Dave Sime, amazing Duke sophomore who has set track world agog with his feats of speed, sprinted 220 yards in 0:20.1, although admittedly tailing off near finish, broke his third world record in preliminaries, set two other Atlantic Coast Conference marks (0:09.5 for 100, 0:22.4 for 220-yard low hurdles) in championship meet at Durham, N.C. (May 11 and 12).
Cliff Blair, husky Boston University senior from Hingham, Mass., whirled off hammer throw of 201 feet 8� inches for new U.S. college standard in dual meet with Penn State at Medford, Mass. (May 12).
Italy's daring Piero Taruffi took aim at world records for cars of 500-cc cylinder capacity, broke two when he powered his twin-fuselaged, four-cylinder, 60-hp Gilera from standing start to reach one kilometer in 0:28.29, one mile in 0:40.42, along stretch of coastal highway near Castelfusano, Italy.
Milwaukee cooled off Cincinnati with three victories in four games as Veteran Warren Spahn pitched second shutout, held slight edge over onrushing St. Louis Cardinals, who swept Sunday doubleheader from Chicago 3-2, 14-7. Brooklyn found easier going at Ebbets Field, took three straight from New York Giants, including 3-0 no-hitter by Carl Erskine (see page 11), moved into third place. Philadelphia continued slide, losing to St. Louis and Pittsburgh to stretch non-winning streak to 10.
New York began playing more like mortals, moved closer to rest of American League after dropping two out of three to Cleveland and splitting four with Baltimore. Yankees narrowly escaped no-hitter when Oriole Rookie Don Ferrarese gave up two hits in ninth to win 1-0 (see page 11). Indians won three from Kansas City to trail New York by one game. Chicago ended five-game losing streak, ran off four in row over Boston and Detroit to take over third place (for more facts and figures, see page 44).
TRACK & FIELD
John Landy's 3:59.1 mile (see page 12) was highlight of West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif. but by no means the only outstanding performance. California's speedy Leamon King came off injured list to run 100 in world-record-tying 0:09.3; Jack Davis skipped over 120-yard high hurdles in 0:13.6; Bill Russell, San Francisco's All-America basketballer, who high-jumps "just for fun," cleared 6 feet 9� inches to tie Compton's Charlie Dumas; UCLA's Rafer Johnson, three-event winner in last week's USC- UCLA meet, leaped 25 feet 2� inches to take broad jump.
Jim Bailey, University of Oregon miler who upset Landy week earlier to become first to break four minutes on U.S. soil, returned to collegiate competition, loped to easy 4:06.4 victory as his team took Pacific Coast Conference northern division title at Eugene, Ore.