Marielle Goitschel, France's 1964 Olympic giant slalom gold-medal champion, took the Oberstaufen ( Germany) Cup for the third straight year with a first in the slalom (1:34.58) and a second in the giant slalom, which was won by her country-woman, MADELEINE BOCHATAY, in 1:31.23. Marielle's sister Christine, also an Olympic gold medalist, finished second in the slalom and third in the giant slalom, for second place overall.
SKI JUMPING—When the German-Austrian four-hill competition ended in Bischofshofen, Austria, the overall title went to Olympic gold-medal winner VEIKKO KANKKONEN of Finland, who totaled 869.2 points. Dieter Neuendorf of East Germany finished second, and Bjoern Wirkola of Norway third.
SQUASH RACQUETS—Pro MOHIBULLAH KHAN, representing the Boston Harvard Club, lost his first game in over two years of competition in the finals of the first North American Squash Racquets Tournament in Detroit but rallied to beat amateur Victor Niederhoffer of Chicago 15-2, 15-3, 12-15, 15-10.
TENNIS—ARTHUR ASHE, who had previously won the Queensland and South Australian singles titles on his down under tour, added the West Australian championship to his string by beating Cliff Richey of Dallas 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in the final in Perth. Australia's MARGARET SMITH defeated Nancy Richey for the women's title 6-3, 6-1.
TRACK & FIELD—In the first major indoor meet of the 1966 season, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, JOHN PENNEL set an American indoor pole vault record with a 16-foot 7�-inch leap, breaking Billy Pemelton's 1965 mark by 1� inches. Kansas University's JOHN LAWSON set a meet record and beat Gerry Lindgren by 15 yards in the two-mile run when he turned in a 58-second final quarter for an 8:40.4. Kansas freshman JIM RYUN set a track record with a 4:02.1 mile, and CHARLIE GREENE of Nebraska sprinted 60 yards in six seconds flat, 1/10 second off the world record. Returning to competition after a year's absence, PARRY O'BRIEN, 33, won the shotput with a 62-foot 3-inch heave.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: By the University of Utah as head football coach, MIKE GIDDINGS, 32, former University of California tackle and assistant to John McKay at USC for five years.
PROMOTED: To head coach of the Buffalo Bills, JOEL COLLIER, a defensive coach for the past four years. Collier, at 33, will be the youngest head coach in professional football.
RESIGNED: Kansas City Chiefs' Head Talent Scout DON KLOSTERMAN, 35, after the publication of statements, attributed to and denied by him, to the effect that the Chiefs were considering a move to Los Angeles.
FIRED: After five years as head coach of the Washington Redskins, BILL McPEAK, 39, whose team finished fourth in the NFL's Eastern Division this season with a 6-8 record. McPeak's five-year score was 21-46-3.
DIED: Lieut. j.g. DONALD C. MACLAUGHLIN, 24, former All-America lacrosse player at the U.S. Naval Academy and recipient, in 1963, of the academy's highest athletic award, the Athletic Association Sword, in the crash of his Skyhawk bomber on a mountainside in Vietnam.