BASKETBALL—BOSTON, with 47 wins, 16 losses, clinched NBA Eastern Division championship.
BOATING—WALTER BOWDEN, San Antonio, national 5-0-5 class sailing championship, Miami.
BOBSLEDDING—STAN BENHAM, Lake Placid, N.Y., and NEIL ROGERS, JIM RANDOLPH and CHARLES RANDOLPH, all of Saranac Lake, N.Y., North American four-man championship, Lake Placid. FRED FORTUNE and JACK YOUNG, both of Lake Placid, N.Y., won two-man championship.
BOXING—SONNY LISTON, 6-round TKO over Mike DeJohn, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
March 2, 1959
Gene Fullmer, ex-world middleweight champion, majority decision over Wilfie Greaves, New York.
GOLF—PORKY OLIVER, Denver, Jamaica open with 277 for 72 holes, Kingston.
Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., Lake Worth (Fla.) women's open, with 285 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Louise Suggs, Sea Island, Ga., with 286.
HORSE RACING—BARDSTOWN: $137,600 Widener H., 1¼ m., by 1¼ lengths, in 2:01 1/5, Hialeah. Steve Brooks up.
FINNEGAN: $56,000 San Felipe H., 1 1/16 m., by neck, in 1:43 2/5, Santa Anita. Willie Harmatz up.
FIRST LANDING: $29,650 Everglades S., 1 1/8 m., by neck, in 1:49 4/5, Hialeah. Eddie Arcaro up.
SILVER SPOON: $22,500 Santa Susana S., 1 1/16 m., by 10¼ lengths, in 1:41 4/5, Santa Anita. Rag York up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JOHNNY BEAUCHAMP, Harlan, Iowa, 500-mile NASCAR sweepstakes for sedans and convertibles, with 135.521-mph average hi 1959 Thunderbird, by bumper over Lee Petty, Randleman, N.C., at Daytona Speedway (unofficial). EDWIN (Banjo) MATHEWS, Asheville, N.C., 200-mile sportsman-modified race with 134.655-mph average in 1956 Ford with 1959 Lincoln engine. SHORTY ROLLINS, Corpus Christi, Texas, won 100-mile convertible race with 129.50-mph average in 1958 Ford. BOB WELBORN, Greensboro, N.C., won 100-mile sedan race with 143.198-mph average in 1959 Chevrolet.
SHOOTING—LIEUT. DAVID CARTES, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Ga., won by one point over the Marines' Olympic shooter Capt. William McMillan in first interservice invitational pistol match, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
SKIING—JACQUES CHARLAND, Trots Rivieres, Que., Canadian jumping championship, for seventh time, with leaps of 180 ft. and 192 ft., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. ARVO AYRANTO, Voima Club, Sudbury, Ont., 18.6-mile cross-country championship, in 2:15.46. ANTERO RAUHANEN, Sampo Club, Sudbury, Ont., 11.2-mile crosscountry championship, in 1:11.32. IRVIN SERVOLD, University of Alberta, combined jumping cross-country championship.
Middlebury College, Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championship at Middlebury, Vt. Dartmouth was second, St. Lawrence third.
Willie Erickson, 21, Iron Mountain, Mich., U.S. jumping championship, with leaps of 273 ft. and 268 ft., Leavenworth, Wash. Billy Olson, Eau Claire, Wis., the defending champion, finished third. In junior division, GENE KOTLAREK, Duluth, jumped 299 feet, for new hill record.
SWIMMING—ILSA KONRADS, Australia, 880-yard freestyle in 10:11.4 to lower her own world mark by hi 10 second.
TRACK & FIELD—JOHN THOMAS. 7-foot 1-inch high jump for world record, national AAU indoor championships, New York. Other world records set at meet: RON DELANY 4:02.5 mile; PARRY O'BRIEN, 62 feet 1 3/4 inches shotput; LIEUT. BILL DELLINGER, 13:37 for three miles; BOB BACKUS, 66 feet 2¾ inches, 35-pound weight throw.