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February 03, 1958
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February 03, 1958


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Dave Sime, built-for-speed Duke premed student who burst into spotlight at Washington's National Guard Armory two years ago, picked same boards for another record-breaking performance. Beaten by pint-sized Ira Murchison in 70-yard dash, determined Sime got off to rolling start in seldom-run 80-yard sprint, stretched his long legs faster and faster to edge Murchison by yard in 7.8 for new world indoor mark (see below), later won 100 in 9.7 (Jan. 25).

Hanif Mohammad, 23-year-old Pakistani batsman with endurance of camel, held firm at wicket for 16 hours 13 minutes to break world record (old mark: 13:20 by England's Sir Leonard Hutton against Australia in 1938) for marathon innings, slammed 24 boundaries, scored 337 runs, second only to Hutton's 364, in cricket test match against West Indies at Bridgetown, Barbados (Jan. 23).


West Virginia and St. John's were nation's only unbeaten major college teams after Boston College fell before St. Peter's of Jersey City 58-57. Mountaineers had things their own way in 109-84 victory over Fur-man while Redmen made it nine in row, rolling over St. Francis of Brooklyn 65-53.

Baskets were dime a dozen as world's best pros got together in St. Louis (see page 6) for annual NBA All-Star game but East had too many of them for West, pulled away in second half on clutch-shooting of Boston's Bob Cousy to win 130-118. St. Louis' Bob Pettit, who led all scorers with 28 points, was voted game's most valuable player. Following All-Star break, clubs resumed schedule and, at week's end, Boston and St. Louis were still teams to catch.


Round Table, who takes his workouts at Santa Anita these days, had one of his easiest and most lucrative canters in $156,990 Santa Anita Maturity, breaking alertly to front before field had chance to shake down and hoofing mud on rivals on way to 4�-length victory (see below). Racing's latest Mr. Moneybags earned $80,630, boosted his career haul to $769,934 and shot past Swoon's Son to become seventh highest alltime money-winner. Admitted Owner Travis Kerr: "I just have to pinch myself every now and then to believe we have a horse that great."

California money began to rustle restlessly once again and the gleam shone in many an eye after Old Pueblo, frisky unbeaten 3-year-old with yen for speed (see page 23), coasted home first in $22,500 San Vicente Handicap at Santa Anita for seventh straight.

Happy Hill Farm's Kingmaker, reveling in Hialeah slop, set spirited pace for top-weighted Iron Liege, who found 124-pound burden too onerous and could do no better than hang onto second place in $30,650 Royal Palm Handicap.

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