Sport: Scoreboard, Dec. 14, 1959

¶ For a year's guarantee of $35,000, brooding Alex Olmedo, 23, California's Peruvian-in-residence (University of Southern California), quit amateur tennis to join the pros. In a 65-match world tour, Olmedo will hazard his erratic shots against canny Old Pros Pancho Gonzales and Ken Rosewall, a test which should quickly settle the question of whether The Chief is the flash who won the 1958 Davis Cup, or the flub who helped give it back to Australia this year.

¶ One day after he became the No. 1 draft choice of the National Football League (selecting team: Los Angeles), Halfback Billy Cannon,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!