BOATING—HERM NICKLES, Lake Fenton, Mich., over-all honors, three-day Midwinter Lightning Regatta, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Fred S. Guggenheimer, St. Petersburg, Fla., 30-mile St. Petersburg-to-Bradenton (Fla.) yacht race in 32-foot yawl, Mogu.
BOXING—JOE ERSKINE, 10-round decision over Willie Pastrano, heavyweights, London.
Spider Webb, one-round TKO over Bobby Boyd, middleweights, Chicago.
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Gene (ACE) Armstrong, 10-round decision over Italo Scortichini, middleweights, New York.
FIELD TRIALS—PALADIN'S HANDYMAN (pointer), owned by T. J. Smith, Selma, Ala., and handled by Bill Swift, Selma, annual national shooting dog championship, Union Springs, Ala.
FIGURE SKATING—CAROL HEISS, 19, New York, women's world championship for fourth straight time, Colorado Springs, Colo.
FOOTBALL—OTTO GRAHAM, ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback who once professed no interest in college coaching, left Cleveland insurance business to assume head coaching job (and rank of reserve commander) at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
Ollie Matson, star halfback for Chicago Cardinals, traded to Los Angeles Rams in exchange for eight other players in one of NFL's biggest swaps.
GOLF—HOWIE JOHNSON, San Marcos, Calif., $15,000 Baton Rouge (La.) open, with 283 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Jay Hebert, Sanford, Fla., MRS. MAURICE GLICK, Baltimore, women's South Atlantic amateur championship, over Judy Bell, Wichita, Kans.
HORSE RACING—TERRANG: $145,000 Santa Anita H., 1¼ m., by half a length (over Hillsdale), in 2:00. Bill Boland up.
TENACIOUS: $62,500 New Orelans H., 1‚⅛ m., by 4 lengths, in 1:50.1. Ray Broussard up.
HAKUCHIKARA: $60,400 Washington's Birth day H., 1½ m., by neck, in 2:32 2/5, Santa Anita. Ray York up. Round Table under Willie Shoemaker injured his left front leg, finished last.
MY DEAR GIRL: $27,350 Florida Breeders' S., 3 f., by 2 lengths, in 0:34 1/5, Hialeah. Manuel N. Gonzales up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF MILAN announced cancellation of 1959 Monza Speedway 500, the world's fastest auto race.
SKIING—BUDDY WERNER, Steamboat Springs, Colo., North American Alpine combined championship, Squaw Valley, Calif. Runner-up: Christian Pravda, Sun Valley, Idaho.
Christian Pravda, Harriman Cup for third time and possession. Runner-up: Toni Marth, Austria.
SPEED SKATING—JUHANI JARVINEN, Finnish world champion, broke world record for 1,500 meters with time of 2:06.3, Squaw Valley. KNUT JOHANNESEN broke American record for 10,000 meters with lime of 16:42.7.
SQUASH RACQUETS—AL CHASSARD, Bethlehem, Pa., national professional singles championship over defending titlist Mahmoud Kerim, Montreal, at New York.
SWIMMING—SYLVIA RUUSKA, 400-meter and 440-yard individual medleys in 5:41.1 for two world records, Melbourne.
TIDDLYWINKS—CAMBRIDGE 64, Oxford 48, all-England championship, Cambridge.
TRACK & FIELD—MANHATTAN COLLEGE, IC4A indoor team championship with 21 points, New York. Runner-up: Penn State with 20 17/36 points.
MILEPOSTS—HONORED: ROY HARRIS, heavyweight boxer dispatched back to the thicket from whence he came by Champion Floyd Patterson last summer, named Southwesterner of the Year by Texas Sportswriters Assn. as "the man who did most to bring honor and glory" to the stale in 1958.
RESIGNED: CARL STOCKHOLM, as chairman of organizing committee of Pan-American Gaines in Chicago, because of disagreements with Mayor Richard Daley. Wrote Stockholm to Daley: "I think you are a great mayor. However, you are missing the boat on the Pan-American Games."