BASKETBALL—The CLEVELAND PIPERS defeated the Denver Truckers 107-96 to win their first AAU national title in Denver. The New York Tuck Tapers beat the San Francisco Olympic Club 103-75 for third place. Jack Adams, tourney's most valuable player, paced the Pipers with 28 points.
BOATING—ESCAPADE, 73-foot yawl skippered by Baldwin M. Baldwin, scratch boat in the inaugural 807-mile Miami-Montego Bay, Jamaica ocean race, was first in and winner. Escapade's time: 169:08:36.
Chubasco, skippered by Arnold Haskell, won the 160-mile Tri-Island ocean race off Los Angeles in 19:27:24.
BOXING—HENRY COOPER, with a snapping left jab, retained his British and Empire heavyweight title in fight with Joe Erskine in London. Scheduled for 15 rounds, bout ended when Erskine, with one eye shut, quit after five.
Archie Moore, weighing 201 pounds, stalked a constantly retreating Buddy Turman for 10 weary rounds to win decision in bout in Manila.
Eder Jofre of Brazil retained his bantamweight title with a 9-round TKO over Piero Rollo of Italy in Rio de Janeiro.
Florentino Fernandez of Havana KO'd France's Marcel Pigou with a smashing left hook in the second round of bout at Madison Square Garden.
Ingemar Johansson started negotiations with Sonny Liston, the No. 1 contender for Floyd Patterson's heavyweight title, for September bout in Sweden.
CURLING—U.S. held Canada and Scotland to a three-way tie for the Scotch Cup, the world championship, in Scotland. In the playoffs the U.S., participating for the first time in cup competition, lost 9-14 to Canada. Members of the U.S. team, from Seattle, were Dr. Frank Crealock (skip), John Jamieson (third), Ken Sherwood (second) and Bud McCartney (lead).
FENCING—For the second year in a row NEW YORK UNIVERSITY won all four titles in the NCAA championships at Princeton, first time this has been accomplished. NYU captured 79 of 86 bouts to take the three weapons title. The three individual titles were won by Herb Cohen (foil), Jerry Halpern (�p�e) and Israel Colon (saber).