HORSE RACING—CLEM, with light load for himself (113 pounds) and a lighter regard for Round Table, upset odds and predictions in $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City (see page 14). Hogging lead for almost all of mile and three-sixteenths on turf, Mrs. Adele Rand's colt, under Willie Shoemaker, gobbled up $65,-000 first money, set track record of 1:54[3/5], paid $11, and robbed Round Table of chance to become money-makingest Thoroughbred in history. Round Table, carrying 130 pounds under Ismael Valenzuela, was half length off Clem.
Eddie Arcaro, denied seat on Round Table in U.N. because of inflamed right leg, partially covered disappointment earlier in week driving Warhead to victory in $30,200 Discovery Handicap at Belmont. Warhead, the crowd's choice, covered mile and furlong in 1:51[1/5], lugged 124-pound weight over finish by head over Grey Monarch.
Vertex, who year ago ran second to Promised Land in Roamer Handicap at Jamaica on three legs and broken hoof, demonstrated how time heals, handily won six-furlong American Motors Purse at Atlantic City with three-quarter-length edge on True Verdict.
BASEBALL—YANKEES, so everyone could relax, clinched American League title by winning five out of six games, including two straight from those ambitious Chicago White Sox. Not news exactly, New York was doing the ordinary thing in raising pennant for ninth time in 10 years. Any interest left in league centered around batting title race among Ted Williams, Pete Runnels, Harvey Kuenn and Bob Cerv.
Pittsburg Pirates, not so obliging, kept up spyglass-range pursuit in National League race, assured believers by winning seven, losing but one. Milwaukee, to add zest to the whole thing, won four of five, helped Warren Spahn win 20th game for ninth time, held 6-game lead. Richie Ashburn raised batting average to .342, snatched lead from ailing Stan Musial who remained at .338.
BOATING—COLUMBIA, living up to early predictions that she was Designer Olin Stephens' "better mousetrap" of 12-meter sloops, nailed down job as defender of America's Cup with 4-2 record over venerable Vim in final trials off Newport. Although summer's record with Stephens-designed Vim stands 5-5, Columbia showed better going to windward in brisk September weather, will go to line against Britain's Sceptre this Saturday (see page 16).
FOOTBALL—KENTUCKY, one of few teams active as seasonal fever broke out spottily across nation, won first opening game in seven years, bade hapless Hawaii a fond aloha after 51-0 rout. Hawaii, though unable to budge even Wildcats' fifth string, managed to cross goal line once but play was ruled illegal.
National Football League kept members busy as exhibition play continued. Philadelphia Eagles, leaning heavily on Pete Retzlaff, picked off Detroit 31-24, at Norman, Okla. Washington Redskins beat Green Bay Packers 23-14 at Winston-Salem. Los Angeles Rams weathered 28-point rally by San Francisco at L.A., got moving again in fourth period, won 40-38. Chicago Cardinals stalked over Pittsburgh 21-7 at St. Louis. Chicago Bears, meanwhile, beat Cleveland 42-31 at home.
FISHING—FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL TUNA CUP match at Wedgeport, Nova Scotia was rousing bust as 23 master salt-water anglers from U.S., Mexico, Cuba and British Commonwealth trolled and drifted for three days through once-prolific waters, saw a few bluefins, caught absolutely none. Tournament has come to sorry pass since days it attracted as many as 10 teams, rewarded contestants with as many as 72 tunas.
Cape Cod Tuna Tournament saw more luck if no more enterprise as 35 fish weighing 3,060 pounds total were taken in three-day assembly. Joe Mascari, Boston caf� owner, caught largest specimen, 116 pounds' worth.