TRACK & FIELD—A WEST GERMAN women's team shattered Britain's world record in the 4 x 800-meter relay by 8.2 seconds, in 8:16.8. The team of Ellen Tittel, Sylvia Schenk, Christa Merten and Hildegard Falck set the mark in L�beck, West Germany at a warmup meet in preparation for the European championships in Helsinki.
MILEPOSTS-DISCONTINUED: Intercollegiate football after the 1971 season, by vote of the trustees of Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. Football was Adelphi's youngest sport, and acting President Randall P. McIntyre called it the most practical to drop as an economy measure.
FIRED: ALVIN DARK, 49, manager of the Cleveland Indians, the last-place team in the American League East Division. His replacement for the remainder of the season: Coach JOHN LIPON, 48. Dark, a good-hitting shortstop on three pennant-winning teams ( Boston Braves, 1948; New York Giants. 1951 and 1954), played 14 seasons in the National League. He also managed the San Francisco Giants (1961-64) and the Kansas City Athletics (1966-67) before taking over the Indians in 1968. Lipon, a fair major league infielder and an outstanding manager in the Indian farm system, has been a coach for three seasons. Said Lipon, "I have some ideas I think will help."
TRADED: Wide Receiver JERRY LEVIAS of the Houston Oilers to the San Diego Chargers for Tackles RON BILLINGSLEY and GENE FERGUSON. In other trades: DUANE THOMAS, Dallas Cowboy running back and NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, went to the New England Patriots for Running Back CARL GARRETT (1969 AFL Rookie of the Year) and the Patriots' No. 1 draft pick in 1972; Wide ceiver ROY JEFFERSON was acquired by the Washington Redskins for rookie Flanker COTTON SPEYRER who went to the Baltimore Colts.
DIED: MYRIL HOAG, 63, New York Yankee outfielder from 1931-38 and member of the world championship teams in 1932, 1936-38; after a long illness in High Springs, Fla.
DIED: JOHN (Chief) MEYERS, 90, who threw out a record 12 runners in the 1911 World Series while catching for the New York Giants; in San Bernardino, Calif.