?Don't be misled
by attempts to play down the Florida and Oregon football bribery cases.
Investigators have now discovered some of the culprits were once involved in an
attempt to fix an Ivy League basketball game, suspect other—perhaps
successful—fixes have been tried.
lawsuit to come out of the Rome Olympics will be filed shortly by Wim Esseyas,
a runner who was Surinam's only entry. Esseyas slept through his 800-meter
heat, thereby became the crying stock of his tiny country. His suit will be
against Freddy Glans, Surinam "team leader," and will claim
"compensation for morale damages." Glans's sin: he forgot to wake
? Bob Elliott is
definitely out as manager of the Kansas City Athletics. But if local interests
succeed in buying the A's, General Manager Parke Carroll, target of much abuse
from the fans, will get another one-year contract.
Payton Jordan of Stanford has spent many hours studying films of Russian high
jumpers, now concludes that their nine-step "mintz" approach is sound.
The series of short steps, instead of the American relaxed "lag" style,
enables the jumper to get more "pop" or "lift" from his
?There is an even
chance that the University of Kansas shortly will be placed on probation by the
NCAA. The charge: illegal football recruiting procedures.
? Jack McCartan,
the Frank Merriwell of the winter Olympics, will have to overcome one serious
fault if he is to make it big as the New York Rangers' goalie. National Hockey
League insiders say he tries to catch too many pucks, particularly on his stick
Giant fans, putting pressure on Owner Horace Stoneham to dump cheery-beery
Manager Tom Sheehan, are taking newspaper ads to demand that Leo Durocher be
hired as manager immediately.