BOATING—MOGU, owned by Fred S. Guggenheimer, kicked off 1959-60 Florida Ocean Racing season by taking 50-mile Tampa-Sarasota race.
Inwood Canoe Club of New York City won team title at President's Cup regatta by 5 points over Turkey Foot CC, Hudson, Ohio; MARY ANN DU CHAI, 21-year-old bookkeeper front Hudson, look women's kayak singles, teamed with DIANE JEROME for women's tandem kayak or Turkey Foot team.
BOXING—JOE BROWN lightweight champion from New Orleans, scored fourth-round TKO over Gale Kerwin, Canadian welterweight champion, in 10-round nontitle bout, Columbus, Ohio.
Florentino Fernandez, Cuba, scored his 21st consecutive victory with 10-round decision over Gaspar Ortega, Miami Beach.
September 20, 1959
Ingemar Johansson signed contract to tour Mexico, Cuba, Central and South America this December in exhibition bouts against younger brother Rolf and local boxers.
FOOTBALL—CHICAGO BEARS over New York Giants 18-6 for fifth straight exhibition victory, Chicago.
Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Chicago Cardinals 13, exhibition, St. Louis.
Philadelphia Eagles over Baltimore Colts 35-13 for first Colt exhibition loss of the season, Philadelphia.
Green Bay Packers 20, Washington Redskins 13, exhibition, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Los Angeles Rams 48, San Francisco 49ers 14, exhibition, Los Angeles.
Detroit Lions 31, Cleveland Browns 28, exhibition, Detroit.
Newly organized AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE announced it had signed contract to play in Polo Grounds in New York City in 1960 and 1961 seasons. Harry Wismer, president of New York team, said all home games would be played on Saturday.
HARNESS RACING—WIDOWER CREED: $15,000 Record Holder Pace, 1 m., by a nose over Bye Bye Bird, in 2:00⅗ Roosevelt Raceway, Howard Beissinger, driver.
HORSE RACING—HEAVENLY BODY (by Dark Star out of Dangerous Dame), ridden by Manuel Ycaza, finished eight lengths ahead of unbeaten Irish Jay to take $94,230 Matron Stakes, six-furlong test for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. RESOLVED, owned by Frank J. Munao, Chicago, and ridden by Evan Anyon, scored two-length victory over Anxious Moment in $28,750 Chicago Handicap at Hawthorne, for second consecutive slakes victory on grass.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—BRIGGS CUNNINGHAM pushed his Osca to an average 73.17 mph to win 120-mile production car race over Road America track; JIM JEFFORDS, Milwaukee, averaged 76.35 mph to win 160-mile production sports-car race; ED CRAWFORD, Northfield, Ill. and WALT HANSGEN, Westfield, N.J., won 500-mile Road America sportscar race; Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Jim Reed, Peekskill, N.Y., set fast pace of 111.836 mph in his 1959 Chevrolet to whiz home first in 10th annual Southern "500" at International Speedway, Darlington, S.C.
POLO—CIRCLE F of Dallas defeated Aurora of Buffalo 8-7 in sudden-death overtime for U.S. Open polo championship.
SHOOTING—ARNOLD RIEGGER, Castle Rock, Wash., broke another 100 clay pigeons, this lime at Stockton, Calif., to increase his registered, unbroken, world record string to 1,407.
TENNIS—NEALE FRASER, Australia, defeated a listless, sore-armed Alex Olmedo 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 for U.S. Singles title; MARIA BUENO, Brazil, took fast 6-1, 6-4 victory over Christine Truman, England, to become first foreigner to win U.S. women's title since Anita Lizana, Mexico, did it in 1937; Forest Hills, N.Y.
TRACK & FIELD—GRIGORY PANICHKIN, Russia, broke the listed world record by stepping off the 10,000-meter walk in 41:35; ANATOLE VEDYAKOV Russia, KENNETH MATTHEWS, England, MIKHAIL LAVROV, Russia, all broke world record for 20-kilometer walk in British-Russian meet. Winner Vedyakov's time: 1:25:57.2; Moscow.