Hoot Song, Two Gaits Farm's fleet black filly, with Ralph Baldwin in sulky, stepped off mile in 2:03 2/5 and 2:03 3/5 for two heat clocking of 4:07 to cut more than second off world record for-3-year-old trotters at Delaware, Ohio (Sept. 16).
New York Yankees and Milwaukee Braves, with magic numbers down to one and two, respectively, at week's end, were all set to square off in World Series, barring last minute gasps by runners-up Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cards. Yankees moved resolutely toward eighth American League pennant in last nine years, beating Detroit twice and Boston in two out of three but found that illness had hardly dimmed batting eye of Ted Williams, who arrived in New York after pinch-hitting home run against Kansas City, slammed three more to put total at 37. Braves picked up scent of National League pennant money, ran off six straight, including Left-hander Warren Spahn's 20th victory, over Philadelphia, New York and Chicago while Cards lost two out of five to Brooklyn and Cincinnati.
Oklahoma, big, fast and powerful again, went to air to beat Pitt 26-0 for 41st straight, seemed well on way to another unbeaten season. Among other winners in college football's first week: Navy, 46-6 over Boston College; Georgia Tech, 13-0 over Kentucky; Duke, 26-14 over S. Carolina; Texas A&M, 21-13 over Maryland; Texas, 26-7 over Georgia; SMU, 13-6 over California; Oregon State, 20-0 over USC; UCLA, 47-0 over Air Force (for regional report, see page 7).
Light Heavyweight Champion Archie Moore, boxing's ageless Methuselah, turned instructor to teach young Tony Anthony facts of fistic life, came out of his carefully planned shell to smash challenger to canvas in sixth (see below), unloaded bristling bombs to keep him there in seventh at Los Angeles. Reflected Archie: "They sent a boy out to do a man's job."
Gil Turner, bustling Philadelphia welterweight who has been seen on TV screen almost as often as Hopalong Cassidy, was his usual swarming self, out-hustling favored (8 to 5) Virgil Akins in 10-rounder at Atlantic City.
Torpid, pushing hard ahead of expert handling by Johnny Simpson, won $73,528 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old pacers in straight heats (2:00.4 and 2:03.2) at Delaware, Ohio, moved giant step nearer pacing's triple crown.
U.S. male athletes won 11 of 20 events, but host team Israel picked up enough points from its distaff stars to outscore Americans 226-197 in track and field phase of 21-nation Jewish Olympics at Tel Aviv.
Albert Fay, talented helmsman from Houston, teamed up with Billy Luders to win three straight races in his red-hulled Flame after trailing Rush IV in first two, sailed off with national 5.5-meter title at Larchmont, N.Y. Long Island Sound skippers swept all four races from Bermuda sailors for Amorita Cup.