MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS of England took the lead away from world champion driver Jack Brabham of Australia near the halfway mark and went on to win the 230-mile Formula Libre road race at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Moss averaged 105.8 mph, set a lap record of 109 mph in a Lotus Formula I.
TRACK & FIELD—In an international meet between an overseas Olympic team and West Africa at Lagos, Nigeria, BO ROBERSON, Olympic silver medal winner from Cornell, won the broad jump with 24 feet 6 inches. BILL ALLEY of Kansas University took the javelin throw with a toss of 232 feet. MAX TRUEX of Southern California won the 5,000 meters in 14:16.4, lost the 1,500 meters to Australia's TOW BLUE, who ran it in 3:51.5. Nigeria's J. OMAGBEMI won the 100 meters in 10.4.
WEIGHT LIFTING—STEPAN ULANOV, Russia's bantamweight champion, bettered his own world record with a lift of 113 kilograms (248.6 pounds).
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: BOB ELLIOTT, manager of the Kansas City Athletics, and his entire coaching staff of Don Heffner, Fred Fitzsimmons and Walker Cooper. This past season the Athletics lost more games than any major league team and finished 39 games out of first place.
HIRED: JOE GORDON, who resigned as manager of the Detroit Tigers two days earlier, as manager of the Kansas City Athletics. Gordon signed a two-year contract at an estimated $35,000 a year.
NAMED: ARNOLD PALMER, 31, as the PGA 1960 professional golfer-of-the-year. Out of 1,217 votes cast by golf professionals and newsmen Palmer received 1,088, highest total in 13 years of balloting. Jay Hebert was second with 52 votes.
RETIRED: GORDON BROWN, after 10 seasons as lineman for the Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference. In 10 seasons Brown never missed a game, played in 203 games in all.
DIED: HOWARD GLENN, 25, of Vancouver, Wash., offensive guard for the New York Titans, following game with the Houston Oilers at Houston. Not noticeably hurt during the game, Glenn became hysterical and went into a stupor afterward, died about an hour later.