Aug. 31, 1959
Aug. 31, 1959

Table of Contents
Aug. 31, 1959

Meet Mr. X
Wonderful World Of Sport
The Triple Jumper
  • By William F. Talbert

    Count on two points for America in the singles, thanks to Alex Olmedo. Concede the doubles to the Australians. Then hope that an aroused Barry MacKay can snare one singles match

Horse Racing
Part III The Great MacPhail
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


ARCHERY—WILRERT VETROKSKY, Cleveland, men's title with 3,473 pts.; CAROLE MEINHART, Pittsburgh, retained women's title with 3,732 pts., Natl. Archery Assn. championships, Lancaster, Pa.

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BOATING—WEATHERLY, skippered by Arthur Knapp, left willing but futile challenger Easterner in its wake twice more, winning by 1:15 and 59 seconds over 21-mile triangular course to take Newport Cup, Newport, R.I.

Al Frost Jr., San Diego, piled up 84¼ pts., sailed off with 110 Clans world title at San Diego in week chockful of championship contests. Other winners: JACK KNIGHT, Philadelphia, retained nutl. Finn Monotype Class title; HERM NICKELS, Fenton, Mich., Intl. Lightning Class; BILL BERRY, Marietta, Ga., Natl. Y-Flyer Class; WALTER E. SWINDEMAN JR., Toledo, N. American Dragon Class; JACK and PAT DU-ANE, Delray Beach, Fla., N. American Flying Dutchman Class; CYRIL COOPER, Bermuda, Intl. Luders-16 Class.

Potomac BC, Washington, edged Philadelphia's Vesper BC, 147-138, for President's Cup, Washington, D.C.

BOXING—VON CLAY, unbeaten Philadelphia light heavyweight, battered Sonny Ray to floor in fourth, drew enough blood for referee to stop TV fight in fifth at Philadelphia for his 10th victory.

GOLF—TOM NIEPORTE of Bronxville, N.Y., who had never won tournament in six years as touring pro, shot 267 for 72 holes to win Rubber City Open, Akron, Ohio.

Jack Nicklaus, Columbus, Ohio, rallied on last 18 to beat Deane Beman, 3 and 2, for second straight Trans-Mississippi title, Minneapolis.

HARNESS RACING—SENATOR FROST: $68,032 American Natl. Maturity for trotters, l m., by head over Mix Hanover, in 2:01 3/5, Sportsman's Pk., Chicago. Dick Buxton, driver.

HORSE RACING—IRISH LANCER: $60,500 Saratoga Special, 6 f., by nose over Tompion, in 1:12, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.

AIR PILOT: $40,000 Buckeye H., 1‚⅛ m., by head over Terra Firma, in 1:51, Randall Pk., Cleveland. Jackie Leonard up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, Britain, whizzed his Cooper Climax over 222.01-mile course at average 95.26-mph to finish ahead of Teammate Masten Gregory in Grand Prix of Portugal at Lisbon.

TENNIS—AUSTRALIA'S NEALE FRASER and ROY EMERSON, playing superbly, beat Alex Olmedo and Earl Buchholz, 3-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, for men's title; DARLENE HARD and JEANNE ARTH teamed to beat Maria Bueno and Sally Moore, 6-2, 6-3 for women's title, U.S. national doubles championships, Brookline, Mass.

Wilbert Davis, New York, over Wilbur Jenkins, Washington, D.C., 6-2, 0-6, 3-6, 8-6, 6-2, men's singles; GENE McEVANS, Detroit, over Darnella Everson, Detroit, 9-7, 6-1, women's singles, American Tennis Assn. natl. championships, Wilberforce, Ohio.

TRACK & FIELD—DAN WAERN, Sweden, raced 1,000 meters in 2:17.8 to break own world record, Karlstad, Sweden.

WATER SKIING—MIKE OSBORN, Cypress Gardens, Fla., leaped 142 feet to tie world record, scored 2,622 pts. for men's over-all title; NANCIE RIDEOUT, Cypress Gardens, women's over-all title with 2,830 pts., American Water Ski Assn. championships, Laconia, N.H.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BRANCH WESLEY RICKEY, 77, bushy-browed, silver-tongued baseball pioneer who fathered farm system, broke game's color line; president of embryo Continental League, in New York. Rickey resigned as chairman of board of Pittsburgh Pirates, will sell his 958 shares of stock back to club for $200,000.

GORED: LUIS MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, fearless torero who came out of retirement to wage mano-a-mano battle with brother-in-law Antonio Ordó√±ez for title of "El Primero"; for second time in three weeks, when bull's lunging horn ripped muscles in his lower abdomen, at Bilbao, Spain.