Sport: Scoreboard, Dec. 21, 1959

¶ On a practice run at Aspen, Colo., young (23) Buddy Werner, the U.S.'s best skier, crossed his skis, breaking his leg and the hearts of U.S. ski enthusiasts, who had counted on him to snap Europe's long dominance of the sport, take the U.S.'s first-ever gold medal in the men's events at the 1960 Winter Olympics, scheduled for Squaw Valley, Calif, this February.

¶ After a faltering start, the Baltimore Colts overwhelmed the Los Angeles Rams, 45-26, to win the Western Conference title, will match pro football's best offense against the game's best defense (TIME, Nov. 30) in the play-off later...

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