BASEBALL—BALTIMORE'S fluttery Orioles lit momentarily in second-place tie with skidding Red Sox for best showing since entering majors in 1954. Red Sox' preoccupation with previous week's bright display cost dearly as they lost four straight, rejoined undergrads in seven-team second division. Yankees, meanwhile, slipped into synchromesh, won five straight, had gained 15�-game advantage, best of season, shortly before Cleveland stripped gears. Detroit helplessly helped New York cause as they fell 13-3, 16-4 and 10-7 to Yanks, were left scuttling at head of cellar steps. Washington, as customary, waited at bottom.
Giants had disastrous week, lost four out of five, were shut out twice. Still and all, they remained one game behind leading Milwaukee, which lost four, won four. Glory-bidding Cubs sputtered out as they dropped five of seven games but managed to keep slippery grip on third place. Put-upon Dodgers enjoyed three-day respite from cellar, but at Pirates' insistence returned, mollified by neighborly Phillies, who won two for New Manager Eddie Sawyer, then subsided into recognized win-a-few, lose-a-few pace.
BOXING—PETE RADEMACHER, showing more doggedness than style, alternately backtracked and banged his balding head against the hard right fist of Zora Folley, went down twice in the third round, twice in the fourth, ran out of coordination altogether 75 seconds into the fourth, lost on KO (see below).
Joe Brown, maturing lightweight world champion, called on experience of 32-odd years to outpoint 26-year-old southpaw Kenny Lane, eke out fifth title defense in 23 months. Brown, who has proposed that all left-handers be taken out before supper and drowned, found fight awkward going all the way but rallied in closing rounds to sway judges against ex-farmboy Lane.
Paul John Carbo, Frankie Carbo, Frank Russo and Mr. Grey, one and the same criminal, who gets his laughs corrupting boxing, was indicted on 10 counts of undercover finagling by New York grand jury, was still undercover and free at week's end (see page 25). Earlier in week, jury issued two-count indictment against Gabriel Genovese, first cousin to Mafia's Vito Genovese, proprietor of plush Miami bookie-barbershops. The charges: acting as undercover manager of Lightweight Ludwig Lightburn.
TRACK & FIELD—THE U.S. MEN outscored Russians, and the Russian women outscored Americans in the long-awaited U.S.-Soviet dual meet in Moscow (see page 8).
Herb Elliott became first to break 4-minute mile seven times, did it in 3:59 run at British Empire Games in Cardiff. Earlier, South African Police Inspector Gerhardus Potgeiter, 22, smashed world record in 440-yard hurdles, clipping off .2 second for 49.7 time.
BOATING—BILL STEAD kept pluming rooster-tail of 2�-ton hydroplane Maverick ahead of flock all the way, was cock of the walk at end of 30-mile Mile High regatta on Lake Tahoe. Maverick took $5,000 Mapes Cup with good mile advantage over second-place Miss Bardahl, averaged roiling 89.341-mph average over mountain water.
Detroit boat club, after 67 years of futile trying, scored overwhelming win of Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Port Dalhousie, Ont., smashed nine-year grip on title by Buffalo West Side and St. Catherines Rowing Club. All told, Detroit accumulated 12 victories and 397.75 points to 149 for runner-up St. Catherines.
Garrison R. Corwin, Rye, N.Y. 210 skipper, won Anne Kathleen Cullen Memorial Trophy for best performance during weather-hounded Larchmont Race Week.