BOXING—EZZARD CHARLES, 37, former heavyweight champion, fat and flabby and lumbering at 204 pounds, made still another abortive comeback attempt, scored 7-round TKO over one Dave Ashley, Cincinnati.
Rudell Stitch, 1-round TKO over Rudy Sawyer, welterweights, Louisville.
Len Mathews, 10-round decision over Johnny Gonsalves, lightweights, Atlantic City.
FENCING—JOE PALETTA, Navy, over Albert Axelrod in fence-off, men's foil; HENRY KOLOWRAT, Yale Law School, over Lieut. James Margolis in fence-off, men's épée; TOMAS ORLEY, San Francisco, over Attilla Keresztes in fence-off, men's saber; MARIA PILAR ROLDAN, Mexico, over Maxine Mitchell in fence-off, women's foil; NYU's GENE GLAZER, MARTIN DAVIS and MICHAEL DASARO, men's team foil; LOS ANGELES AC's MAXINE MITCHELL, FRANCES TALLEY and JOY DESPAR, women's team foil; SALLE SANTELLI of NEW YORK'S ROBERT BLUM, GEORGE WORTH and ALLAN KWARTLER, men's team saber; ARMY MODERN PENTATHLON TEAM'S PVT. LAWRENCE ANASTASI, CPL. DICK STOWELL and PVT. PAUL PESTHY, men's team épée; Natl. Championships, Los Angeles.
July 12, 1959
FISHING—ERIC (JOHN) WIDOWSON, Dominican Republic, boated 780½-pound blue martin on 24-thread line in waters off San Juan, Puerto Rico, bettered world record.
GOLF—GARY PLAYER, South Africa, shot brilliant 70 and 68 on last two rounds, made up eight strokes to edge Britain's Fred Bullock 284-286 for British Open title, Muirfield, Scotland (see page 15).
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY PICK: $50,000 Natl. Championship Pace, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths over Bye Bye Byrd, in 1:59 4/5, Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway. Charley Fitzpatrick Jr., driver.
HORSE RACING—BALD EAGLE: $111,900 Suburban H., 1¼ m., by 1½ lengths over Talent Show, in 2:01 3/8, Belmont. Manuel Ycaza up.
MONTE CARLO: $31,400 Sussex H., 1‚Öú m., by 3 lengths over King Grail, in track record 2:16, Delaware Pk. Howard Grant up.
LI'L FELLA: $24,000 Longfellow H., 1 m., by 6 lengths over Fairfield, in 1:37 4/5, Monmouth Pk. Bill Hartack up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—GLEN (FIREBALL) ROBERTS, Daytona Beach, pushed his 1959 Pontiac hardtop at average 140.58 mph, fastest speed ever in stock car race, to win NASCAR "Firecracker 250," at Daytona Beach.
George Constantine, Southbridge, Mass., averaged 80.04 mph in Aston Martin, won 39.6-m. SCCA natl. championship race, Lime Rock (Conn.) Park.
Jim Jeffords, Milwaukee, won all three heats in purple Scarab, averaged 88 mph to win 276-m. Grand Prix, Meadowdale, Ill.
SHOOTING—NORWAY won team title with 8,864 Pts., Intl. Military championships, Oslo. Runners-up: Sweden, U.S. Among individual winners: LIEUT. PHILIP CANELLA, U.S. Army, rifle rapid fire with 458 pts.; LIEUT. A. G. DANN, U.S. Army, pistol rapid fire with 294 pts.
SWIMMING—BILL YORZYK, Northampton, Mass., hustled 200 meters in 2:15, 220 yards in 2:15.8 to break own U.S. butterfly records at Springfield's Pine Knoll Swim School.
TENNIS—NEALE FRASER and ROY EMERSON, Australia, over Rod Laver and Bob Mark, 8-6, 6-3, 14-16, 9-7, men's doubles; DARLENE HARD and JEANNE ARTH, U.S., over Beverly Baker Fleitz and Christine Truman, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, women's doubles; MISS HARD and LAVER, over Maria Bueno and Fraser, 6-4, 6-3, mixed doubles; TOMAS LEJUS, Russia, over Ronald Barnes, Brazil, 6-2, 6-4, men's jr. singles; JOAN CROSS, South Africa, over D. Schuster, Austria, 6-1, 6-1, women's jr. singles, Wimbledon championships.
Whitney Reed, Alameda Calif. over Don Dell, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, Tri-State singles title, Cincinnati.