BASEBALL—ALVIN DARK, 37, received a two-year contract as manager of the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS after being obtained from MILWAUKEE for Andre Rogers. Dark succeeds Tom Sheehan, who took over from Bill Rigney in June. The AMERICAN LEAGUE, reacting quickly to the recently announced expansion plans of the NATIONAL LEAGUE, added two new teams by shifting the Washington franchise to MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL and awarding new ones to WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES. Then the AL jumped ahead of the National by announcing that the new entries would start playing next spring, a season earlier than the Nationals.
BASKETBALL—Looking bored after easy victories in their first two National Basketball Association games, the BOSTON CELTICS were shaken out of complacency when undefeated PHILADELPHIA flattened the world champions 131-103 at Boston. Fast-starting CINCINNATI surrendered the Western Division lead to ST. LOUIS, losing on the Hawks' home court for the 17th consecutive time in four years.
BOATING—RON MUSSON, Seattle, gunned Hawaii Kai to a decisive victory in the two-day Mapes Cup hydroplane championships on Pyramid Lake, Reno, Nev. Runner-up to Musson's 1,100 points was Bill Brow, who scored 869 driving Miss Bardahl.
Bernard Hayward, Bermuda, successfully defended his Western Hemisphere championship for Snipe-class sailboats at Buenos Aires.
November 7, 1960
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE was defeated for the first time in nearly four years (see page 20) when he lost a close 10-round decision to Italy's light heavyweight champion, Giulio Rinaldi, in Rome. In addition, Moore forfeited $1,000 of his $20,000 purse because he weighed too much.
Cassius Clay, the U.S.'s 18-year-old Olympic light heavyweight champion, made his pro debut with a decisive six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker in Louisville. Earlier in the week Clay signed a two-year contract with a 10-man "brain trust" of Louisville businessmen. The contract guarantees Clay a minimum of $18,000, payment of all training and travel expenses and a trust fund.
Joe Brown, Houston, easily retained his world lightweight championship with a unanimous 15-round decision over Cisco Andrade at Los Angeles.
Alphonse Halimi, French Algeria, narrowly decisioned British bantamweight Champion Freddy Gilroy, 15 rounds, in European version of the world championship, London.
CHESS—U.S., Russia, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria won their sections of the Chess Olympics at Leipzig, were joined in the finals by eight runner-up teams. Russia, with a 4-0 sweep of Bulgaria, and the U.S., with a 3½-½ victory over Rumania, led the 12 survivors into round two of the finals.
GYMNASTICS—The Amateur Athletic Union began attempts to reschedule a nine-city exhibition tour by Russia's Olympic champion team. Original plans called for the tour to begin on October 23 but were canceled by the U.S. State Department when Russia waited until October 20 to apply for visas. New plans would bring the Soviet gymnasts to America in December.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER ($3.60) rushed from last place at the half-mile pole to a decisive 2-length victory in the third and final dash of the $75,000 American Classic at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old pacer, restrained from his usual fast start by husky driver Eddie Cobb, tore through the second half mile in 57 4/5 seconds. His time of 1:55 3/5 is the fastest mile ever paced on a standard mile oval. Adios Butler took two firsts and a second in the three heats to earn $27,500, while Bye Bye Bird parlayed one victory and two third places into second money of $18,750.
Mick D'Angerieux ($12.70), 4-year-old French trotter known back home as Le Mick, won the $25,000 International trot at Yonkers Raceway. The handsome bay, driven by Edouard Berger, upset 3-to-2-favorite Tie Silk by ¾ length, traveling the mile and a half in 3:09 2/5.
