Sport: Scoreboard, Jan. 9, 1956

¶American trackmen teamed up with their New Zealand rivals in Auckland to set a spate of records. Californian Parry O'Brien put the shot 58 ft. 4 in., and heaved the discus 159 ft. 3 in., for New Zealand marks. Helped by a following wind, Texan Bobby Morrow ran off a world-record-tying loo-yd. dash (09.3 sec.). New Zealander Murray Halberg also contributed a local record with an impressive 4:02.2 mile ¶Proving just how far professional football had progressed as a crowd pleaser, President Jack Mara of the New York Giants calmly turned down an...

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