Sport: Matador from Texas

Around the walled ring at Xajay bull-breeding ranch in Queretaro, Mexico this week, cowhands watched critically as a young American in blue jeans and baseball cap whirled his scarlet cape in a long veronica, smoothly led the charging young practice heifer past him, its horns coming within inches of his legs. Though still a little stiff from a goring received in a fight a month ago, Baron Clements Jr., 20, of Kilgore, Texas shows signs of becoming the best U.S.-born matador in the alien art of bullfighting since the heyday of Brooklyn's Sidney Franklin 25 years ago.

In his first public appearance...

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