TENNIS—In the rain-delayed Virginia Slims tournament in Houston, FRAN�OIE DURR gained her first pro victory of the season, defeating Rosemary Casals 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
Roy Emerson defeated Bjorn Borg 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 to take the $50,000 Fireman's Fund International in Alamo, Calif.
Margaret Court defaulted to CHRIS EVERT in the $30,000 women's tournament in Columbus, Ga. Court had injured her calf muscle earlier in the week.
Third-seeded TOM OKKER rallied from a first-set loss, survived a 12-point tie breaker and won the $50,000 Tarn Tennis tournament 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 over John Newcombe in Chicago.
TRACK & FIELD—The women's world record was broken by NADEZHDA CHIZHOVA of the Soviet Union when she hurled the shot 70'4�", 7.8 inches better than the previous mark.
WEIGHT LIFTING—The U.S.S.R. took team honors in the world championships in Havana, scoring 96 points. Bulgaria, with 78, was second (page 38).
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: BILLY KINARD, 39, football coach at Mississippi, after two seasons: 10-2 in 1971 and 5-5 last year and 1-2 already this year. He was replaced by his predecessor, JOHN VAUGHT, 64, who had retired because of a heart condition.
JUMPED: From the NBA Los Angeles Lakers to the ABA San Diego Conquistadors as player-coach, WILT CHAMBERLAIN, for an estimated $600,000 a year for the next three years.
ORDERED RETIRED: By the N.Y. Athletic Commission, former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion ERNIE TERRELL, 34, after his fight with Jeff Merritt was stopped in the first round at Madison Square Garden. Terrell won the WBA crown in 1965 and lost it to Muhammad Ali in 1967.
OUT: As chairman of the board of the STP Corporation, ANDY GRANATELLI, 50. The portly racing figure, who was replaced by John Jay Hooker Jr., will remain as vice-chairman.