BADMINTON—JUDY DEVLIN, bouncy 22-year-old Baltimore redhead with inherited skill at beating feathers off shuttlecock (her father, J. Frank Devlin, won world title six times back in late 1920s, early 1930s), cracked down on old rival Margaret Varner 11-7, 12-10 to win her third All-England and world championship in five years at London. But week's biggest eyebrow-lifter was served up by Erland Kops, Danish office worker, who upset perennial champion Eddie Choong of Malaya, went on to beat Countryman Finn Kobbero 15-10, 8-15, 15-8 for men's crown.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED—OSCAR (Ossie) SOLEM, 66, college football's able but quiet man, onetime Minnesota star, longtime coach at Grinnell, Luther, Drake, Iowa, Syracuse and Springfield (since 1946); after 38 years, at Springfield, Mass.
DIED—CLAIRE McCARDELL, 52, America's leading designer of casual clothes for women who regarded Paris fashion as "confusing," believed clothing should be functional and free of fuss, first winner of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-sponsored American Sportswear Designers Award in 1956; of cancer, in New York.
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