had trouble curbing
Ohio State's Robin Freeman, who scored 40 points, but beat Buckeyes 76-67, also moved past Oklahoma 78-69. Freeman scored 43 more to lead Ohio State to 90-72 victory over Loyola ( Chicago), brought three-game total to 107.
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stretched winning streak to 16, whipping Wake Forest 90-81, Eastern Kentucky 83-74 on accurate shooting of Vic Molodet and John Maglio, served notice it will be tough to beat.
ran off four straight victories on hot shooting of Rookies Jack Twyman, Maurice Stokes and Richie Regan, took over first place in Western Division, and Philadelphia Warriors held top spot in East as series of mysterious telephone calls overshadowed week's play in NBA. Coaches Charley Eckman of Fort Wayne, Al Cervi of Syracuse and Bobby Wanzer of Rochester reported offers of bribes to throw games or shave points, prompted investigation by President Maurice Podoloff.
, nerveless young automotive engineer from Santa Monica, Calif., pushed his experimental 3.5-liter Ferrari into lead at start, averaged 98.2 mph while holding off challenge of daring Marquis de Portago to win 210-mile Nassau Trophy race. Earlier, dashing Marquis, in 3-liter Ferrari Monza, survived near-disastrous collision with Sherwood Johnston's D-Jaguar, waged bumper-to-bumper duel with Johnston and Hill to take Governor's cup with average speed of 92.4 mph around twisting runways of Nassau's Windsor Field (see page 38).
, second greatest money-winner of all time ($945,415 to Citation's $1,085,760) and horse of year in everybody's book, will be sold to highest bidder along with 61 other Belair Stud Thoroughbreds. Executors of estate of late William Woodward Jr. set Dec. 15 as deadline for closed bids as Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, still holding out hope that Nashua will race again this winter, nominated husky 3-year-old for Santa Anita, McLennan and Widener handicaps.
Prince John, bright 2-year-old colt who won rich Garden State and was considered leading threat for Kentucky Derby next May, will have to pass up chance to add to earnings and reputation for next three to six months. Reason: broken bone in right front foot suffered when he dashed into parking lot at Hialeah.
, moving along at rapid pace, used famed power plays to beat Toronto 3-1, Detroit 4-2, Boston 4-2, stretched winning streak to six and increased National Hockey League lead to 10 points over New York Rangers, who had own unbeaten string snapped at eight by Toronto 6-1, later bowed to Detroit 2-0.
, stocky Brooklyn catcher who came back from disastrous 1954 season and two operations on ailing left hand to bat .318, hit 32 home runs and drive in 107 runs for World Series champions, received "wonderful surprise," was voted National League's Most Valuable Player by Baseball Writers' Association for third time in eight-year major league career.