BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON, running out the string of regular season games, equaled its NBA record of 59 victories for one season (set two years ago) by defeating Western Division leader Los Angeles 119-105. With one game left, Boston's record is 59-20. Wilt Chamberlain, another record maker, moved to within three points of a 4,000-point total for the season, also with one game to go. St. Louis, with temporary player-coach Bob Pettit in charge, took three in a row, including a 126-123 win over Detroit.
BOATING—HANS FOGH, 24, silver-medal winner in the 1960 Olympics, with PAUL ELVSTROM, 34, a four-time Olympic gold-medal winner as crew, guided Denmark's only Flying Dutchman to a world championship at St. Petersburg, Fla. The wily Dane outfoxed classy competition that included second-place Roily Tasker of Australia, the 1958 winner, Olympic champion Peder Lunde Jr. of Norway and Italy's defending champion Mario Capio, by close point total of 6,055 to Australia's 5,946.
Chubasco, a 67-foot ketch skippered by Don Haskell of Newport Harbor YC, was first to finish the 76-mile midwinter Catalina Island race, in 20:38:21, but Hugh Roger's Class D sloop WHIMSEY of the Los Angeles YC won on corrected time of 19:23:29. Race was the first for the Whitney cup.
BOXING—DAVEY MOORE, world featherweight champion, let go an overhand right to floor Cisco Andrade of San Jacinto, Calif. in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round nontitle match in Los Angeles. Referee George Latka stopped the fight in the next round, but it counted as a KO, the first ever for 32-year-old Andrade.
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Farid Salim, Argentinian middleweight with rapid-fire jabs, hooks and crosses, scored a unanimous decision over Joey Giambra of Hollywood in a 10-round bout in New York.
Bennie Black, a 21-year-old Chicago butcher, thrashed through a three-round final in the national Golden Gloves heavyweight division to beat 280-pound Buster Mathis of Grand Rapids, Mich, for the title. Golden Gloves team award went to Toledo with 19 points and one winner: Lightweight Edward Ellis, a high school student. Cincinnati was second with 17 points.
CURLING—HIBBING (Minn.) RINK, skippered by Fran Kleffman, won over five finalists at the Detroit national championships to make off with its second men's title in four years. In the last match Hibbing defeated the C. T. Renkoski Rink of Fairbanks, Alaska 11-4.
FIELD TRIALS—HOME AGAIN HATTIE, a 5-year-old pointer, flushed out the national bird-dog title after a three-week trial over the Ames plantation course at Grand Junction, Tenn. on a final 13-contact, three-hour quail hunt. Hattie, whose sire. Home Again Mike, won the national two years ago, is owned by Virgil E. Johnson of Zanesville, Ohio and handled by Jack Harper of Benton. Miss.
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS of Ojai, Calif. paused long enough during the 520,000 Pensacola Open to have a sliver of glass removed from his foot, shot three successive 67s and staved off a strong rally by Don Fairfield on the last 18 with a 69 to take 52,800 first-place money by one stroke. It was the first win on this year's PGA tour for Sanders.
HOCKEY—NHL: TORONTO won two straight, 2-0 over Detroit and 3-2 over Chicago, to put them solidly ahead of Chicago in second place. Boston, winless since Jan. 27, held Detroit to a 2-2 tie, and Montreal subdued New York 2-1 to send the Red Wings and the Rangers into a fourth-place deadlock.
COLLEGE: ST. LAWRENCE upset Clarkson 5-2 in the Eastern College Athletic Association championships in Boston, but both teams will go to the NCAA tournament in Utica, N.Y. this weekend.
HORSE RACING—FOUR-AND-TWENTY ($3), with Johnny Longden up, won the 1[1/16]-mile $28,600 San Bernardino Handicap at Santa Anita in California by four lengths over a slow track. It was his fourth win in six starts at the meeting.
Olden times ($7.80). Rex C. Ellsworth's 4-year-old, took the 5118,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap on the last day of the Santa Anita meeting, with Willie Shoemaker up, in 2:53 for a mile-and-three-quarter turf course.
Admiral's voyage ($7.20) beat Roman Line by a head and survived three foul claims to take the 552,150 Louisiana Derby in New Orleans. Ridden by Ray Broussard, the 3-year-old covered the mile and an eighth in 1:52⅗ coming from seventh place in the backstretch.
Hillsborough ($3.60), with Charley Burr up, won the $27,400 Bowie Handicap at Bowie, Md. Peter Fuller's 5-year-old went the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46[1/5].
