July 15, 1968
July 15, 1968

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July 15, 1968

  • By J. A. Maxtone Graham

    In 60 bareknuckle rounds at England's most famous school, a wellborn Whiglet battered a young Tory to death

Part 3: The Black Athlete
Peter Thomson
  • Australia's Peter Thomson, who has won the British Open five times, has made himself an unpopular figure among American pros with his criticisms of U.S. golf and its rich tour. Thomson does not care. He is too busy with his own diverse interests—books, music, being a responsible father to his daughters and son (left) and encouraging the growth of golf in the Far East. His supreme goal, however, is entirely personal—to win the British Open for the sixth time, something only Harry Vardon has ever before done. This week at Carnoustie in Scotland, Thomson will get his chance

Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Brian Kusel, 9, of the Sheeler-Winton Swim Club of Miami, established a national age-group record during a meet at Cypress Gardens when he swam the 220-yard freestyle event in 2:34.0, an improvement of 2.7 seconds on the former mark.

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Darwin Bond, 16, of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn., set a state mark in the 440-yard dash with a time of 48 flat, then lowered the national record for sophomores to 47.5 at the Southeastern junior championship meet in Atlanta.

Buddy Schultz pitched Shaw High of Cleveland to the state title by compiling an 0.10 ERA for the season, which he concluded by winning the semifinal contest 6-0 and then, after just 20 minutes' rest, taking the championship game by a score of 1-0.

Diana Timberlake of Alexandria, Va. was the only girl on her home-town Acorns Junior Rifle Club, but she had the highest score (395 x 400) on her team, which defeated some 820 others to take the National Junior Smallbore Rifle Team Championship.

Nancy Fortner of Lee's Summit, Mo. is, at the age of 12, already an accomplished horsewoman, and she proved it by winning the All-Around Youth Trophy at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, Mo. in competition against boys and girls up to age 18.

Chuck Stearns of Bellflower, Calif. was the winner of the National Water Ski Speed Championship, an 18-mile race on the Colorado River course at Lake Havasu City, Ariz., scoring a 300-yard victory over Butch Peterson of South Pasadena, Calif.