TENNIS—ROD LAVER of Australia won his third straight title, the Eastern grass court championship, with a 6-1, 10-8, 6-4 victory over Don Dell at South Orange, N.J. Dell, a 22-year-old Yale graduate who makes a specialty of upsets, was unseeded in the tournament but defeated second-seeded Ron Holmberg to gain the finals. In the first teen-age title match in the history of the tournament, 17-year-old Karen Hantze of San Diego beat unseeded Nancy Richey, 17, of San Angelo, Texas 6-1, 6-3 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—In a dress rehearsal for Rome, U.S. trackmen weighed in with four world records, a rash of other outstanding performances at Walnut, Calif. RALPH BOSTON, Tennessee State University senior, leaped 26 feet 11� inches to break the oldest record in track: Jesse Owens' broad-jump mark of 26 feet 8� inches, set in 1935. LIEUT. BILL NIEDER of the Army, competing as an alternate on U.S. Olympic shotput team, tossed the longest shot of all time: 65 feet 10 inches, bettered his pending world record of 65 feet 7 inches. Nieder was promptly named to Olympic team in place of Dave Davis, who is suffering from an injured wrist. HAROLD CONNOLLY, 1956 Olympic champion in the hammer throw, added five feet to his world record with a fling of 230 feet 9 inches. EDDIE SOUTHERN (47.2), a nonqualifier for the Olympic team, EARL YOUNG (46.4), OTIS DAVIS (45.9) and JACK YERMAN (46.1) set a world record in the mile relay of 3 minutes 5.6 seconds. DAVE SIME, who tied for third place with Paul Winder in the 100-meter dash at the Olympic trials at Palo Alto, nailed down his position on the Olympic squad when he tied the world record of 10.1 in the 100-meter dash. In the discus, RINK BABKA tied the world record of 196 feet 6� inches held by Edmund Piatkowski of Poland, and 400-meter Hurdler GLENN DAVIS earned a position on the 1,600-meter Olympic relay team with a 45.5 for the 400-meter run.
Tamara press, one of the stars of the Russian Olympic team, broke her own world record in the 12-pound shot with a toss of 58 feet 4 inches in Moscow.
WATER SKIING—JANELLE KIRTLEY, 16, of Birmingham, Ala., dethroned defending champion Vicki Van Hook of Long Beach, Calif., for girls' national championship at Minneapolis. CHUCK STEARNS, Bellflower, Calif., men's title; NORINE BARDILL, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., women's title.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: ADAM BROWN, 40, former hockey star, of a broken neck suffered in an automobile crash in Hamilton, Ont. Brown played on Detroit's Stanley Cup championship team in 1942-43, for the Chicago Black Hawks from 1946 to 1951, and ended his career with the Boston Bruins in 1952.
DIED: WALTER LINDRUM, 62, former world English billiards champion and holder of 57 world titles, of food poisoning in Brisbane, Australia. Lindrum was the Merlin of the billiard world, finally, after 17 years as champion, retired in 1950 for lack of competition. Lindrum ran up such amazing scores (he could make a break of 1,000 at will) that periodically officials of the game tried, but never with success, to change the rules of the game in an effort to check him.