BASKETBALL—ST. LOUIS HAWKS, who change coaches almost with the seasons, got their 14th in 13 years when fidgety Owner Ben Kerner confirmed pro basketball's worst-kept secret. Easy Ed Macauley, who won two NBA Western Division titles, was out as coach but in (upstairs) as General Manager. Signed in his place: former Syracuse Coach Paul Seymour, who gets a three-year contract. Signed in Seymour's place by still-fuming Owner Dan Biasone: Alex Hannum, who was fired by Hawks after winning NBA title in 1958 and spent last two seasons coaching National Industrial League's Wichita Vickers.
Abe Saperstein, peppery little major-domo of clownish Harlem Globetrotters, announced formation of second pro league in Chicago. Acting President Saperstein, who also owns piece of Philadelphia Warriors, claimed franchises in American Basketball League had been granted to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. But there was still no league constitution or board of directors, and play is to begin next fall.
BOATING—HARVARD crew, stroked by Perry Boyden, over Syracuse (by 1½ lengths), MIT, Boston U. and Columbia, in 8:48.4 for 1¾ miles; HARVARD LIGHTWEIGHTS, stroked by Tony Goodman, over Boston's Union BC (by 1¼ lengths), Detroit BC and MIT, in 6:46 for 1[5/16] miles, for 22nd straight, Cambridge, Mass. NAVY, stroked by Joe Baldwin, over Princeton by 2½ lengths, in 9:13.2 for 1¾ miles, Annapolis, Md.
BOWLING—TED PITERA, Fall River, Mass., rolled 240, set single-string duckpin record, Fall River, Mass.
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BOXING—GENE FULLMER and JOEY GIAR-DELLO butted, slashed and bled their way to 15-round draw as Fullmer retained NBA version of world middleweight title, Bozeman, Mont, (see page 18).
Charlie Scott, 5th-ranked Philadelphia welterweight, 10-round decision over Frankie (Kid) Anselm, Philadelphia.
Len Matthews and Doug Vaillant, 10-round draw, lightweights, Miami Beach.
Carlos Hernandez, unbeaten Venezuelan lightweight, 12-round decision over Alfredo Urbina, Los Angeles.
COURT TENNIS—JAMES DUNN and WILLIAM I. FORBES, Philadelphia, over Jimmy Bostwick and Dwight Davis III, New York, 6-0, 6-4, 6-3, U.S. open doubles title, New York.
FOOTBALL—ART (PAPPY) LEWIS, earthy West Virginia coach who led Mountaineers to five Southern Conference titles, 58-38-2 record in 10 years, resigned to accept post as assistant coach and scout for Pittsburgh Steelers. Placed on probation by President Elvis J. Stahr three months ago after long running battle with athletic council, Lewis decided conditions "were impossible." His successor: Gene Corum, 39, onetime West Virginia lineman and former assistant to Lewis.
GOLF—DOW FINSTERWALD, Tequesta, Fla., shot sparkling 69 on final round, finished with 270 to win Greater New Orleans Open and $3,500. LOUISE SUGGS, Sea Island, Ga., birdied 4 of last 7 holes for 70, won Dallas Open with 281.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD: $25,000 free-for-all trot, 1 m., in 2:06⅘ after leader Senator Frost was disqualified "for crowding around paddock turn," Roosevelt Raceway. Stanley Dancer, driver.
HOCKEY—GLENN HALL, sure-handed Chicago goalie, edged Montreal's Jacques Plante by single vote, joined teammate Bobby Hull (league's leading scorer), Montreal's Center Jean Beliveau and Defenseman Doug Harvey, Detroit's Right Winger Gordie Howe and Defenseman Marcel Pronovost on NHL All-Star team. Selection is worth $1,000 to each first-team player.
HORSE RACING—KENTUCKY DERBY hopefuls were out in force. TOMPION, C. V. Whitney's winter-book favorite, ran away from Victoria Park and Pied d'Or in stretch, sprinted seven furlongs in 1:21[4/5] to win $7,500 Forerunner Purse at Keeneland; NOBLE NOOR, picking up slack when favored T. V. Lark faltered badly, swept out of pack to take $44,500 California Derby at San Mateo. Noble Noor was hurt, however, and out of Derby. Perhaps most impressive performance of week was scored by Louis Wolfson's 3-year-old FRANCIS S., who never was nominated for Derby but will make Preakness. Moving swiftly and surely under Willie Shoemaker's expert hands, Francis S. ran down Derby-bound Never Give In, won 1‚⅛ mile $95,100 Wood Memorial by easy 2½ lengths in 1:50[1/5] at Aqueduct.
