Sport: Scoreboard, Jan. 25, 1954

¶ Meeting in New York, the strait-laced U.S. Lawn Tennis Association loosened amateur standards enough to conform with International Lawn Tennis Federation rules. Main changes: amateurs (beginning at 21 instead of 35) may now work for sporting-goods firms, may teach tennis in schools and colleges if employed as regular faculty members.

¶ In Sapporo, Japan, Russians swept the first three places in the world speed-skating championships against teams from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Japan and Korea. Missing from the contest: the U.S. team. Reason: lack of funds.

¶ In Detroit, school officials banned night games for high-school basketball teams after a gang of rowdy...

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