Sport: Scoreboard, Jul. 5, 1954

¶ In Manhattan, crowds of kibitzers jammed 1,000 strong into the grand ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel to watch a team of Russian grand masters take on America's best in a four-round chess tournament. Beaten badly, the Americans still managed to rack up the most points that have yet been scored against the Soviet stars in international team competition. Final score: 20-12. U.S.

Grand Master Samuel Reshevsky topped the Americans by holding Russia's Vassily Smyslov to four draws.

¶ At Chicago's Arlington Park, Hasty House Farm's big bay colt, Hasty Road, came on fast in the final furlong to win the $28,625...

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