BASEBALL—CURFEW shall no longer ring in Pennsylvania on Phillie or Pirate Sunday double-headers now that stale legislature passed bill permitting Sunday games started before 6 p.m. to be completed.
This is an article from the Aug. 3, 1959 issue
BOATING—LASSE THOERN, Sweden, regained International Gold Cup from Defending Champion Ernie Fay, Houston, Texas, 3-2, by winning last race, Sandhamn, Sweden.
Norman H. Buckley, 51-year-old Manchester, England lawyer, drove Miss Windermere III to new hydro record of 1,200-kilo. class with speed of 120.61 mph, Lake Windermere, England.
BOXING—HAROLD GOMES staggered back from four knockdowns to defeat Paul Jorgenson in 15-round decision for vacated World Junior Lightweight title, Providence.
Archie Moore, light heavyweight champion, postponed title fight with Yvon Durelle for second time, when his wife became ill, rescheduled bout for Aug. 12, Montreal.
Alonzo Johnson, subbing for Alex Miteff, made it 13 in a row with 10-round decision over Willie Pastrano, heavyweights, Louisville.
FENCING—BRUNO KHARAROV, Russia, won world épée crown in fence-off with Allan Jay, England; RUDOLF KARPATI, Hungary, reclaimed world saber title, with victory over Vladimir Calarese, Italy; POLAND upset Hungary for world saber team title, Budapest.
GOLF—STAN LEONARD, Vancouver, Canadian PGA championship, at Hull, Que., with 204 for 54 holes.
American Senior Golf Association, with 16 points, nosed out France and Belgium, with 15 points each, to win Deauville International Challenge Trophy, Deauville, France.
HARNESS RACING—TRADER HORN: $50,000 National Championship Trot, 1 m., by 1½ lengths over Something Special, in 2:03 3/5, Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway. Billy Houghton, driver.
HORSE RACING—WHODUNIT: $109,800 Sunset Handicap, 1 5/8 m., by ½ length over Day Court, in 2:40 4/5, Hollywood Pk. Ray York up.
HORSE SHOW—HUGH WILEY, Towson, Md., edged out Francisco Goyoago, Spain, with four perfect rounds, to win King George V Gold Cup, as well as The Daily Mail Cup, Loriner's Cup and Saddle of Honor; U.S. over Spain for Prince of Wales Cup, Royal Horse Show, London.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—RODGER WARD, Speedway, Ind., driving midget car, won 150-m. experimental free-formula drive to take top honors in USAC race with 288 points, Lime Rock, Conn. (see page 55).
SOCCER—ST. ENGELBERT, St. Louis, 1-0 over Saprissa, San Jose, Costa Rica.
St. Louis Kutis 5-0 over Detroit Scotts in first game of a home-and-home series for National Amateur Cup championship.
SWIMMING—FRANK McKINNEY, U. of Indiana, bettered world 200-meter backstroke record he set in July with time of 2:17.8; ALLEN SOMERS, Indianapolis, beat Australia's Murray Rose in 1,500-meter freestyle to set American record of 17:44.4, Osaka, Japan.
TENNIS—BERNARD BARTZEN, Dallas, retained national clay court tennis crown by defeating Whitney Reed, Alameda, Calif., 6-0, 8-6, 7-5; SALLY MOORE, 19, Bakersfield, Calif., over Sandra Reynolds, South Africa, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, for women's clay court title, Chicago.
Barry MacKay, Dayton, Ohio, defending his Penn. lawn tennis championship, defeated Ian Vermaak, South Africa, 9-7, 10-8, 6-0; SANDRA REYNOLDS, 20, came from behind to defeat her fellow South African, Rene Schuurman, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, in first all-foreign finals for women's title in Penn. lawn tennis matches, Haverford, Pa. AUSTRALIA over Canada in American Zone Doris Cup semifinals, Montreal; ITALY over Spain to clinch European Zone Davis Cup finals, Milan, Italy.
MILEPOST—DIED: WILLIAM L. HOFFER, 89, major league hurler who pitched for Cleveland in 1901 in first game ever played in American League. Hoffer started career in 1890 at salary of $40 per month, compiled a 79-24 record with old Baltimore Orioles in 1895-96-97; in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.