HORSE RACING—Pulling away down the stretch, DROLL ROLE ($9.60), with Braulio Baeza up, scored a four-length victory over Parnell in the 21st Washington D.C. International. The winner was clocked in 2:38[4/5] over the 1�-mile soft turf course.
La Prevoyante ($2.60) concluded an unbeaten season with her 12th straight. With John O. Le-Blanc up, the filly won the $190,920 Gardenia Stakes at Garden State Park, running the 1[1/16] miles in 1:47[2/5].
HORSE SHOW—On his gray stallion, Good Twist, FRANK CHAPOT won the Grand Prix of New York City at the National Horse Show and compiled 54 points to take the international individual championship. The U.S. won the team title with 148 points to runner-up Canada's 62.
OLYMPICS—By a 537,440-358,906 vote in a state referendum, the DENVER OLYMPIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE was denied funds for the 1976 Olympic Winter Games (page 44).
Philip O. Krumm, 66, of Kenosha, Wis., has been nominated as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Two former Olympic athletes, John B. Kelly Jr. and E. New bold Black IV, were nominated as second vice-president and secretary, respectively.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The National League's Most Valuable Player award for the second time in three years to JOHNNY BENCH of the Cincinnati Reds. He hit 40 home runs and batted in 125 runs. Bench got 263 votes. Billy Williams of Chicago was second with 211.
FIRED: As head football coach at Wake Forest after the season, TOM HARPER, who signed a multi-year contract last January. The Deacons are 2-7.
RESIGNED: As head coach of the New England Patriots, JOHN MAZUR, after six straight losses, including a 52-0 setback to Miami which was the worst in the team's 13-year history. The Patriots were 2-7 and his career record there was 15-21.
RESIGNED: As head football coach at Furman University after 15 seasons, BOB KING. His Paladins are 2-8.
HIRED: TOMMY HUDSPETH, acting football coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, as head coach next season. He had replaced Bobby Dobbs.