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October 24, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Cleveland Browns , on march again after slow start, throttled Washington Redskins' passing attack, won 24-14 to keep pace with Pittsburgh at top of Eastern Conference.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Jimmy Finks, calling plays with daring of gambler, engineered Steelers to 13-7 victory over favored Philadelphia, pushed Eagles into cellar.

San Francisco 49ers rallied for 21 points in fourth quarter, scored winning touchdown on Joe Perry's run in closing minutes to edge Detroit 27-24, just about eliminated winless Lions from title contention.

New York Giants made home debut, celebrated by outsplashing Chicago Cardinals 10-0 in driving rainstorm on touchdown by Frank Gifford , 28-yard field goal by aging kicking-specialist Ben Agajanian .


Nashua, Belair Stud's sleek meal ticket, sloshed through mud to overpower
challenging Thinking Cap as Eddie Arcaro contributed usual masterful ride, romped off with two-mile, $79,950 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, N.Y., set one-year earnings record of $752,550, raised lifetime winnings to $945,415, topped only by Citation's $1,085,760 (see page 37).

Nasrina, powerful-running bay filly sired by Nasrullah, held steady until backstretch by Willie Boland, caught pace-setting Cosmah, pulled away strongly to win $130,300 Gardenia Stakes, world's richest race for 2-year-old fillies, at Garden State Park.

Hasseyampa, Walmac Farm's 4-year-old who won only once in 11 races this year, surprised with strong run, held off fast-closing Mister Black to take $94,050 Hawthorne Gold Cup at Chicago, provided lucky bettors with 24-1 payoff.


Sherwood Johnston , fast-driving Texan who now lives in Greenwich, Conn., zoomed Briggs Cunningham's D Jaguar past Phil Hill, in Ferrari Monza, to take lead on third lap, kept up swift pace to average 87.9 mph for 100 miles, won gleaming President's Cup at Hagerstown, Md. Runners-up: Hill; defending champion Bill Spear, in three-liter Maserati. Up-and-coming Paul O'Shea of Rye, N.Y., driving Mercedes 300SL, barreled along at 76.5 mph average speed, beat out Charlie Wallace and Dick Kessler, both in Jaguar XK140MC cars, to take 41-mile Gov. McKeldin Purse (for remaining winners, see Other Results).

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