BASKETBALL—LOS ANGELES moved into second place in the Western Division, a full game ahead of Detroit as they beat the Pistons 129-106 ( Elgin Baylor scored 57 points), then dumped New York 121-106.
In the NBL Cleveland split with New York, then defeated Seattle to move within half a game of clinching the Eastern Division title. In the Western Division, Denver took a 53�-game lead with a win over Bartlesville.
COURT TENNIS—JIMMY BOSTWICK of Old Westbury, N.Y., defeated Jimmy Dunn of Philadelphia 2-6, 6-1, 5-6, 6-2, 6-1 to win the U.S. open championship for the second year in a row, in Philadelphia. Dunn, 48, has been runner-up every year since the tournament began in 1955.
DOG SHOW—CH. CAPPOQUIN LITTLE SISTER, a black toy poodle, won the best-in-show at the Westminster Kennel Club championships, in Madison Square Garden. The poodle, owned by Florence Michelson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was handled by Anne Rogers of Mahopac, N.Y. It was Miss Rogers' third victory in five years.
FENCING—GENE GLAZER, 21-year-old New York University senior, coolly held off a savage attack by 40-year-old U.S. National Champion Albert Axelrod, won 8-6 in foils to take the title in the New York AC's first annual international championship. Before meeting Axelrod (nicknamed Ironfist for his hacking attack), Glazer triumphed over a field of international stars. GERARD LEFRANC, a 6-foot 6-inch Frenchman, with swift precision cut through Italian Olympic Champion Giuseppe Delfino's defense to win the �p�e title, 8 touches to 1.
GOLF—DAVE HILL sank a twisting, downhill 15-foot putt to defeat Tommy Bolt and Buddy Sullivan on the third playoff hole of the $20,000 Tucson Open. All three had finished the first 72 holes of the tournament with 11-under-par 269s.
Louise Suggs of Atlanta, who has long contended that women can beat men at the short game, came from behind to beat a dozen men professionals, win the $10,000 Palm Beach par-3 invitational and prove her point. Miss Suggs was one shot ahead of Dub Pagan, two ahead of Sam Snead.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL won four straight over Toronto, Boston, New York and Detroit, scored 23 goals and tied Toronto for first place. In their loss to the Canadiens the Red Wings' Gordie Howe scored his 500th NHL goal.
Denver University clinched its second straight Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship with a 6-2 victory over Michigan, after beating the Wolverines 4-1 the night before. Denver's Jerry Walker scored four goals in the second game to set a new WCHA single-season record of 48. Minnesota beat Michigan Tech twice (5-1 and 3-2), is now tied with Michigan in second place.
Boston College defeated Harvard 4-2 in the title game of the Beanpot Tournament in Boston, ending an 11-game winning streak for Harvard. In the Ivy League, Harvard beat Princeton 7-4 to hold on to first place, and Yale beat Dartmouth 5-4, taking sole possession of second place again. RPI kept its No. 1 ranking in the East for the fourth consecutive week, beating Yale 8-3 and Middlebury 5-4.