Sport: Scoreboard, Feb. 9, 1959

¶With the high jump bar set at 7 ft., Boston University Freshman John Thomas (TIME, Feb. 2) missed his first attempt but sailed cleanly across on the second try. beating U.S. Outdoor Champion Charlie Dumas (first man ever to jump 7 ft.) and smashing his own world's indoor record for the second time in three weeks, at New York's 52nd annual Millrose Games.

¶ For political reasons, the unbeaten U.S.S.R. team refused to play Nationalist China at the world basketball championships in Santiago. Chile, thereby forfeited its claim to the title. Brazil was declared...

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