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Vanderbilt 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.
Rochester Royals 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.
Nashua , 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.
Roy Campanella , 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.