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December 01, 1958
BASKETBALL—New York, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
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December 01, 1958

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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GOLD WORTHY: American Pacing Classic championship, 1 m., by 1� lengths, in 2:00 3/5, Hollywood Park. Wayne Smart, driver.

HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Boston second, Detroit third in NHL standings.

Kelowna Packers, Canadian amateur team, won two games, lost two, tied one in 5-game series against select teams in Moscow.

HORSE RACING—INTENTIONALLY: $168,020 Pimlico Futurity, 1 1/16 m., by two lengths, in 1:46. Willie Shoemaker up.

VERTEX: $57,600 Idlewild H., 1 1/8 m., by five lengths, in 1:49 1/5, Jamaica. Sam Boulmetis up.

Round table named Horse of the Year by The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form. Other divisional selections: FIRST LANDING, best 2-year-old; TIM TAM, best 3-year-old; ROUND TABLE, best handicap horse; BORN AST AR, best handicap filly or mare; BOLD RULER, best sprinter; NEJI, best steeplechaser.

HORSE SHOW—BILL STEINKRAUS, U.S., international individual jumping championship, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. Runners-up: Frank Chapot, U.S., tied with Thomas Gay ford, Canada. Team honors were won by West Germany.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JEAN BEHRA, France, 469-mile Venezuela Grand Prix in Ferrari in 4:45:58 2/5 for 96.876-mph average, Caracas. Runner-up: Julio Pola, Venezuela.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: MEL OTT, 49, former star and manager for New York Giants, of injuries after automobile collision near Bay St. Louis, Miss.; in New Orleans.

DIED—MORT COOPER, 45, who with brother Walker, a catcher, formed one of baseball's most famous batteries for St. Louis Cardinals, of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection; in Little Rock.

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