TRACK & FIELD—Prepping for an Olympic Medal in the decathlon, VALERI BRUMEL won the U.S.S.R. sextathlon and bettered the record 744 points set by Vasili Kuznetsov. His performances: 100 meters in 10.8, 110-meter hurdles in 16.2, a 7-foot 2�-inch high jump, a 23-foot 10-inch broad jump, a 12-foot 9�-inch pole vault and a shotput of 47 feet 11 inches.
MILEPOSTS—BORN: To HAROLD and OLGA CONNOLLY in Tampere, Finland, where the former Olympic gold medalists are working as instructors: twins, a 4�-pound boy and a 7�-Pound girl. Their first-born, a 3-year-old boy, weighed a hammer-throwing 11 pounds 3 ounces at birth.
SIGNED: TERRY BAKER, All-America quarterback; with the Los Angeles Rams, who waited patiently while Baker played basketball and considered other offers. Baker chose the last-place Rams "because I like Los Angeles."
BOUGHT: a controlling interest in the CINCINNATI ROYALS and the Cincinnati Gardens; by a Buffalo concessionaire, Louis M. Jacobs, for about $500,000, just after the Royals beat Boston in the NBA playoffs.
DROPPED: ROBERT HAYES, 9.2 sprinter; from the Pan American Games roster and from all track this season, for neglect of his studies, by Florida A&M Athletic Director Jake Gaither, who explained, "He must get his education and be prepared to step out into the world."
WITHDRAWN: Recognition of PAUL PENDER as world middleweight boxing champion, by the New York State Athletic Commission, which now joins the World Boxing Association in backing Nigeria's Dick Tiger. Pender is charged with nondefense of his title for ignoring a challenge from Joey Giambra of Buffalo, N.Y.
DIED: GERALD HARRISON, 63, in Boston. A pioneer radio sportscaster in 1926. he spent a lifetime in Massachusetts and network radio.