BASEBALL—ROY HAMEY, general manager of Philadelphia Phillies, resigned to become assistant general manager of New York Yankees. JOHN QUINN general manager of Milwaukee Braves, succeeded Hamey in Philadelphia; BIRDIE TEBBETTS became temporary general manager of Braves.
California Supreme Court, in unanimous decision, ruled disputed Chavez Ravine contract between City of Los Angeles and Dodgers is valid. Opponents planned appeal to U.S. Supreme Court.
BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOWLING—BILLY WELU, 26, St. Louis, national All-Star championship with 311.48 Petersen points, at Buffalo. Runner-up: Ray Bluth, St. Louis, with 310.26.
January 26, 1959
BOXING—SONNY RAY, 10-round decision over Roque Maravilla, light heavyweights, Chicago. Paulie Armstead, split 10-round decision over Len Matthews, lightweights, Hollywood.
Sadao Yaoita, 10-round decision over Pascual Perez, world flyweight champion, nontitle fight, Tokyo.
CURLING—MONTREAL NO. 2 over Brantford, Ont., Rotary International bonspiel finals, Lake Placid, N.Y.
FIELD TRIALS—DOUBLE TROUBLE (pointer), owned and handled by A. H. Nitchman, Cranbury, N.J., winner of Georgia Field Trial Assn. meet.
FOOTBALL—College football went through week of comings and goings. Among them: EARL BLAIK. 61, Army coach and athletic director, resigned. Josh Cody, 67, Temple athletic director, resigned. Jim Miller, 38, Purdue line coach, resigned to become University of Detroit head coach. Perry Moss, 32, Miami (Fla.) coach, resigned to become Florida Slate coach. Fred Rice, 40, Colgate coach, resigned to become Marquette assistant coach.
GOLF—ART WALL, Pocono Manor, Pa., $50,000 Bing Crosby tournament, with 279 for 72 holes. Pebble Beach, Calif. Runners-up: Gene Littler and Jimmy Demaret, with 281.
Ernie Vossler, Midland, Tex., $20,000 Tijuana (Mexico) open, with 273 for 72 holes (tournament record). Runner-up: John McMullin, Alameda, Calif., with 275.
Ruthie Jessen, Seattle, $7,500 Tampa women's open, with 301 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Mary Lena Faulk, Thomasville, Ga., with 307.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Chicago second. New York third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—TERRANG: $27,650 Santa Catalina H., 1‚⅛ m., by half length, in 1:48⅗ Santa Anita. Willie Boland up.
OCTOPUS: $25,675 Hibiscus S., 6 f., by 1¾ lengths, in 1:10⅕ Hialeah. Kenny Church up.
BUG BRUSH: $24,050 Santa Monica H., 7 f., by two lengths, in 1:23, Santa Anita. Angel Valenzuela up.
SOLUTION: $19,475 Royal Poinciana first division), 6 f., by 1¼ lengths, in 1:10⅘ Hialeah. Kenny Church up.
KENTUCKY PRIDE: $19,075 Royal Poinciana (second division), 6 f., by four lengths, in 1:09⅗ Hialeah. Steve Brooks up.
SQUASH RACQUETS—HENRI SALAUN, Boston, over Al Chassard, Bethlehem, Pa., 16-14, 15-11, 15-11, Canadian open singles title, Toronto.
SWIMMING—JOHN KONRADS, 16, Australia, 220-yard and 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.2 to break listed world records, at Sydney.
Ilsa Konrads, 14, Australia, women's 1,650-yard and 1,500-meter freestyle in amazing 19:25.7 to break listed world records, at Sydney.
TRACK & FIELD—JOHN THOMAS, 17, Boston University freshman, world indoor high-jump record with leap of 6' 11¾" in Massachusetts K of C Games.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: TED ATKINSON, 42, hard-riding, easygoing jockey, after 21 years, 23,661 mounts and 3,795 winners; because of a back ailment. Explained Jockey Atkinson: "I guess I've been around the world a couple of times on horseback in the .afternoon. Maybe that's enough."
Hubert Entrop, Seattle outboard racer, named "outstanding man in powerboat racing for 1958" by American Power Boat Assn.