TRACK & FIELD—Kenya's KIPCHOGE KEINO broke Australian Ron Clarke's world record for 5,000 meters by 1.6 seconds with a clocking of 13:24.2, at Auckland, New Zealand's Western Springs Stadium. Four days later Keino began his latest campaign to beat Michel Jazy's world mile mark (3:53.6) when he ran a sparkling 3:56.9 without being pushed at McLean Park in Napier.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the executive directorship of the U.S. Olympic Committee, ARTHUR G. LENZ, 57, who served the committee for 9 years as director of information and assistant to retiring Executive Director J. Lyman Bingham. DOUGLAS F. ROBY of Ypsilanti, Mich, was elected at the same time to succeed Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson as president of the Olympic Committee.
FIRED: GEORGE (Red) SULLIVAN, 35, coach since December 1962 of the New York Rangers, who have finished fifth for three straight seasons and have won only one of their last 10 games this year. Sullivan was replaced by General Manager EMILE FRANCIS.
REPLACED: HARRY GALLATIN, 38, in the midst of his first full season as coach of the New York Knickerbockers, by DICK McGUIRE, 39, a former Knick star and the team's eighth coach in 20 years. Gallatin, who took over last January with the team in last place in the Eastern Division, left it the same way. McGuire, out of basketball the last two years, coached the Detroit Pistons from 1960 to 1963 and got them into the playoffs each season.
RESIGNED: BOB WALTERS, 39, head basketball coach at La Salle College for two seasons (31 wins and 17 losses), because of a duodenal ulcer that "has worn me down." Walters was replaced by Freshman Coach JOE HEYER, 27.
RESIGNED: After the University of Oklahoma's worst football season in history (3-7), GOMER JONES, 51, head coach for two seasons, saying, "I just got tired of the criticism."
RESIGNED: After 34 years of high school and small-college football coaching in New England, Tufts College's HARRY ARLANSON, 56, to become athletic director. Arlanson, the 1959 New England Coach of the Year, had a 57-35-2 record after 12 years at Tufts and an overall mark of 217-59-15.
RETIRED: Irving W. Berkemeyer's 11-year-old gelding trotter, SU MAC LAD, the world's leading money-winning Standardbred ($884,755), to Trainer-Driver Stanley Dancer's farm in New Egypt, N.J.
DIED: ISAAC ( Ike) RICHMAN, 52, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, of a massive coronary while watching his team play the Boston Celtics at Boston Garden.