BASKETBALL—NBA: WESTERN ALL-STARS, led by Bob Pettit. who was chosen the game's most valuable player, defeated the East 150-130, at St. Louis. After the All-Star break Boston slopped Syracuse's seven-game winning streak and built their eastern lead to 9½ games over Philadelphia. The Warriors continued to get almost half their points from Chamberlain, who scored more than 50 points for the 30th time this season. Rookie Forward Lee Shaffer and Guard Hal Greer picked up the scoring slack, and the Nats moved well ahead of the New York Knicks.
In the West, Los Angeles held on despite Elgin Baylor's absence. Jerry West became the team's big scorer, with a career high of 63 points against the Knicks that led to New York's 15th straight road loss. Cincinnati sniped away at L.A.'s lead, but has only a slight chance of catching the Lakers before the playoffs. Detroit, apparently assured of a postseason berth, lost two games and fell to a 3½-game advantage over St. Louis. Hawks Owner Ben Kerner got the cold shoulder to trade offers but found scoring help in oldtimer Larry Foust and Len Wilkens, on loan from the Army. Dave Trager, owner of the last-place Chicago franchise, announced the team had lost $150,000.
BOBSLEDDING—ITALY upset the favored Germans, finished first and second in the two-man world championships, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The winning sled, driven by Rinaldo Ruatti, a replacement for the retired world champion Eugenio Monti, had a combined time for four heats of 5:03.73. West Germany was third and the U.S. with a sled manned by two marines. Gary Sheffield and Gerry Tennant, was fourth.
BOXING—DICK TIGER, the second-ranked middleweight from Nigeria, improved his chances for a title fight with a sixth-round TKO over Florentino Fernandez, at Miami Beach.
January 29, 1962
CRICKET—INDIA, after drawing the first three test matches, defeated England in the next two to win the series for the first time since the competition began in 1932, in Madras. India. After the last match spectators stampeded onto the field, forcing the police to set up barriers around the winning team.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BOY, an 11-year-old stallion by Adios-Carrie Castle, was sold for $123,200, by the J. S. Turner Sr. estate to a syndicate of 16, including Martin Tananbaum, president of Yonkers Raceway, and Vincent Essig, president of the New York State Breeders Association. Adios Boy had been put up for auction at the Old Glory Sales last October, but when the bidding failed to reach $100,000 he was bid in by his owners for $90,000, which cost them $9,000 in commissions.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL, undefeated over an eight-game stretch, increased its NHL lead to three points. Toronto was the runner-up, followed by Chicago, which took advantage of New York's seven-game losing streak and moved solidly into third place. Detroit tied the Rangers for fourth. Last-place Boston threw a fresh goalie into the nets and won two straight.
HORSE RACING—TRANS-WAY ($50.80), winner of only three races and $8,700 last year, more than doubled those earnings in winning the $62,200 Tropical Park Handicap at Coral Cables, Fla. The 5-year-old stallion, ridden by Sammy Boulmetis, ran the nine furlongs in 1:48 1/5 to beat Aeroflint by a neck.
Ridan ($2.50), the undefeated favorite ridden by Billy Hartack, won the $31,150 Hibiscus Stakes by 1½ lengths over Rainy Lake at Hialeah, Fla. In his first start as a 3-year-old and carrying 122 pounds, Ridan ran the six furlongs in 1:09.2, only .2 off the track record.
MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, driving a Lotus, stayed in front all the way to finish 16.3 seconds ahead of runner-up Jack Brabham in the Lady Wigram Trophy race, at Christchurch, New Zealand. Moss's time for the 150-mile course was 1:36:38.7.
RODEO—DEAN OLIVER, the nation's highest-paid calf roper last year, got off to a strong start on the 1962 title, won $3,792, top money in the National Western Rodeo and Stock Show, at Denver. Oliver tied two calves in the total time of 23.6 seconds.
SKIING—ANSTEN SAMUELSTUEN, Boulder, Colo. electronics technician, won the National Ski Jumping Championship for the third time, at Fox River Grove, Ill. With jumps of 194 and 190 feet, Samuelstuen compiled a point total of 226.5, 14.5 more than second-place finisher Steve Rieschl. Samuelstuen won over a field that included half of the U.S. squad that will compete in the 1962 Nordic World Championships. February 18-25, at Zakopane, Poland. He is not a member of the squad, nor is the third-place jumper. Gene Kotlarek.
