MILEPOSTS—TRADED: Guard GAIL GOODRICH moves from the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for 7-footer MEL COUNTS. Goodrich thus becomes the first player to return to his original club after being lost in an expansion draft, and the maneuver also answers questions as to why the Lakers had left top rookie Guard Dick Garrett available for this year's expansion teams.
SIGNED: To a new five-year contract as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, BUD GRANT, at a salary said to be upward of $50,000 a year.
RETURNED: To the New York Giants, their former star quarterback Y. A. TITTLE, who led the team in three title games; as the quarterback coach for preseason training.
CALLED OFF: A scheduled tour of England by an all-white South African cricket team, following pressure from Labor Party leaders who feared demonstrations during the June election campaign.
DIED: RAY SCHALK, 77, Hall of Fame catcher for the Chicago White Sox, who played for the 1917 world champions—the last Chicago baseball team to win a World Series. He caught 100 or more games in each of 12 years for a total of 1,760.