WHA: Quebec picked on New England 3-1 to end its five-game winless slump and create a first-place tie in the East Division with Cleveland, which defeated Chicago 2-1. Dick Pumple's goal at 10:22 of the final period gave the Crusaders their margin of victory. Pumple fired a rebound past Cougar Goalie Jim McLeod. Winnipeg continued to lead the West Division by five points over Houston.
MOTOR SPORTS—France's JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRUET and co-driver MICHELE PETIT led Alpine Renaults to a 1-2-3 sweep in the 42nd Monte Carlo Rally, finishing 26 seconds ahead of Ove Andersson of Sweden and Jean Todt of France.
SKIING—ROLAND COLLOMBIN of Switzerland won the Hahnenkamm race at Kitzb�hel, Austria for his fourth victory of the season, clinching the World Cup downhill trophy. His winning time was 2:23.32.
Marilyn Cochran recorded the year's first World Cup victory for the U.S. by winning the Kandahar slalom at Chamonix, France with an overall time of 90.14 seconds.
Spider Sabich moved into first place in the Benson & Hedges Grand Prix standings with 132 points as he won the slalom and was second in the giant slalom at Blue Mountain, Ontario.
TENNIS—Unseeded COLIN DIBLEY of Australia defeated Stan Smith 6-3, 7-6 for the $10,000 first prize in the $50,000 WCT tournament at Rancho La Costa, Calif.
Another unseeded player, New Zealand's BRIAN FAIRLIE, beat Mark Cox of Britain 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 for the $8,400 top prize in a $50,000 WCT tournament at Royal Albert Hall in London.
TRACK & FIELD—As he predicted and all but promised, STEVE SMITH of the Pacific Coast Track Club broke his own world indoor pole-vault record with a leap of 18'�" at the 66th Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden.
For the second week, AL FEUERBACH of the Pacific Coast Track Club set a world indoor record in the shot with a put of 69'5�". Feuerbach's performance was in the Portland Invitational meet in which STEVE PREFONTAINE established an American indoor record by running the two-mile in 8:24.61.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To baseball's Hall of Fame, WARREN SPAHN, who won 20 or more games in 13 seasons, pitched no-hitters when he was 39 and 40 and whose 363 career victories are the most by any lefthander. First Baseman GEORGE KELLY, Pitcher MICKEY WELCH and Umpire BILLY EVANS also were named in a vote by the 12-man Veterans' Committee.