BASEBALL—AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS evened the score in 1959 All-Star competition by beating National League 5 to 3, at Los Angeles.
BICYCLE RACING—ALAN BELL, Somerville, N.J. outpedaled his own 1,000-meter world record, in 1:12.6, at U.S. Pan American trials, Chicago.
BOATING—APACHE, owned by Wilfred Gmeiner, won 235-mile Port Huron-to-Mackinac race with corrected time of 39:43:11, after Clarence Baker, skipper of LAST STRAW, gracefully pointed out committee error which had wrongly made Last Straw winner by three minutes.
CANOE SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: PAUL FARRANT, England, single-seat; VLADIMIR JIRASEK, Czechoslovakia, Canadian single-seat; BEHREND and MERKEL, East Germany, mixed Canadian two-seat; FRIEDRICH and KLEINERT, East Germany, Canadian two-seat; HILDE UBBANIAK, West Germany, women's single-seat; at Geneva.
August 9, 1959
ROYAL CANADIAN HENLEY REGATTA: DETROIT BOAT CLUB, in regatta with 600 oarsmen from 24 rowing clubs, stroked to Senior Eights and team title with record 428 points; singles champion: PAT COSTELLO, Detroit Boat Club, at Port Dalhousie, Ont.
BOXING—SOLOMON BOYSAW, Cleveland, rusty after five-month layoff, came back strong in last rounds for 10-round decision over Gabriel Elorde, lightweights, Cleveland.
Len Matthews, Philadelphia, 10-round decision over Candy McFarland, lightweights, Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
SKEET—HAROLD MYERS, Master Sergeant from Westover AFB, Mass., won over-all honors at World Military Skeet Championship with perfect string of 200 x 200, at Lynhaven, Va.
SWIMMING—ANITA LONSBROUGH, England, set world 200-meter breaststroke record in 2:50.3; RIA VAN VELSEN, Netherlands, set world 100-meter backstroke record in 1:11.7; DUTCH relay team bettered world mark in 400-meter medley relay with time of 4:51.5; Waalwijk, Netherlands. TSUPOSHI YAMANAKA set new world record in 400-meter freestyle in 4:16.6, at Osaka.
Becky Collins, Indianapolis, clipped two seconds off listed world 200-meter butterfly record with 2:38.5 at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio meet.
Laszlo Kovats, Hungary, won Capri-to-Naples 19-nautical-m. world distance swim championship in 10:07:04; GRETA ANDERSON, Long Beach, Calif., was first woman in, with time of 11:05:32.
CHESS—ARTHUR B. BISGUIER, New York, with a 10-2 total score, captured U.S. Chess Federation open championship, Omaha.
GOLF—BETSY RAWLS, Spartanburg, S.C., won $20,000 Mount Prospect women's open by one stroke from Mickey Wright, with a 291 for 72 holes, at Mount Prospect, Ill.
HORSE RACING—T. V. LARK: $212,000 Arlington Futurity, 6 f., by a neck over Bally Ache, in 1:12 2/5, Arlington Park, Ill. Alex Maese up.
TRACK & FIELD—PARRY O'BRIEN topped his world shotput mark with a heave of 63 feet 4 inches, at Invitational Track Meet, Albuquerque.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: JEAN BEHRA, 38, of France, one of the world's most brilliant race drivers (winner of Grand Prix de Pau, Nurburgring, Bari, co-winner with Juan Fangio in 1957 Sebring), who started career as motorcyclist, switched to racing autos in 1951, of a fractured skull when his Porsche skidded during preliminary for Grand Prix of Germany (see page 31).
DIED: IVOR BUEB, 36, of England, conservative but successful auto racer ("My first rule is always to stay out of trouble"), twice winner of Le Mans, of injuries sustained when thrown from his Cooper-Borgward during Auvergne (France) Grand Prix July 26.
DIED: WILLIAM JONES (Boilermaker) CLARKE, 90, last of the old Baltimore Orioles (teammates included John McGraw, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings), catcher on the three pennant winners of 1894-96, baseball coach at Princeton for 34 years; at Princeton, N.J.