BASKETBALL—GEORGE SMITH, who rode to coaching prominence at U. of Cincinnati on Oscar Robertson's marvelous skills, will henceforth do his masterminding from athletic director's chair. Smith moved up to replace M. Charles Mileham (raised to assistant to Vice-President Ralph C. Bursiek), was in turn succeeded by his assistant, Ed Jucker, 42, who will assume almost impossible task of finding another Robertson.
Jim Pollard, short-term (19 weeks) Minneapolis coach, will not be around when Lakers move to Los Angeles next fall. Denied long-term contract by Owner Bob Short, Pollard lost "interest in coaching pro basketball," quickly found himself out of job. Possible replacement: Boston Celtics' Bill Sharman, nearing end of trail as player, and home-town favorite in Los Angeles, where he once starred for USC.
BOATING—MISS THRIFTWAY, with Bill Muncey at wheel, finished third to Wahoo in first heat, took second and third heats, averaged 101 mph to win Apple Cup for unlimited hydros, Lake Chelan, Wash.
Bravata, Class-D 40-foot sloop owned and sailed by Ed Bourne and Don Stewart, Cabrillo Beach YC, over-all winner, Ensenada Race, Newport Harbor, Calif.-to-Ensenada, Mexico.
Burt Ross Jr., 32-year-old Spokane salesman, bounced custom-built X-class hydro (powered by Mercury Mark 75-hp motor through two runs over one-kilometer course on Seattle's Lake Washington, averaged 115.547 mph for new world speed record for outboard hydros.
Harvard Varsity, over Princeton (by 2� lengths), MIT and Dartmouth, in 8:35.9 for 1� miles, Compton Cup; HARVARD LIGHTWEIGHTS, over Princeton (by 3 lengths) and Penn, in 6:27 for 1[5/16] miles, Princeton, N.J. PENN, over Yale (by 2� lengths) and Columbia, in 11.42 for 2 miles, Blackwell Cup, Derby, Conn. CALIFORNIA, over Stanford (by 12 lengths), in 15:27 for 3 miles, Redwood City, Calif.
BOWLING—JAMES CHEARNO, Baltimore, men's all-events, with 1,292; ETHEL DIZE, Baltimore, women's all-events, with 1,259, National Duckpin championships, Richmond, Va.
James Nixon, Minnesota, over Carl Mackerer, Rutgers, 606-533, national collegiate individual match-game title, New York.
BOXING—HAROLD JOHNSON, deliberate No. 1 light heavyweight contender, chased cautious Clarence (Tiger ?) Floyd for 10 dull rounds, caught him often enough to win decision at Philadelphia. Complained Johnson: "He's a clown, not a fighter."
Willie Pastrano, nimble Miami Beach light heavyweight, flicked his way to 10-round decision over Alonzo Johnson, Louisville, Ky.