PRO TRACK—JIM RYUN ran the first pro sub four-minute mile in Detroit's Cobo Arena, with a time of 3:59.8.
MILEPOSTS—CHANGED: The name of the NBA Baltimore Bullets, to the Capital Bullets, who will play next season in Largo, Md., a Washington suburb.
FIRED: JOHNNY WILSON, coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the last two years, presumably for failing to guide his team into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
NAMED: As ABA's Most Valuable Player, Carolina Forward BILLY CUNNINGHAM, by sports broadcasters and writers.
SENTENCED: To four years for theft of $3 million and for issuing a false prospectus, TOM SCALLEN, 47, president of the NHL Vancouver Canucks.
SHIFTED: The Dallas franchise in the ABA, to San Antonio.
DIED: Boston sportswriter AL HIRSHBERG, 63; of a heart attack; in Sarasota, Fla. His books included Fear Strikes Out and Backstage at the Mets.
DIED: JOE NOTTER, 82, the jockey who in 1915 rode the only filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, Regret.