Tony DeMarco, free-swinging ex-welterweight champion, absorbed boxing lesson from smart-stabbing Vince Martinez in early rounds, came back to land enough jolting blows to take 10-round decision over Honest Bill Daly's now soiled meal ticket (see page 50).
New York's Julius Helfand, to surprise of everyone, sharply reversed field, gave Syracuse Promoter Norman Rothschild the green light to deal with Welterweight Champion Johnny Saxton (but not his manager, Blinky Palermo) for title fight with Carmen Basilio (see page 50).
Governor Goodie Knight took first step toward cleanup of California's dirty business, named new five-man State Athletic Commission, promised "hopping hot" report from special investigating committee. His choices: onetime University of California Track Coach Dean Cromwell; Business Executive Jamie Smith; former Commissioners Dr. Dan Kilroy and S. Thomas Bucciarelli, and last but not least, Douglas Hayden, chief special agent of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., whose job obliges him to know all about wire-tapping.
Cary Middlecoff, who gave up pulling bicuspids to follow pro tournament trail, made fine recovery on final hole to get down in par 4 for 281, won his second U.S. Open by single stroke when runners-up Ben Hogan and Julius Boros faltered at Rochester, N.Y. (see page 6).
Dr. Tibor Nyilas, 42-year-old New York physician, outslashed defending champion Dick Dyer in last match, won his seventh national saber title and berth on U.S. Olympic team in New York. Other individual champions and Olympians: Abe Cohen of Fencers Club in �p�e; Navy Yeoman Sewall Shurtz in foil; Mrs. Janice Romary of Los Angeles in women's foil. Also picked to represent U.S. at Melbourne: Jos� de Capriles, team captain; Albert Axelrod, Dr. Daniel Bukantz, Harold Goldsmith, Bryon Kreiger, Nat Lubell in foil; William Andre, Ralph Goldstein, Ken Hoitsma, Richard Pew, Shurtz in epee; Dyer, Cohen, George Worth, Norman Armitage (for sixth time), Alan Kwartler in saber; Mrs. Maxine Mitchell, Judy Goodrich in women's foil.
Needles, chunky bay son of Ponder, turned in his usual spine-tingling race, charging up from last place to run down Fabius and edge challenging Career Boy by scant neck in $119,650 Belmont Stakes, gained firm grip on 3-year-old honors (see page 34).
Dotted Line, lightly regarded King Ranch chestnut filly off at 10 to 1, broke out of pack in last furlong under able maneuvering of Jockey Dave Gorman, overhauled Levee, went on to win $53,150 Delaware Oaks by neck at Delaware Park.
Bill Beasley's Canadian Champ, never beaten in nine previous starts at home, lived up to name, breezed home far ahead of field to take $35,805 Queen's Plate, Canada's biggest race, at spanking new $13 million Woodbine track near Toronto.
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