Sport: Scoreboard, Feb. 23, 1953

¶ In Manhattan, two top-ranked heavyweights, heavy-footed Rex Layne (No. 3) and light-punching Roland LaStarza (No. 4), fought it out for the privilege of meeting Champion Rocky Marciano or Jersey Joe Walcott next summer. LaStarza, who lost a split decision to Marciano three years ago, won a split decision in a slam-banger over Layne.

¶ In Chicago, the University of Chicago basketball team, after a losing streak of 45 straight games over a three-year span, finally won one, 65-52, over a team from the Navy Pier Branch of the University of Illinois.

¶ In Manhattan, FBIman Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic steeplechase champion...

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