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A roundup of the sports information of the week
January 21, 1963
AUTO RACING—JACK BRABHAM, Australia's former world champion driver, won the Vic Hudson Memorial Trophy Race in New Zealand in the Brabham Climax, a car of his own design.
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January 21, 1963

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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FIRED: WEEB EWBANK, 55, after nine years as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, which won the National Football League Championship in 1958 and 1959. In 1960 the Colts slumped to 6-6, then 8-6. In 1962 their season included a 57-0 drubbing by the Chicago Bears. Explained Carroll Rosen-bloom, owner of the club. "Football is a young man's game and I want a young coach." With that he...

HIRED: DON SHULA, 33, who once played five years with the Colts under Ewbank; after two years as assistant coach at Virginia and then Kentucky, and three seasons as a backfield coach with the Detroit Lions, where he helped design the famed Detroit defense. Somewhat stunned by his selection and two-year contract, Shula told his wife, "Just think of it. Only 33 and a head coach."

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