All in all, it was a nasty week for Nasty as the Association of Tennis Professionals fined Nastase $5,000 and suspended him for one year from member-only tournaments. The disciplinary measure came as a result of Nastase's refusal to join the ATP boycott of Wimbledon this year. Britain's ROGER TAYLOR drew the same penalty and Australian RAY KELDIE was fined $1,000 for the same offense.
TRACK & FIELD—British schoolteacher BRENDAN FOSTER set a world record for the two-mile run with an 8:13.8 in London. He became the first Briton to hold the mark since 1904, bettering the year-old record of Finland's Lasse Viren by .2 second.
East German EVELIN SCHLAAK bettered her own junior world record with a discus throw of 196'10" at the European junior championships in Duisburg.
MILEPOSTS—EXPELLED: By the International Swimming Federation, SOUTH AFRICA and RHODESIA, from the world swimming championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. South Africa was barred until it could form "an integrated single governing body" and Rhodesia because it has yet to "provide proof that the sport is integrated" in that country.
FIRED: Detroit Tigers Manager BILLY MARTIN, while on three-day suspension by the league for issuing instructions to his pitchers to throw spitballs during Detroit's 3-0 loss to Cleveland's often-accused spitballer, Gaylord Perry.
FIRED: New Orleans Saints Coach J.D. ROBERTS, 40, who had a 7-25-3 record since mid-1970 and a recent "vote of confidence" from the Saints management. He was replaced by his offensive coordinator, John North, 51.
RETIRED: Middle Linebacker RAY NITSCHKE, 36, defensive anchor of the Green Bay Packers through five championship seasons and two Super Bowl titles. Three times named to All-Pro teams and picked by the Hall of Fame as the outstanding linebacker of the NFL's first 50 years, Nitschke was only the Packers' third-string middle linebacker when he announced, with tears in his eyes, that he was quitting after 15 years in the game.
SUED: By VERA CLEMENTE, widow of baseball star ROBERTO, two aviation firms and the U.S. Government, for $5 million. Her suit charges all parties with negligence, which resulted in the air crash that killed Clemente last Dec. 31.
DIED: Boxing Manager YANCEY (YANK) DURHAM, 52, after suffering a stroke, in Philadelphia. Durham first rose to prominence when he guided Joe Frazier to the 1964 Olympic heavyweight title, and was still the former world heavyweight champion's manager. He had a short career as a boxer himself before World War II, and at his death was also manager of world light-heavyweight titleholder Bob Foster.