BADMINTON—U.S., led by Judy and Sue Devlin, Dorothy O'Neil and Margaret Varner, beat Denmark 5-2, retained Uber Cup, Philadelphia.
BASEBALL—NATIONAL LEAGUE teams, busy sprucing up for Tuesday's opening, still found time for some last-minute trading. San Francisco bought long-ball-hitting First Baseman Dale Long, 34, from Chicago Cubs to bolster bench; Cubs, in turn, shelled out $25,000 and three minor leaguers to Los Angeles for cocky Infielder Don Zimmer. In American League, Cleveland swapped left-hander Leo Kiely (3-3 for Boston last year) to Kansas City for right-hander Bob Grim, 20-6 rookie whiz with New York Yankees in 1954 but no better than 6-10 for Athletics in 1959.
BASKETBALL—BOSTON CELTICS, over St. Louis Hawks, 122-103, to win NBA championship playoff, 4 games to 3, Boston.
Gary, Ind., over Jersey City, 51-47, Intl. Biddy championship, Bridgeport, Conn.
April 18, 1960
BOATING—ARTHUR KNAPP JR., who skippered his Agony to 37 victories for .888 percentage, was declared Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club winter sailing champion, for 10th time in 14 years.
BOXING—AMATEURS, with more than casual interest in spending midsummer in Rome, flailed away earnestly for three days in AAU championships at Toledo and NCAA tournament at Madison, Wis. At week's end, 20 diligent-punching young men contemplated next step—Olympic trials at San Francisco May 18, 19, 20. The champions:
AAU—Wayman Gray, Monroe, Mich., 112 pounds; Oscar German, Muskegon, Mich., 119 pounds; George Foster, Cincinnati, 125 pounds; Brian O'Shea, Chicago, 132 pounds; Vincent Shomo, New York City, 139 pounds; Phil Baldwin, Muskegon, 147 pounds; Wilbert McClure, Toledo, 156 pounds; Leotis Martin, Toledo, 165 pounds; Cassius Clay, Louisville, 178 pounds (named outstanding boxer); Harold Espy, Pocatello, Idaho, heavyweight.
NCAA—Heiji Schimabukuro, College of Idaho, 112 pounds; Ron Nichols, San Jose State, 119 pounds; Dave Nelson, San Jose State, 125 pounds; Brown McGhee, Wisconsin, 132 pounds; Steve Kubas, San Jose State, 139 pounds; Mills Lane, Nevada, 149 pounds (named outstanding performer); Jerry Turner, Wisconsin, 156 pounds; Stu Bartell, San Jose State, 165 pounds; John Home, Michigan State, 178 pounds; Archie Milton, San Jose State, heavyweight. Team champion: San Jose State, for third straight year, with 43 points.
Bartolo Soni, journeyman Dominican Republic heavyweight, shook off crunching blows which had flattened 44 consecutive lesser opponents, knocked out Lamar Clark in 9th round, Ogden, Utah.
Pete Rademacher and Ulli Ritter, heavyweights, 10-round draw, Berlin, Germany.
Erich Schoeppner, bandied about as opponent for World Champion Archie Moore, 15-round decision over Helmut Ball, to retain European light heavyweight title, Frankfurt, Germany.
Gale Kerwin and Jay Fullmer, welterweights, 10-round draw, Miami Beach.
DOG SHOW—CH. BLANART BEWITCHING, 3-year-old Scottish terrier owned by Mrs. Blanche E. Regg, Wantagh, N. Y., best-in-show, Intl. Kennel Club of Chicago.
GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, Ligonier, Pa., birdied last two holes for 282, edged Ken Venturi by single stroke to win Masters, Augusta, Ga.
Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., shot par 73 on last 18 holes, finished with 211 (for 54 holes), won Babe Zaharias Open, Beaumont, Texas.
HARNESS RACING—SENATOR FROST: $20,000 California Trot, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths over Camas B., in track-record 1:58⅘ Santa Anita.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL CANADIENS, at their power-playing best before home-town fans, beat Toronto 4-2, 2-1, took 2-0 lead in final playoff for NHL title.
HORSERACING—FIRST LANDING: $70,300 Laurel Maturity, 1‚⅛ m., by head over On-and-On, in track-record 1:49⅖ Laurel, Md. Willie Shoemaker up.
