Mayumi Aoki of Japan clipped two-tenths of a second off the world 100-meter butterfly record for women with a clocking of 1:03.9 in Tokyo.
TENNIS—The UNITED STATES won the American Zone Davis Cup final when the doubles team of Stan Smith and Erik Van Dillen defeated Chile's Jaime Fillol and Patricio Cornejo 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 in Santiago.
TRACK & FIELD—LYUDMILA BRAGINA of the U.S.S.R. broke the world record for the women's 1,500-meter run by 2.7 seconds with a 4:06.9 clocking at the Soviet championships in Moscow.
The ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM clipped two-tenths of a second off Texas A&M's 1970 world record for the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:21.5 in Barletta, Italy.
MILEPOSTS—EXEMPTED: Professional athletes, from the Pay Board regulations, by the Cost of Living Council.
INJURED: Quarterback ROMAN GABRIEL, 31, of the Los Angeles Rams, whose right lung collapsed during a team workout. He is expected to miss a month of preseason play.
NAMED: As head coach of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, PHIL GOYETTE, 38, who spent 16 seasons as an NHL center.
RETIRED: BART STARR, 38, after 16 years as quarterback with the Green Bay Packers. Starr guided the Packers to five league and six divisional championships. He completed 1,808 of 3,149 passes for a .574 percentage and in 1964-65 made 294 consecutive passes without an interception, both league records.
SIGNED: J.C. TREMBLAY, 33, a 12-year defenseman with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, to play with Les Nordiques, the WHA's Quebec City franchise.
SIGNED: Guard JERRY WEST, 34, of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, for two seasons at an estimated $300,000 a year.