TRACK & FIELD—Two world records were toppled .at the World University Games in Turin, Italy, by East Germany's WOLFGANG NORDWIG, who pole-vaulted 17'11" to break his own mark by half an inch, and HEIDE ROSENDAHL of West Germany, who added less than an inch to her old long-jump standard of 22'5�".
Both the men's and women's two-mile relay world records were broken in an international meet in Crystal Palace, England, by a KENYA men's team (Naftali Bon, Hezekiah Nyamau, Thomas Saisi, Robert Ouko) in 7:11.6, and a BRITISH women's team (Rosemary Stirling, Georgena Craig, Pat Lowe, Sheila Carey) in 8:25.0.
MILEPOSTS—ENDED: His string of consecutive appearances in National League games, at 1,117, by Chicago Cubs' Outfielder BILLY WILLIAMS. He had not missed a game since Sept. 21, 1963 but was given the day off to rest up for the pennant drive. He established a new National League endurance record when he passed the 982-game mark last season, but his final total remains far short of Lou Gehrig's major league record of 2,130 consecutive games.
PROPOSED: A series of 20 INTERNATIONAL TENNIS MATCHES beginning next February in which 32 selected contract and independent players would compete for $1 million in prize money, culminating in a tournament for the top eight qualifiers in which the winner would receive $50,000; by World Championship Tennis of Dallas.
SHAKEN UP: The CHICAGO WHITE SOX, an American League team with the worst record in baseball, whose front office and field leadership underwent major overhaul, with Stu Holcomb becoming executive vice-president and general manager, Roland Hemond director of player personnel and Chuck Tanner (lured from the California Angels' farm club in Hawaii) the new manager, succeeding Don Gutteridge.
SHIFTED: The American Basketball Association's NEW ORLEANS franchise, to a new home in Memphis under a new owner, P. L. Blake, a former pro football player. Blake plans to call the team the Memphis Pros until the club's new fans choose a name for themselves.
SUSPENDED: SOUTH AFRICA, already barred from the 1972 Olympic Games, from international track and field meets for the next two years; by the International Amateur Athletics Federation. The country's "segregationist policies" and its future membership will be reviewed in 1972.
SUSPENDED: PAT PALINKAS, 27-year-old schoolteacher and the first woman to sign a professional football contract; by the Orlando Panthers of the Atlantic Coast Football League, for missing too many practice sessions. The announcement by Panther Coach and General Manager Paul Massey came after the approval of her $100-a-game contract (for holding placekicks) by the ACFL and the release of her placekicking husband Steve.
TRADED: Peripatetic RICK BARRY, who, rather than be carried back to ol' Virginny to play for the ABA's Virginia Squires, was sent to the New York Nets in exchange for a No. 1 draft choice and an undisclosed amount of cash. Gimpy-kneed Barry still hopes to return to the San Francisco Warriors, where he was NBA scoring champion his second season, but as that legal battle continues he said, " New York is the next-best place."
DIED: VINCENT THOMAS (Vince) LOMBARDI, 57, professional football's best-known, and probably best, coach; of cancer, at Washington's Georgetown University Hospital. The smallest of Fordham's famous Seven Blocks of Granite during his playing days (1934-37), Lombardi achieved his most lasting fame as a coach, starting at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, N.J. from 1939-46, followed by assistants' jobs at Fordham (1947-48), Army (1949-54) and the New York Giants (1954-58). In 1959 he went to Green Bay as coach and general manager, where he built the doormat Packers into the most consistent and feared team in football. In nine seasons the Packers won 89 games, lost 29 and tied four, were league champions five times (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967) and won the first two Super Bowl games. Lombardi retired as coach in 1968, but a year as general manager of the Packers frustrated him and he accepted an offer to coach the Washington Redskins last year, giving the team its first winning season in 14 years.