?Howard Lippincott of Riverton, N.J. won third international Comet title in six years with total of 173? points in five-race regatta at Centreville, Md.
Carlos de Cardenas
of Cuba sailed Kurush V to victory in four of five races to win world Star class championship at Lisbon, Portugal. Runners-up: Gem III owned by Durward Knowles of Bahamas; Merope II owned by last year's champion, A. Straulino of Italy.
of West-bury, Long Island, scored five goals to lead C.C.C.-Meadowbrook to 10-5 victory over Brandywine Polo Club in finals of U.S. open championship at Chicago.
DOUBLE-HEADER?Gerard Laureau of France, taking advantage of 27-lap handicap, pushed tiny D. B. Panhard to average speed of 68.75 mph to win 94-lap Ulster Tourist Trophy at Belfast. Runner-up to Panhard and first big car to finish:
, driven by Mike Hawthorn of England and Maurice Trintignant of France. Ferrari thus gained eight points and wrapped up world sports-car championship' for 1954 with season's total of 30 points.
AAA?Robert Sweikert of Hayward, Calif. won American Automobile Association 100-mile race at Syracuse in track-record time of one hour, six minutes, 25.82 seconds. Runner-up: Don Freeland of Los Angeles, only five seconds behind Sweikert.
? Sam Hanks
of Glendale, Calif. won Ted Horn Memorial race at Du Quoin, Ill. Race was shortened from 100 to 83 miles by crash in which Clay Smith was fatally injured.
NASCAR?Herb Thomas of Sanford, N.C., driving 1954 Hudson, took lead 20 laps from finish and stayed in front to win his second stock-car Southern 500 by 30 seconds over Curtis Turner of Roanoke, Va. Thomas' average speed for 364-lap grind: 94.93 mph, record for event.
EARLY FORM?Professional football enthusiasts got preseason line on favorites when
, National Football League champions last season, whipped runner-up Cleveland Browns 56-31 in exhibition game at Dallas.