BOATING—BERMUDA, over Long Island Sound, 4-2, Intl. One-Design Class for Amorita Cup; HARTLEY WATLINGTON, Bermuda, Intl. 14-ft. dinghy series for Princess Elizabeth Trophy, with 96½ pts.; FRANCIS PATTERSON, Bermuda, Firefly Class series for Col. R.J. Tucker Bowl, with 67¾ pts.; ALAN LEVINSON, Indianapolis, Snipe Class series for Bermuda Anniversary Trophy, with 80¾ pts.; BERT DARRELL, Bermuda, over Sam Barton, Rye, N.Y., 2 races to 1, Intl. One-Design series for King Edward VII Trophy, Royal Bermuda YC Race Week, Hamilton. PENN, over Princeton and Columbia, by 4 lengths, in 10:36 for 2 miles, to win Childs Cup, New York.
California, over USC, by 6 lengths, In 10:20 for 2 miles, Oakland, Calif.
BOWLING—PFEIFFER BEER, Detroit, open team title, with record 3,243 series; EDDIE LUBANSKI, Pfeiffer Beer, all-events with 2,116 and singles with 764; GIB FISCHBACH and BARNEY VEHIGE, St. Louis, doubles with 1,372, ABC Tournament, St. Louis.
BOXING—SPIDER WEBB, 4-round TKO over Neal Rivers, middleweights, Chicago.
May 4, 1959
Jose Torres, unbeaten Puerto Rican middleweight, 5-round TKO over Joe Shaw, for his 12th straight, New York.
Joe Miceli, 10-round derision over Art Aragon, welterweights, Hollywood, Calif.
GOLF—JACKIE BURKE JR., Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., shot sizzling 64 to beat Julius Boros by 5 strokes in 18-hole playoff for Houston (Texas) Invitation title and $4,300 first money.
Mike Souchak, Grossinger, N.Y., slipped to 77 in last round but held off Art Wall Jr. to win Tournament of Champions with 281, Las Vegas.
Wiffi Smith, St. Clair, Mich., shot 211 for 54, holes, won Betsy Rawls-Peach Blossom Open by 7 strokes, Spartanburg, S.C.
HORSE RACING—PIANO JIM: $26,975 Laurel H, 1‚⅛,m., by head, in 1:50 2/5, Laurel. Bob Ussery up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, Britain, 188-mile Grand Prix of Syracuse, in Cooper-Borg ward, in 1:53:6, with 99.4-mph average; Syracuse, Sicily. Runner-up: France's Jean Behra, in Ferrari, in 1:53:38.4.
Joe and Celia Bechtel, Manhattan Beach, Calif., won 800-mile Arizona Border Great-Cannon Rally, with 40-pt. error, Scottsdale.
Don Garlits, Tampa, set world drag-racing record of 185.566 mph, in Chrysler Dragster, Brooksville, Fla.
SOCCER—WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, over Leicester City, 3-0, to clinch second straight English Soccer League title and berth in European Cup, London.
STEEPLECHASE RACING—FLUCTUATE: Maryland Hunt Club, 4 m., by 2 lengths in 8:51.2, to spoil Mainstay's bid for Triple Crown, Glyndon, Md. Crompton Smith Jr. up.
TENNIS—LEW GERRARD, 21-year-old New Zealander, beat Billy Knight, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, 9-7, for British hard courts title, Bournemouth.
TRACK & FIELD—PAT MITCHELL, Gainesville (Texas) H.S. senior, ran wind-assisted 18.1 for 180-yd. low hurdles to better U.S. high school record for second straight week, also won 100 in 9.4, and 220 in 20.5 with aid of 15-mph breeze, Dallas.
MILEPOSTS—APPOINTED: JOHNNY FRANKIE, 48, whose Wharton County (Texas) Jr. College teams won seven conference titles and one national championship in 10 years; named Rice basketball coach to succeed Don Suman, who resigned under fire after Owls skidded into SWC second division. Thrilled Frankie: "The greatest thing that's ever happened to me—greatest thing since the invention of the Ford."
DIED: OMAHA, 27, gangling chestnut son of Gallant Fox who carried William Woodward's Belair Stud silks to Triple Crown in 1935; at Grove Porter Stables, in Nebraska City, Neb., and buried beneath sculptured monument at entrance to Omaha's Ak-Sar-Ben race track.