TRACK & FIELD—FRANK SHORTER, the Olympic gold medalist, won the Fukuoka ( Japan) International marathon for the third straight year. Shorter led all the way and finished in 2:11:45 to capture his seventh career marathon, bettering the 1964 time of the late Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Heisman Trophy for "the outstanding collegiate football player in the United States" to Penn State Tailback JOHN CAP-PELLETTI, by a margin of 533 points over Offensive Tackle John Hicks of Ohio State. Cappelletti gained 1,522 yards in 11 games this season.
DESTROYED: COUNT FLEET, the 1943 Triple Crown winner, at the age of 33, at Stoner Creek Farm, Ky., leaving Secretariat as the only living winner of the Triple Crown.
NAMED: As football coach by the University of Virginia, SONNY RANDLE, 37, replacing Don Lawrence. Randle, the former All-Pro wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals, had a three-year record of 22-10 at East Carolina.
NAMED: FRANKLIN (Pepper) RODGERS, as head football coach at his alma mater, Georgia Tech, after a 19-12-1 record in three years at UCLA. He succeeds Bill Fulcher, who resigned earlier.
DIED: JIMMY CANNON, 63, syndicated sports columnist who was a prot�g� of Damon Runyon; in New York City; after a long illness.
DIED: JAMES A. MULVEY, 74, a vice-president of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers since 1937; in Vero Beach, Fla.