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A roundup of the sports information of the week
September 26, 1960
BASEBALL—BERTHA RAGAN pitched Stratford, Conn. to its third straight women's world Softball championship with a 2-0 victory over Portland, Ore., at Stratford.
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September 26, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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FOOTBALL—In their last NHL exhibition game before the regular season the Baltimore Colts lost again, this time to the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, who completed 15 out of 22 passes for 248 yards, the Eagles beat the champions 35-21 at Hershey, Pa.

Green Bay Packers won their sixth straight NFL exhibition game, 41-7, over the Washington Redskins at Winston-Salem, N.C. For the Redskins it was the sixth straight defeat. Green Bay rolled up a 34-0 lead in the third period, before the Redskins scored their only touchdown, a screen pass tossed by their newly acquired quarterback, M. C. Reynolds.

GOLF—DEANE BEMAN, 22-year-old University of Maryland student, added the U.S. amateur championship to the British amateur title he won last year by defeating Bob Gardner of New York 6 and 4 at St. Louis (see page 28). Jack Nicklaus, defending champion, was defeated 5 and 3 in the fourth round by Charles Lewis III of Little Rock, Ark.

Both Beman and Gardner were selected by the USGA to represent the U.S. in the world amateur championship later this month in Ardmore, Pa. Others selected were William Hyndman III of Philadelphia and Jack Nicklaus.

Ernie Vossler of Midland, Texas, the $25,000 Tacoma (Wash.) Open, with 272 for 72 holes.

Mickey Wright of San Diego, the $8,250 Memphis Women's Open with 278 for 72 holes. BILLY JOHNSTON, home-town favorite, won the $22,000 Utah Open at Salt Lake City, with 262 for 72 holes.

Sandra Haynie, 17, Austin women's invitational with 1-under-par 73, six strokes better than her nearest competitor in field of 76.

HARNESS RACING—QUICK SONG ($4.90) won the $73,129 Dexter Cup Trot by a length over Lowe Hanover and In Haste, who finished in a dead heat for second, at Roosevelt Raceway. Quick Song, driven by Ralph Baldwin, set a world record for 3-year-olds on a half-mile track by covering the 1 1/16 mile in 2:10 2/5.

Bye Bye Byrd ($11.50), the $50,000 National Pacing Derby, by a head over New Zealand's Caduceus, 1� m. in 2:31 3/5 to tie the world record on a half-mile track, at Roosevelt. Clint Hodgins driver.

HORSE RACING—T.V. LARK ($18.60) came from far off the pace in the stretch to beat Sword Dancer (2nd) and Bally Ache (3rd) in the $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City. With John Sellers up, T.V. Lark won by a length and a quarter over the 1 3/16-mile distance, was clocked in 1:57.

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