hard-hitting Argentine middleweight, clobbered Kid Gavilan, who now dances
better than he fights, for 12 rounds, earned decision at Buenos Aires.
Gov. George M.
Leader signed into law new
boxing code giving
Jim Crowley's State
Athletic Commission "legal tools to make boxing clean sport rather than
crooked business," promptly lifted 114-day ban triggered by investigation
of Harold Johnson-Julio Mederos fight May 6 (SI, May 30).
Mario Capio of
Italy piled up 7,242 points with his Portorose in five races to win world Snipe
championship at Santander, Spain. U.S. team of Harry Allen of Westport, Conn,
and Terry Whittemore of Naugatuck, Conn., aboard Canuto VI, gained two
victories but lost chance for title when broken mast forced boat out of second
24-year-old Navy corpsman from Buffalo, N.Y., outskippered all rivals, captured
Lightning Class International crown for second straight year on Lake
Pontchartrain at New Orleans.
pert 18-year-old Manhasset Bay Yacht Club youngster who has been around boats
since knee-high to jib, sailed off with North American women's championship and
Adams Trophy, gave Long Island its seventh win in past nine years, at Rye,
Governors Robert F. Kennon of Louisiana, Allan Shivers of Texas and
South Dakota made good use of single bullets, bagged high-bounding antelope
with first shots to lead four-man team (only Gov. J. Bracken Lee of Utah
missed) to victory in annual one-shot antelope hunt at Lander, Wyo. Dr. A. M.
Lyninger of Denver hit jackpot, got two antelope when bullet passed through one
animal and struck another.
California's long-striding 3-year-old bay son of Hoot Mon, quickly moved to
front under strong drive by dour little
, trotted home two lengths
ahead of old rival Galophone to win $73,840 Yonkers Futurity (richest in night
harness-racing history) at Yonkers, N.Y., boosted 1955 winnings to all-time
high of $119,651.80, brought some solace to West Coasters still mourning defeat
of their Swaps.
Sheppard, wealthy 57-year-old shoe manufacturer, paid out record $500,000 to
for 15-year-old standard-bred stallion Adios,
sire of many pacing champions.
already owns Hoot Mon, 1947
Hambletonian winner who sired trotter
, will get stud fee of $5,000
for each at his
(Pa.) Shoe Farms.