FOOTBALL—Quarterback-rich New York Giants used four signal-callers in replay of last winter's title playoff game with Baltimore at Dallas, but Colts needed just one—a fellow by the name of Johnny Unitas—to cut the Giants down to size. Faking as beautifully as ever behind protective beef wall, Unitas pitched three touchdown passes, led Colts to easy 28-3 victory.
This is an article from the Aug. 31, 1959 issue
BOXING—Challenger Hogan (Kid) Bassey, a bulgy-browed Nigerian gentleman with little stomach for blood (his own, that is), took about all the punishment he could stand from rough-tough Featherweight Champion Davey Moore, called it quits in his corner at end of 10th round at Los Angeles (see page 40).
BASKETBALL—NBA'S old pros, just about used to Boston's Bill Russell, began to pick their brains and brawn for ways and means to stop Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain after meeting up with newest Warrior for first time in benefit game for ailing Maurice Stokes at Monticello, N.Y. While Fuzzy Levane, his coach for the night, drooled. Wilt's snaky arms (see below) picked off 14 rebounds, blocked 10 shots and scored 20 points to help Levane's All-Stars outscore Red Auerbach-coached pros 85-61.
HORSE RACING—Round Table Sprinted all the way to the bank again in the $125,100 Arlington Handicap. Shrugging off 132-pound impost. Oilman Travis Kerr's moneymaker fought off stretch bids by Manassas and Noureddin to set world record of 1:53 2/5 for 13/16 mile on turf, picked up $75,750 to boost alltime earnings to whopping $1,541,889.
Jockey Manuel Ycaza, who has acquired fascinating and rewarding habit of winning big ones, tried his able hands for first time with Sword Dancer, plucky little 3-year-old, in $81,250 Travers Stakes at Saratoga. It proved to be happy combination as the Dancer gallantly ran down Middle Brother and Nimmer in stretch, galloped home first by half-length.
HARNESS RACING—Responding smartly to Driver Clint Hodgins' whip-flicking at head of stretch, Adios Butler whooshed past Meadow Al and Adios Oregon to win $110,994 Messenger Stake in track record (for 3-year-old pacers) 2:00 1/5 at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, N.Y., plucked second jewel in pacing's triple crown.