SWIMMING—JOSE FIOLO, Brazil's 17-year-old Pan-American Games champion, broke the world 100-meter breaststroke record in Rio de Janeiro with a 1:06.4 clocking, .3 second faster than the mark set by Vladimir Kosinsky at Leningrad last November.
TENNIS—Wimbledon champion BILLIE JEAN KING of Berkeley, Calif. gained her third straight National women's indoor title by defeating Rosemary Casals 6-3, 9-7 in the finals in Winchester, Mass.
TRACK & FIELD—The LOS ANGELES MERCURETTES set an 880-yard sprint medley relay record of 1:45.1 at the AAU indoor championships in Oakland (page 20).
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As head basketball coach at Penn State for next season, JOHN BACH, 43, who has coached at Fordham for the past 18 years and has a lifetime record of 259-193 with three games remaining in the current season.
RETIRED: ERNIE CALVERLEY, 45, as head basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island, to devote full time to his duties as assistant athletic director. Calverley, the MVP in the 1946 NIT when he led the Rams to the finals, where they lost to Kentucky by a point, has a 153-124 record—with two games to go—in his 11 years as coach of his alma mater.
DIED: GEORGE HACKENSCHMIDT, 89, "The Russian Lion" of wrestling fame who once was called the strongest man in the world; in a hospital at Dulwich, England. Born in Estonia, Hackenschmidt was the world heavyweight wrestling champion for many years and is best remembered for his epic bouts with Frank Gotch in 1908 and 1911.