TENNIS—In a surprisingly easy Davis Cup interzone semifinal victory at Bournemouth, England, the U.S. swept England off the courts 5-0 (see page 56). The U.S. team will now play India in November, with the winner meeting Australia in the Challenge Round in December.
TRACK & FIELD—At a two-day meet in Volgograd, Russia the BRITISH men's team scored a stunning 112-99 upset over a Russian team that contained most of the athletes who almost beat the U.S. last July. Russia redeemed some prestige when her women came back and edged the British girls 62-56, but even scoring track the Russian way, the British won 168-161.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: BILLY HITCHCOCK, as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, after two disappointing seasons (seventh in 1962 and fourth this year).
SENTENCED: HANK THOMPSON, 37, former New York Giant third baseman and outfielder, to a 10-year prison term for stealing a pistol and robbing a liquor store. Thompson joined the Giants in 1949 and played in two World Series (1951 and 1954).
DIED: SALLY AMES LANGMUIR, 33, the pert and pretty Boston-born yachtswoman who was one of the few of her sex to pursue the rugged sport of ocean sailboat racing, in Manhattan. Sally raced across most of the world's oceans aboard her 75-foot schooner Constellation and its successor, the 73-foot yawl Bolero.
DIED: ANDY COAKLEY, 80, former major league pitcher (20-8 with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1905) and baseball coach at Columbia University for 36 years, in New York.