BOXING—RAY PORTILLA, 6-round TKO over Joe Brown, world lightweight champion, nontitle bout, San Antonio.
Sonny Liston, second-ranking heavyweight contender, 2-round TKO over Cleveland Williams, Houston.
Benny Paret, Cuba, 12-round draw with FEDERICO THOMPSON, Buenos Aires, welterweights, Madison Square Garden. Bout was to decide which boxer was to fight Don Jordan for title.
BRIDGE—SIDNEY SILODOR, Philadelphia, JOHN CRAWFORD and TOBIAS STONE, New York, NORMAN KAY, Merchantsville, N.J., Harold S. Vanderbilt Cup, Jackson, Miss.
April 4, 1960
GOLF—SAM SNEAD, $40,000 De Solo Lakes Open, Bradenton, Fla., with 276 for 72 holes.
Barbara McIntire, Lake Park, Fla., over Joanne Goodwin 5 and 4 for North and South women's amateur championship, Pinehurst, N.C.
HORSE RACING—YES YOU WILL, $115,400 John B. Campbell Handicap, 1 1/16 m. in 1:44 3/5, by 1¼ lengths over Restless Wind, Bowie, Md. Larry Adams up.
Warfare, $27,900 Swift Stakes, 6 f in 1:09 3/5 (track record), by 1½ lengths over Francis S., Aqueduct. Eddie Arcaro up.
RUGBY—UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA over University of British Columbia 26-8 for World Cup championship, Vancouver, B.C.
SKIING—COLORADO, NCAA championships, Bozeman, Mont., with 571.4 points. Runner-up: Denver University, with 568.8. Individual winners: JOHN DENDAHL, Colorado, cross-country; DAVE BUTTS, Colorado, downhill; RUDY RU-ANA, Montana, slalom; HALLVARD GRESVOLD, Idaho, jumping; MAURITZ SONBERG, Denver, Alpine combined.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS, 78, newspaper columnist, wit, baseball lover, New York. F.P.A., famed for his daily column The Conning Tower and his wit, scholarship and recollections on the radio program Information Please, penned one of baseball's most, quoted poems, Baseball's Sad Lexicon, on Chicago Cubs double play threesome, Joe Tinker (shortstop), Johnnie Evers (second base) and Frank Chance (first base):
These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
DIED: JOHN LARDNER, 47, sports columnist and author, son of Ring Lardner, of a heart attack while working on an obituary article on F.P.A. (above) in New York. From his father, John Lardner inherited a lifelong love of sports, particularly baseball, as well as the Lardnerian sense of humor, which he adapted for his own generation. From 1933 to 1948 Lardner was sports columnist and war correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance, joined Newsweek as sports columnist in 1939.
DIED: DOROTHY RICE SIMS, 70, of New York, bridge expert, motorcyclist, aviator, writer, in Cairo, Egypt, on a round-the-world tour. Mrs. Sims was one of the first women motorcyclists (she was fined $10 in 1908 for speeding at 18 mph), later became a pilot and in 1917 instructed Columbia students in flying as part of the war effort. Widow of P. Hal Sims, onetime world bridge champion, she popularized the psychic bid, wrote such books on bridge as Psychic Bidding and How to Live on a Hunch, as well as an autobiography, Curiouser and Curiouser.
DIED: GEORGE P. THOMPSON, 23, Tampa Tribune photographer, at Sebring, in line of duty, when auto driven by Racer Jim Hughes, who was also killed, flipped on a turn and came down on him.