Brooklyn Dodgers beat Japan All-Stars 3-1 behind six-hit pitching of Rookie Fred Kipp to wind up Orient tour with 14-4-1 record, headed for home and well-deserved rest. Japanese reaction: the Dodgers were weak on "low outside pitches"; the Yankees "showed more hustle," their batters had "better aim."
Chicago Cubs, already off to running start in general housecleaning, hooked up with Cincinnati in first big off-season trade. Last-place Cubs gave up Pitcher Warren Hacker (3-13), Third Baseman Don Hoak (.215) and Outfielder Pete Whisenant (.236) for Redleg Third Baseman Ray Jablonski (.256) and aging (36) minor league Pitcher Elmer Singleton (18-8 with Seattle). New Cub Manager Bob Scheffing admitted trade wasn't cure-all but reflected: "It's a start in the right direction."
Larry Boardman, promising young Connecticut lightweight contender who has put his future in soiled hands of Blinky Palermo, successfully encountered roughhousing ex-Champion Paddy DeMarco's mauling, butting and shoving with long-range bombs to win 10-round decision in Philadelphia's first big fight since May 1955. Complained DeMarco: "The referee wouldn't let me fight my fight. Boardman? He's nothin'."
Joey Giardello, onetime top-ranking middleweight challenger fighting his way back after losing brush with law in hometown Philadelphia, found third time charmed as he laid down two-fisted barrage to outpoint his two-time conqueror Charlie Cotton in 10-rounder at Milwaukee.
Kenny Lane, feather-punching Muskegon, Mich. lightweight, confused switch-hitting Frankie Ryff with baffling southpaw style for 10 rounds, scored often enough to win at Miami.
U.S. equestrians had merry time for themselves at Toronto, winning five trophies, including international jumping competition, to completely overshadow star-studded field in Royal Winter Fair Horse Show. Team Captain Billy Steinkraus, at his best form, rode off with two individual titles to set pace for victorious Americans.
Swoon's Son, homebred 3-year-old, held firm under steady hand of Dave Erb, trotted off with $32,700 Clark Handicap on closing day at Churchill Downs for his 10th victory in 12 starts.
Find, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's 6-year-old son of Discovery, rarely a winner but almost always in money this year, got away fast, maintained pressure for full route to break ice in $27,000 Narragansett Special after challenging Artismo broke down in stretch, fracturing both sesamoids in left front foot.