Sport: Hard Work

After 76 days of riding on the same trains, living at the same hotels, thrashing out their three-cushion billiard feud in 13 cities, Champion Welker Cochran and Challenger Willie Hoppe were sick & tired of each other. Throughout their ivory marathon, the score had stayed uncannily close, and toward the end the two masters fell to quarreling like poolroom sharpies. In San Francisco last week they finally reached the end of the line. Cochran first erased Hoppe's slim, eight-point lead, then built up a 48-point margin to keep his world's championship with a grand total of 4,819 points for the...

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