TENNIS—STAN SMITH, a 6'4" USC student known for his doubles play, won the U.S. National Indoor title at Salisbury, Md. beating unseeded Ismael El Shafei, 21, of Egypt, 6-3, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—WILLIE DAVENPORT improved on his record-setting campaign of setting records, with two world indoor marks in two nights: 5.8 for the 50-yard high hurdles at the Toronto Telegram-Maple Leaf Games and 7.8 for the 70-yard high hurdles in the Mason-Dixon Games at Freedom Hall in Louisville, the latter breaking Hayes Jones's seven-year-old standard by .2. Davenport has now won 12 consecutive indoor races and broken or tied world marks in seven of them. LARRY JAMES set a world indoor record for the 500 (55.4) on Freedom Hall's advantageous 8-laps-to-the-mile track while his VILLANOVA teammates lowered their own world indoor record for the 2-mile relay by a full second: Andy O'Reilly (1:51.6), Chris Mason (1:51.1) Marty Liquori (1:50.7) and Frank Murphy (1:49.4) putting together a 7:22.8. RON JOURDAN of Florida, who had nine straight wins going into the weekend, took the high jump at 7'2" (tops in the U.S. this year) at a meet in Knoxville, and won at Louisville with a 7' leap.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: TED WILLIAMS, 50, as manager of the last-place Washington Senators, succeeding Jim Lemon (page 20).
NAMED: As members of Vince Lombardi's Washington coaching staff, three onetime Lombardi associates: HARLAND SVARE, 38, former Los Angeles Rams' head coach and defensive coach of the New York Giants; BILL AUSTIN, 40, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for three years; SAM HUFF, 34, the violent middle of the Giants' linebackers in the glory years of 1956, 1958 and 1959. Meanwhile, two retiring Packers were taken into the Green Bay coaching fold when Backup Quarterback ZEKE BRATKOWSKI, 37, called it quits after 13 years and joined Tackle FORREST GREGG, 35, on the offensive staff. NORB HECKER, 41, head coach at Atlanta until midway through last season, was picked up by the Giants to replace Svare; BILL ELIAS, 45, ex-Navy coach, was named defensive backfield coach of the Boston Patriots.
DIED: ANDREW (ANDY) KERR, 90, Colgate football coach from 1929 to 1946, in Tucson. A freshman coach at Pitt under Pop Warner, Kerr was head coach at Stanford for two seasons when Warner was unable to fulfill his contract, then became Warner's assistant. Kerr, who wound up his career at Lebanon Valley, was head coach of the East team in the East-West Shrine game for 23 years.