Sport: Eastward Ho!

The football championship of Egypt was at stake.

Drombrowski shot through a quick opening at right tackle, sped 30 yards to the R.A.F. 15. Two tacklers waited for him. Drombrowski lateraled to Harbert, blocked the astonished Britons, watched his teammate score again. Twelve times such razzle-dazzle plays clicked for touchdowns. Final score at Cairo's Gezira Club: U.S. Army "Rebels," 79; R.A.F., 0.

Despite this drubbing, last week's football game was an indication of how U.S. sports have swept Allied troops in the Middle East. A year ago, football seemed an undisciplined roughhouse to rugby-bred Britons....

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