BASKETBALL—MITCHELL AIR FORCE BASE, New York, 81, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 77, for world-wide air force championship, San Antonio, Texas.
BILLIARDS—ED LEE, New York, over Stan Adams, Evanston, Ill., for national amateur championship, San Diego, Calif.
BOXING—EDDIE MACHEN, 10-round decision over Jack Johnson, heavyweights, Portland, Ore.
Charley Powell, 8-round KO over 4-1 favorite Nino Valdes, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
March 16, 1959
COURT TENNIS—JIMMY BOSTWICK, 22, over Northrup Knox, 30, both of Aiken, S.C., for U.S. amateur championship, New York. Only a few weeks ago Knox defeated Albert (Jack) Johnson, a professional, to become the first amateur lo win the world open title since 1914 (SI, Feb. 23).
GOLF—BETTY KERBY, Akron, Ohio, Florida East Coast women's amateur championship, 4 and 3 over Judy Bell, Wichita, Kan., at St. Augustine, Fla.
Deane Beman, Bethesda, Md., South Florida amateur championship for third time, 6 and 5 over John Eisinger Jr., Bethesda, at Jupiter, Fla.
Mickey Wright, San Diego, Calif., $6,000 Jacksonville (Fla.) women's open, for third time, with 286 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., with 288.
GYMNASTICS—ILLINOIS, with 143 points, tenth straight Big Ten championship, Bloomington, Ind. Runner-up: University of Michigan with 104½ points.
HORSE RACING—SILVER SPOON: $147,300 Santa Anita Derby, 1 1/8 m., by 2½ lengths, in 1:49. Ray York up.
MASTER PALYNCH: $50,425 Louisiana Derby, 1 1/8 m., by nose, in 1:49 2/5, New Orleans. Ray Broussard up.
ROSEWOOD: $40,000 Black Helen H., 1 1/8 m., by 2½ lengths, in 1:50 1/5, Hialeah. Charley Burr up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—KEN MILES, Hollywood, Calif., 150-mile Pomona (Calif.) International Grand Prix, in Porsche Spyder, after race was delayed by multiple car pileup.
Curtis Turner, Roanoke, Va., 100-mile grand national stock car race, Concord, N.C., in 1959 Thunderbird with 59.24-mph average.
Brad Andres, San Diego, Calif., 200-mile Daytona Beach (Fla.) Expert motorcycle race with 98.7-mph average on Harley-Davidson.
SKIING—BUDDY WERNER, Steamboat Springs, Colo., won slalom, giant slalom and downhill events, National Alpine championships, Aspen, Colo.
SWIMMING—NORBERT RUMPEL, Southern Illinois University freshman, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04, to better U.S. intercollegiate and American records.
TRACK & FIELD—RON DELANY, one mile in 4:01.4 to break world indoor record set by him two weeks ago, at 40th New York Knights of Columbus meet. Later, AL LAWRENCE, freshman at the University of Houston from Sydney, Australia, ran two miles in 8:46.8 to break world record set last month by Bill Dellinger.
University of Michigan, with 71 points, Big Ten indoor championship, Madison, Wis. Runner-up: Illinois with 48 points.
University of Texas, with 71 1/10 points, Border Olympics championship, Laredo, Texas. Runner-up: SMU with 43 points.
Yale, with 51 7/10 points, Heptagonal Games Assn. indoor championship, Ithaca, N.Y. Runner-up: Army with 41 points.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: ROBERT GRANVILLE (BOB) LEMON, 38, after 21 years with the Cleveland Indians as infielder, outfielder and pitcher (he was once the highest paid pitcher in the American League after Bob Feller), announced he could better serve the Indians now as a scout and coach.