REINZI: $27,875 Laurel H., 1‚⅛ m., by nose over Piano Jim, in 1:50, Laurel. Howard Grant up.
HAL MARBUT: Mary Mellon St., 2 m. (over 11 jumps), by 3½ lengths over Out of Reach, in 3:47, Middleburg, Va. William H. Turner, Jr. up.
FLUCTUATE: Grand National Point-to-Point, 3 m., by 4 lengths over Theodoric, in 6:04.6, Butler, Md. D. Michael Smithwick up.
MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Aussie world driving champion, 154.25-mile nonchampionship Grand Prix of Pau for Formula II cars, in Cooper, with 63.88 mph average, Pau, France.
John Hill, Memphis, pushed his Volvo at surprising, unsouped-up 68.6 mph average, won 21-mile race for G and H Production cars, Grand Prairie Grand Prix sports car races, Stuttgart, Ark.
JUDO—HARUO IMAMURA, Fresno, Calif., overall individual title, AAU championships, Tampa, Fla.
SOCCER—GLASGOW RANGERS, over Kilmarnock, 2-0, Scottish Soccer Cup final, before 108,017 at Glasgow's Hampden Park.
TENNIS—BARRY MACKAY, nation's No. 2 amateur, tuned up his power game, defeated Aussie Neale Fraser, 7-5, 6-3. 6-4, in River Oaks singles final, Houston.
Rafael Osuna, Mexican Davis Cupper at USC, over Dennis Ralston, U.S. Junior champion, 6-3, 7-5, men's singles title, Ojai Valley (Calif.) tournament.
TRACK AND FIELD—SHOTPUTTERS slacked off hot pace of previous weeks but were still impressive. Husky BILL NIEDER, with field to himself in Kansas Relays at Lawrence, pushed iron ball 63 feet 10¼ inches to break listed world record; DAVE DAVIS got off 62-foot 8½-inch toss, outhurled rivals Parry O'Brien (61 feet 7¼) and Dallas Long (61 feet 2¾) in Mt. San Antonio Relays at Walnut, Calif. Other Mt. San Antonio winners: LEW STIEGLITZ ran 10,000 meters in 30:19.2 for new U.S. citizens' record; MRS. OLGA CONNOLLY, Boston, 169 feet 5½ inches in discus for new U.S. women's record; Husband HAL CONNOLLY, 225 feet½ inch in hammer throw; K. C. YANG, UCLA freshman from Nationalist China, 7,892 points in decathlon.
Dyrol Burleson, Oregon, burst past Stanford's Ernie Cunliffe on final turn, won brilliant mile with energy to spare in 3:58.6, fastest ever for American, Eugene, Ore. (see page 7).
John Thomas, Boston U., soared 7 feet½ inch in dual meet with Dartmouth, tied U.S. outdoor record, Hanover, N.H.
Paavo Kotila, durable 32-year-old Finnish farmer, finished½ mile ahead of American pursuers, won Boston Marathon in 2:20.54.
Kathy Chubb, Vancouver Olympic Club, new U.S. women's record of 59.4 for 440, Seattle.
WATER POLO—ILLINOIS AC, over New York AC, 11-10, for AAU senior indoor title, New York (see page 71).
WEIGHT LIFTING—WALTER IMAHARA, Southwestern (La.) Institute 132-pounder, broke four records (285 pounds for clean and jerk, 215 pounds for snatch, 220 pounds for press, 720-pound total lift), was voted "best in meet," NCAA championships, College Park, Md. Team champion: Pitt, with help of victories by Heavyweight Ken Smythe and 165-pounder Richard Prueger, with 20 points.
MILEPOSTS—HONORED: JOHN W. HANES, onetime investment expert who retired from business world to seek relaxation among Thoroughbreds; as "man who did most for racing in 1959," by New York Turf Writers. Hanes reorganized New York racing as chairman of board of trustees and chief executive officer of New York Racing Association. Others honored, mostly for connection with Horse of Year Sword Dancer: MRS. ISABEL DODGE SLOANE, mistress of Brookmeade Stable, leading owner and breeder; Brookmeade's ELLIOTT BURCH, nation's top trainer; Jockey EDDIE ARCARO, for "all-round riding excellence" and especially his outstanding ride aboard Sword Dancer in Woodward Stakes.
RESIGNED: DR. EUGENE (PIGGY) LAMBERT, 53, former U. of Arkansas football and basketball star, who wearied of being on firing line after 11 successful basketball coaching years at Arkansas and Memphis State, four so-so seasons at Alabama (his 1959-1960 team won 7, lost 17); to return to Memphis State as athletic director.