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MOTOR SPORTS—England's STIRLING MOSS, driving a revolutionary new Ferguson, claimed by the manufacturer to be the family auto of the future, won the 165-mile International Gold Cup race. The car's unique four-wheel drive, which works off a central transmission and differential system, and nonlocking aircraft-type brakes, enabled Moss to set a lap record of 93.42 miles per hour for Formula I Grand Prix cars, though driving on a wet track, and finish 46 seconds ahead of Jack Brabham's Cooper.
George Constantine, 43-year-old Massachusetts public relations man, driving a Ferrari TR, patiently played a waiting game until the last lap of the Watkins Glen sports car race. He then overtook the Maserati driven by Walt Hansgen to win the Glen Classic by 8 seconds, for the second time. The winner averaged 89.51 per hour for the 40 laps.
SOFTBALL—Detroit Pitcher BONNIE JONES, voted the World Softball championship's most valuable player, threw 77? almost faultless innings, but saw his team blow it all by losing the final game and the title to Aurora (Ill.) 2-0, at Clearwater, Fla.
TENNIS—PANCHO GONZALEZ (the second "z" is correct, he now says) announced his retirement after losing a semifinal match to Australian Lew Hoad 4-6, 13-11, 6-3, 6-2 in London's indoor championship. Although Gonzalez, in his contract battles with Tour Promoter Jack Kramer, has frequently threatened to quit, this time he appeared in earnest. He has signed as tennis pro for Huntington Hartford's Paradise Island resort. Hoad may have the distinction of being the last man to defeat Gonzalez in tournament play, but he, in turn, lost the finals to fellow Australian, Ken Rosewall, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, who won for the third time.
TRACK & FIELD—At dual meet in London TAMARA PRESS, Russia's strong-arm female star, flipped the discus a world-record 193 feet 6 inches, breaking by 3 feet her still pending mark set earlier in the month at Sofia, Bulgaria. High Jumper VALERI BRUMEL, determined to erase Boston's John Thomas from the record book, tried for 7 feet 5 inches, but tipped the bar with his trailing foot on the way down. Brumel settled for an earlier 7-foot-3-inch jump, 3 inches better than Thomas' United Kingdom mark. Both the Russian men and women won team honors, but England's 3,000-meter world record holder Gordon Pirie brought cheer to the 20,000 in White City Stadium by winning the 5,000 meters in 14:15.6. Pirie then quit "sham amateurism," announced his next appearance would be in a race in a Barcelona bull ring for a purse of $1,400.
WEIGHT LIFTING—Poland's middle-heavyweight champion IRENEUSZ PALINSKI strained to two world records at Vienna's world weight-lifting championships, but Russia, with 42 points, carried away the team title. Palinski, a Warsaw construction engineer, hefted 419 pounds—8 more than his previous record—with a clean and jerk, pressed 325 pounds and snatched 303 more for a total weight of 1,047 pounds and a second record. The U.S. team lost a chance to increase its second-place lead when almost certain winner Tommy Kono of Honolulu weighed in a half pound over the middleweight standard. Kono moved up to light heavyweight and placed third. Isaac Berger, with an 810-pound lift in the featherweight division, was the only U.S. champion.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: ED (PORKY) OLIVER, 45, the gallery's favorite professional golfer, of cancer at Wilmington, Del. In 20 years, Oliver never won a major tournament, but was perhaps the most frequent second-place finisher on the pro tour. He played on three winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1947, 1951 and 1953) and was named honorary captain of the 1961 team.
MARRIED: TED WILLIAMS, 43, baseball's most recent .400 hitter (.406 in 1941), who retired last year after 20 seasons as the American League's most respected hitter and its foremost nonconformist, to blonde model Lee Howard, 36. Williams appeared for the ceremony, held at the clerk's office of the East Cambridge (Mass.) District Court, without a necktie, as usual.
MARRIED: PANCHO SEGURA, 40, comic relief for Jack Kramer's professional tennis tour, and also an outstanding doubles player known for his improbable retrieves, to Beverly Young, 33, of Beverly Hills. Calif., in London.
SUSPENDED: SAM SNEAD, TOMMY BOLT, DICK MAYER, CHICK HARBERT, WALT BURKEMO and LEW WORSHAM by the Professional Golfers' Association for six months and fined $500 apiece, for playing in the Cincinnati pro-am which conflicted with the PGA co-sponsored Portland Open.