TRACK & FIELD
Jim Bailey, muscular Australian, passed countryman John Landy in stretch, went on to win fastest mile (3:58.6) ever run on U.S. soil; at Los Angeles Coliseum (see page 13).
Archie Moore, ageless light heavyweight champion, weighed in at still-flabby 189� as he polished off Tiger Gene Thompson with right to jaw in third round at Tucson, prepared to take off for London and June 5 title defense against Yolande Pompey. Articulate Archie, also rated No. 1 contender for heavyweight crown vacated by Rocky Marciano, took dim view of proposed elimination tournament, warned: "Hold that title. I'll be back."
Joe Brown, little-known New Orleans lightweight, successfully evaded overweight (143�) Champion Wallace (Bud) Smith's badly timed blows, landed frequently enough to win nontitle 10-rounder at Houston. Moaned tearful Smith, beaten in last three fights: "I didn't do nothing right. I looked like a fool."
Art Aragon, arrogant Los Angeles Golden Boy who absorbed thrashing from then Lightweight Champion Jimmy Carter in 1951, got even before 10,103 in Los Angeles, left-hooking bleeding ex-titleholder unmercifully for eight rounds before easing up in last two to take unanimous decision.
Bill Kerslake, pink-cheeked 310-pounder from Cleveland, chased Ralph Bartleman from post to apron to win freestyle heavyweight title and berth on U.S. Olympic team but failed in try for double when he was pinned by same Bartleman, who went on to take Graeco-Roman crown at Hollywood, Calif. Other freestyle Olympians: Light Heavyweight Pete Blair, Middleweight Bill Smith, Welterweight Dick Beattie, Lightweight Frank Bettucci, Featherweight Myron Roderick, Bantamweight Lee Allen, Flyweight Dick Delgado. Other Graeco-Roman Olympians: Light Heavyweight Dale Thomas, Middleweight Dan Hodge, Welterweight Jay Holt, Lightweight Tommy Evans, Featherweight Alan Rice, Bantamweight Kent Townley, Flyweight Dick Wilson.
Boston scored biggest coup, came up with three of nation's top All-Americas in annual NBA draft. Celtics exercised territorial privilege to claim Holy Cross's Tom Heinsohn, acquired rights to San Francisco's fabulous Bill Russell from St. Louis in trade for Easy Ed Macauley, also picked Don Playmaker K. C. Jones. Rochester, with first choice in regular draft, passed over Russell, made Duquesne's limber-legged Si Green their No. 1 boy. Other first-round selections: Temple's Hal Lear by Philadelphia; North Carolina State's Ron Shavlik by New York; De Paul's Ron Sobieszczyk (traded to New York for Gene Shue) by Fort Wayne; George Washington's Joe Holup by Syracuse; Dayton's Jim Paxson by Minneapolis.
NCAA Council, determined to rule with heavy hand over violators of strict code of athletic conduct, placed half dozen member schools on probation for terms ranging from one to three years for giving "aid in excess" to athletes. The offenders: Texas A&M, Kansas and Mississippi (one year); Louisville and Florida (two years); Auburn (three years).
Mike Souchak, power-hitting ex-Duke footballer, moved within reach of tempestuous Tommy Bolt with record-tying 65, added 69 on last 18 for 280 to edge Bolt by single stroke in Colonial Invitation worth $5,000 to winner at Fort Worth (see below).
Yale, stroking smartly from start to finish on choppy, wind-blown Housatonic at Derby, Conn., held firm in face of challenging spurt by Cornell to win Carnegie Cup by length and quarter with Princeton third in battle of unbeaten crews, seemed certain to be favorite in Eastern sprint championships on Potomac May 12.