BASKETBALL—ST. LOUIS HAWKS, who change coaches almost with the seasons, got their 14th in 13 years when fidgety Owner Ben Kerner confirmed pro basketball's worst-kept secret. Easy Ed Macauley, who won two NBA Western Division titles, was out as coach but in (upstairs) as General Manager. Signed in his place: former Syracuse Coach Paul Seymour, who gets a three-year contract. Signed in Seymour's place by still-fuming Owner Dan Biasone: Alex Hannum, who was fired by Hawks after winning NBA title in 1958 and spent last two seasons coaching National Industrial League's Wichita Vickers.
Abe Saperstein, peppery little major-domo of clownish Harlem Globetrotters, announced formation of second pro league in Chicago. Acting President Saperstein, who also owns piece of Philadelphia Warriors, claimed franchises in American Basketball League had been granted to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. But there was still no league constitution or board of directors, and play is to begin next fall.
BOATING—HARVARD crew, stroked by Perry Boyden, over Syracuse (by 1� lengths), MIT, Boston U. and Columbia, in 8:48.4 for 1� miles; HARVARD LIGHTWEIGHTS, stroked by Tony Goodman, over Boston's Union BC (by 1� lengths), Detroit BC and MIT, in 6:46 for 1[5/16] miles, for 22nd straight, Cambridge, Mass. NAVY, stroked by Joe Baldwin, over Princeton by 2� lengths, in 9:13.2 for 1� miles, Annapolis, Md.
BOWLING—TED PITERA, Fall River, Mass., rolled 240, set single-string duckpin record, Fall River, Mass.
BOXING—GENE FULLMER and JOEY GIAR-DELLO butted, slashed and bled their way to 15-round draw as Fullmer retained NBA version of world middleweight title, Bozeman, Mont, (see page 18).
Charlie Scott, 5th-ranked Philadelphia welterweight, 10-round decision over Frankie (Kid) Anselm, Philadelphia.
Len Matthews and Doug Vaillant, 10-round draw, lightweights, Miami Beach.
Carlos Hernandez, unbeaten Venezuelan lightweight, 12-round decision over Alfredo Urbina, Los Angeles.
COURT TENNIS—JAMES DUNN and WILLIAM I. FORBES, Philadelphia, over Jimmy Bostwick and Dwight Davis III, New York, 6-0, 6-4, 6-3, U.S. open doubles title, New York.
FOOTBALL—ART (PAPPY) LEWIS, earthy West Virginia coach who led Mountaineers to five Southern Conference titles, 58-38-2 record in 10 years, resigned to accept post as assistant coach and scout for Pittsburgh Steelers. Placed on probation by President Elvis J. Stahr three months ago after long running battle with athletic council, Lewis decided conditions "were impossible." His successor: Gene Corum, 39, onetime West Virginia lineman and former assistant to Lewis.