BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA' Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
This is an article from the Dec. 22, 1958 issue
BOWLING—EDDIE LUBANSKI, Detroit, one-lime pitcher with St. Louis Browns system, won world invitational game match championship and $5,000 top prize with 317.02 Petersen points at Chicago. Runner-up was defending champion Don Carter, St. Louis, with 310.02 points, third was Don Ellis, Chicago.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, venerable monument and light heavyweight world champion, 11-round KO (for 127th world-record KO) over Yvon Durelle in title defense at Montreal.
Ericho Schoeppner, 5-round KO over Champion Willie Hoepner to win European light-heavyweight title, Hamburg, Germany.
Spider Webb over Terry Downes, British middleweight champion, after referee stopped fight at end of 8th round, London.
Hogan (Kid) Bassey, featherweight world champion, unanimous 10-round decision over Ernesto Parra, nontitle fight, Hollywood.
Paolo Rosi, unanimous 10-round decision over Bobby Scanlon, lightweights, San Francisco.
DOG SHOW—AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB elected American Bloodhound Club to membership, thus gave breed formal representation in AKC for first lime.
FOOTBALL—OKLAHOMA STATE over Florida Stale 15-6 in first annual Bluegrass Bowl, Louisville.
Prairie view, Texas, over Florida A&M 26-8 in Orange Blossom game for national Negro college championship, Miami.
Santa Monica City College over Northeastern Oklahoma A & M 30-12 in Junior Rose Bowl, Pasadena.
Arizona State (Flagstaff) over Gustavus Adolphus (Minnesota) 41-12 in NAIA playoff, Tucson.
FREE BALLOONING—THE SMALL WORLD, balloon-gondola contraption fashioned by English adventurers, floated off from Canary Islands on proposed transatlantic crossing with crew of four (SI, Nov. 17).
GOLF—GEORGE BAYER, Lemont, Ill., $15,000 Sanford, Fla. open, with 272 for 72 holes.
HARNESS RACING—EMILY'S PRIDE, 3-year-old filly who won Hambletonian Trot, named Horse of the Year by U.S. Trotting Assn.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Detroit second, Boston third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—OLE FOLS: $21,950 San Bruno stakes, 1 m. 70 yds., by length, in 1:42, Tanforan. Don Pierce up.
JIMMER: $11,375 City of Coral Gables H., 6 f., by neck, in 1:09, Tropical Park. Larry Gilligan up.
CROSS CHANNEL: $11,225 Pimlico Cup, 1 5/8 m., by 7 lengths, in 2:44 1/5, Pimlico. Karl Korte up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—MIKE HAWTHORN, world champion racing driver for less than eight weeks, announced his retirement ("I've achieved my ambition") from big-time racing. With circuit racing out, he said he might take part in "an occasional small rally." At the same time, ENZO FERRARI, who furnished winning cars for Hawthorn, announced he would no longer enter Ferraris in Italian races because of criticism of the sport there.
SQUASH RACQUETS—CALVIN MacCRACKEN, Englewood Field Club, retained Gold Racquets invitation tournament singles title with win over Ben Heckscher, Maryland Club, 18-16, 15-7, 15-7, at Cedarhurst, N.Y.
SWIMMING—UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO over University of Western Ontario in dual meet 57-29 in which Toronto, led by BILL YORZYK and BOB FISHER, set 10 Canadian records. Best ones: Yorzyk's 2:04.8 for 200-yard butterfly and Fisher's 2:13.7 for 200-yard backstroke.
TENNIS—MAL ANDERSON, Victorian singles championship, over top-seeded Ashley Cooper 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, at Melbourne.
Sandra Reynolds, women's singles title, over top-seeded Lorraine Coghlan 6-4, 8-6. USLTA announced new player rankings (subject to membership approval): Men's singles—1. Ham Richardson, 2. Alex Olmedo, 3. Barry MacKay, lt. Bernard Bartzen, 5. Herb Flam, 6. Dick Savitt, 7. Sam Giammalva, 8. Vic Seixas, 9. Budge Patty, 10. Whitney Reed. Women's singles—1. Althea Gibson, 2. Beverly Fleitz, 3. Darlene Hard, 4. Dorothy Knode, 5. Margaret DuPont.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: TRISTRAM (TRIS) SPEAKER, the "Gray Eagle" of the major leagues, who became perhaps the finest center fielder ever after failure as a pitcher for Cleburne of Texas League; of a heart attack at Whitney,
RETIRING: CARL SNAVELY, the "Gray Fox" of football, who coached three bowl teams at North Carolina and for six years has been head coach of St. Louis' Washington University, after 32 years, 180 wins, 96 losses and 16 ties.