Sport: Who Won

¶ World Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson, in his first defense of his regained title, a 15-round decision over Carl ("Bobo") Olson; in San Francisco. Obviously ring-rusty and, at 31, no longer able to go at top speed for 45 minutes, Robinson acted like a man about to retire after his next two fights. Opponents: onetime Champion Rocky Graziano, in April and Paddy Young, in May, "if I still have my title."

¶ Yale's John Marshall, Australian Olympic swimmer, the Eastern Intercollegiate 1,500-meter and 220-yard titles; at New Haven. In his bid to keep his "triple title, Marshall was edged by his...

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