BASKETBALL—COLLEGE ALL-STARS ran off 10 straight points in the last three minutes of play to defeat the New York Knickerbockers 115-112 in a benefit game at Madison Square Garden. It was the All-Stars' second victory in 10 years against an NBA team. OSCAR ROBERTSON, who will play for the Cincinnati Royals this season, scored 41 points. With less than a minute and a half remaining, Robertson passed to BOB BOOZEK, fellow teammate with the Royals, who sank the basket that put the collegians ahead 113-112.
Next night, however, in exhibition game at Indianapolis between the Royals and the ST. LOUIS HAWKS, Robertson, bothered by a bruised hip, scored only 18 points. The Hawks, led by Bob Pettit, who scored 29 points, won 129-109.
Harlem Globetrotter Owner Abe Saperstein finally made good on his man-y threats to start a rival professional league in opposition to the NBA. He formed the American Basketball League in Los Angeles, was unanimously elected commissioner. Cities listed as franchise holders include Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Kansas City, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
BOATING—HERBERT WALKER and WAYNE FUNK, both of Vandalia, Ill., driving a twin-hulled catamaran powered by two 80-hp motors, won the Missouri River Marathon. Walker and Funk covered the 393 miles from St. Louis to Kansas City in eight hours 14 minutes for an average speed of 47.8 mph, broke the record by five hours 16 minutes.
October 23, 1960
BOWLING—FRANK CLAUSE of Old Forge, Pa. hit the jackpot in television's Jack Pot Bowling, won $40,000 (highest ever paid on the program) when he rolled six straight strikes, at Hollywood, Calif.
BOXING—TERRY DOWNES, British middleweight champion, upset Philadelphia's Joey Giardello, ranking middleweight contender, with constant and classic left jabs for a 10-round decision, at London.
Jorge Fernandez of Buenos Aires took a 10-round decision over welterweight Denny Moyer in the first Saturday night fight ever held in Madison Square Garden. It was Fernandez' 70th victory in 76 fights.
Gaspar Ortega of Mexico, 10-round decision over Kid Rayo, welterweights, Fresno, Calif.
Gracieux Lamperti of France retained his European featherweight title with 15-round decision over Pierre Cossemyns of Belgium, at Brussels.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. edged out Art Wall Jr. of Pocono Manor, Pa. by one stroke to win the $5,000 West Virginia Open. Snead shot a 15-under-par 195 for 52 holes.
Bill Casper Jr. of Apple Valley, Calif. won his third straight tournament when he took the $20,000 Orange County Open at Costa Mesa, Calif. Casper shot 276 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Charles Sifford of Los Angeles, with 277.
R. H. Sikes of Springdale, Ark., shooting under-par golf, won the Hardscrabble Invitation championship at Fort Smith, Ark. 2 and 1 over Jack Rule of Waterloo, Iowa.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($7.30) led almost all the way in winning the $64,300 Gotham Trot by 3 lengths over Great Lull water, at Yonkers. With Stanley Dancer driving, the 6-year-old gelding covered the 1½ miles in 3:11. France's Jamin was fourth, Holland's Hairos II was eighth.
During the two-day Grand Circuit meeting at ARDEN DOWNS (Washington, Pa.), a charity meeting sponsored by DEL MILLER, MUNCY HANOVER won the 3-year-old pace in straight heats, was clocked each time in 2:02 1/5. ELAINE RODNEY look both heats of the feature trot in 2:03 and 2:03 3/5. SWEET MIRIAM won the first heat of the 2-year-old filly pace in 2:04 1/5, finished second to Patricia Rhythm in the second heat in 2:04 3/5, won the trophy on basis of the fastest time. IN HASTE took the 3-year-old colt trot, winning the second heat in 2:02 4/5. COUNTESS ADIOS won the 3-year-old filly pace in straight heats with times of 2:03 4/5 and 2:04 3/5, while STAR GEM took both heats of the 2-year-old colt pace in 2:04 2/5 and 2:04 1/5.
HOCKEY—After seven games MONTREAL led the NHL with four victories, two ties and one loss, a 6-4 defeat by the Detroit Red Wings. The Canadiens' Dickie Moore, usually a late starter each season, scored t0hree goals in game against New York, is leading the league with 9 goals. CHICAGO is second in NHL standings, DETROIT third.
