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GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS, 21-year-old Ohio State student, twice U.S. Amateur champion, announced his intention to turn professional in a letter to USGA Director Joe Dey. Nicklaus hopes to play as a pro for the first time in the $50,000 Bing Crosby National, January 18-21, in Pebble Beach, Calif. The Professional Golfers Association, at its annual convention in Hollywood, Fla., passed an amendment eliminating the Caucasians-only clause from its constitution, opening membership to Negroes and Orientals. Long-standing rules of apprenticeship, however, prevented the immediate admission of the few Negroes, like Charles Sifford, who are currently making the pro tour.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL (9-3-2) won two of three games and continued to lead the league with 20 points. NEW YORK (7-5-4) split two games and pulled ahead of TORONTO (8-5-1) 18 points to 17 points. Ranger Wing Andy Bathgate scored two goals, including the 200th of his career, and had four assists to take the NHL scoring lead from the Canadiens' Claude Provost. DETROIT (5-6-3), shut out the injury-riddled Canadiens 3-0 to move ahead of CHICAGO (3-7-5) 13 points to 11 points. BOSTON (3-9-3), with its heavily rookie line-up fast improving, won one, tied one and lost one but remained last with nine points.
HORSE RACING—T.V. Lark ($9.20), ridden by Johnny Longden, set a track record of 2:26[1/5] for the 1�-mile turf course and won the $100,000 Laurel International by� of a length over Kelso, at Laurel, Md. (see page 28).
Sherluck ($9.20), with Willie Shoemaker up, won the $56,200 Roamer Handicap by a nose over Hitting Away, who was a nose in front of Bowl of Flowers, at Aqueduct, N.Y. The rangy dark-bay son of Correspondent-Samminiato raced the 1[3/16] miles in 1:56[4/5] to score his fourth victory in 16 starts this year.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHN ROBERTS, driving in NASCAR's modified division, won 17 races and finished second 20 times, accumulated 5,752 points to repeat as national division champion. Roberts, one of the few drivers to win national championships in more than one division was 1,500 points ahead of runner-up Ed Flemke.
RODEO—GLEN FRANKLIN won two of three calf-roping go-arounds and the high money of $2,576 at the San Francisco Cow Palace Rodeo, to move from sixth to third in the national calf-roping standings. Benny Reynolds, the season's top money winner and the all-round competition leader, received $792 for placing in the steer-wrestling event to increase his leading totals to $28,804.
SOCCER—RUSSIA scored two goals in the first half to edge Turkey 2-1 in Istanbul and qualified for the World Soccer Championship to be held next spring in Chile. Switzerland defeated Sweden, 2-1, also qualified for the championship.
TENNIS—ROD LAYER, the Wimbledon champion, defeated fellow Australian and world's No. 1 ranked player, Roy Emerson, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 8-6, 6-3, to win the Queensland men's title, in Brisbane, Australia. U.S. Women's Champion Darlene Hard, teamed with Mexico's Yola Ramirez, won the women's doubles title by defeating the Australian team of Margaret Smith and Robyn Ebbern 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Lew Hoad defeated Tony Trabert 6-4, 6-3, 6-0, and KEN ROSEWALL beat Barry MacKay 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 as Australia came from behind to win the professional lawn tennis Kramer Cup tournament in Johannesburg (see page 26).