THE PROS?Tommy Bolt of Houston, Texas shot final 64 to win Rubber City Open at Akron, Ohio with 72-hole total of 265 strokes. Runner-up: Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Texas (270).
LATE MOVES?Juan Manuel Fangio, who has already cinched 1954 world road-racing championship, moved his Mercedes into lead on 68th lap and stayed in front to win Grand Prix of Italy at Monza. Runner-up in 504-kilometer grind: Mike Hawthorn of England in Ferrari.
?Don O'Dell of Blue Island, Ill. drove his 1954 Packard into lead at 88th lap, held on to win 100-mile AAA stock-car race at DuQuoin, Ill. in track-record time of 1:24:15.87. Runner-up: Jim Rathman of Chicago in an Oldsmobile.
POSTPONED?Kid Gavilan's defense of world welterweight title against Johnny Saxton of New York City-scheduled for Sept. 1 at Philadelphia?was postponed indefinitely when doctors decided Gavilan was suffering from fever and inflammation of left parotid gland, i.e., mumps.
NEW LINE?As major leagues moved into final weeks, there was bad news for winter-book odds makers. Cleveland Indians, 3-1 second choice in American League before season opened, dropped two out of three to New York Yankees but picked Up lost ground against Chicago to lead league by 4 l/2 games at week's end. Latest price on Cleveland pennant: 2-7. Yankees, even money for sixth straight pennant in April, had dropped to 5-2 second choice. In National League, New York Giants, priced at 6-1 behind three other teams in April, whipped Brooklyn Dodgers two OUt of three and stood four games in front. Latest line: Giants, 1-4 to win; Dodgers 3-1 against; and Milwaukee-in third place by five games?15-1 against. No other teams were quoted.
HEROES?While nation was watching pennant races, individual ballplayers were piling up impressive figures of their own:
?Ted Kluszewski of Cincinnati Redlegs hit 5 home runs during week, took over National League leadership from Willie Mays of Giants with 44.
?Ted Williams of Boston Red Sox hit 363rd home run of career, now stands fifth behind Babe Ruth (714), Jimmy Foxx (534), Mel Ott (511), and Lou Gehrig (493) in all-time major-league standings.