BOATING—UNITED STATES captured its third straight Skoal Trophy by defeating Royal Norwegian YC team 3-1, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
BOWLING—TOM HENNESSEY, St. Louis, Southern match games championship, over Ray Bluth, St. Louis, at Nashville.
BOXING—DICK TIGER, British Empire middleweight champion, 10-round decision over Joey Giardello, Chicago.
Zora Polley, two-round KO over Monroe Ratliff, heavyweights, San Diego.
October 11, 1959
DOG SHOW—CH. BLANART BEWITCHING (Scottish terrier), owned by Blanche E. Reeg, Wantagh, N.Y., best-in-show, Westbury Kennel Assn., Old Westbury, N.Y.
FISHING—JON TARANTINO, San Francisco, retired Sterling Trophy cup as world's champion caster in International Casting tournament. Sear-borough, England.
GOLF—BILLY CASPER JR., Apple Valley, Calif., $20,000 Centennial Open, Portland, Ore., with 269 for 72 holes.
Pvt. Phil Rodgers, San Diego, all-Marine championship, with 292 for 72 holes. Cherry Point, N.C.
First Lieut. Cecil O. Calhoun, stationed at Scott AFB, Ill., Air Force world championship, in play-off with Major Harley Williams, Robins AFB, Ga., at Montgomery, Ala.
Pvt. Jon Steelsmith, Glendale, Calif., all-Army championship, with 288 for 72 holes. Fort Meade, Md.
HORSE RACING—MIDDLE BROTHER: $28,500 Laurence Realization, 1 5/8 m. in 2:44 2/5, by 4 lengths over Polylad, Aqueduct. Eddie Arcaro up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JOE LEE JOHNSON, Chattanooga, NASCAR convertible title with 7,676 points for the season.
MODERN PENTATHLON—SOVIET UNION, World championship, with 13,802 points, Finland second will, 13,287 points, U.S. third with 13,153 points; Igor Novikov, Soviet Union, individual title, Hershey, Pa.
TENNIS—BARRY MACKAY over Ramanathan Krishnan 7-5, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; DOROTHY HEAD KNODE, Panama, over Ann Haydon 7-5, 6-1, Pacific Coast championships, Berkeley, Calif.
TRACK & FIELD—ANN RONIGER, 16, Elmdale, Kans., third consecutive women's national AAU pentathlon title, Emporia, Kans.
WEIGHT LIFTING—MARIAN ZIELINSKI, Poland, featherweight; VLADIMIR STOGOV, Russia, bantamweight; TOMMY KONO, Honolulu, middleweight; RUDOLF PLUKFELDER, Russia, light heavyweight; LOUIS MARTIN, England, middle heavyweight; JURIJ WLASOW, Russia, heavyweight; world championships, Warsaw.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: FRED HANEY, 61, manager of the Milwaukee Braves, after being offered one-year contract to return as Braves' manager next season. Haney said that he was perfectly happy with the Braves but wanted to spend more time with his family. In his three years with the team he led them to two pennants and one world championship, lost to the Dodgers this year in playoff for the pennant.
DIED: RUDOLF CARACCIOLA, 58, top German auto racer who retired in 1952, winner of over 100 races, 18 Grands Prix, three European championships, of liver ailment at Kassel, Germany. Caracciola always preferred to race in a Mercedes, began career in one in 1923. Caracciola was never dissuaded from racing by the many accidents he was in, explained: "When speed gets in the blood, one must drive to live."
DIED: VINCENT RICHARDS, 56, winner of 27 national tennis titles, of heart ailment in New York City. Richards leaped to national fame in Hits at the age of 15 when he won the national doubles with Bill Tilden. At 19 he was a member of the Davis Cup team, in all played on four victorious Cup squads. Always overshadowed by Bill Tilden, 10 years his senior, Richards was nevertheless Tilden's greatest rival; in 1,002 matches he beat Tilden 502 times. Richards caused a sensation when he turned pro at the age of 23, marked the start of professional tennis in the U.S. At 42 he won his last championship, the professional doubles, with Tilden as his partner.