POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Mickey Mantle drove Sea Fella to a 47-length victory over Temple Hanover, driven by Whitey Ford, Mantle’s former New York Yankees teammate, Friday night at Pompano Park. The victory gave Mantle a 5-4 edge in the harness racing series the two baseball Hall of Famers started 11 years ago.
Sea Fella, from the Chet Poole Stable, was clocked in 2 minutes and 32 seconds for the mile pace, about 32 seconds slower than the horse’s time when driven by a professional.
The start of the race was delayed five minutes to find suitable colors for Ford to wear. He usually wears those of Hall of Famed trainer Delvin Miller, but the former Yankees pitcher was unable to fit into them.
NEW YORK (AP) - Thomas Stenglein, a wide receiver at Colgate, was added to its list of Scholar-Athletes on Saturday by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
Stenglein, of Rochester, N.Y., has compiled a 3.26 grade point average, majoring in economics and has been key member of the Colgate offense. He caught 51 passes this season, going into Saturday’s game with Penn.
He and 11 other players who were named scholar-athletes last month will be honored at the Foundation’s Hall of Fame Awards dinner Dec. 3 in New York.
LEEDS, England (AP) - Britain and New Zealand played a 6-6 tie Saturday, enabling the rugby teams to share the three-match test series.
New Zealand won the first test 24-22, but Britain bounced back with a 25-8 triumph last week.
LONDON (AP) - Manchester United, the runaway English League First Division soccer leader, suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, a 1-0 setback at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.
With three points counting for a victory, runner-up Liverpool closed the gap to seven points by winning 3-0 at Coventry, while defending champion Everton hammered Arsenal 6-1.
Sheffield Wednesday remained third in the standings as Lee Chapman scored with seven minutes remaining. United’s defeat ended an unbeaten streak of 15 since the start of the season.
Ironically, 25 years ago Sheffield Wednesday ended Tottenham Hotspur’s 11- game winning skein at the start of the 1960-61 season, in which the London team went on to complete the league and Cup double.