first round of the world championships at Rio de Janeiro, Russia beat U.S.
men's team 15-7, 15-13 and 16-14. Russia also beat U.S. women's team 16-14,
15-5 and 15-5.
VERN LAW, Pittsburgh pitcher who won 20 games during the regular season and two
games against the New York Yankees in the World Series, the Cy Young Award as
major league pitcher of the year.
WEISS, 66, general manager of the Yankees, effective December 31, under a
Yankee retirement policy which inactivates an employee after he is 65. Weiss
will remain with the club in an advisory capacity.
PROMOTED: H. ROY
HAMEY, assistant general manager of the Yankees, to succeed George Weiss as
DEWITT, who quit as president of the Detroit Tigers last month, as general
manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
FIRED: DON ROSSI,
general manager of the Dallas Texans of the American Football League, by Lamar
Hunt, owner of the Texans. Rossi claimed he was fired for protesting Hunt's
policy of giving away free tickets to Texan games. Said Rossi, "We gave
away tickets by the thousands. I wanted to protect the season ticket holders
and pointed out to him [ Hunt]...it would be impossible to sell season tickets
THOMPSON, holder of the U.S. land-speed record (363.67 mph), in a hydroplane
race on Lake Mead in Nevada. He suffered a compression fracture of a
vertebra—paralyzing his legs—when his boat took a bad bounce.
SCOTT SR., 68, former major league shortstop, at Fort Wayne, Ind. Scott played
in 1,307 consecutive games from June 1916 to May 1925, a record broken only by
WALLACE, 87, member of baseball's Hall of Fame and former manager of St. Louis
Browns and the Cincinnati Reds, at Torrance, Calif.