BASKETBALL—CHICAGO received franchise in National Basketball Assn. effective 1960-61 season, increasing league to nine teams.
BOATING—MAYNARD W. MEYER, Pewaukee, Wis., won East-West Class-E scow title, Jamestown, N.Y.
BOXING—TONY ANTHONY, 10-round decision over Alonzo Johnson, heavyweights, Baltimore.
John McCormack, Glasgow, after eight rounds of battering was sitting on floor when referee handed him British middleweight title by disqualifying Defending Champion Terry Downes for low punches, Wembley, England.
September 27, 1959
Yvon Durelle, putting from his mind the drumming Archie Moore handed him last month, floored Al Anderson, New York, in fourth round for TKO, Chatham, Canada.
Pete Rademacher won his second straight victory when Ralph Schneider failed to answer the bell for the fourth round, heavyweights, Greenville, S.C.
CRICKET—TREVOR BAILEY, England, completed rare double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets for season, first time feat has been accomplished in 22 years.
FISHING—PLAYA GRANDE CLUB, Venezuela, won International fishing tournament with 2,300 points, 100 over second-place Sailfish Club, Florida, at Caracas.
FOOTBALL—LOS ANGELES RAMS 31, Philadelphia Eagles 28, exhibition, Los Angeles.
Detroit Lions 31, Washington Redskins 14, exhibition, Detroit.
Cleveland Browns 33, Chicago Bears 31, exhibition, Cleveland.
New York Giants 17, San Francisco 49ers 13, exhibition. Salt Lake City.
Chicago Cardinals 31, Baltimore Colts 17, exhibition, Louisville, Ky.
Green Bay Packers 13, Pittsburgh Steelers 10, exhibition, Minneapolis.
GOLF—MARTY FURGOL, Cog Hill, Ill., El Paso Open at El Paso, Texas, with 173 for 72 holes.
Julius Boros, Southern Pines, N.C., Dallas Open at Dallas, with 274 for 72 holes.
Marilynn Smith, Wichita, Kans., Memphis Open at Memphis, with 295 for 72 holes.
Kel Nagle, Australia, defeated former British Open Champion, Peter Thomson, for Australian PGA title, Sydney.
HARNESS RACING—JAMIN: $50,000 American Trolling championship, after Senator Frost, who beat Jamin by a neck, was disqualified for breaking stride 20 yards from home, Roosevelt Raceway Driver Jean Riaud.
HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE, surging from behind, won $59,200 Aqueduct Handicap on opining day by ¾ length over Bald Eagle, in 1:36⅖ for the mile, Tommy Barrow up.
SHOOTING—ARNOLD RIEGGER, Castle Rock, Wash., stretched his registered, world-record string to 1,434 before missing, Cardena, Calif.
SWIMMING—BAPTISTA PEREIRA, Portugal, set new European distance swim record by covering 204, kilometers in 28:43, Alhandra, Portugal.
TABLE TENNIS—SOL SCHIFF, New York, won men's singles in Canadian International championships; BARBARA CHAIMSON, Washington, D.C., women's singles and women's junior; CLARK GOLDSTEIN, Washington, D.C., junior singles; Toronto.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: JOE GORDON, Cleveland Indian manager, after General Manager Frank Lane had publicly deplored recent tactical decisions. Said Gordon, weary after Lane's constant second-guesses: "If Lane wants to be manager he should put on a suit and sit on the bench."
DIED: CHARLES H. McCLOY, 73, professor emeritus of physical education at University of Iowa and one of the country's leading exponents on the need for greater physical fitness. In his 50 years in physical education McCloy worked as coach, author, research scientist, advocated exercise not to prolong life but to raise the quality of living, consistently deplored the physical condition of most Americans. Said McCloy: "Americans seem to specialize in getting out of shape. Twenty years too soon they gel down to the point where they don't have much life."