HORSE RACING—ROVING MINSTREL ($8.80) won the $183,900 Champagne Stakes at Belmont by inches over stablemate Garwol, after a stride-by-stride stretch fight right down to the finish line. Louis Wolfson, owner of both horses, collected $143,090 in purse money. Roving Minstrel, with Henry Moreno up, ran the mile in 1:35 3/5.
Kelso ($6.40) splashed over a muddy Hawthorne track to take the $144,150 Gold Cup by five lengths over Heroshogala. With Eddie Arcaro up, the colt covered the 1¼ miles in 2:02.
Berlo ($4.10) won the $59,700 Ladies Handicap at Belmont by 2½ lengths over Woodlawn. Under Eric Guerin the 3-year-old filly ran the 1½ miles in 2:30 3/5.
Little Tumbler ($2.60) led from starting gate to finish to win the $34,150 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland by 2 lengths over Times Two, covered the seven furlongs and 184 feet in 1:26 3/5. Ray Broussard up.
Sun Dog ($6.90) galloped home 15 lengths ahead of Cartagena in the $27,600 Grand National Steeplechase at Belmont. Ridden by Tommy Walsh, the jumper covered the 3 1/8 miles in the record time of 5:54 1/5.
MOTOR SPORTS—BILLY KRAUSE of Long Beach, Calif., driving a Maserati owned by Briggs Cunningham, took the $25,950 Riverside Grand Prix for sports cars at Riverside, Calif. Krause averaged 91.5 mph over 203 miles, went the entire distance without a pit stop. Bob Drake of Hollywood placed second in a Buick Special.
Dutch Hoag, 32, of Bath, N.Y., won the 100-mile Sportsman-modified stock car championship at Langhorne, Pa., immediately afterward announced his retirement. Hoag set a record time of 1:15:12.6 for the event, averaged 79.74 mph.
Alfred Thompson of Charlotte, N.C. won the $65,000 National 400-mile race at Charlotte, set a track record of 112.9 mph in a 1960 Ford. Runner-up: Junior Johnson of Ronda, N.C.
RUGBY—PETE DAWKINS, former Army All-America who broke his jaw playing Rugby for Oxford last year, made an impressive season debut with the Dark Blues in game against Richmond, scored twice in the first 10 minutes. Oxford, however, lost to Richmond 9-8.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, after dropping their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City, ran their unbeaten string to 13 with a 4-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, now lead the English league with 25 points.
TENNIS—DONNA FLOYD of William & Mary College defeated Laura Lou Bryan of Tampa 6-3, 6-2, for the women's singles title in the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Racquet Club's grass court championship.
TRACK & FIELD—PETER BOLOTNIKOV, Russian runner who won the 10,000 meters in the Rome Olympics, bettered Vladimir Kuts's world mark in this event with a time of 28:18.8, at Kiev. Russia.
Arthur Rowe of England heaved the shot 62 feet 8.38 inches at Berlin, became the first European to throw it over 19 meters.
WALKING—LARRY DAMON, an Olympic skier from Burlington, Vt., defeated defending champion James Green of Saugus, Mass. by five seconds in the New England Columbus Day 15-kilometer championship for amateurs at Manchester, N.H.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: MIKE BRADY and JIMMY DEMARET, to the PGA Hall of Fame, at Dunedin, Fla. Brady, 73, of Dunedin, won 38 major tournaments between 1906 and 1925. Demaret, 50, won six tournaments in 1940, including the Western Open and the Masters, which he also won in 1947 and 1950.
NAMED: WILLIAM LOMBARDY of New York, as an International Grand Master, at chess convention at Leipzig, East Germany. Lombardy, 22, is a former world junior champion.
RETIRED: HYPERION, 30, an outstanding sire of 20th century British racing and winner of the Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes in 1933, from stud. His offspring, who have won nearly 1,000 races, include Alibhai, Heliopolis and Pensive, a Kentucky Derby winner. VICTORIA PARK, 3-year-old colt, owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Taylor, to stud, in Toronto. Victoria Park is the record money earner for a race horse foaled in Canada.
DIED: CH. RANCHO DOBE STORM, 10, a Doberman pinscher, one of the great show dogs of all time, in Greenwich, Conn. Storm won two consecutive Best-in-Shows at Westminster, in 1952 and 1953.