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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
December 12, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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December 12, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Cleveland
W-8; L-2; T-l
Pct.: .800

Pittsburgh
30-7

2. Washington
W-7; L-4; T-0
Pct.: .636

New York
20-27

3. New York
W-5; L-5; T-1
Pct.: .500

Washington
27-20

4. Chicago Cards
W-4; L-6; T-l
Pct.: .400

Philadelphia
3-27

4. Philadelphia
W-4; L-6; T-1
Pct.: .400

Chicago Cards
27-3

6. Pittsburgh
W-4; L-7; T-0
Pct.: .364

Cleveland
7-30

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Los Angeles
W-7; L-3; T-l
Pct.: .700

Baltimore
20-14

2. Chicago Bears
W-7; L-4; T-0
Pct.: .636

Detroit
21-20

3. Green Bay
W-6; L-5; T-0
Pct.: .545

San Francisco
28-7

4. Baltimore
W-5; L-5; T-l
Pct.: .500

Los Angeles
14-20

5. San Francisco
W-3; L-8; T-0
Pct.: .273

Green Bay
7-28

5. Detroit
W-3; L-8; T-0
Pct.: .273

Chicago Bears
20-21

RECORD BREAKERS

?Ron Alsobrook, 24-year-old University of Michigan freshman, streaked rarely swum 100-yard orthodox breaststroke in speedy 1:04.7 in preliminary of Michigan AAU championships at Ann Arbor (Dec. 3) to shatter existing American record of 1:14.1 set by Corporal Fred McGuire of Third Army last year.

?West Side Beers, led by Dennis Wright's perfect 300 game (his fourth), rattled pins for two national bowling marks in Uptown Three-Man Classic League at Milwaukee. West Side's 755 topped previous high of 751 for single game while 2,078 for three games (Dec. 1) surpassed own record made last month.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State's brilliant Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, winner of Heisman and Maxwell trophies as nation's outstanding college player, was picked for Associated Press All-America backfield along with Jim Swink of Texas Christian, Earl Morrall of Michigan State and Tommy McDonald of Oklahoma. The line: Ends Ron Beagle of Navy and Howard Schnellenberger of Kentucky; Tackles Frank D'Agostino of Auburn and Paul Wiggin of Stanford; Guards James Brown of UCLA and Pasquale Bisceglia of Notre Dame; Center Bob Pellegrini of Maryland. Cassady, Swink, Beagle and Pellegrini also were named on seven other All-Americas.

Duke, hard-pressed by underdog North Carolina, used second-quarter 35-yard touchdown run by sophomore Oliver Rudy to hold off stubborn Tarheels 6-0 at Durham, N.C., gained tie with unbeaten Maryland for Atlantic Coast championship.

Cleveland's old pros Otto Graham and Lou Groza got whiff of playoff gold, were at their best as they led Browns to 30-7 victory over Pittsburgh Steelers to clinch sixth straight Eastern Conference crown in National Football League. Graham passed for two touchdowns, scored one on plunge while sure-footed Groza kicked three field goals, added as many conversions.

New York Giants , unleashing newly found offensive strength, hooked up in thriller with Washington, came from behind to win 27-20 on Ben Agajanian's 35-yard field goal, Charlie Conerly's 27-yard scoring pass to Kyle Rote, knocked Redskins out of race.

Los Angeles Rams built up early lead on power running of Tank Younger and Ronnie Waller and accurate passing of Norm Van Brocklin, held off rallying Baltimore Colts 20-14 to maintain slender lead in Western Conference.

Chicago Bears , bouncing back from drubbing by Chicago Cardinals, scored on Ed Brown's 20-yard toss to Harlon Hill in final minutes, caught improving Detroit Lions 21-20 to remain close behind Rams.

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