BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
This is an article from the Jan. 19, 1959 issue
BILLIARDS—WILLIE MOSCONI, world pocket billiards champion, 11 wins, one loss, Chicago exhibition competition.
BOATING—BOB WORD, annual 48-mile St. Petersburg to Venice (Fla.) sail, in 6:57.43.
BOXING—HENRY COOPER, 15-round decision over Brian London, British and Empire heavyweight champion, to win titles, London.
Wilf Greaves, Canadian middleweight champion, 8-round TKO over Otis Woodward, Detroit.
Bobby Boyd, split 10-round decision over Holly Mim's, middleweighls, Chicago.
Gene Fullmer, unanimous 10-round decision over Milo Savage, middleweights, San Antonio.
FIGURE SKATING—TOMMY DEBACA, 17, Albuquerque, N. Mex., senior men's title, Midwestern championships, Denver.
Laurence Owen, Boston, daughter of onetime national figure skating champion Maribel Vinson, senior women's title. Eastern championships, Rye, N.Y.
Rhode Lee Michaelson, Paramount, Calif., senior women's title. Pacific Coast championship, Los Angeles.
Leo Rebel, world barrel-jumping championship for fifth consecutive time, with 15 barrels (25 feet 11¾ inches), Grossinger, N.Y.
FISHING—COCOLOBO CAY FISHING CLUB, Miami, 14th international light tackle sailfish tournament, with 1,400 points. Palm Beach, Fla.
GOLF—MARLENE BAUER HAGGE, $5,000 Sanford (Fla.) women's open, with 225 for 54, holes.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Chicago second, New York third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—BARDSTOWN: $67,600 Tropical Park H., 1‚⅛ m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:49. Steve Brooks up.
HILLSDALE: $28,250 San Fernando S., 1[1/16] M., by length, in 1:42 2/5, Santa Anita. Tammy Burrow up.
SILVER SPOON: $18,600 La Centinela S., 6½ f., in 1:17, Santa Anita. Ray York up.
Frank Kilroe, handicapper for The Jockey Club, listed these four 3-year-olds first in annual Experimental Free Handicap weights: Christopher T. Chenery's First Landing, 128 pounds; Fred Turner Jr.'s Tomy Lee, 126; Claiborne Farm's Dunce, 123; Brookfield Farm's Intentionally, its.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, New Zealand Grand Prix, with record-breaking time for race of 1:48:24.4, for 150 miles, 2.2-liter Cooper, at Auckland.
SKIING—BETSY SNITE, Norwich, Vt., giant slalom, women's international meet, Grindelwald, Switzerland.
SQUASH RACQUETS—G. DIEHL MATEER JR., Philadelphia, U.S. Open singles title with 6-15, 15-9, 15-17, 15-9, 15-5 victory over Hashim Khan, at Pittsburgh.
SWIMMING—JOHN KONRADS, 16, Australia, became first to break nine minutes for 800 meters and 880 yards with astonishing 8:59.6 at New South Wales championships. Time was 13.9 seconds faster than world record set last year by Murray Rose.
TENNIS—ANDRES GIMENO, Spain, over Earl Buchholz, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3, Western Australian championships, Perth.
WRESTLING—PAT O'CONNOR, New Zealand, over Dick Hutton, Tulsa, Oklo., for world heavyweight wrestling championship as recognized by National Wrestling Alliance, at St. Louis.
MILEPOSTS—HONORED: Helms Athletic Council, Los Angeles, named selections for world's six greatest amateurs of 1958: RAFER JOHNSON, world decathlon champion; ALEX OLMEDO, Davis Cup team member; HERB ELLIOTT, world mile champion; GRANT WEBSTER, British Empire Games light-heavyweight boxing champion; YANG CHUAN-KWANG, 1958 Asian Games decathlon champion; VASILIY KUZ-NETSOV, Russia's European decathlon champion.
DIED: JAMES H. BRIGHT, 93, Florida horse and cattle breeder, who a long way from native St. Louis, introduced Thoroughbreds lo state, donated 160 acres of his farm to establish Hialeah track; in Miami of pneumonia.