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April 22, 1963
BADMINTON—World Champion ERLAND KOPS of Denmark lost the first game of the U.S. Open finals 7-15 to Thailand's Channarong Ratana-Saengsuang by reckless playing. Settling down to almost flawless play after that, he won the next two games 15-5, 15-4. World Champion JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN, 27, the American wife of a British subject, won her ninth U.S. singles title by easily defeating British champion Ursula Smith 11-6, 11-3.
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April 22, 1963

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Buddy Edelen set five American records during a 10-mile race in England but finished second to Me! Batty whose 48:13.4 is the third best time in history.

MILEPOSTS—BORN: a second son, Steven Charles, to Golf Champion Jack Nicklaus, who prepared for the family addition by winning the Masters.

FIRED: JOHN ALBERT GRAYSON, 47, after four years as basketball coach at the University of Washington. Although Grayson refused comment, his deliberate play patterns and 13-13 record were under severe campus criticism.

HIRED: As general manager of the Luders Marine Construction Company (builders of Weatherly, the America's Cup Defender); JOHN FLYNN, the soft-spoken Irish genius who served as genial family doctor to $2.5 million worth of 12-meter boats, impartially patched and polished defenders and challengers, found the answer to many of their ills in his cubbyhole office at the Newport Shipyard, but never saw a race.

REELECTED: RED KELLY, as Liberal Member of Canada's Parliament from York West, after a rugged campaign as center for the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey team in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

NAMED: The U.S. Winter Olympic JUMPING TEAM to participate in the 1964 Innsbruck Games: John Balfanz of Minneapolis, Jerry Goyen of Ishpeming, Mich., Dave Hicks and Gene Kotlarek of Dululh, Jay Martin of Minneapolis and Ansten Samuelstuen of Boulder, Colo.

RETIRED: JAMES EDWARD (SUNNY JIM) FITZSIMMONS, after 78 years in racing, trainer for three generations of Phipps family horses; with two Triple Crown winners (Gallant Fox and Omaha) and Derby winner ( Johnstown). Explained Mr. Fitz, "My feet get tired." To replace, in part, the irreplaceable Mr. Fitz, the Phippses hired BILL WINFREY, who developed Native Dancer for Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt.

UNRETIRED: HERB SCORE, 29, who had quit baseball after a six-year failure in a comeback attempt and a demotion from the White Sox to Indianapolis of the International League. "I didn't want to quit," said Score, who has been assured by Al Lopez that he will be recalled if he does well.

DIED: JOHN NELL, 23, and 130 pounds, by his own hand, when he was refused a renewal of his jockey license for being overweight.

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