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June 23, 1958
RECORD BREAKERS—GLENN DAVIS, Ohio State's rapid-gaited one-man gang, set off record-breaking kick at NCAA championships in Berkeley, Calif., running Texas' Eddie Southern into cinders as he sprinted 440 in 45.7 for new world mark (see page 16). American records fell to Alex Henderson, burly-chested Aussie from Arizona State at Tempe, who breezed through two miles in 8:46.3, and Kansas' Charlie Tid-well, who burst out of starting blocks, never stopped until he had buzzed over 220-yard low hurdles (around turn) in 22.7 (June 14).
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June 23, 1958

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BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, still striving for 127th KO of endless career, took on old playmate Howard King for fourth time, floored him three times but couldn't keep him there, had to be content with 10-round decision at Sacramento. Explained pudgy Archie: "He's improving and, like a fish, is harder to catch each time you go after him." But King, who thrice floundered like fish out of water, reflected: "That old man is strong—he hits hard."

Dan Hodge, Olympic wrestler turned pro boxer, who has placed himself under protective wing of George Gainford, made heavyweight debut at Scranton, Pa., hardly worked up sweat before one Norm Jackson flopped down and out in first round.

Philadelphians, among longest-suffering boxing fans in nation, turned out 8,769 strong to watch Welterweights Gil Turner and Sugar Hart, two old friends who couldn't get mad at each other, trade harmless flurries, figured the $37,500 they jammed into Promoter Muggsy Taylor's strong box was money ill spent as they booed fighters and 10-round draw decision.

Michigan Athletic Commission, prodded by news that Heavyweight Johnny Summerlin had been okayed for losing fight with Nino Valdes at Detroit by Boxing Commission's Dr. Leo Kallman although Summerlin had no feeling on left side (SI, June 16), belatedly locked barn door, urged stiffer prefight medical tests.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—BRITAIN'S TONY BROOKS roared his Van-wall around Francorchamps track at 129.84 mph, sped 210 miles in 1:37:06.3 to win Belgium Grand Prix after Stirling Moss was forced out by jammed valves. Mike Hawthorn, second in Ferrari, won seven points, now trails Moss 17-14 for world title.

Walt Hansgen and his Lister-Jag, off on SCCA winning streak, made it six in row at Lime Rock, Conn., taking lead at start and averaging 79.5 mph for 60 miles to beat Bob Oker, in Aston Martin, and Bob Holbert, in Porsche RS.

LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS, unbeaten but ignored for national title, which went to undefeated Army, placed Attackmen Bill Morrill and Jim Webster, Defenseman Walt Mitchell on Wheaties Sports Federation's All-America selected by college coaches, prepared to take 22-man squad on eight-game tour of England and Scotland. Other All-Americas: Maryland's Dick Corrigan, attack; Maryland's Ernie Betz, Baltimore's Paul Loewer and Washington's Joe Seivold, midfield; Princeton's Doug Levick and Army's Don Tillar, defense; Washington and Lee's Jim Lewis, goal.

MILEPOSTS—DIED—GEORGE FONDER, 39, veteran Lansdale, Pa. auto racer, AAA midget champ in 1941; of injuries suffered in midget race crash, at Hatfield, Pa.

DIED—CLARENCE DE MAR. 70, wispish, wiry distance runner who defied doctor's diagnosis of weak heart in 1910, went on to win seven Boston Marathons, last competed in 1954; of cancer, at Reading, Mass.

DIED—LOUIS A. PETERSEN, 75, bowling enthusiast, sponsor of sport's richest tournament, founder of Petersen scoring system; after long illness, at Chicago.

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