BASKETBALL—In a second expansion move the NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION made a franchise available to Baltimore. The new team, which will play in the $14 million Baltimore Civic Center now under construction, will join the NBA for the 1962-63 season. With the Chicago franchise, the latest expansion increases the NBA to 10 teams.
BOWLING—JANET HARMON of Los Angeles defeated Eula Touchette of East St. Louis, Ill. 794-776 to win the Queens Tournament of the Women's International Bowling Congress in Fort Wayne, Ind. Miss Harmon, who finished the 24-game double-elimination undefeated, won $1,240.
Bob Brayman of Detroit won the classic division all-events title at the ABC championships in Detroit. Brayman's total for the nine-game event was 1,963.
BOXING—JIM WILEY cut short the boxing debut of Bill Nieder, Olympic shotput champion, knocked him out of the ring in the first round of a heavyweight bout in Philadelphia (see page 57). Wiley first dropped Nieder with a left, finished him off with a right that sent Nieder sprawling through the ropes and back into training.
Cleveland Williams, behind a good left hook, stopped heavyweight Alex Miteff in the fifth round for a TKO in Houston.
Jorge Fernandez, exciting Argentine welterweight, kept Ted Wright of Detroit on the defensive in a wild-swinging 10-rounder to win by a decision in New York.
CREW—During a day of close races, NAVY's undefeated heavyweights hung on in a brilliant closing battle on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. to edge Cornell by five feet and four-tenths of a second in the 2,000-meter Eastern sprint championships. Navy's time was 6:01.5. It was the first defeat of the season for Cornell, the defending champion. MIT was third. In the varsity lightweight championship HARVARD, which earlier in the season suffered its first defeat in 33 races, outrowed Cornell by 10 feet for its fourth consecutive title. At Seattle, WASHINGTON took the closest race of the day, defeating previously unbeaten California by two feet in a sprint regatta for the Ky Ebright Challenge Cup (see page 59). The Huskies' time for the 2,000 meters was 6:32.3.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD, leading by four strokes after the first three rounds of the $10,000 Sam Snead Festival at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., withstood a rousing finish by Canadian Stan Leonard to win by one stroke. Leonard, playing just ahead of Snead. finished the last round 3-under-par for 267. On the 18th Snead, needing a par to win. plunked his ball four feet from the cup. Suffering with an erratic putter he played it safe, tapped the ball gently nearer the cup. then sank it. "I guess one stroke is as good as 10," said Snead, who has won the Festival six times in 14 years.
Doug Sanders, about to take a vacation from the summer tour until warned by the PGA not to, took instead his second major tournament in a row, the $20,000 Hot Springs Open in Hot Springs, Ark. Sanders shot a 15-under-par 273 to win by one stroke over Jerry Steelsmith and Dave Ragan.
Jack Nicklaus led Ohio State to its fifth Big Ten championship in Bloomington, Ind. Nicklaus, 1959 National Amateur winner, finished his 72 holes with a 1-under-par 283, 14 strokes ahead of runner-up Rolf Deming of Minnesota.