BASEBALL—DON HOAK, SMOKY BURGESS and HARVEY HADDIX of Cincinnati Redlegs traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for FRANK THOMAS, JOHN POWERS, JIM PENDLETON and WHAMMY DOUGLAS.
BASKETBALL—RUSSIA crashed casually assembled U.S. team 62-37 in world championship tournament, Santiago, Chile. Brazil accepted title after Russians refused to play Nationalist China (see page 10).
BOATING—BRADLEY P. NOYES, Marblehead, Mass., 31-mile Lipton Cup race, in corrected time of 10:35.8 sailing 39-foot sloop Tioga, Miami Beach.
BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY, 10-round decision over Alex Miteff, heavyweights, Denver.
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Don Fleeman, 10-round decision over Billy Besmanoff, heavyweights, Milwaukee.
Reuben Vargas, 10-round split decision over Tony Anthony, light heavyweights, New York.
DOG SHOW—CH. MERRYBROOK'S FAIR REWARD (wire fox terrier), owned by Mrs. Franklin Koehler, Long Valley, N. J., best-in-show, Eastern Dog Club, Boston.
FIGURE SKATING—DAVID JENKINS, 22, Colorado Springs, won third straight national senior title, Rochester, N.Y. CAROL HEISS, 19, New York, won third straight national senior women's title.
FISHING—MAURICE NEINKEN, Perkasie, Pa., Rea Trophy for biggest fish (7 feet 10¾ inches), 22nd annual Silver Sailfish Derby, West Palm Beach, Fla. MRS. WILLIAM HANCOCK, Detroit, Neinken Trophy for biggest fish (7 feet 6 inches) in women's division.
GOLF—MARTY FURGOL, Lemont, Ill., $20,000 San Diego open, with 274 for 72 holes.
J. Wolcott Brown, Sea Girt, N.J., Sea Island (Ga.) Seniors tournament, with 151 for 36 holes. Runners-up: John W. Roberts, Columbus, Ohio, and Russell Ritter, Harrisburg, Pa., with 157.
Charley Coe, national amateur champion, named captain of 1959 U.S. Walker Cup team. Others on team: Bill Hyndman III, Philadelphia; Billy Joe Patton, Morganton, N.C.; Dr. Frank Taylor, Pomona, Calif.; Harvie Ward, San Francisco; Deane Beman, University of Maryland; Ward Wettlaufer, Hamilton College; Jack Nicklaus, Ohio Slate; and Thomas Aaron, University of Florida.
HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE: $177,150 Santa Anita Maturity, 1¼ m., by¾ length, in 2:02 2/5. Tommy Barrow up.
GENERAL ARTHUR: $34,600 Bougainvillea Turf H., 1 3/16 m., by three lengths, in 1:59 4/5 Hialeah. Jack Leonard up.
CLEM: $25,375 Palm Beach H., 7 f., by length, in 1:23 1/5, Hialeah. John Sellers up.
SKIING—MARVIN MELVILLE, Salt Lake City, men's class-A division, Silver Dollar Derby, Reno Ski Bowl.
SPEED SKATING—KEN BARTHOLOMEW, 38, Minneapolis, national men's outdoor title for l3th time.
STEEPLECHASING—NEJI, American champion owned by Mrs. Ogden Phipps, making first European start, finished fifth in race for Thyestes Cup at Gowran Park, Ireland. Winner was Irish-trained Slippery Serpent.
TRACK & FIELD—JOHN THOMAS, Boston, broke world record for indoor high jump set by him two weeks before; with leap of 7 feet; Millrose Games, New York (see page 40).
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: WILLIAM PAPALEO (WILLIE PEP), 36, after 21 years of boxing, 230 bouts (219 won, 10 lost, one draw), and two world featherweight titles. Said Pep, after he was knocked down three times by Sonny Leon in a fight last week in Caracas: "When I can't get away from overhand rights from an ordinary six-round fighter, it's time to quit."
RETIRED: KY EBRIGHT, 64, for 34 years crew coach at the University of California, whose rowers won six national championships and three Olympic titles.
HONORED: ZACK WHEAT, 70, longtime Brooklyn outfielder, elected as 84th member to Baseball Hall of Fame.
DIED: WILLIE HOPPE, 71, boy billiard champion of early 1900s whose name became almost synonymous with the game; after a long illness, in Miami.