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FOR THE RECORD
August 31, 1959
ARCHERY—WILRERT VETROKSKY, Cleveland, men's title with 3,473 pts.; CAROLE MEINHART, Pittsburgh, retained women's title with 3,732 pts., Natl. Archery Assn. championships, Lancaster, Pa.
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August 31, 1959

For The Record

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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, Britain, whizzed his Cooper Climax over 222.01-mile course at average 95.26-mph to finish ahead of Teammate Masten Gregory in Grand Prix of Portugal at Lisbon.

TENNIS—AUSTRALIA'S NEALE FRASER and ROY EMERSON, playing superbly, beat Alex Olmedo and Earl Buchholz, 3-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, for men's title; DARLENE HARD and JEANNE ARTH teamed to beat Maria Bueno and Sally Moore, 6-2, 6-3 for women's title, U.S. national doubles championships, Brookline, Mass.

Wilbert Davis, New York, over Wilbur Jenkins, Washington, D.C., 6-2, 0-6, 3-6, 8-6, 6-2, men's singles; GENE McEVANS, Detroit, over Darnella Everson, Detroit, 9-7, 6-1, women's singles, American Tennis Assn. natl. championships, Wilberforce, Ohio.

TRACK & FIELD—DAN WAERN, Sweden, raced 1,000 meters in 2:17.8 to break own world record, Karlstad, Sweden.

WATER SKIING—MIKE OSBORN, Cypress Gardens, Fla., leaped 142 feet to tie world record, scored 2,622 pts. for men's over-all title; NANCIE RIDEOUT, Cypress Gardens, women's over-all title with 2,830 pts., American Water Ski Assn. championships, Laconia, N.H.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BRANCH WESLEY RICKEY, 77, bushy-browed, silver-tongued baseball pioneer who fathered farm system, broke game's color line; president of embryo Continental League, in New York. Rickey resigned as chairman of board of Pittsburgh Pirates, will sell his 958 shares of stock back to club for $200,000.

GORED: LUIS MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, fearless torero who came out of retirement to wage mano-a-mano battle with brother-in-law Antonio Ord��ez for title of "El Primero"; for second time in three weeks, when bull's lunging horn ripped muscles in his lower abdomen, at Bilbao, Spain.

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