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Virginian Danny VanClief's Crocket, the American hope and favorite in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, finished last in a field of 21 and will not run in the English Derby. ONLY FOR LIFE, a 33-to-1 shot, won the event, worth $87,833 to British Owner Monica Sheriffe. The next day favorite HULA DANCER restored American prestige by a length victory over 100-to-8 shot Spree in the 1,000 Guineas, earning $63,921 for Owner Gertie (Mrs. P.A.B.) Widener of Northeast Harbor, Me.
MOTOR SPORTS—After a 45-minute test in his Lotus on the empty Goodwood track where he was almost killed last year, STIRLING MOSS, 33, decided to give up auto racing because, "I think it would be dangerous, endangering others and certainly myself, if I went on racing."
PAN AMERICAN GAMES—Carrying off more gold than all her hemisphere competitors combined, the U.S. walked away from Sao Paulo with 108 gold, 55 silver and 37 bronze medals. Brazil was second with 14 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals. Canada finished third.
ROWING—Stroking with Teutonic precision, the rowers from RATZEBURG, Germany set a course record in beating St. Catharines Rowing Club of Canada and the New York Athletic Club in the Travers Island lagoon. The world-champion German eight covered the 2,000 meters in 6 minutes and 11 seconds, bettering Fordham's 1961 mark by 17 seconds.
In other races CORNELL retained the Tip Goes Trophy with an easy victory over Navy (second) and Syracuse on Onondaga Lake. In a close one YALE won the Blackwell Cup, finishing two feet ahead of fast-closing Columbia, with Pennsylvania third. And in the 56th renewal of a classic West Coast rivalry, the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA rowed 2� miles to a dead heat.
SOCCER—Close to 600 police patroled the Stadium in Glasgow as the Protestant RANGERS met the Catholic CELTICS for the second time in a year (SI, Jan. 14). For the first time in 35 years the two bitter rivals were matched in the Scottish Football Association Cup final, but their game—despite enthusiastic partisanship among the 130,000 fans that resulted in 23 arrests—ended in a 1-1 tie. It was promptly rescheduled.
TENNIS—In the DAVIS CUP European Zone first round, six countries breezed past their opponents without dropping a match. Yugoslavia blasted little Monaco, Austria beat Israel, Chile beat the United Arab Republic. France knocked Poland to the sidelines without a win, Rumania did the same to Switzerland, and Russia, which will not send players to Wimbledon this year, showed itself an international contender by blasting Finland 5-0. Rhodesia, Denmark and Norway each lost only one match in beating The Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Portugal, respectively. In the only close contest of the round, Belgium squeaked past Hungary 3-2, and Brazil—after forfeiting the doubles to Greece—won by the same score.
TRACK & FIELD—Northeast Louisiana State's JOHN PENNEL, 22, perpetuated the monotony of orthodox pole vaulting by recapturing the world record with a vault of 16 feet 6� inches in Monroe, La. But in San Jose, Calif. JESS CHASE added a fillip by setting a new record in a form of pole vaulting that has been virtually neglected since the turn of the century: distance vaulting, an event that bears the same relationship to the other that broad jumping docs to high jumping. Beating a mark set more than 50 years ago. Chase swung himself out in a high-arching trajectory over a distance of 28 feet 8 inches.
MILEPOST—DIED: DICKIE KERR, 69. the honest hero of the Black Sox baseball scandal; of cancer, in Houston. As manager of a St. Louis Cardinal farm team years later, Kerr advised a sore-armed rookie named Stan Musial to forget about pitching and concentrate on hitting. The Musials named their first child Richard in gratitude, and in 1958 Stan gave Kerr a house as a birthday present.