BOATING—STEVE TYLER and BILLY WARNER, 13-year-olds from Island Heights, N.J., battled high winds and choppy waters to take Middle Atlantic Midget Sailing Championship, Annapolis, Md.
BOXING—TOMMY (HURRICANE) JACKSON, onetime title contender from Long Island who was banned from the ring in New York and California after a knockout loss to Eddie Machen in 1957 for fear of serious injury if he continued to fight, coolly handed George Logan of Boise, Idaho his first loss in 15 pro fights, at Boise.
Dave Charnley, British lightweight champion, 8-round TKO over Jimmy Brown, Ireland, in London.
Alfredo Urbina, Mexican lightweight champion, carried off a 10-round upset derision over San Francisco's Bobby Scanlon, Los Angeles.
September 13, 1959
Alvin Green, 21, from Big Spring, Texas, jabbed out a 10-round decision over former heavyweight champion Ezzurd Charles, Oklahoma City.
FOOTBALL—DETROIT LIONS 35, Philadelphia Eagles 24, in exhibition at Toledo.
Baltimore Colts over Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-21 for third straight exhibition victory, Miami.
HARNESS RACING—SPEEDY PICK, driven by Charles Fitzpatrick Jr., upset Bye Bye Byrd to win $50,000 National Pacing Derby, doing the 1¼ m. in 2:32⅕ Roosevelt Raceway.
Jamin, fast-trotting French "artichoke eater" who has not raced since he beat an international field on August 1 on Long Island, stretched his legs against clock over a mile course at Du Quoin, Ill., in l:58[4/5] for the fastest trotting mile of the year. Driving as usual: Jean Riaud.
HORSE RACING—NASOMO, Pine Tree Stable's 3-year-old colt, broke the Belmont Park track record for 1[1/16], m. in speedy 1:40[4/5].
TRACK & FIELD—BILL BAILLIE and JEFF JULIAN both covered the Olympic marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards nearly three minutes faster than best Olympic Games time. Baillie's time was 2:20:13; Auckland, New Zealand.
SHOOTING—SERGEANT CHESTER F. HAMILTON of the Second U.S. Army rifle team won Pershing Trophy for top individual score in national rifle team match; U.S. ARMY BLUE TEAM, Fort Benning, Ga., Infantry Trophy; U.S. ARMY GRAY TEAM, Fort Benning, Ga., national rifle team trophy; SERGEANT CHARLES D. DAVIS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., national individual rifle trophy; CAPTAIN THOMAS W. ATWOOD, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, national service rifle title; Camp Perry, Ohio.
WATER SKIING—VICKI VAN HOOK, 15-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., won women's combined world water ski title, slalom title; PIERA CASTELVETRI, Italy, women's world figure water skiing championship; NANCIE RIDE-OUT, Cypress Gardens, Fla., world jumping title; CHUCK STEARNS, South Belflower, Calif., and JEAN MARIE MULLER, France, tied for men's world slalom title; Milan, Italy.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: ED ELISIAN, 33, Fresno, Calif. auto racer, who had been reinstated only last June after a year's suspension by the USAC for "action detrimental to racing," when his car spun on an oil slick, crashed and burned in 200-mile national championship big-car race at Milwaukee. Two years ago, at the Indianapolis "500," Elisian was driving the car that set off a 16-car accident that was most spectacular pileup in the history of the Memorial Day race.
DIED: JACK NORWORTH, 79, whose name never appeared in the sports pages, but whose melody Take Me Out to the Ball Game is still a baseball theme song; Laguna Beach, Calif.
DIED: SID STREET, veteran hydro driver from Kansas City, Mo., when tossed from 7-liter speedboat in the 13th Annual Marine Derby regatta in Louisville. Street was doing 125, mph when his boat hit a wave, bounced and threw him. He held the world record of 146.945 mph for the mile straightaway in 266 class.