BASKETBALL—BOSTON, lender in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOATING—MILT GAGNON, New Orleans, driving 266-cubic-inch hydro, won International Grand Prix, Orange Bowl powerboat regatta, Miami.
BOXING—JOE BROWN, world lightweight champion, 10-round decision over Joey Parks, nontitle bout, New Orleans.
Davey Moore, world featherweight champion, 10-round decision over Hilario Morales, nontitle bout, San Francisco.
January 4, 1960
Luis Rodriguez, Cuba, 10-round decision over Sugar Hart, welterweights, Miami.
Benny Paret, 10-round decision over Charley Scott, welterweights, New York.
Gene Armstrong, 10-round decision over Rudy Ellis, middleweights, Camden, N.J.
FIGURE SKATING—SUSY HALPERIN, first place, North Atlantic Senior Women's championship, Buffalo.
FOOTBALL—PENN STATE over Alabama 7-0, Liberty Bowl, Philadelphia.
Texas A&I over Lenoir Rhyne 20-7 for NAIA championship. Holiday Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Clemson over TCU 23-7, Bluebonnet Bowl, Houston.
Blue All-Stars over Gray All-Stars 20-8, Montgomery, Ala.
North over South 21-17, Miami.
Nationals over Southwest 21-6, Copper Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.
GOLF—LLOYD MANGRUM, Apple Valley, Calif., victor in Southern California Open after sinking 18-foot birdie in sudden-death playoff against John McMullin and Jim Ferrier, Palm Springs, Calif.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, DETROIT second, TORONTO third in NHL standings. Last two weeks' scores: Chicago 4, Boston 0; Montreal 8, Toronto 2; Detroit 3, Chicago 2; Montreal 5, New York 3; Toronto 4,, Detroit 2; New York 6, Montreal 5; Chicago 7, Toronto 4; Detroit 4, Boston 2; Chicago 3, New York 0; New York 5, Detroit 2; Boston 5, Chicago 1; Montreal 9, Chicago 2; Toronto 4, New York 0; Montreal 3, Detroit 1; Toronto 6, New York 3; Chicago 6, Boston 1. Princeton freshman over St. Paul's School 6-1, in 38th hockey game since 1909.
HORSE RACING—CLANDESTINE: $20,000 Palos Verdes Handicap, 6 f. in 1:09 1/5, by¾ length over Fleet Nasrullah, Santa Anita, Calif. Willie Shoemaker up.
PROMISED LAND: $28,300 Bay Meadows Handicap, 1‚⅛ m. in 1:48 3/5, by 1½ lengths over Eddie Schmidt, Bay Meadows, Calif.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—ATHOL GRAHAM, Salt Lake City, hit 344.76 mph in homemade Allison-powered racer in unsuccessful attempt to break Mickey Thompson's American record of 345.33 mph, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
TENNIS—ALEX OLMEDO, making professional debut, lost two close matches to Lew Hoad, then scored first professional victory in 11-9, 6-1 match over Frank Sedgman, Australia.
MILEPOSTS—Coaching shifts: Football: PETE ELLIOTT, from U. of California to Illinois; ERNIE HEFFERLE, from NFL's Washington Redskins to Boston College; SAMMY BAUGH, from Hardin-Simmons to AFL's New York Titans; ALEX BELL, from Harvard to Villanova; HANK FOLDBERG, from U. of Florida to U. of Wichita; HENRY STRAM, from U. of Miami to AFL's Dallas Texans; AL CANIGLIA, from assistant to head coach at U. of Omaha; DON CLARK, USC, resigned; JOHN McKAY, from assistant to head coach at USC. Basketball: FUZZY LEVANE, New York Knickerbockers, resigned; CARL BRAUN, from player to player-coach of Knicks. Track: LLOYD CARDWELL, from head football to head track coach at U. of Omaha.