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Parry O'Brien, in face-to-face meeting with latest challenger, Kansas' Bill Nieder, muscled steel ball 60 feet 2? inches, held on to ranking as world's No. 1 shot putter at Kansas Relays in Lawrence. With O'Brien ineligible for medal, Nieder's toss of 59 feet 7? inches won event and set meet record.
Antti Viskari, solemn-faced Finnish Army sergeant, moved out in front on Heartbreak Hill, held off Boston University's challenging Johnny Kelley to capture 26-mile 385-yard Boston A.A. Marathon in 2:14.14, fastest time ever for distance.
Gene (Cyclone) Fullmer, back at same old free-swinging stand after being sidelined by illness, banged away lustily with both hands, outpunched plodding middleweight Ralph (Tiger) Jones in action-packed bout at Cleveland.
Eddie Machen, sharp-hitting young Californian with only dozen pro fights, was cautiously moved into the big time by Manager Sid Flaherty, responded by raking Nino Valdes with slashing lefts to take 10-round decision at San Francisco.
Head Man trailed Winding Way Farm's Golf Ace across finish line by two and a half lengths but Jockey Eddie Arcaro claimed foul, charged Golf Ace with carrying Head Man wide through early stretch, was upheld by stewards who placed C. V. Whitney's 3-year-old first in $61,000 Wood Memorial at Jamaica, N.Y. (see page 55).
No Regrets gave Jockey Johnny Long-den hard time in early going, pulled himself together in time to outduel Lucky G. L. in thrilling finish, won by bare nose in $38,950 California Derby at Tanforan.