BASKETBALL—NEW YORK, leader in NBA Eastern division standings: ST. LOUIS, leader in Western division.
BOATING—ROLAND BECKER, St. Petersburg, Fla., 125-mile Tampa-Ft. Myers ocean race, in cutter Interlude by 33 minutes over Jimmy Turner in yawl Jamel, St. Petersburg.
BOXING—ERICH SCHOEPPNER, German light heavyweight champion, 6-round TKO over Chuck Spieser, Dortmund, Germany.
Jose Torres, 5-round KO over Burke Emery, middleweights, New York.
November 17, 1958
Johnny Busso, unanimous 10-round decision over Joe Brown, world lightweight champion, in nontitle match, Miami Beach.
Kenny Lane, 10-round split decision over Lahouari Godih, lightweights, Syracuse.
CROSS-COUNTRY—DRAKE UNIVERSITY and UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, tie for Missouri Valley Conference team championship, Wichita, Kans. Individual winner: Jerry Smartt, Houston, in 15:10.3, for three miles.
Kansas, Big Eight Conference team championship, Norman, Okla. Individual winner: Gail Hodgson, Oklahoma, in 14:00.4 for three miles (conference record).
Army, Heptagonal team championship, New York. Individual winner: R. Dyke Benjamin, Harvard, in 25:12 for five miles.
Boston AA Marathon Club, national AAU senior 30-kilometer team championship, York, Pa. Individual winner: Robert A. Carman, Pittsburgh, in 1:37:28.
DOG SHOW—CH. SHIRKHAN OF GRANDEUR(Afghan hound), owned, by Sunny Shay and Dorothy Chenade, Hicksville, L.I., best-in-show, Mohawk Valley KC, Schenectady, N.Y.
GOLF—PETER THOMSON, British open champion, Pelaco tournament in Sydney, Australia, with 342 for 90 holes. Runner-up: Gary Player with 348.
HARNESS RACING—-SHADOW WAVE: second leg of $75,000 Pacing Classic, 1 m., by 1¾ lengths, in 1:56[3/5] (world record for 3-year-old pacers), Hollywood Pk. Joe O'Brien, driver.
TRADER HORN: $28,650 Gotham Trot, 1[1/16] m., by length, in 2:11[2/5] (track record), Yonkers. Billy Haughton, driver.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, BOSTON second, CHICAGO third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—WARHEAD: $88,500 Roamer H., 1[3/16] m., by length, in 1:56⅘ Jamaica. Eddie Arcaro up.
VERTEX: $85,650 Trenton H., l¼ m., by head, in 2:02⅖ Garden State Park. Sammy Boulmetis up.
RICH TRADITION: $62,340 Selima Stakes, 1[1/16] m., by half length, in 1:47, Laurel. Bill Bo-land up.
BAYSTONE: $33,600 Melbourne Cup, 2 m., on grass, by 1½ lengths, in 3:21¼, Melbourne, Australia. Max Schumacher up.
TENNIS—HAM RICHARDSON and ALEX OLMEDO, of U.S. Davis Cup team, all-Japan doubles championship over Atsushi Miyagi and Yoshihisa Shibata of Japan Davis Cup team, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
MILEPOSTS—BORN: to RED SCHOENDIENST of Milwaukee Braves and wife Mary Eileen, fourth child, first son, weight 7 pounds 14 ounces, at St. Louis.
DIED: FREDERICK JOSEPH DIGBY, 65, who as sports editor of New Orleans Item was one of the founders of Sugar Bowl game on New Year's Day, and for past 11 years general manager of game, of cancer; at New Orleans.