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July 23, 1956


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Hungary's Sandor Iharos, back in competition after long rest, eased back into record-breaking form in meet at Budapest, added two more world marks to five he already holds. Smooth-striding Iharos was clocked in 27:43.8 for six miles, 28:42.8 for 10,000 meters, bettered standards set by Czechoslovakia's Emil Zatopek (July 15).

Earlene Brown, powerfully-built 21-year-old Compton, Calif. housewife, put her 222 pounds solidly behind 8-pound 13-ounce shotput, got off heave of 43 feet 7 inches for new U.S. record, also whirled discus 136 feet 6� inches for American citizen's mark in Women's Far Western championships at Los Angeles (July 8).

Yolanda Balas, feather-footed 20-year-old Rumanian, leaped 5 feet 8 3/4 inches at Bucharest to surpass women's world high jump record (July 14).


National League, powered by Cincinnati sluggers, home-run hitting of Willie Mays and Stan Musial (matched by American League's Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams), won All-Star Game 7-3 at Washington (see page 51).

American League pennant race was all but over at halfway mark after New York broke things wide open in face-to-face series with Cleveland and Chicago. Yankees first clobbered Indians three straight, 9-5, 10-0, 5-4, next swept Sunday double-header from Chicago 2-1, 6-5 (see page 6) to stretch winning streak to 10, lead over runner-up Cleveland to 10� games. Boston showed signs of putting up fight, took three from Chicago, including 4-0 no-hitter by 34-year-old Southpaw Mel Parnell, split pair with Cleveland but could come no closer than 11� games off pace, same as slipping White Sox, who ended week with eight straight losses.

Milwaukee stepped up pace against fading Brooklyn and Pittsburgh, ran off six in row with help of home-run spree by Joe Adcock to go two games ahead of Cincinnati (who lost three out of five) in National League. Dodgers, still muddling along, recovered from Milwaukee sweep to beat Chicago 10-8 in bean-ball battle after severe talking-to by Manager Walter Alston but needed hits more than words as St. Louis, with Stan Musial taking over league batting lead with .327, began to move up.


Racing's biggest coast-to-coast one-day payoff, with whopping $436,325 up for grabs in three top races, found ready takers in Swaps, Nashua and Swoon's Son.

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