BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; DETROIT, leader in Western Division.
BOXING—HENRY COOPER retained British Empire heavyweight crown with 12-round TKO over Joe Erskine, Wales, in London.
George Chuvalo retained Canadian heavyweight title with 12-round KO over Yvon Durelle, Toronto. After fight Durelle announced his retirement.
Zora Folley, 10-round decision over Alonzo Johnson, Phoenix.
CROSS-COUNTRY—MICHIGAN STATE, IC4A team title. New York. Individual winner: CRAWFORD KENNEDY, Michigan State, in 23:51.8 (course record) for five miles.
Kentucky, Southeastern Conference team title, Atlanta. Individual winner: ROBERT PEETE, Alabama, in 21:10.2 for 4.4 miles.
University Of Arkansas, Southwest Conference learn title, Fayetteville, Ark. Individual winner: JAN MILBERG, Southern Methodist, in 15:11.1 for three miles.
St. Joseph's College, Middle Atlantic team title, Philadelphia. Individual winner: CARL OLAFHOMEN, Delaware University, in 23:55.5 (course record) for 4¾ miles.
FIELD TRIALS—SPIRIT LAKE DUKE (Labrador), owned by Mrs. George Murnane, Syosset, N.Y., National Retriever Trials, Reno, Nev.
Brankenbank Tangle, owned by E. W. Wunderlich, Joliet, Ill., National English Springer Spaniel Field Trials, Weldon Spring, Mo.
FOOTBALL—HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 21-7 over Ottawa Rough Riders, Hamilton, Ont., to qualify as Eastern representatives in Grey Cup at Toronto.
Syracuse Little League 14-13 over Athens Scorpions in annual Pop Warner Bowl, Athens, Ga.
Olen Treadway, Iowa, 127 consecutive passes without an interception for college record.
GOLF—PETER THOMSON, KEL NAGLE, with 72-hole total of 563, won international Canada Cup match, Melbourne, for AUSTRALIA.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, DETROIT second, TORONTO third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: Detroit 3, Chicago 2; Toronto 3, Detroit 2; Chicago 5, New York 3; Montreal 4, Toronto 1; Detroit 3, Boston 3; Montreal 3, Chicago 1; Toronto 2, Boston 1; Detroit 5, New York 3.
HORSE RACING—BALD EAGLE: $86,200 Gallant Fox Handicap, 1‚Öù m. in 2:41 (course record), by 1¾ lengths over Whodunit, Aqueduct. Manuel Ycaza up.
HIGH BID: $20,000 Gallorette Slakes, 1 1/8 m. in 1:51, by 2 lengths over Polamby, Pimlico. Hank Moreno up.
NET BALL: $28,825 Narragansett Special, 1 3/16 m. in 1:57, by 3 lengths over Polylad, Pawtticket, R.I.
HORSE SHOW—U.S., Royal Winter Fair team championship, Toronto. Individual winner: TOM GAYFORD, Canada.
SOCCER—MEXICO, 1-1 tie with U.S. at Los Angeles, following 2-0 victory over the U.S. last month in Mexico City. Mexico will now meet winner of Curacao-Dutch Antilles match in playoff for right to go to Olympics.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: MOLLA BJURSTEDT MALLORY, 67, eight times U.S. National singles, twice doubles, three times mixed-doubles champion, in Stockholm. Mrs. Mallory came to U.S. on visit in 1914, stayed to become women's singles champion following year with a driving style of play that changed women's tennis. In 1923 and 1927 she lost to Helen Wills. Twice she won mixed doubles with Bill Tilden. She disliked practicing, criticized modern players for their rigorous training: "They don't seem to have any fun. You know, I think they go to bed at 9 o'clock."
DIED: MAX BAER, onetime heavyweight boxing champion and part-time movie actor, of a heart attack, in Hollywood (see page 29).