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1 Sports In Brief COMPILED FROM AP WIRE TENNIS Tennis star Alex 01-medo laughed yesterday at reports from Australia that he will turn professional In September. "I have not given the matter a thought," said the friendly Peruvian. "I have not talked with Jack Kramer. I don't know what this Is all about". . . . HORSE RACING Laurel's impeccably groomed race track opens a 28-day spring meeting today with strong hopes for some of the liberal betting and increased attendance that marked Bowie's late winter stand. Bowie closed a highly successful 44-day meeting yesterday . . . New York's new $33,000,000 aqueduct race track will have its formal opening on Monday, Sept. 14, John W. Hanes, president of the New York Racing Assn. said yesterday. . . . TRACK Five top U.S. track athletes, including two world record holders, arrived in Accra Monday night for a one-week stay. The record holders are Don Bragg, pole vault, and Parry O'Brien, shotput, BASKETBALL - Joe Lapchick, whose St. John's quintet won the NIT tournament last month, last night was named by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Basketball Club as college coach of the year. CHESS - Bobby Fischer, the United States chess champion, yesterday defeated Ruben Shocron of Argentina in 40 moves. The 15-year-old Brooklyn schoolboy scored his third victory in an international tournament. He has drawn twice and lost twice and has four points. . . . BOXING A field of at least 122 leather throwers will open the Amateur Athletic Union's boxing championships at the sports arena tomorrow night. The national titles in 10 weight divisions will be settled by Saturday night. Twenty-two .AAU districts in 20 states, the District of Columbia and Canada are sending fighters to the tournament. . . . FOOTBALL Oregon and Oregon State, barred from the Rose Bowl after 1960 by Monday's Big Four pact, plan to seek other postseason bowl games. Roy S. (Spec) Keene, Oregon State athletic director, said, however, that he was surprised that the Tournament of Roses tied itself up with the Big Four

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  1. Arizona Daily Star,
  2. 01 Apr 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 26

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