VENDETTA: $29,700 Westchester St., 1 m., by nose over Big Effort, in 1:35[1/5] (equals track record), for 22-to-1 payoff. Aqueduct. Jack Leonard up.
Ricacho Timber, Randolph Rouse's 10-year-old jumper, ran away from Valley Hart by 5½ lengths, won 3-m. Deep Run Hunt Cup in 5:52, Richmond. Joe Atcheson Jr. up.
HAL MARBUT: Block House Steeplechase, about 2 m., by 2 lengths over Rotal, in 3:48, Tryon, N.C. W. H. Turner Jr. up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Australia, trailed Britain's Stirling Moss in 99-m. opening heat, roared his Cooper home first in second heat to win Brussels Grand Prix.
Rodger Ward, Indianapolis, pushed Leader Card Special around Trenton (N.J.) Speedway at average 95.486 mph, won USAC 100-miler.
Dick Petty, Randleman, N.C, 250-m. Virginia 500, in 3:54:34 (average 63.94 mph), in 1960 Plymouth, to take lead for NASCAR driving title, Martinsville, Va.
RUGBY—CALIFORNIA, over USC, 32-5, to remain unbeaten in 30 straight over span of 2½ years, Berkeley, Calif.
Dartmouth, over Stanford, 9-0, West Point.
SOCCER—ENGLAND and SCOTLAND played 1-1 draw before 130,000 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, finished in triple tie with WALES, earlier 3-2 winner over Ireland at Wrexham, Wales, for all-Britain title.
SWIMMING—HUNTINGTON, IND., Natl. YMCA championship, with 66 points, Dayton.
TENNIS—PANCHO GONZALES, fiery star who has spent most of his pro tennis life giving Promoter Jack Kramer fits, readied still another jolt for his boss. "Physically tired" and obviously fed up with barnstorming, Pancho announced in Venice he plans to quit pro tour despite contract which runs until December.
Davis Cup Selections Committee, intent on beefing up U.S. chances to regain trophy from Australia, named 14-man squad to prepare for Challenge Round. The squad: young veterans Barry MacKay and Earl Buchholz, Tom Brown, Bernie Bartzen, John Cranston, Chris Crawford, Don Dell, Jon Douglas, Myron Franks, Jack Frost, Ron Holmberg, Clifton Mayne Jr., Chuck McKinlev. Whitney Reed.
TRACK & FIELD—DAVE EDSTROM, U. of Oregon, piled up 8,176 points (third highest in history) to win special decathlon, Eugene, Ore. BOBBY MORROW, over Dave Styron and Dave Sime, in 100 meters in 10.2; EDDIE SOUTHERN, over Sime, in 200 meters in 21.2, Southwestern Relays, Lafayette, La. Team champion: Northeast Louisiana State, lead by Styron twins, Dave and Don (who competed in 13 events), with 70 points.
Ernie Cunliffe, Stanford, won mile in 4:02.3, but Kansas scored 58 points, edged San Jose State (57), Stanford (47), Stanford, Calif. USC, led by Shotputter Dallas Long (63 feet 6½ inches), and High Jumper Charley Dumas (7 feet¼ inch), scored 75½ points, trounced Oklahoma (47½), Arizona State (41) for 88th consecutive dual and triangular meet victory, Tempe, Ariz.
MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: JERRY WEST, 21, West Virginia basketball star whose deft hands, agile feet, unerring marksmanship brought him All-America honors; and MARTHA JANE KANE, 20, West Virginia coed, at Morgantown.
RETIRED: MARSHALL CASSIDY, 68, longtime New York racing figure whose firm but practical hands have been active in almost every phase of Thoroughbred sport and earned him unofficial title of "Mr. Racing"; as vice-president and director of racing of New York Racing Association. His successor: Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe. Cassidy will continue as executive secretary of The Jockey Club, devote full time to expansion of domestic and international affairs.
FINED: CUS D'AMATO, defrocked manager of former Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson; $250 and given suspended 30-day sentence for conviction on charge he failed to answer subpoena for questioning (in connection with Patterson-Johansson postfight muddle) by State Attorney General's office, in New York.
DIED: REX ENRIGHT, 59, onetime Notre Dame fullback who settled down to football coaching career, served as assistant at North Carolina and Georgia, head coach at South Carolina for 18 years before retiring to athletic director's chair; of peptic ulcer and heart condition, at Columbia, S.C.