SKIING—ANNEMARIE PROELL of Austria rallied on her second run to win her seventh World Cup race in 10 outings by taking the giant slalom in St. Gervais, France.
SPEED SKATING—SHEILA YOUNG of Detroit broke Anne Henning's 500-meter world record with a 41.8 in Davos, Switzerland.
TENNIS—ROD LAVER won the $10,000 first prize by defeating Dick Stockton 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the $50,000 Saga Bay Classic at Miami (page 12).
Margaret Court won the $25,000 British Motors women's title at San Francisco by defeating fellow Australian Kerry Melville 6-3, 6-3 for the $6,000 first prize.
TRACK a FIELD—Kenya's BEN JIPCHO equaled the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an 8:20.8 at the All- Africa Games in Nigeria. Jipcho also won the 5,000 meters in 14:07.2.
In addition to the 8:27.4 victory by STEVE PREFONTAINE in the two-mile (page 50), STEVE SMITH and AL FEUERBACH set world indoor records in the Sunkist meet at Los Angeles. Smith pole-vaulted 17'11" and Feuerbach put the shot 69'4�". DAVE WOTTLE nipped Kip Keino in a 4:06.1 mile.
MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: Gymnast CATHY RIG-BY, 20, and Washington Redskin Running Back TOMMY MASON, 33; in Long Beach, Calif.
NAMED: DON CORYELL, as head coach of the St. Louis football Cardinals, after a 104-19-2 record in 12 seasons at San Diego State.
NAMED: As head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, MIKE McCORMACK, former Redskin assistant, who signed a three-year contract.
NAMED: As the recipient of the Sullivan Award, Olympic marathon champion FRANK SHORTER, by the AAU as the top amateur athlete.