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BASEBALL—In the first interleague swap of the unrestricted trading period San Francisco got Cleveland's HARVEY KUENN, former AL batting champion, for the Giants' left-handed pitcher JOHNNY ANTONELLI, and outfielder WILLIE KIRKLAND. In an NL transaction the Milwaukee Braves bought BILLY MARTIN, onetime Yankee infield star, from Cincinnati for $40,000.
BASKETBALL—OHIO STATE, last year's NCAA champions, started off in fine form with an 85-64 victory over Ohio University. All-America Jerry Lucas, besides setting up countless baskets, scored 29 points for the Buckeyes. Some other top teams, however, were off on the wrong foot: Purdue dropped its first two, lost to Pittsburgh by a point, 80-81, then to Penn State, 59-63; Utah also lost its first two, 64-85 to Los Angeles Loyola, and 56-59 to Stanford; Wake Forest dropped its opener to Davidson 59-65; Kentucky lost to Florida State 58-63. UTAH STATE came through in the final seconds of its game against NYU to break a tie and win 67-65.
In the NIBL the CLEVELAND PIPERS moved into an early-season lead with impressive victories over the Bartlesville Phillips 66ers (124-96) and the Akron Goodyears (131-118). Burly Dan Swartz of the fast-breaking Pipers scored 66 points in the two names. The Denver D-C Truckers, after losing 102-98 to the Seattle Buchan Bakers, came back to beat the Buchans 102-93. Bartlesville, defending NIBL champion, is in the cellar with one win and three losses.
BOWLING—DON CARTER of St. Louis won the $44,000 national Professional Bowlers Association championship at Memphis with a total of 237.17 points compiled in a 30-game match-play final. Runner-up: Ronnie Gaudern of San Antonio, playing in his first professional tournament, with 227.24 points.
BOXING—GENE FULLMER and SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, in a bout for the National Boxing Association title, fought to a 15-round draw in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. In the split decision one judge gave it to Fullmer, the referee to Robinson, while the second judge called it a tie. Result: a draw, with Fullmer retaining his title (see page 16).
Archie Moore, weighing in at a trim 189 pounds, won a 10-round decision over Buddy Turman in a bout at Dallas.
FOOTBALL—The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics held their playoffs for the Holiday Bowl ( St. Petersburg, Dec. 10). In game at Hickory, N.C. visiting Northern Michigan held Lenoir Rhyne to a 20-20 tie. With less than two minutes to play Northern led 20-13, but Lenoir drove from kickoff and on three plays scored with 37 seconds left. To determine which team will represent the East in the bowl game the officials, on the spot, decided to choose on the basis of yardage. LENOIR RHYNE, outgaining Northern 294 yards to 269, won. At Eureka, Calif. HUMBOLT STATE defeated Whitworth ( Spokane, Wash.) 13-7 to win the Western playoff and the right to meet Lenoir in the bowl to decide the national small-college champion. It was the 20th straight victory for Humbolt.
In their final game of the season UCLA shut off Duke's running game, defeated the Cotton Bowl Blue Devils 27-6 at Los Angeles. UCLA tailback BILL KILMER gained 200 yards to win the 1960 total offense championship with a 10-game total of 1,889 yards. In the Orange Bowl the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI caught the Air Force in the fourth quarter, scored two touchdowns to end their season with a 23-14 victory. SOUTH CAROLINA handed Virginia its 28th straight loss (to tie the major-college consecutive-loss record), ran up a 26-0 score (see page 20).