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Federal Hill, frisky 3-year-old owned by Clifford Lussky, brilliantly qualified himself as sprinter, streaking seldom run 6� furlongs in 1:15 for new world record at Gulfstream (March 25), a speed he was unable to match over longer distance in Florida Derby later in week (see "Horse Racing").
Beau Madison, Leslie Madison's rangy 2-year-old Arizona-bred colt, lugging 118 pounds in second race of career, thundered 4 furlongs in 45 seconds to break another world mark at Turf Paradise in Phoenix (March 30).
Maureen Murphy, homebred Olympian, windmilled 150-yard backstroke in 1:46.3 at Portland, Ore. (March 24) to better 15-year-old record (1:48.2) held by Gloria Callen.
Fyodor Bogdanovsky, massive-muscled Russian middleweight lifter, hefted 298� pounds in press to raise own world standard at Moscow.
Boston, bouncing back after 125-123 double overtime loss to St. Louis (who earlier outhustled Minneapolis 143-135 for Western title), used Bob Cousy's wizardry and Frank Ramsey's point-making to beat Hawks 119-99 in second game of NBA championship playoff at Boston.
Air Force All-Stars turned loose sharpshooting little (5 feet 10 inches) Ron Tomsic for 26 points, put pressure on San Francisco Olympic Club in closing minutes for 87-74 victory, became first service team since 1910 to win AAU title, at Denver,