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).
Russians also got into act on two fronts. Grigory Panichkin, looking more like commuter restrainedly hustling for morning bus, wriggled 10 kilometers in 42:10.4 to break world walking record at Riga, Latvia (June 12); Maria Itkina, 26, stocky-legged redhead, raced 400 meters in 53.6, fastest ever for woman, at Warsaw (June 14).
Australia's fabulous Konrads kids were at it again, churning to three world standards at Townsville. Ilsa, 13, freestyled 800 meters and 880 yards in 10:11.8, while Jon, 15, went for distance, covered mile in 18:56.4 to clip more than 40 seconds off record. Terry Gathercole kept busy youngsters company, breaststroked 220 yards in 2:40.5 for fourth new mark (June 13).
TENNIS—CHRISTINE TRUMAN, sturdy 17-year-old 6-footer, began to look more and more like Wimbledon hopeful after she conquered once-unsteady nerves, cleverly used bombing forehand and sliced backhand to upset America's Althea Gibson 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, put Britain on road to 4-3 victory and first Wightman Cup since 1930 at Wimbledon. Chris also outslammed Mrs. Dorothy Head Knode 6-4, 6-4 and teamed with Shirley Bloomer to beat Mrs. Knode and Karol Fageros in doubles 6-2, 6-3. Deciding British point was earned by another teen-ager, Ann Haydon, 19, who left-handed her way past Mimi Arnold 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES, despite some bad moments at hands of suddenly snarling Detroit Tigers, who moved out of cellar under new Manager Bill Norman (see page 29) to sniff rarefied atmosphere of fifth place, were still seven games ahead of pack in American League, while Milwaukee climbed over prostrate San Francisco into National League lead.
Majors played musical chairs as June 15 deadline approached, sent 22 players scurrying to pack bags. Kansas City engaged in most quantitative dealing, trading Pitchers Duke Maas and Virgil Trucks to Yankees (who sold Sal Maglie to Cards) for Pitcher Bob Grim and Outfielder Harry Simpson; Infielders Billy Hunter and Vic Power, Outfielder Woody Held to Indians for Infielders Chico Carrasquel and Preston Ward, Outfielder Roger Maris, Pitcher Dick Tomanek. Dodgers traded Don Newcombe to Redlegs for Pitcher Johnny Klippstein and First Baseman Steve Bilko.
GOLF—TOMMY BOLT, once most trigger-tempered golfer on pro circuit but more lately very model of deportment, made rough and tough Southern Hills course behave for him, worked way brilliantly through pressure cooker for final rounds of 69 and 72 to salt away his first Open with 283, four strokes better than Runner-up Gary Player, at Tulsa (see page 34). Cracked onetime tempestuous Tommy coyly: "Man, I guess this means we can start throwing those clubs most anywhere now."
HORSE RACING—GALLANT MAN, spunky 4-year-old who has waged some brilliant duels with Bold Ruler, found old rival loaded down with too many pounds (135) in $58,800 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont, closed briskly and urgently under firm prodding by Willie Shoemaker, burst down stretch to two-length victory.
TRACK & FIELD—VILLANOVA'S RON DELANY, kicking magnificently down home stretch, won 880 in 1:48.6, mile in record 4:03.5, shared honors with other record breakers Glenn Davis, Alex Henderson, Charlie Tidwell, Teammate Ed Collymore (220 yards around curve in 20.7) and Pacific Lutheran's John Fromm (257 feet 1 inch in javelin) in NCAA meet at Berkeley. But USC, banned last year for illegal aid to athletes, scored briskly in field events, piled up 48 6/7 points for team title.
BOATING—YALE'S power-packed oarsmen, stroking smoothly and smartly at steady 29 beat into teeth of unruly headwind, fought off challenging Harvard and stalled motor-boat which blocked course briefly, methodically stretched open water to three lengths when Cantabs faltered, to complete first unbeaten season in 24 years in nation's oldest sporting event on Thames at New London.