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April 25, 1955
Baseball bliss wrapped Kansas City (welcoming its new major league team) and numberless other towns—but was nowhere more enveloping than in Brooklyn, whose beloved Bums won six straight and jumped to a five-game lead over the stumbling New York Giants...Navy's varsity crew, supposedly shattered by the graduation of six members of last year's champion outfit, got back in the water for the new season, handily beat Princeton for the 30th consecutive Navy victory since 1952...Detroit Center Alex Delvecchio (who was benched in midseason for not scoring) drove in two goals as the Red Wings beat Montreal 3-1 in the seventh and decisive game for hockey's Stanley Cup...Wes Santee, who has run more miles (30) under 4:10 than any man who ever lived, will break four minutes this week in the Kansas Relays if three is a charm—he has tried for the record only twice (running 4:03.1 and 4:01.3) in his home state...Touring Oxford-Cambridge rugby players were so befuddled by the size and relative inhumanity of a University of California team (which included 252-pound, 6-foot 5-inch Varsity Tackle Harry Ghilarducci) that they lost 17-5—but two days later (after attending two sorority teas) they came back to beat the Bears 14-9...Though they were watched by special guards, denied passports and kept indoors after dark, five of 14 traveling Yugoslav soccer players escaped (to bushes near the Aga Khan's villa) after a tournament in Cannes, France and emerged to ask asylum after red-faced Red officials herded their teammates back home...Britain's roly-poly Don Cockell was outwardly bland but privately bitter as he arrived in California for next month's fight with Rocky Marciano—he resents humorous U.S. references to his embonpoint.
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April 25, 1955

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Baseball bliss wrapped Kansas City (welcoming its new major league team) and numberless other towns—but was nowhere more enveloping than in Brooklyn, whose beloved Bums won six straight and jumped to a five-game lead over the stumbling New York Giants...Navy's varsity crew, supposedly shattered by the graduation of six members of last year's champion outfit, got back in the water for the new season, handily beat Princeton for the 30th consecutive Navy victory since 1952... Detroit Center Alex Delvecchio (who was benched in midseason for not scoring) drove in two goals as the Red Wings beat Montreal 3-1 in the seventh and decisive game for hockey's Stanley Cup...Wes Santee, who has run more miles (30) under 4:10 than any man who ever lived, will break four minutes this week in the Kansas Relays if three is a charm—he has tried for the record only twice (running 4:03.1 and 4:01.3) in his home state...Touring Oxford-Cambridge rugby players were so befuddled by the size and relative inhumanity of a University of California team (which included 252-pound, 6-foot 5-inch Varsity Tackle Harry Ghilarducci) that they lost 17-5—but two days later (after attending two sorority teas) they came back to beat the Bears 14-9...Though they were watched by special guards, denied passports and kept indoors after dark, five of 14 traveling Yugoslav soccer players escaped (to bushes near the Aga Khan's villa) after a tournament in Cannes, France and emerged to ask asylum after red-faced Red officials herded their teammates back home... Britain's roly-poly Don Cockell was outwardly bland but privately bitter as he arrived in California for next month's fight with Rocky Marciano—he resents humorous U.S. references to his embonpoint.

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