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April 11, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Joe Jones , held off early pace by Jockey Conn McCreary , took lead in late stages, won going away in $25,000 Bowie Handicap at Bowie, Md., became favorite for rich John B. Campbell Memorial Apr. 9.

Summer Tan, idle since winning $269,965 Garden State Stakes last Oct. 30, made 1955 debut at Jamaica, demonstrated he has fully recovered from near-fatal embolism by romping to 14-length victory in mile-and-sixteenth allowance race.


Syracuse Nationals nosed out Ft. Wayne Pistons 86-82, 87-84 in first two games, lost third contest 96-89, held 2-1 lead in best-of-seven series for National Basketball Association championship.

Andrews AFB had 52-game winning streak snapped by Sheppard AFB 74-64, bounced back to even score with 47-44 win over Texans, then routed same team 81-56, ran off with Air Force world-wide championship in double-elimination tournament at Orlando, Fla. Cliff Hagan , former Kentucky All-America, paced star-studded Andrews club with 27 points in deciding game.

Larry Hennessy of Ft. Eustis, Cliff Hagan of Andrews, Ernie Beck of Bainbridge, Dick Groat of Ft. Belvoir, Richie Regan of Parris Island Marines were named to
Armed Forces All-Star team picked by Armed Forces Press Service.

Detroit Red Wings came from behind on three goals by Vic Stasiuk, Marty Pavelich and Ted Lindsay in last seven minutes, whipped Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at Detroit in opening game of final series for Stanley Cup. Victory was 14th straight for rampaging Red Wings, tied National Hockey League record set by Boston Bruins in 1930.


Gil Cadilli, little-known San Francisco featherweight, opened cut over right eye of Willie Pep in fourth, was awarded unpopular 10-round split decision over former featherweight champion at Parks AFB, Calif. California Athletic Commission disciplined judges who voted for Cadilli, removed Eddie James from official list, placed ex-fighter Tony Bosnich on probation.

Sugar Ray Robinson , in good physical condition for third comeback effort, fought cautiously in early rounds, showed enough skill in late rounds to win 10-round split decision over Middleweight Johnny Lombardo at Cincinnati.

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