BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
This is an article from the Dec. 7, 1959 issue
BOATING—NAVY, Mid-Atlantic Invitation Dinghy Championship, Annapolis, with 239 points. Runner-up: Princeton, with 223 points.
BOWLING—BUDWEISERS, St. Louis, five-man match championship, Milwaukee. Runner-up: Fal-staffs, St. Louis.
BOXING—ROY HARRIS, Cut and Shoot, Texas, 10-round decision over Alejandro Lavorante, Argentina, heavyweights, San Antonio.
Neal Rivers, 10-round split decision over Al (Tiger) Williams, middleweights, Las Vegas, Nev.
Art Ramponi, 10-round decision over Jimmy Carter, lightweights, Oakland, Calif.
CROSS-COUNTRY—EMPORIA TEACHERS, Emporia, Kans., NAIA team title, Omaha, Neb. Individual winners: THOMAS O'RIORDAN, Idaho State, in 20:55.6 for four miles.
FIELD TRIALS—GREATFORD CHARLIE (English cocker), owned by Dean Bedford, Fallston, Md., Cocker Spaniel National Championship Stakes, Weldon Spring, Mo. Runner-up: Camino's Red Rocket (English cocker), owned by Clark Gable, Encino, Calif.
FOOTBALL—REDWOOD GIANTS, Larkspur, Calif., 37-14 over Vista Village Merchants, Boise, Idaho, for National Junior Midget Championship in annual Pop Warner Papoose Bowl, Boise, Idaho.
Atlantic County (N.J.) All-Stars, 13-0 over Belleville (Ill.) Boys Club, in third annual Sand Bowl, Atlantic City, N.J.
Miami Jackson High School, Miami, 47-0 over Panama Canal Zone All Stars, Panama.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, TORONTO second, DETROIT third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: Boston 3, New York 3; Montreal 4, Detroit 2; Toronto 4, Chicago 3; Boston 4, New York 3; Chicago 6, New York 2; Boston 2, Toronto 2; Montreal 1, Detroit 0; Chicago 2, New York 2; Montreal 4, Boston 2; Toronto 4, Detroit 1.
HORSE RACING—BEAU DIABLE: $58,6.00 Display Handicap, 2 m., in 3:22 3/5, by 2½ lengths over Nickel Boy, Aqueduct. Eric Guerin up.
AIRMANS GUIDE: $39,105 Marguerite Stakes, 1 1/16 m., in 1:46 3/5, by 3½ lengths over Improve, later disqualified, Pimlico. Flower Bonnet, second. Bill Hartack aboard Airmans Guide.
RUGBY—PETE DAWKINS, one touchdown in Oxford's 27-3 rout of London Scottish, in prep for this week's Oxford-Cambridge game.
SOCCER—PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, N.Y., 4-3 over Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, for NAIA , championship, Slippery Rock, Pa.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: BLONDY RYAN, 52, Giant infielder who inspired team to 1933 National League pennant, of heart ailment, Swampscott, Mass. An outstanding football and baseball player with Holy Cross, Ryan started in majors with White Sox, later switched to Giants. His year of fame came in 1933. After he suffered spike wound in spring Giants went into prolonged slump. When Giants faced Cardinals in key series in St. Louis, Ryan couldn't bear not playing with team, grabbed football shin guard, boarded train for St. Louis after wiring Manager Bill Terry: "They can't beat us now." Terry read wire to his players, and team started drive that took them to the pennant.
DIED: ANDERS WOLDSETH, 25, Norway's top ski jumper and best 1960 Olympic hope, after falling down stairs, Trondheim, Norway. Woldseth reached international fame last year when he took the Norwegian jumping title, and elite Swedish meet: Svenska Skidspelen.
DIED: FOXHUNTER, 18, revered British show jumper, at Abergaveny, Wales. Foxhunter, a handsome bay gelding whose dam was a carriage mare, earned nationwide adulation in 1952 when, with his rider and owner, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Llewellyn, he led British equestrian team to country's only gold medal in Helsinki Olympics. Foxhunter took 78 international jumping titles in 10-year career. Owner Llewellyn once turned down $33,600 offer for him, remarked, "You might as well ask me how much I would want for a son."