BASKETBALL—New York, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOXING—CHARLES (SONNY) LISTON, 8-round TKO over Ernie Cab, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
Spider Webb, 7-round TKO over Joey Giardello, middleweights, San Francisco.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, 10-round decision over Rory Calhoun, middleweights, New York.
December 1, 1958
CHESS—SAMUEL RESHEVSKY, Spring Valley, N.Y., international tournament with 10½-2½, Israel. Runner-up: Laszlo Szabo, Hungary, with 10-3.
CROSS-COUNTRY—EARL JEFFERSON, La Salle, Middle Atlantic AAU senior championship, with 29:44 for 10,000 meters, at Philadelphia.
FIELD TRIALS—NILO POSSIBILITY (Labrador), owned by Kenneth Williams, Milwaukee, handled by Bill Wunderlich, St. Louis, National Retriever championship, Weldon Spring, Mo.
FOOTBALL—HAMILTON TIGER-CATS, Eastern Canada championship, for right to meet WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS, Western champions, in Grey Cup playoff this Saturday, Vancouver.
GOLF—ANGEL MIGUEL, Spain, individual winner and world champion in international Canada Cup match in 286-tie playoff with Harry Bradshaw, Ireland, Mexico City. Team winner of Canada Cup: Ireland with 579.
HARNESS RACING—DARN SAFE: $50,000 Eastern Championship trot, 1 1/16 m., by three lengths, in 2:10 3/5, Yonkers, N.Y. William, driver.
GOLD WORTHY: American Pacing Classic championship, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths, in 2:00 3/5, Hollywood Park. Wayne Smart, driver.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Boston second, Detroit third in NHL standings.
Kelowna Packers, Canadian amateur team, won two games, lost two, tied one in 5-game series against select teams in Moscow.
HORSE RACING—INTENTIONALLY: $168,020 Pimlico Futurity, 1 1/16 m., by two lengths, in 1:46. Willie Shoemaker up.
VERTEX: $57,600 Idlewild H., 1 1/8 m., by five lengths, in 1:49 1/5, Jamaica. Sam Boulmetis up.
Round table named Horse of the Year by The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form. Other divisional selections: FIRST LANDING, best 2-year-old; TIM TAM, best 3-year-old; ROUND TABLE, best handicap horse; BORN AST AR, best handicap filly or mare; BOLD RULER, best sprinter; NEJI, best steeplechaser.
HORSE SHOW—BILL STEINKRAUS, U.S., international individual jumping championship, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. Runners-up: Frank Chapot, U.S., tied with Thomas Gay ford, Canada. Team honors were won by West Germany.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JEAN BEHRA, France, 469-mile Venezuela Grand Prix in Ferrari in 4:45:58 2/5 for 96.876-mph average, Caracas. Runner-up: Julio Pola, Venezuela.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: MEL OTT, 49, former star and manager for New York Giants, of injuries after automobile collision near Bay St. Louis, Miss.; in New Orleans.
DIED—MORT COOPER, 45, who with brother Walker, a catcher, formed one of baseball's most famous batteries for St. Louis Cardinals, of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection; in Little Rock.
DIED—WALTER L. STEWART, 52, sports-writer since 1932 and sports editor of Memphis Commercial Appeal, after surgery to remove brain blood clot; in Memphis.