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November 26, 1962
BASKETBALL—NBA: ST. LOUIS beat San Francisco 132-100, then bounced even higher with a big victory over Syracuse 113-107. Bob Pettit and Phil Jordon led the rush in that one with 23 points each, but it was irrepressible John Barnhill's three-point play late in the game that pulled the Hawks decisively ahead. This win, coupled with Boston's 127-109 victory over the Warriors, put the Hawks back on top of the Western Division. Although Wilt Chamberlain hit for a lavish 271 points in five games, the Warriors dropped four and fell into third. Right ahead of them are the pressing Lakers, who moved into second with three wins, two as expected against struggling Chicago (see page 37), although Los Angeles couldn't overcome Syracuse, losing 120-98. After a luckless 125-120 loss to mediocre Cincinnati, Syracuse went into first place in the East by beating Boston 113-105 but the St. Louis loss spun them back into second again. Although no one but a few Eighth Avenue regulars seemed to care, New York lost four more in a row.
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November 26, 1962

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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HORSE SHOW—U.S. RIDERS dominated the Toronto show, compiling 29 points to take team honors. The American girls (see page 26) did well also, turning in one of their usual sound performances. Mexico and Canada finished behind the Americans, in that order.

MOTOR SPORTS—BRUCE McLAREN, 25, round-faced New Zealand driver and onetime prot�g� of Australia's world champion, Jack Brabham, beat Brabham in the 122-mile Australian Grand Prix in Perth. Leading in his Cooper Climax, McLaren roared to the finish unchallenged after Brabham's own Repco-Brabham body flew off the chassis.

POCKET BILLIARDS—JIMMY CARAS, 52, balding, four-time world champion who pocketed his first title in 1936, met debonair Willie Mosconi, 49, who held the title 13 times before giving it up in 1958, in a 125-point exhibition in New York. Caras beat Mosconi in eight innings. His highest run was 40 as he took the "national invitation championship" and the winner's purse of $3,500.

SKY DIVING—MAJOR EVGENY N. ANDREYEV of the Soviet Air Force plummeted 15 miles in a free fall, believed to be the world record without a stabilizing (six-foot-wide) chute. Major Andreyev stepped out of the ascent balloon into 78�-below-zero temperature, dropped for four minutes—first on his back while he looked at a "dark purple sky with an orange fringe along the horizon," then face down toward the Volga—at a top speed of 550 mph. He released his parachute when half a mile from the ground.

TRACK & FIELD—LES HEGEDUS covered four muddy, rain-soaked miles in the NCAA College Division Cross-Country Championships in Wheaton, Ill. to beat 146 finishers in the meet-record time of 19:59.1. A music major, Hegedus led his team from Central State in Wilberforce, Ohio, to a second title in the event's five-year history.

MILEPOSTS—SETTLED: The $132,173 breach of contract suit, filed by erstwhile boxing impresario Humbert (Jack) Fugazy against Feature Sports Inc., a company controlled by his nephew. Bill Fugazy, and Attorney Roy Colin (SI, Nov. 12); for an undisclosed sum before the trial proceedings began in a New York court.

SOLD: MILWAUKEE BRAVES by resourceful Owner Lou Perini, 59, who bought the sagging Boston Braves in 1943 and later moved them to Milwaukee, where in 10 years he brought them into National League prominence; to a midwest syndicate headed by young businessmen—William C. Bartholomay, 34, of Lake Forest, Ill. and Thomas A. Reynolds Jr., also 34, of Northfield, Ill., both former directors of the Chicago White Sox—for approximately $5.5 million. Perini retained 10% ownership.

TRADED: ZABEG, a 5-year-old Russian horse that raced three times in the Washington, D.C. International—finishing third, fourth, fourth—by the Soviet government to Mrs. Cloyce J. (Liz) Tippett of Llangollen Farm, Upperville, Va. for three of Mrs. Tippett's untried Thoroughbreds, one a 2-year-old, the others yearlings.

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