Booktalk
Yesterday
Die for the Old School Tie
In 60 bareknuckle rounds at England's most famous school, a wellborn Whiglet battered a young Tory to death
Wimbledon
A WIDE-OPEN SMASH
Despite horrid weather that lessened the crowds, the first Wimbledon allowing professionals and amateurs to play each other was a success and proved that while two pros are the champs, all pros are not
LOVED HAVING YOU, CATHERINE
The lady golf pros had a cat scratch or two for France's Catherine Lacoste, defending champion in the U.S. Women's Open, but really needed no more than the presence of a newlywed to turn back the foreign devil
UP AND DOWN BUT SELDOM OUT
They are still the A's, with the same owner and most of the same players. The resemblance ends there. This Oakland version of a once-dispirited team makes the kind of mistakes that may land it way up there
Part 3: The Black Athlete
In An Alien World
There are harsh and perhaps inescapable consequences when status-conscious universities seek fame by importing Negro athletes. Here is one such case
Olympics
People
Boxing
Rose wins a Japanese waltz without Matilda
Lionel Rose, the powerful pipe-smoking aborigine, traveled 5,000 miles from his home in the bush and then did 15 fast rounds of roadwork trying to catch up with the dancing Japanese challenger for his bantamweight title
Fishing
A one-fly angler who always travels light
There is no fussing about when Richard J. O'Connor takes to the stream. He is burdened by none of the usual paraphernalia, just a rod, reel, waders and a supply of Rio Grande Kings—the fly that has everything
Peter Thomson
A Loner's Crusade
Australia's Peter Thomson, who has won the British Open five times, has made himself an unpopular figure among American pros with his criticisms of U.S. golf and its rich tour. Thomson does not care. He is too busy with his own diverse interests—books, music, being a responsible father to his daughters and son (left) and encouraging the growth of golf in the Far East. His supreme goal, however, is entirely personal—to win the British Open for the sixth time, something only Harry Vardon has ever before done. This week at Carnoustie in Scotland, Thomson will get his chance
Baseball's Week
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments