BASEBALL—JACK KRALICK, one of three starting left-handers for the Minnesota Twins, was traded to Cleveland for right-handed hurler JIM PERRY, and in a waiver deal JIM BROSNAN, Cincinnati relief pitcher and author (SI, July 21, 1958 el seq.), was acquired by the Chicago White Sox, who in turn sent Pitcher DOM ZANNI to the Reds.
BASKETBALL—J. WALTER KENNEDY, 49-year-old mayor of Stamford, Conn., was appointed president of the National Basketball Association, to succeed 73-year-old Maurice Podoloff. "If I could look forward to retiring in 17 years under the same circumstances as Podoloff," said Mayor Kennedy, "I'd be the happiest character in the world."
BOATING—BERMUDA'S RACE WEEK came to a close with three U.S. triumphs to one for the host Bermudians. Glen Foster, president of the U.S. Finn Class association, beat 19 dinghy sailors from the U.S., Canada, England and Bermuda to win the Princess Elizabeth Trophy for International 14-footers, then stepped into a Finn to win the Imperial Poona Trophy. Phil Dollin of Glen Cove, N.Y. won the King Edward VII Gold Cup for International One-Designs. Team racing in Luders 16s, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club defeated Greenwich, Conn.'s Indian Harbor sailors and added the Aberfeldy Trophy to the shelf already holding the Amorita Cup won two days earlier in Internationals.
BOXING—Once again FLOYD PATTERSON and SONNY LISTON will not fight each other—at least not on June 27. The world heavyweight championship return bout, which rivals the movie Cleopatra for delays, has been postponed to July 22 because Floyd has an infected knuckle on his right pinky.
Before 5,028 hometown fans in New Orleans RALPH DUPAS won the world junior middleweight title with a 15-round split decision over defending champion Dennis Moyer of Portland, Ore. "Being called 'Champ' is something I've looked forward to since I started boxing as a little kid," said Dupas after the 100th victory of his ring career.
GOLF—The PGA's leading money winner JACK NICKLAUS led the $60,000 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas from beginning to end (finished with a 15-under-par 273 total) to add $13,000 to his $39,715 won earlier this year (see page 30). Recently wed Champagne Tony Lema and last year's champion Arnold Palmer both shot 278s to tie for second.
HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove HENRY T. ADIOS ($7.30) to a length victory over Mighty Tide, with favorite Irvin Paul third in the $50,000 International Pace at Yonkers. The winner, already the greatest money earner among active pacers, won $25,000, to boost his total earnings to $439,318.
HOCKEY—As the baseball season swung into its fourth week amid the chirping of robins and the scent of daffodils, the American Hockey League season finally came to a close as the BUFFALO BISONS defeated the Hershey Bears 6-2 to win the Calder Cup playoffs four games to three. Meanwhile, the NHL was busy awarding trophies. Toronto Defenseman KENT DOUGLAS won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, and Toronto's star Center DAVE KEON took his second straight Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as "the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." The Montreal Canadiens, which used to win trophies, lost veteran (12 NHL seasons) Dickie Moore, 32, to retirement. Rather than be traded, the left winger decided to quit. "I've played in Montreal all my life," he said. "I just don't want to play anywhere else."
HORSE RACING—The 89th Kentucky Derby went just about as expected, with the three favorites up front to the quarter-mile pole. Then CHATEAUGAY ($20.80), ridden by Braulio Baeza, put on an amazing spurt to win the $151,400 event by a length and a quarter over Never Bend, ridden by Manuel Ycaza. Candy Spots, with Willie Shoemaker up, was third, On My Honor fourth and a tired No Robbery fifth (see page 24).
As most of the top jockeys were in Louisville, the $58,200 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct was plagued by a lack of men with small frames, strong hands and a willingness to take chances. Ray Broussard, however, stayed north to guide ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE ($10.50) to a three-quarter-length victory over For the Road.