SKIING—TYLER PALMER, a high school senior from Kearsage, N.H., won the Lauberhorn special slalom at St. Moritz, Switzerland for the United States' first World Cup victory of the season. Patrick Russel of France maintained his overall point lead despite being disqualified.
SPEED SKATING—STIEN KAISER of The Netherlands set two world records and tied another as Dutch skaters dominated the Swiss international meet in Davos. Miss Kaiser's marks came in the 1,500 meters (2:15.89) and 3,000 meters (4:46.5), and she equaled the 1,000-meter time of 1:29.0. ARD SHENK, also of The Netherlands, set men's records in the 3,000 meters (4:12.6) and 1,500 meters (1:58.7).
TENNIS—ROD LAVER remained unbeaten in the Tennis Champions Classic with his third and fourth $10,000 victories, 7-5, 4-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 over Tony Roche in Boston and 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 over Roy Emerson in Philadelphia.
TRACK & FIELD—BARRY BROWN, of the team champion New York Athletic Club, set a world indoor mark for the three-mile run on an unbanked track at the Metropolitan AAU meet in New York City. His time of 13:37.2 was six-tenths of a second below the old record.
At the Sunkist Invitational in Los Angeles RANDY MATSON equaled the world indoor shotput record of 67'10".
Don Quarrie, a University of Southern California sprinter from Jamaica, bettered the listed 9.4 world indoor mark in the 100-yard dash with a 9.3 clocking at a meet in Pocatello, Idaho.
MILEPOSTS—ACCEPTED: For consideration by the Supreme Court, probably in April, MUHAMMAD ALI's 1967 conviction for refusing to enter the armed services.
APPEALED: By the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, a judgment by the NCAA that sprinter Isaac Curtis was ineligible to compete in the 1970 outdoor track and field championships, thus depriving the Golden Bears of last year's title. Curtis had scored 22 of the team's 40 points.
BARRED: From Davis Cup competition in the European Zone, SOUTH AFRICA and RHODESIA. Both were extended invitations last year but neither took part because of a threatened boycott by other competing nations over their segregationist racial policies.
NAMED: ROD DEDEAUX of Southern California's national baseball champions, as Coach of the Year, for the fifth time, by the American Association of College Baseball Coaches.