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Stirling Moss and Peter Collins , young British racers, teamed up to pilot their Mercedes to victory in 580-mile Targa Florio at Palermo, Sicily, last race for 1955 world sports car championship, pushed Mercedes ahead of Ferrari for team title.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, seventh-ranked middleweight from Yonkers, N.Y., took aggressive Al Andrews' best punches, countered with blistering attack that staggered Andrews in fourth and sixth rounds, had rival on verge of knockout in 10th, won unanimous decision at Miami, Fla.
Julius Helfand, New York Boxing Commission chairman, vigorously denied he had cooled off on boxing probe, came out flatly against federal investigation ("I do not feel the U.S. Government should be wasting its time"), insisted sport can be controlled "provided working commissions...honestly administer and control it in stead of trying to steal important fights...." Helfand's stand is in direct opposition to National Boxing Association , which recently gave unanimous approval to resolution calling for federal investigation.
Bob Friend , hard-throwing young Pittsburgh Pirate right-hander with 14-9 record, led National League pitchers with 2.84 earned run average, became first major leaguer to lead in ERA while performing for last-place team. American League leader was veteran left-hander Billy Pierce , who turned in brilliant 1.97 average while winning 15,losing 10 for Chicago White Sox .