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May 25, 1964
BOXING—Eighth-ranked Middleweight JOSE TORRES of Brooklyn hammered out a 10-round unanimous decision over Wilbert (Skeeter) McClure of Toledo in Madison Square Garden to extend his record to 30 wins against one loss and two draws.
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May 25, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BOXING—Eighth-ranked Middleweight JOSE TORRES of Brooklyn hammered out a 10-round unanimous decision over Wilbert (Skeeter) McClure of Toledo in Madison Square Garden to extend his record to 30 wins against one loss and two draws.

Second-ranked Heavyweight DOUG JONES of New York gained a unanimous 10-round decision over Leroy Green in Kingston, Jamaica.

BRIDGE—In New York City at the World Olympiad ITALY defeated the U.S. 158-112 in a down-to-the-wire finish for its seventh world title in eight years (see page 78). The women's championship went to BRITAIN, which was beaten only once—by Sweden—in 15 rounds of play.

GOLF—MICKEY WRIGHT, last year's leading LPGA money-winner, won the $9,000 Muskogee (Okla.) Civitan Open by shooting a 213 for 54 holes to finish nine strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge. It was her third straight victory and her fourth in six tournaments this year.

HARNESS RACING—John Patterson drove favored OVERTRICK ($3.20) to first place by 1� lengths over Adora's Dream in the $25,000 World's Fair Pace at Yonkers Raceway, N.Y. It was the 4-year-old's second win in as many weeks.

Cardigan Bay ($3.30), a New Zealand pacer recently purchased for $100,000 by an American syndicate, gained an easy 2�-length victory over Royal Rick in the $15,000 New Zealand Prep at Yonkers. Stanley Dancer drove the 8-year-old in his first U.S. test.

M. J. Duer's BOLD VIKING ($4.50), guided by Stanley Dancer, edged Big John by a head to win the $35,650 U.S. Harness Writers' Trot for 3-year-olds at Roosevelt for his third straight victory of the season.

HOCKEY—Montreal Center JEAN BELIVEAU, 32, whose 28 goals and 50 assists led the Canadiens to the NHL season title, was awarded the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player for the second time (he also won it in 1956). For the second year in a row, Captain PIERRE PILOTE of the Chicago Black Hawks won the James Norris Trophy as the best NHL defenseman.

Fred Glover, the playing coach of the American Hockey League's Cleveland Barons, who had 26 goals and 50 assists during the regular season and led his team to victory in the Calder Cup playoffs, was named the league's most valuable player for the third time in five years.

HORSE RACING—The Kentucky Derby winner, NORTHERN DANCER ($6.20), ridden by Bill Hartack, romped to a 2�-length victory over The Scoundrel in the $176,700 Preakness at Pimlico (see page 26). Hill Rise, the betting favorite, as he was in the Derby, finished third by a head in the 1 3/16-mile race.

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