BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOATING—RAY GASSNER, St. Petersburg, Fla., Orange Bowl International Grand Prix, Miami Beach. Controversial ruling disqualified George Byers, Columbus, Ohio, and Don Dunnington, Bethesda, Md. Dunnington planned appeal.
Sid Street, Kansas City, broke own 266-cubic-inch hydroplane world speed record with 146.915 mph speed run. Orange Bowl Regatta.
BOXING—NEAL RIVERS, unanimous 10-round decision over Willie Vaughn, middleweights, Hollywood.
Denny Moyer, split 10-round decision over Caspar Ortega, welterweights, New York.
Paddy Demarco, ex-world lightweight champion, 4-round TKO over Lionel Butler, Providence.
CHESS—BOBBY FISCHER, 15, Brooklyn, United States championship for second straight year.
FOOTBALL—SOUTH 21, North 12, Senior Bowl, Mobile.
Major College All-Stars 14, Small College All-Stars 12, Optimism Bowl, Tucson, Ariz.
Pro All-Stars 47, College All-Stars 27, Hula Bowl, Honolulu.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Chicago second. New York third in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE: $56,400 San Carlos H., 7 f., by neck over Round Table in 1:21 4/5, Santa Anita. Tom Barrow up.
MACBERN: $28,050 San Gabriel H., 1¼ m., by 2½ lengths, in 2:00 2/5, Santa Anita. Henry Moreno up.
BUG BRUSH: $24,350 Las Flores H., 6 f., by 4¾ lengths, in 1:09 2/5, Santa Anita.
BARDSTOWN: $24,750 Orange Bowl H., 1 1/16 m., by 1¼ lengths, in 1:40 2/5, Tropical Park. Steve Brooks up.
ROYAL ORBIT: $17,650 Los Feliz S., 6½ f., by 1½ lengths, in 1:16 1/5, Santa Anita. Willie Shoemaker up to post 300th victory of 1958.
CARONAT: $6,000 Texas Sandman purse, 6½ f., in 1:16, Santa Anita. Sixth in a seven-horse field in 1:17 1/5: Silky Sullivan.
RUGBY—DART MOUTH 5 wins, 2 losses, in tour of England.
STEEPLECHASING—MRS. MARION DUPONT SCOTT, leading money winner in 1958 with $77,047, United Hunts Racing Assn. reported. Leading jumper: Mrs. Scott's Benguala with $57,925.
TENNIS—U.S. 3 games to 2 over Australia to win Davis Cup for first time since 1954, Brisbane, Australia.
Mal Anderson, Australian Davis Cup player turned professional after finals, beaten in first three pro debut games by Ken McGregor.
Eddie Moylan, Trenton, N.J., Sugar Bowl singles 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-8, 6-3 over Mike Franks, Los Angeles, at New Orleans.
MILEPOSTS—ENGAGED: CHRIS BRASHER, 30, English track star and 1956 Olympic gold medalist, to Shirley Bloomer, 24, British Wightman Cup tennis player.
Chris Chataway, 27, English track star who set now-erased world record for three miles in 1954, to Anna Lett, 27, British TV producer.
MARRIED: ASHLEY COOPER, Australian Davis Cup star, and Helen Wood, Miss Australia of 1957, in Presbyterian ceremony, attended by 5,000 overwrought fans, fighting police, fighting women, crying babies; in Brisbane.
DIED: JOHN J. (JACK) DOYLE, 88, Holyoke, Mass., one of last two survivors of original Baltimore Orioles; after a heart attack in Holyoke.
HONORED: UFFA FOX, sailing companion to Britain's Prince Philip and leading small yacht designer, awarded Commander of British Empire in New Year's Honors, London.
Christy Mathewson, the late baseball pitcher (New York Giants), author (Pitching in a Pinch or Baseball from the Inside), and college student (Bucknell), one of eight elected to 100th Anniversary College Baseball All-Star Squad, Tucson.
Stirling Moss, British racing driver, awarded Order of the British Empire in New Year's Honors, London.