Vince Shomo, rough-and-ready 17-year-old New York student, belted Hawaii's Paul Fujii into first-round TKO to retain 139-pound title, was named outstanding performer in AAU championships at Boston.
TRACK & FIELD—BILL WOODHOUSE, spunky little Abilene Christian sprinter who has suddenly moved up to challenge nation's best, trailed Bobby Morrow in 9.5 hundred at Dallas, came back two days later in meet at Abilene to beat illustrious teammate by inches in wind-aided 9.3, stepped out to take Morrowless 220 in 20 flat with help of same too-brisk breeze.
SOCCER—FRENCH, who take their Le Football as seriously as most Americans do baseball, were shocked by spectacular and guileful "disappearance" of 12 of nation's most famous Algerian footballeurs, including four international stars, on eve of match with Switzerland (which ended in 0-0 draw). Departed players suddenly turned up in Tunis in obedient tow of FLN terrorists, prepared to form Free Algeria team. Grumped one internationalist, handsome square-jawed Mustapha Zitouni, dashing center for Monaco: "The problem is bigger than us. What would you do if your country was at war and you got called up?"
England's World Cup hopes, in dreary depths ever since Munich air crash took lives of eight Manchester United players, three of them All-England regulars, soared once again after 4-0 victory over Scotland before 127,857 at Glasgow.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL CANADIENS, sniffing Stanley Cup gold after bowing to Boston 3-1, turned to Maurice (Rocket) Richard (see below) in fifth game at Montreal and fiery veteran responded with overtime goal for 3-2 victory. Canadiens struck swiftly in sixth game at Boston, grabbing 2-0 lead in opening minutes on goals by Bernie Geoffrion and Rocket, added three more by Geoffrion, Jean Beliveau and Doug Harvey to beat Bruins 5-3, skated off with Cup for third straight year.
MOTOR SPORTS—WALT HANSGEN, West-field, N.J. throttle jockey, roared Briggs Cunningham's new Lister Jaguar up to 120 mph on straightaway, drove front-running race to win 80-mile President's Cup feature with 75-mph average at Upper Marlboro, Md. Runners-up: Bob Holbert of Warrington, Pa. and Don Sesslar of Lancaster, Ohio, both in Porsche Spyders.
TENNIS—BARRY MACKAY, willing Davis Cup hopeful, left Jack Kramer's teaching pros long enough to win River Oaks tournament at Houston, coming back from errorful first set to outstroke Chile's Luis Ayala 8-10, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in final.
GOLF—GARY PLAYER, precise little South African who came to U.S. to "learn from America's fine pros," showed he has absorbed his lessons well, stringing together birdie after birdie to win Kentucky Derby Open and $2,800 with 274 at Louisville.