BASEBALL—MILWAUKEE slipped safely past last crucial hurdle, managed to save two out of five from hustling Pittsburgh to hold 7�-game lead over Pirates. San Francisco Giants, thanks to four victories in six games with Dodgers, ran neck-and-neck with Pirates until they hit Chicago, where they lost three straight, slipped 9� games off pace and only two ahead of streaking Redlegs, who walloped Phillies six times, pushed them into cellar.
New York Yankees began week by beating Washington 7-6 for Bob Turley's 20th, won three out of four from Boston, but Senators went on binge, took three in row be-for Yanks won 7-0. But Yankee luck held up as Chicago went into tailspin against Cleveland, muddled along 12 games behind and only one half game ahead of Red Sox.
TENNIS—ASHLEY COOPER, phlegmatic Aussie, found himself down two sets to one, but recovered brilliantly to overtake Countryman Mai Anderson 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6 for U.S. Singles Championship at Forest Hills and complete rare triple (other titles: Wimbledon, Australian). Althea Gibson held firm under pressure, got her big game working in time to defeat Darlene Hard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 for her second crown, then announced she would retire for "at least a year" to devote herself to developing career as a singer.
BOATING—" COLUMBIA" and "VIM," with Easterner and Weatherly eliminated, headed into final America's Cup trials at Newport. Columbia, showing superior speed, outsailed older rival twice in first three races to put gleam in eyes of selection committee. Next day, Vim won to remain alive, caused gleam to flicker (see page 16).
Germany swept three titles in European rowing championships at Poznan, but Italy's eight-oared strokers pulled off biggest shocker, showing open water to Philadelphia's Vesper Club and Russia's favored Trud crew to win 2,000-meter duel in 6:19.5.
Outboard jockeys, booming up and down Oklahoma's Lake McAlester, sent NOA records flying like leaves in a hurricane, hauled down eight in three days. The record breakers: Bill Tenney of Crystal Bay, Minn., 56.972 mph in Class A hydro; Charles Adams of Auburndale, Fla., 57.804 mph in Class B hydro; Mel Callaway of Phoenix, 51.933 mph in Class C hydro; O. B. Aylor of Tyler, Texas, 64.368 mph in Class F hydro; Deanie Montgomery of Corsicana, Texas, 48.283 mph in Class A runabout; Dub Parker of Gadsen, Ala., 52.340 mph in Class B runabout; Bill Holland of Houston, 58.202 mph in Class D runabout; Clay Tettefer of Lake Charles, La., 70.866 mph in Class F runabout.
FOOTBALL—CHICAGO BEARS took full advantage of End Harlon Hill's pass-snatching talents to beat Detroit 24-17 in pro exhibition at Dallas. Other results: Pittsburgh's Earl Morrall tossed two scoring passes to beat Baltimore 13-10 at Buffalo; Washington outscored Philadelphia 35-31 at Jacksonville, Fla.; Ollie Matson's running and Bobby Joe Conrad's kicking gave Chicago Cards 27-26 squeaker over Los Angeles at Seattle; Green Bay thumped New York 41-20 at Boston; San Francisco held off Cleveland 21-16 at San Francisco.
HORSE RACING—RALPH LOWE and FRED TURNER, pair of Midland, Texas oilmen, enjoyed profitable week. Lowe pocketed record $1,333,333 from sale of three-quarters' interest in tiny 4-year-old Gallant Man to syndicate of 18 headed by Kentucky Horse Trader Leslie Combs II, could afford to feel little pain two days later when Gallant Man looked like anything but million dollars in $28,700 Sysonby at Belmont. Lugging 134 pounds, English-bred started slowly, had trouble finding racing room, finished fifth to Greentree's Cohoes.
Turner plucked $50,980 from $90,090 Del Mar Futurity, richest 2-year-old race ever run on West Coast, with undefeated (6 for 6) bay Tomy Lee. Under gentle urging by Jockey Willie Shoemaker, who deserted old buddy Gallant Man for day, latest California Derby hope smothered seven rivals to win by three lengths. Bought in England for $6,672 in 1956, Tomy Lee's earnings have now reached tidy $138,380.
Clem, named for Race Caller Clem McCarthy, choked back acting millionaire Round Table's assault on Nashua's alltime earnings record, roared to early lead and 3�-length romp in $139,650 Washington Park Handicap. Reasoned Round Table's Owner Travis Kerr: "After all, we still got a ham sandwich [$25,000] while the winner was getting a square meal [$94,175]."