BASKETBALL—BOSTON clinched NBA Eastern Division title.
This is an article from the March 7, 1960 issue
BOATING—TOM FALLON, Buffalo, Lightning Class Midwinter championship, St. Petersburg, Fla.
BOWLING—TOURNAMENT BOWL, Oxnard, Calif., 11,377 points for U.S. Women's Team Championship, Detroit.
BOXING—EDDIE MACHEN, 9-round TKO over Billy Hunter, heavyweights, Madison Square Garden.
Spider Webb, 10-round split decision over Rory Calhoun, middleweights, San Francisco.
Dick Tiger, British Empire middleweight champion, 10-round decision over Gene Armstrong, Chicago.
Sonny Liston, 8-round TKO over Howard King, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
Davey Moore, world featherweight champion, 8-round TKO over Italy's Sergio Caprari in nontitle bout, Caracas, Venezuela.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, Latrobe, Pa., $20,000 Texas Open, San Antonio, with 278 for 72 holes.
Mickey Wright, San Diego, Calif., $7,500 Tampa Women's Open, Tampa, with 217 for 54 holes.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, TORONTO second, DETROIT third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: New York 2, Detroit 2; Toronto 3, Montrea 1; Montreal 3, New York 2; Detroit 4, Toronto 3; Boston 3, Chicago 1; Toronto 5, New York 3; Detroit 5, Chicago 2.
HORSE RACING—TUDOR ERA, $58,900 New Orleans Handicap, 1 1/8 m. in 1:50 4/5, by 2 lengths over Noble Sell, Fair Grounds, New Orleans. Robert Louis Stevenson up.
Twentyone Guns, $60,700 Washington's Birthday Handicap, 1 1/2 m. over turf in 2:26, by a head over Porter, Santa Anita. George Taniguchi up.
My old flame, $24,300 Florida Breeders Stakes, 3 f. in 0.33 4/5, by 1 3/4 lengths over Carry Back, Hialeah. Manuel Gonzalez up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, 155-mile Cuban Grand Prix, with 80 mph average in experimental Maserati, Havana.
RACQUETS—UNITED STATES over England 5 games to 2 for International Match title. New York.
SQUASH RACQUETS—G. DIEHL MATEER, Philadelphia, over Henri Salaun, Boston, 13-15, 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-10, for U.S. Singles title, Rochester, N.Y.
Margaret Varner, Wilmington, Del., over Mrs. Carter Simonin, Philadelphia, 15-3, 17-4, 15-10 for National Women's title, Boston.
SWIMMING—DAWN FRASER, world records for 100-meter freestyle, with lime of 60.2, 110-yard freestyle, with lime of 60.2, 110-yard butterfly, with lime of 1:10.8, 200-meter freestyle, with time of 2:11.6, 220-yard freestyle, with lime of 2:11.6; JOHN KONRADS, world records for 440-meter freestyle, with time of 4:15.9, 440-yard freestyle, with time of 4:15.9, 1,600-meter freestyle, with time of 17:11, 1,650-vard freestyle, with time of 17:11; NEVILLE HAYES, world records for 110-yard butterfly, with time of 63.0, 220-yard butterfly, with time of 2:15.8, Australian National Championships, Sydney, Australia.
John Ludwig, Pittsburgh, 50-yard breaststroke for 10-year-olds and under, in 37.5 for National record. South Atlantic Open Age meet, Towson, Md.
TENNIS—NEALE FRASER over Frank Froehling III, Coral Gables, Fla., 5-7, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, for Good Neighbor Championship, Miami Beach.
TRACK & FIELD—BETTY CUTHBERT, 60-meter dash in 7.2 to clip 1/10 second off 26-year-old world record, Sydney, Australia.
MILEPOST—DIED: AL LANG, 89, known as Mr. Baseball of Florida, original sponsor of Florida as the ideal spring training camp, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lang could never gel enough baseball; as a youth in Pittsburgh acted as errand boy for visiting American Association clubs, worked his way up to bat boy. In 1911, in search to recover health, Lang moved to California, hit a rainy season and packed. up for Florida, where he soon recovered. In 1914, his baseball enthusiasms unforgotten, he persuaded Branch Rickey, then manager of the St. Louis Browns, to try St. Petersburg for spring training. Lang led drive to build St. Petersburg ball park, now known as Al Lang Field, to which he lured the Yankees in 1927 for spring custom that has lasted 33 seasons. This year 12 major league clubs have pitched camp in Al Lang's Florida.