolle's second straight on American grass.
TRACK & FIELD—After running second to Russians and Poles ten times, the U.S. women's team finally came in first, by two points (59-57) over Poland at a dual meet in Warsaw. But it was IRENA KIRSZENSTEIN, a 19-year-old Warsaw University student, who kept the 35,000 fans in Polish Army Stadium jumping to their feet. She won the broad jump with a leap of 20 feet 8¾ inches; took the 100-meter dash (11.4) by defeating her two co-holders of the pending world record, Wyomia Tyus and teammate Ewa Klobukowska; ran the decisive third lap in the 400-meter relay that beat the American girls in 44.2; and then topped everything by setting a world record of 22.7 in the 200-meter dash. She lowered by two-tenths of a second the mark recorded in 1960 by Wilma Rudolph and equaled last year by Margaret Ann Burvill of Australia. Miss Klobukowska finished second; Edith McGuire and Miss Tyus brought up the rear. The U.S. girls offset Miss Kirszenstein's spectacular show, however, with sweeps in the 80-meter hurdles (CHERRIE SHERRARD, 10.8), the 800-meters (MARIE MULDER, 2:10.2) and the shotput (LYNN GRAHAM, 50 feet 3½). JANELL SMITH ran the fastest 400 meters ever by an American girl in winning the event in 53.7, and RANAE BAIR's 184-foot 11½-inch javelin throw also set an American record.
The U.S. men, who found themselves up against a much-improved Polish team, won 118-93, considerably short of the 42-point margin by which they beat the Poles in 1963. JIM RYUN held off Witold Baran to win the 1,500 in 3:49.9, and GERRY LINNDGREN finished the 5,000 meters just two steps ahead of runner-up Lech Boguszewicz in 13:45.4. Ollan Cassell, who injured an Achilles tendon on the first bend of the 400 and barely completed the race, lost to ANDRZEJ BADENSKI (45.6), while in the other major U.S. disappointment of the meet the Polish men's 400-meter relay team upset the crippled Americans in 39.2. The U.S. took five of the eight field events, however: the broad jump (RALPH BOSTON, 26 feet 7¾ inches), the shotput (RANDY MATSON, 66 feet ¼), the pole vault (JOHN PENNEL, 16 feet 5), the high jump (OTIS BURRELL, 7 feet 1 7/8), and the hammer throw (ED BURKE, 223 feet 9½). The U.S. 1,600-meter relay team of LYNN SAUNDERS, JAY LUCK, DON OWENS and REX CAWLEY, replacing Cassell, won in 3:07.9; BILLY MILLS took the 10,000 in 29:10.6; GEORGE ANDERSON the 100 in 10.3; TOM FARRELL the 800 in 1:47.6: and RON WHITNEY and ROGER MORGAN the hurdles events—Whitney the 400 in 50.4 and Morgan the 110 in 13.8.
Paced for 1,800 meters by J√ºrgen May at a meet in Erfurt. SIEGFRIED HERRMANN of East Germany ran 3,000 meters in 7:46.0, bettering Michel Jazy's pending mark set six weeks ago by three seconds.
Before a crowd of only 800 in Brussels' Heysel Stadium, GASTON ROELANTS, Belgian's Olympic gold medalist in the steeplechase, lowered his own world record by 3.2 seconds when he covered the 3,000-meter course in 8:26.4.
MILEPOSTS—ENDED: The partnership of R.E. (Bob) SMITH and ROY HOFHEINZ in the Houston Sports Association, which owns the Houston Astros of the National League and holds a 40-year lease to the Astrodome. Hofheinz paid Smith a reported $7.5 million for 53% of the association stock, thus boosting his holdings to 86% and leaving Smith with 10%. Smith announced his resignation as board chairman of the association, and Hofheinz announced he will negotiate for an NFL franchise.
RETIRED: Former major league pitcher (237 wins from 1919-1938) WAITE HOYT, 65, who since 1941 has been the radio voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Hoyt will finish the season before becoming assistant to the president of the Cincinnati brewery that has sponsored his broadcasts for 24 years.