HOCKEY—The TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS sped to their fifth NHL victory in six games by scoring two third-period goals to chop down the NEW YORK RANGERS 3-1 and hand his second loss in three starts to Rookie Goalie JACK McCARTAN, U.S. Olympic hero. The victory put Toronto just two points behind league leaders CHICAGO and MONTREAL, still tied for first place with 14 points apiece. The Canadiens were beaten for the fifth time in seven games when BOSTON draftee Jimmy Bartlett hustled in two goals to clinch a 5-3 victory and carry the Bruins past the Rangers into fifth place. Chicago missed a chance to become sole possessor of first place when DETROIT'S Alex Delvecchio slapped in a rebound shot with less than two minutes remaining for a 2-1 victory that spoiled a brilliant job of goal tending by Chicagoan Glenn Hall, who made 42 saves.
HORSE RACING—KELSO ($3.60), ignoring a sloppy track at New York's Aqueduct, won the $109,700 Jockey Club Gold Cup, splattering through the two-mile course in an American record time of 3:19 2/5. Under Eddie Arcaro, the 3-year-old gelding won by 3½ lengths.
Carry Back ($18.40) survived a messy track and a claim of foul to win the $287,970 Garden State stakes at Camden, N.J. by 3½ lengths (see page 53). Jockey Larry Adams, who finished second on Ambiopoise, had protested unsuccessfully that Carry Back, ridden by Johnny Sellers, had driven him wide on the stretch turn. Moving up slowly from 14th place, Carry Back sped to a time of 1:46 2/5 for the mile and a sixteenth.
How Now ($4.40) stayed well up in the front until the turn for homo, then took the lead and held on for a 3/4-length victory over King's Marshall in the $22,000 Tanforan Handicap at San Bruno, Calif. With Eddie Burns up, How Now traveled the mile and a sixteenth in 1:48 2/5.
Reinzi ($19.80) moved up steadily and powerfully from 11th place to win the $29,250 Narragansett Special at Pawtucket, R.I. The 5-year-old gelding carried Jockey Jimmy Combest over the mile-and-three-sixteenths course in 1:57 2/5. Polylad was second, 1½ lengths behind.
SOCCER—After seven years of attempts to regain international domination of the game they invented, long-suffering Britons feel they have the answer: a young team that sacrifices some of the traditional British emphasis on pure speed for the sake of ball skills and control. Last week they defeated Spain 4-2 and were saluted by a Wembley Stadium crowd of 80,000 with a visual hallelujah that filled the sky with papers, cups and caps. The INTERNATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE of New York hopped on the expansion bandwagon, announced that four teams, to be named later, will be added to this year's even dozen.
TENNIS—SAMMY GIAMMALVA won the first annual southwest professional tennis tourney by defeating Earl Baumgardner 6-2, 6-1, Dallas.
TRACK & FIELD—VALERY BRUMEL, Moscow, set a European high jump record of 7 feet 2½ inches at Uzhogorod, Russia.
Herb Elliott, Australia's Olympic 1,500-meter champion, showed up for the freshman track trials at Cambridge University, coasted to victory in the half mile in 1 minute 57.1 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: GABE PAUL, general manager of the Cincinnati Reds, to take a similar post with Houston's 1962 entry in the National League.
HIRED: JOHNNY SAIN, former pitching star with the Boston Braves and New York Yankees, as pitching coach for the Yanks, replacing Ed Lopat.
HIRED: CARL ERSKINE, former Brooklyn pitching star, as baseball coach at Anderson (Ind.) College.
APPOINTED: CHARLES DILLON STENGEL, Glendale banker, as a lifetime honorary director of Little League, Inc.
DISCIPLINED: KANSAS UNIVERSITY, for illegal recruiting, placed on NCAA probation for one year in football, two years in basketball.
ELECTED: WARREN ORLICK of Tam O'Shanter Country Club, Orchard Lake, Mich., as the Professional Golf Association's Pro of the Year for 1960.
ELECTED: GEORGE C. SHERMAN JR., New York, chairman of the U.S. Polo Association.
DIED: 16 CALIFORNIA POLY football players, in a plane crash in Toledo (see page 65).
DIED: WILLIAM A. W. STEWART, 84, former commodore of the New York Yacht Club.
DIED: BALLY ACHE, 3-year-old colt, winner of 1960 Preakness, of acute inflammation of the digestive tract, or belly ache.