BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON, running out the string of regular season games, equaled its NBA record of 59 victories for one season (set two years ago) by defeating Western Division leader Los Angeles 119-105. With one game left, Boston's record is 59-20. Wilt Chamberlain, another record maker, moved to within three points of a 4,000-point total for the season, also with one game to go. St. Louis, with temporary player-coach Bob Pettit in charge, took three in a row, including a 126-123 win over Detroit.
BOATING—HANS FOGH, 24, silver-medal winner in the 1960 Olympics, with PAUL ELVSTROM, 34, a four-time Olympic gold-medal winner as crew, guided Denmark's only Flying Dutchman to a world championship at St. Petersburg, Fla. The wily Dane outfoxed classy competition that included second-place Roily Tasker of Australia, the 1958 winner, Olympic champion Peder Lunde Jr. of Norway and Italy's defending champion Mario Capio, by close point total of 6,055 to Australia's 5,946.
Chubasco, a 67-foot ketch skippered by Don Haskell of Newport Harbor YC, was first to finish the 76-mile midwinter Catalina Island race, in 20:38:21, but Hugh Roger's Class D sloop WHIMSEY of the Los Angeles YC won on corrected time of 19:23:29. Race was the first for the Whitney cup.
BOXING—DAVEY MOORE, world featherweight champion, let go an overhand right to floor Cisco Andrade of San Jacinto, Calif. in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-round nontitle match in Los Angeles. Referee George Latka stopped the fight in the next round, but it counted as a KO, the first ever for 32-year-old Andrade.
Farid Salim, Argentinian middleweight with rapid-fire jabs, hooks and crosses, scored a unanimous decision over Joey Giambra of Hollywood in a 10-round bout in New York.
Bennie Black, a 21-year-old Chicago butcher, thrashed through a three-round final in the national Golden Gloves heavyweight division to beat 280-pound Buster Mathis of Grand Rapids, Mich, for the title. Golden Gloves team award went to Toledo with 19 points and one winner: Lightweight Edward Ellis, a high school student. Cincinnati was second with 17 points.
CURLING—HIBBING ( Minn.) RINK, skippered by Fran Kleffman, won over five finalists at the Detroit national championships to make off with its second men's title in four years. In the last match Hibbing defeated the C. T. Renkoski Rink of Fairbanks, Alaska 11-4.
FIELD TRIALS—HOME AGAIN HATTIE, a 5-year-old pointer, flushed out the national bird-dog title after a three-week trial over the Ames plantation course at Grand Junction, Tenn. on a final 13-contact, three-hour quail hunt. Hattie, whose sire. Home Again Mike, won the national two years ago, is owned by Virgil E. Johnson of Zanesville, Ohio and handled by Jack Harper of Benton. Miss.
GOLF—DOUG SANDERS of Ojai, Calif. paused long enough during the 520,000 Pensacola Open to have a sliver of glass removed from his foot, shot three successive 67s and staved off a strong rally by Don Fairfield on the last 18 with a 69 to take 52,800 first-place money by one stroke. It was the first win on this year's PGA tour for Sanders.
HOCKEY—NHL: TORONTO won two straight, 2-0 over Detroit and 3-2 over Chicago, to put them solidly ahead of Chicago in second place. Boston, winless since Jan. 27, held Detroit to a 2-2 tie, and Montreal subdued New York 2-1 to send the Red Wings and the Rangers into a fourth-place deadlock.