RODEO—SONNY DAVIS of Kenna, N. Mex., rounded up $3,618 worth of prize money in the $62,284 Houston Rodeo at Houston to make him individual high winner and put him third in the national calf-roping standings. Harry Charters Jr., a 6-foot 6-inch performer, took second-place money of $3,362, following Davis in the calf-roping event and placing fifth in the steer wrestling.
SKIING—LINDA MEYERS of Mammoth Mt., Calif., a member of the U.S. FIS team, won the slalom (in 2.01) of the National Alpine Championships at Solitude, Utah, took second in both the giant slalom and downhill and, as a result, won the women's combined. Tammy Dix of Spokane, Wash, finished first in the giant slalom, and Sharon Pecjak of Aspen. Colo, in the downhill. DAVE GORSUCH of Western State College, Gunnison, Colo., breezed down the downhill course ahead of Bill Marolt of Aspen to take first place and the men's combined title. Gorsuch was 2/10 of a second behind Bill Barrier of Bozeman, Mont. in the slalom. Jim Gaddis of the University of Utah won the giant slalom.
Karl Schranz and Traudl Hecher were top Austrians in an Austrian-packed Arlberg Kandahar meet at Sestri√®re, Italy. They each won the downhill race and took first place in the combined. Heidi Biebl of West Germany was the only non-Austrian to win, with a first in the women's slalom.
SQUASH RACQUETS—MRS. CHARLES CLASSEN of Bryn Mawr, Pa. and MRS. FRANCIS A. C. VOSTERS of Wilmington. Del. put down last year's winners, Mrs. Nathan Stauffer and Mrs. John Bottger. both of Cynwyd, Pa., 12-15, 18-14, 15-12, 15-10 at Philadelphia, to become this year's women's doubles champions.
TRACK & FIELD—JIM BEATTY ran his second indoor 4-minute mile in a month, this time in 3:59.7, at the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS RELAYS, and the next night at the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL GAMES won the 1,000 in 2:10.7 as Jim Grelle took the mile in 4:10.4. Hayes Jones set a world mark of 6.9 in the 60-yard hurdles at Chicago, and in Milwaukee tied his own world record of 5.9 in the 50-yard high hurdles. John Uelses, his footwork and timing still off since his flu bout, slipped to 14 feet 11¾ inches and fourth place in the pole vault at Chicago as Henry Wadsworth won at 15 feet 4¾ inches. But the next night Uelses was first with a meet record 15 feet 6¾ inches. Kansas (Kirk Hagan. Tonni Coane, Bill Thornton, Bill Dotson) set an indoor world record in the two-mile relay with a time of 7:30.8 at Chicago.
Frank Budd of Villanova is billed as the world's fastest human and he proved it at the IC4A indoor championships in New York by twice running the 60-yard dash in 6 seconds flat, first in the quarter-finals, again in the final, each time equalling the world indoor record. Villanova had three other first places—Rolando Cruz in the pole vault (15 feet 3¾ inches), Vic Zwolak in the mile (4:09.3), and the two-mile relay (7:45.2)—and took the team title with 31½ points to runner-up Yale's 16 1/8. Gary Gubner of NYU broke the meet record for the shotput with a toss of 64 feet 3½ inches. In a special event, Don Webster (with a 47.2 quarter) and Tom Sullivan (a 4:10 mile) paced the Villanova freshman medley relay team to a world indoor record of 7:18.4 for the 1‚Öû miles, and Ron Zinn of Army lowered the world indoor record for the one-mile walk to 6:18.3.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: PHIL WOOLPERT, 46, coach of the 1955 and 1956 San Francisco basketball teams that starred Bill Russell and K, C. Jones, by the University of San Diego, as head coach and athletic director, after leaving his first and only professional job, as coach of the ABL's San Francisco Saints.
DIED: MRS. ISABEL DODGE SLOANE, owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses for 36 years, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Sloane's horses included Cavalcade, 1934 Kentucky Derby winner, and Sword Dancer, Horse of the Year in 1959. She was the first woman to head the list of winning American Thoroughbred owners (in 1934).
DIED: ADOLPH (AD) TOEPPERWEIN, 92, one of the world's greatest shots, in San Antonio. Toepperwein made his mark in 1906 during a 10-day marathon at San Antonio, when he fired a .22 semiautomatic rifle at 72,500 blocks and missed only nine, for a record that has never been equaled, and rarely attempted.