Sport: Blind Man

"This will be a breeze. Layton is blind. Hoppe is too old. Bozeman is too young and de Oro should have his grandson playing for him. Who else is there?"

That was what boastful Welker Cochran thought of his principal opponents four weeks ago when he settled down at Manhattan's Capitol Billiard Academy to a three-week defense of his world's three-cushion billiard championship. In his first match, against left-handed Alfredo de Oro, 71-year-old Cuban who was the champion pocket-billiard player 47 years ago, Cochran led at 37-10-36. De Oro made a run of...

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