BASEBALL—NANKAI HAWKS 4 games to 0 over Tokyo Giants for Japanese World Series, Tokyo. TADASHI SUGIURA, Hawks' right-hander who pitches underhand, tossed 31 innings, won all four games.
BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOATING—MAVERICK, owned by William T. Waggoner, Phoenix, Ariz., driven by Bill Stead, Reno, high point champion for 1959, with 2,525 points amassed in nine regattas; second: Miss Bardahl, owned by Ole Bardahl, Seattle.
BOXING—EDDIE MACHEN, fourth-ranked heavyweight, first-round TKO over Pal McMurtry, Portland, Ore.
November 9, 1959
Randy Sandy, 10-round split decision over Emile Griffith, middleweights. New York.
CHESS—MIKHAIL TAL, 23, Russia, World Challengers Chess Tournament, Belgrade, with 20 points; BOBBY FISCHER, 16-year-old U.S. champion, fifth with 12½ points, higher than anyone else from the Western Hemisphere. Tal now has right to challenge world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, Russia, next March for world championship.
DOG SHOW—CH. CHIK T'SUN OF CAVERSHAM (Pekingese), owned by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Venable, Atlanta, new holder of world record for best-in-show victories, after win in show at Enid, Okla. Ch. Chik T'Sun of Caversham now holds 122 top awards, one more than previous record holder, late Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest (boxer).
FLYING—MAX CONRAD, named Pilot of the Year by National Pilots Association, in recognition of pioneering he has done to establish routine, safe transoceanic crossings with single-and twin-engine craft, and for his record nonstop, solo flight from Casablanca to Los Angeles in single-engine plane last June.
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS, Miami Beach, $7,500 Sahara Pro-Amateur, Las Vegas, Nev., with 219 for 54 holes.
Sam Snead, Doug Ford, tie for $7,500 Eldorado CC tournament, with 138s for 36 hole, Palm Desert, Calif.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Detroit second, Toronto third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—LA FUERZA: $63,650 Selima Slakes for 2-year-old fillies, 1[1/16] m. in 1:47 4/5, by a head over Postward, Laurel, Md. Sammy Boulmetis up.
MARATHON—EINO OKSANEN, Finland, third international marathon run over classic 26-mile course from Marathon to Athens, in 2:26:30; runner-up: J. Julian, New Zealand, in 2:27:31.
WEIGHT LIFTING—YOSHINOBU MIYAKE, 20, Japan, bettered world record when he snatched 107.5 kilograms (237 pounds) in bantamweight class, Tokyo.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: DAVID BROWN, 55, that he is withdrawing his famous Aston Martins from the sports car racing field at the end of the year, will compete only in Grand Prix racing in the future. Explained Brown, "To remain in the hunt today it is necessary to design, build and develop completely new cars every few years. An ordinary production car would stand about as much chance as the proverbial snowball in getting to hell."
DIED: WAR ADMIRAL, son of Man o' War, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1937, at Lexington, Ky., following a fall after becoming ill. War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts for Owner Samuel D. Riddle, was out of the money only once. Hit most famous defeat was to Seabiscuit in a match race at Pimlico in 1938. After he was retired to stud War Admiral sired 13 winners of more than $100,000.