Adrien Duvillard, 28, French Olympian making his debut as a pro in the IPSRA championships in Aspen, Colo., careened through the 68-gate slalom and won the title after the fastest finisher, old Christian Pravda, 36, was disqualified for missing a gate. White-haired Anderl Molterer, 31, kept his giant slalom crown and, like Duvillard, collected $800.
SPEED SKATING—KNUT JOHANNESSEN, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist, took another try at the 3,000-meter record in Tonsberg, and this time officially broke it by 6.3 seconds. New time: 4:33.9. He had broken the record a week earlier, but the International Skating Union refused recognition because no one had told them that the race would be run.
SWIMMING—KEVIN BERRY, 17, an Australian record beater who wants to attend the University of Indiana, won the New South Wales championships in Sydney. He took 1.3 seconds off his own world record for the 200-meter and 220-yard butterfly, winning in 2:08.4.
TENNIS—HAM RICHARDSON, who retired from high-pressure tournament play four years ago. beat No. 1 Amateur Chuck McKinley 8-10, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Dallas Invitational.
TRACK & FIELD—COLONEL DONALD HULL of the AAU, his assistant Steve Archer and a caboose full of track-meet directors converged on Boston for the Knights of Columbus games and an answer to track's number one question: can you put on a meet without the help of collegians? The answer: a qualified yes, if you use Canadians and college seniors who have worn out their eligibility. A considerably less than capacity crowd of 7,300 braved icy pavements and the NCAA-AAU cold war to see 19-year-old Bruce Kidd run the third fastest indoor two miles ever, 8:43.2; his teammate from Toronto, Bill Crothers, take a second off the meet record for the 1,000; and Toronto's Jim Irons come within an ace of catching Kansan Bill Dotson in the mile.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: TO DAVE KEON of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, the cup given to the NHL player who best combines gentlemanly conduct and ability. In a sport where the two are almost incompatible, the award is a high honor.
TRADED: LOUIS APARICIO, the American League's top base stealer; hard-hitting Infielder-Outfielder Al Smith; and Pitcher Dean Stone, by the Chicago White Sox to the Baltimore Orioles for 1960 Rookie of the Year Ron Hansen; ancient, smart and tough-to-beat Relief Pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm: $115.000 bonus bust Dave Nicholson; and slugging (.328 with Rochester) Rookie Pete Ward.
CONVICTED: JACK MOLINAS, lawyer and former pro basketball player, on five charges of bribery and perjury in the basketball scandal. He faces up to 36 years in prison and fines totaling $35,500 after a trial that at one point heard the defense lawyer dismiss a major prosecution witness as "a fixer, a dumper, a corrupt college kid."
RETIRED: RICHIE ASHBURN, 35-year-old outfielder, after a 15-year National League career (two batting titles and a lifetime average of .308), to become a Philadelphia Phillie sportscaster, noting, "This is a pretty good job. I could be carrying a lunch pail."
FIRED: PAUL E. BROWN, 54, who as coach and general manager called the plays for the Cleveland Browns for 17 years, but had no defense ready against Owner-President Arthur B. Modell. Brown can stay with the Browns as vice-president in charge of nothing much.