BASEBALL—WHITWORTH, beaten by Georgia Southern 12-1 in fourth round of double elimination tournament, came back to beat same team 4-0 for NAIA championship, Sioux City, Iowa.
BOXING—PAUL PENDER, nondescript Boston middleweight, let aging Sugar Ray Robinson punch himself out in early rounds, then pawed, pulled and shoved his way to 15-round split decision to retain his two-state ( New York, Massachusetts) "world" title, Boston (see page 54).
Ninovaldes,hulking35-year-old heavyweight once described as "best bum around" by former Manager Bobby Gleason, was withdrawn from Toronto fight with Canadian Champion George Chuvalo when routine medical examination by Ontario Athletic Commission showed he had little sight in left eye, the result of cataract blamed on old ring injury. Decision drew revealing wail ("Ten year I have this") from distraught Valdes, who has had 69 fights since 1941—including 3-round knockout by Sonny Liston in Chicago last August and 7-round KO of Brian London in London last December—should give less alert boxing commissions pause.
Eddie Machen, 4th-ranked heavyweight, 10-round decision over Alonzo Johnson, Chicago.
FOOTBALL—FOREST EVASHEVSKI. successful Iowa football coach who engaged in bitter feud with Athletic Director Paul Brechler and last fall raised eyebrows with announcement he would leave Hawkeyes when 10-year contract expired in 1963, had last word. With Brechler gone to head up Skyline Conference, Iowa named Evy athletic director at $20,000 per year. His first task: to find new football coach for 1961 season.
American football league, pushy new rival of established NFL, will begin life with plush financial cushion. ABC picked up five-year, $10,625,000 tab to telecast 32 AFL games (some regionally) annually, giving league's eight teams each $225,000 in TV booty first year.
GOLF—JOHNNY DAWSON, 57-year-old Californian, put together 69 and 72 for 141, won his third straight U.S. Seniors title at Rye, N.Y. Sprightly six-time champion Ellis Knowles became first to shoot his age (73) in tournament, followed with par 72 to finish only single stroke behind runner-up J. Walcott Brown, who had 144.
Tommy Bolt (68), over Ben Hogan (69) and Gene Littler (71), in three-way playoff for $4,300 first money, Memphis Open.
Genelittler, Singing Hills, Calif., Oklahoma City Open, with 273 for 72 holes.
Charlie Smith, Gastonia, N.C., over Cobby Ware, Augusta, Ga., 4 and 2, Southern Amateur, Myrtle Beach, S.C.