Chuck Ferries, 23-year-old Aspen, Colo, skier, avoided the many mishaps suffered by his teammates and won the slalom event of the Hahnenkamm Races, at Kitzb√ºhel, Austria—first time by an American. Ferries, in two heats down the tricky Ganslern slope, had a combined time of 2:26.9. France's Guy Périllat was second. Gerhard Nenning won the overall title with a third in both the downhill races and the slalom. Ferries, who finished 14th in the downhill, was runner-up for the overall title.
Arne Larsen, a 25-year-old Norwegian baker, won the Nordic combined event at the Swedish Ski Games in Falun. Sweden. Larsen took first place in the ski jumping and was fourth in the 15-kilometer cross-country race, for a total of 473.32 points. Thormod Knutsen and Henrik Fageraas completed the Norwegian sweep of the first three places in the combined event. Fageraas won the cross-country race and placed 19th in the jumping.
Marianne Jahn, a 19-year-old Austrian, brought her country a clean sweep of the International Silver Jug races, won both the slalom and the combined title, at Bad Gastein, Austria. Marianne's time for two runs over the difficult course on Graukogel Mountain was an excellent 1:37.5. Traudl Hecher, another Austrian, won the giant slalom and was second to Marianne in the combined standings. The downhill, first of the three events, was also won by an Austrian, Erika Netzer.
SWIMMING—INDIANA'S record-breaking swimming team swamped Michigan State, 64½-40½, at Bloomington, Ind. Junior Chet Jastremski (see page 23) swam the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12 to break the American and NCAA record of 2:13.4 set last year by Michigan's Ron Clark. Indiana sophomore Ted Stickles' time of 1:59.5 for the 200-yard individual medley improved on his American record of 2:01.7. Sophomore Lary Schulhof touched out senior teammate Mike Troy and tied Troy's American and NCAA record of 1:57.3 for the 200-yard butterfiy event.
Shigeo Fukushima, a member of Japan's touring swimming team, set a record of 2:17.8 for the 220-yard backstroke, at Blenheim, New Zealand. Later in the week, the Japanese 440-yard medley relay team, with Shigeo swimming backstroke, cut 1.9 seconds off their world record of 4:13.8 in a meet at Auckland, New Zealand.
TENNIS—ROD LAVER defeated Roy Emerson, the world's No. 1 ranked amateur player. 8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Australian national championships, first of the year's three top tennis titles, at Sydney.
TRACK & FIELD—WILMA RUDOLPH WARD, Olympic sprint champion, lost to Tennessee State teammate Jean Holmes in the 60-yard dash, at the Los Angeles Invitational meet. Olympian Jack Yerman was edged by Villanova freshman, Don Webster, who ran the 600 in 1:11.7. Jim Beatty beat France's Michel Jazy in the mile by inches (see page 16). Both Beatty and Jazy were timed in 4:04.8. Steve Haas of Occidental ran the 500 in 57.8 to finish ahead of the favorites. Rex Cawley of USC and Ulis Williams of Arizona State. Frank Budd of Villanova beat Herb Carper with a 6.1 time for the 60-yard dash. Hayes Jones finished alone and tied his meet record of 7.1 for the 60-yard high hurdles. Parry O'Brien got off a heave of 59 feet 7½ inches to beat Lieut. Jay Silvester in the shotput. Jim Grelle got unexpected competition from another Villanova freshman, Tom Sullivan, but held off a stretch challenge to win the 1,000-yard run. Both Grelle and Sullivan were timed in 2:10.7. John Rose cleared 15 feet 5¾ inches to win the pole vault; Joe Faust and USC freshman. Lew Hoyt, both jumped 6 feet 10 inches, but Faust was named the winner because of fewer misses. Laszlo Tabori won the two-mile in a close finish with teammate Bob Schul.
Leah Bennett, University of Hawaii coed from Catonsville, Md., running a strenuous double, won both the 440 and 880 in record-breaking time at a meet in Honolulu. Miss Bennett's time of 60.1 for the 440 was a Women's National Indoor mark. She ran the 880 in 2:24.6 to improve upon her own Hawaiian record for that distance.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: REG NOBLE, a member of the 1918 Toronto Arenas, the first National Hockey League club to win the Stanley Cup, at Alliston, Ont. He was still with, the Toronto club when they won the Stanley Cup again in 1922. In 1926 Noble played on his third and last Stanley Cup team, this time the Montreal Maroons. He was in the NHL until 1933, spending most of the last seven years with Detroit but ending his NHL career in Montreal.