BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston pulled 6� games ahead of Philadelphia in the East. Syracuse was encouraged by Dolph Schayes's 30 points against Chicago, his best since breaking a cheekbone on Dec. 24. New York was last.
With Los Angeles leading the West by 11� games, interest focused on the fight for second place. Detroit moved to within two games of faltering Cincinnati. St. Louis was winding up a lackluster season with a growing list of injuries. Chicago was last, but Center Walt Bellamy ranked among the league leaders in three offensive categories and was certain to be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
BILLIARDS—EDDIE LEE went undefeated in the week-long National Amateur Invitational Three-Cushion Billiards Championship to win the tournament for the 10th time, in Milwaukee. Lee beat runner-up Stanhope Adams 50-33 in 60 innings to complete the round robin tournament with an 11-0 record.
BOATING—PAPER TIGER, a 40-foot yawl with Jack Powell at the helm, finished in the corrected time of 18:09:38 to place first for Class C boats and retain her Miami-to-Nassau title. Powell's boat also had a fifth-place finish in the Nassau Cup race to win the six-race Southern Ocean Racing Conference championship. Paper Tiger had 319.5 points, runner-up Robin, winner of the Nassau Cup, had 305.5.
Kialoa, a 50-foot Class B sloop skippered by Jim Kilroy, placed first in the 1,430-mile San Diego-to- Acapulco race, leading a field of 21 yachts with a record corrected time of eight days, seven hours, 7 minutes 12.5 seconds. The runner-up. Princess, placed second to Kialoa in both overall and Class B standings.
BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY, fourth-ranked heavyweight, knocked out Mike De John in 2:24 of the third round, in Denver.
Sugar Ray Robinson lost a 10-round decision to Denny Moyer. along with his chance for still another middleweight title match, in New York.
COURT TENNIS—JIMMY BOSTWICK. defending champion, pressed his brother Pete with strong, long shots, gave up only five games in three sets, won the U.S. Open Championship in New York, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
DOG SHOWS—CH. ELFINBROOK SIMON, a 3�-year-old English-bred West Highland white terrier, took best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club, in New York. To win the top dog award, Ch. Elfin-brook Simon first beat a strong group of terriers and then faced a Pomeranian, a miniature poodle, an Afghan, a Great Dane and a Weimaraner, the pick of 2,569 entries.
FENCING—RYZARD PARULSKI won top foil honors, defeating Britain's Allan Jay 9-7 in the finals at the New York Athletic Club International Tournament in New York. Bill Hoskyns defeated Jack Guittet of France for the �p�e title.