Sport: Scoreboard, Jul. 12, 1954

¶ In Henley, England, after arguing that rank discrimination had given them a bad starting position in the race for the Grand Challenge Cup (TIME, July 5 ), Russia's eight-man crew bent to their red-tipped sweeps with extra vigor, pulled ahead of England's Leander Club early in the race, and finished a decisive 2½ lengths in front.

In the only regatta final involving an American crew, M.I.T. took the Thames Challenge Cup from the Royal Navy by 2½ lengths.

¶At Massachusetts' Salem Country Club, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who plays golf by "loosening up the girdle...

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