Jim Ryun ran the third-fastest mile in history, clocking 3:52.8 at the Toronto Police Games. He established the world mark of 3:51.1 in 1967.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: A franchise to SAN DIEGO, by the American Basketball Association. The new club, which is yet to be named, increases league membership to 10 teams.
AWARDED: A NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME to Stillwater, Okla., by the governing council of the U.S. Wrestling Federation.
HIRED: BART STARR, 38, who retired as Green Bay Packer quarterback last week, as a Packer assistant coach.
INDUCTED: GINO MARCHETTI, OLLIE MATSON, ACE PARKER and LAMAR HUNT, into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. Marchetti was a 10-year All-Pro defensive end for the Baltimore Colts in 1955-65. Matson gained 12,844 yards in a pro career with three NFL teams, ranking third among alltime runners. Parker, who coached for one team and played for three others in the now-defunct All-America Conference, helped introduce the pass as a pro weapon. Hunt, the founder of the American Football League, is president of the Kansas City Chiefs.
NAMED: ROBERT S. CARLSON, 47, as commissioner of the American Basketball Association, replacing Jack Dolph, who resigned last month. Carlson, a New York attorney, had previously served as special counsel to the league.
REPLACED: LEO DUROCHER, 66, as manager of the Chicago Cubs. WHITEY LOCKMAN, 46, a first baseman for the New York Giants from 1945 to 1957 and more recently manager of Cub farm clubs for five years, was named to succeed him. Durocher's 6� years with the club were noted for rumored friction between him and the players. His record included three third-place finishes and two seconds after ending up 10th his first season. The Cubs were lied for third, 10 games behind league-leading Pittsburgh, when the change was made.
RETIRED: Heavyweight boxer JERRY QUARRY, 27, to pursue a career in public relations. Quarry won 43 of 53 professional fights but never had a shot at the complete title. He lost bouts to Joe Frazier and to Muhammad Ali (twice).
TRADED: Running Back JIM NANCE, 29, of the New England Patriots to the Philadelphia Eagles for an undisclosed 1973 draft choice. Nance set an American Football League record when he rushed for 1,458 yards in 1966. Last year, with the Patriots emphasizing a passing attack led by Quarterback Jim Plunkett, Nance gained only 468 yards.
DIED: LANCE REVENTLOW, 36, heir to the Barbara Hutton millions and onetime sports-car racing figure whose most notable win was the 1958 Governor's Cup in Nassau; in a plane crash in the Colorado Rockies. He was also builder-driver of Scarab sports cars and, most recently, a part-time ski instructor.