RECORD BREAKERS—BOBBY MORROW, back in Olympic form (see below), was jack rabbit-fast in California Relays at Modesto, anchored Abilene Christian teammates to pair of world records. Morrow followed Waymond Griggs, Bill Woodhouse and Jim Segrest to 39.7 clocking in 440-yard relay, came back to join George Peterson, Woodhouse and Segrest in 1:22.6 for 880-yard relay. California's Jack Yerman, Monty Upshaw, Willie White and Don Bowden also got into record-breaking act, raced through sprint medley in 3:18.8 to better American mark (May 31).
Japanese Swimmers, churning up just about everything in sight at Asian Games in Tokyo, overhauled one world mark when Backstroker Keiji Hase, Breaststroker Masaru Furukawa, Butterflyer Takashi Ishimoto, Freestyler Manabu Koga thrashed 400-meter medley in 4:17.2 (May 28).
Corsican, held off pace under Driver Pete Dailey's restraining touch, boomed home in stretch to win one-mile Jubilee Pace qualifying trial at Roosevelt Raceway in 2:01[4/5], fastest ever for 3-year-old gelding pacer on half-mile track (May 30).
BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES began playing like mere mortals, dropped four straight to Kansas City and Washington before they recovered to beat Boston 5-4, 10-4 on Enos Slaughter's homer, Bob Turley's eighth pitching victory. But Athletics, in no mood to retreat, won six out of seven, moved within 6� games of Yankees.
San Francisco Giants stumbled briefly, lost three in row to St. Louis before winning 7-2, but Milwaukee, faced with golden opportunity, was hardly up to taking charge against Cards and Pittsburgh, still trailed by one game at week's end.
USC, rated college baseball's top team (see page 32), blanked Oregon State 7-0, 15-0 for PCC title, moved step closer to NCAA finals at Omaha June 13-18.
HORSE RACING—BOLD RULER, lugging 135 pounds, appeared feather-light as Eddie Arcaro sent him charging through stretch to head off Tick Tock and Gallant Man (see below) in $58,800 Carter Handicap at Belmont. But another odds-on favorite at same track had no such luck earlier in week when unbeaten Idun, last year's 2-year-old filly champion, lagged badly, finished fading fourth to Calumet's A Glitter in Liberty Purse.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, still sporting bulging 196 pounds, jabbed and hooked frustrated Charlie Norkus silly for 10 rounds, occasionally obliged with stiff right-hand shots to head when crowd of 3,500 became too complaining, walked off with easy decision at San Francisco. Explained crafty Archie, who is plotting campaign for another shot at Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson: "I was scientific rather than spectacular."
Kenny Lane, No. 1 lightweight challenger, snapped out of lethargy to finish off overmatched Davey Dupas with eye-glazing left hook in sixth at Dallas, may soon get long-delayed bout with Champion Joe Brown in Dallas or Houston, depending upon which produces biggest bundle of loot for Brown's manager, Lou Viscusi.
World Boxing Commission, meeting in strife-torn Paris, settled battle of its own, accepted resignation of rebellious NBA. Huffed World Boxing Commission President Julius Helfand: "A small ruling clique that does not want to be bound by a world decision even if their action is not in the interest of boxing."