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June 27, 1960
BOATING—COAST GUARD ACADEMY, national collegiate sailing championship, with 210 points, Detroit. Runner-up: Princeton, 201 points.
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June 27, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BOATING—COAST GUARD ACADEMY, national collegiate sailing championship, with 210 points, Detroit. Runner-up: Princeton, 201 points.

BOXING—BOXING'S dirty business was stirring again—this time in Washington, where Kefauver Committee heard Jake LaMotta, bull-necked, onetime middleweight champion, blandly admit what everyone has suspected for almost 13 years. Shrugging off reported threats by underworld, Jake confessed he look "standing dive" for Manager Blinky Palermo's fighter, Billy Fox (now in New York State mental hospital), in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14, 1947 in return for title shot with Marcel Cerdan (see page 13) after turning down earlier $100,000 bribe to throw fight.

Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican-born New Yorker, snaked left jabs through weaving defense of stumpy Italian Challenger Duilio Loi, won 15-round split decision to retain junior welterweight title, San Francisco.

FISHING—CLUB NAUTICO, San Juan, International Blue Marlin Tournament, with 1,176� pounds and 1,421 points, Hatteras, N.C. Individual winner: KSTEBAN (CHILO) BIRD, Puerto Rico, with two catches totaling 735 pounds and 919 points.

FOOTBALL—AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE angrily flexed its brand-new muscles, hopefully filed $10-million antitrust suit against NFL in Washington's Federal District Court. Complaint charged NFL with conspiring to monopolize pro football by harassing AFL members, threatening players and coaches with blacklisting and invading AFL territory, also sought to have recently awarded NFL Dallas franchise fin competition with new league's Texans) withdrawn. Meanwhile, more immediate interleague battle was being waged in Los Angeles, where Federal District Court finally ruled in favor of AFL's Houston Oilers in their fight to keep star Halfback Billy Cannon, who had also signed with NFL's Los Angeles Rams. Judge William J. Lindberg decided the Ram contracts were invalid.

GLIDING—HEINZ HUTH, Germany, at 51 oldest competitor, accumulated 5,619.1 points for standard title; RUDOLFO HOSSINGER, Argentina, won open title with 5,102.9 points, world gliding championships, Cologne.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, Ligonier, Pa. pro, trailing by seven strokes going into final round, shot amazing 65, won U.S. Open with 280 for 72 holes, Denver.

Besty Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., Cosmopolitan Open, with 208 for 54 holes, Rockton, Ill.

HARNESS RACING—COUNTESS ADIOS, only filly in $65,245 Cane Pace at Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway, turned out to be a brazen hussy. Stepping boldly to front under urging drive by Del Miller, the Countess repulsed Bet ting Time by 1� lengths, won race in world record (for 3-year-old pacers) 2:08 for 1 1/16 miles.

RAPID TRANSIT: $25,765 Bronx Filly Pace for 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 m., by nose over Dream Girl, in 2:12 4/5, Yonkers. Hugh Bell, driver.

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