Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 27, 1956

¶ Needled by Communist bigwigs, Russian track and field stars turned on the heat in the last few days of Moscow's Spartakiada sports festival. A runner virtually unknown in the West, Semyon Rzhishchin, lowered the world 3,000-meter steeplechase record to 8:39.8. Soviet swimmers dropped the 4OO-meter medley relay mark to 4:14.8.

¶ Stan Musial's seventh-inning double could not keep the St. Louis Cardinals from losing to the Milwaukee Braves 8-0, but it was Stan the Man's 1,072nd extra-base hit, an achievement that gives him the National League record, one ahead of the Giants' Mel Ott.

¶ Tennessee A. & I....

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