POLO—The SUNNY CLIME team of San Antonio took the National 20-Goal championship by defeating Oak Brook (Ill.) 9-7.
SKIING—France's JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY and MARIELLE GOITSCHEL gained the combined titles at the World Ski Championships in Portillo, Chile as France dominated the competition with six gold medals (page 24). Killy also won the downhill, while Miss Goitschel took the ladies' giant slalom.
TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON and CLARK GRAEBNER both won their singles matches the first day, then teamed to win the doubles the next afternoon to lead the U.S. past Mexico in the American Zone Davis Cup finals in Cleveland. The U.S. will meet Brazil in the Interzone finals in October.
MILEPOSTS—LICENSED: By the New York State Athletic Commission, ERNIE TERRELL, 27, recognized as world heavyweight champion by the WBA, and his new manager, George A. Hamid Jr. The commission previously had refused to license Terrell because his former manager allegedly associated with gangsters. The license presumably will lead to a New York fight between Terrell and Cassius Clay.
NAMED: Supervisor of officials for the National Hockey League, FRANK UDVARI, 42, a league referee for 15 years, during which time he handled 788 regular-season and 70 playoff games.
PURCHASED: Controlling interest in the Cleveland Indians, by VERNON STOUFFER, 65, millionaire restaurateur, from William R. Daley and Gabe Paul. Promising that the club will stay in Cleveland and not move to Oakland as most baseball people believe, Stouffer said: "You can be sure that now the Indians belong to the Indians' fans."
PURCHASED: By AL DAVIS, 37, who recently resigned after only four months as commissioner of the American Football League, a general partnership in the Oakland Raiders, the team he coached until the end of last season. Davis, who is one of the club's three general partners, will oversee all operations of the Raiders. He emphasized that he will not return to coaching the team.
RESIGNED: As athletic director at Northwestern University, STU HOLCOMB, 55, to become general manager of the Chicago Mustangs, an entry in the newly formed North American Soccer League.
SOLD: For a world-record $177,000, a SAILOR-LEVEE filly to Charles W. Engelhard of Far Hills, N.J. The filly was placed in auction at Saratoga only after another yearling was injured when she tried to jump a fence in her paddock.
DIED: ELLIS W. RYAN, 62, former president of the Cleveland Indians (1950-1952), who fired Lou Boudreau as manager in 1950; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.