Tizna ($25.80), Don Pierce up, took the $100,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap, covering the 1? miles in 1:48[3/5] at Santa Anita.
MOTOR SPORTS—South African JODY SCHECKTER, driving a Tyrrell-Ford, won his country's Formula I Grand Prix, completing 78 laps of the 2.55-mile Kyalami circuit in 1:43:16.9 for an average speed of 115.516 mph.
Cale Yarborough beat David Pearson by 13.5 seconds in the Carolina 500, averaging 117.588 mph for 492 laps in his Chevrolet on the North Carolina Motor Speedway.
SKIING—BILL KOCH of Guilford, Vt. became the first American to win a major cross-country race in Europe, taking the junior 15-kilometers at the Finnish Games in Lahti.
TRACK & FIELD—In the National AAU Indoor Championships at New York's Madison Square Garden ROSALYN BRYANT had the meet's only world record, running the 220 in 23.6. FRANCIE LARRIEU took the women's mile in 4:42.8, RICK WOHLHUTER the 1,000 in 2:06.4, FILBERT BAYI the mile in 4:02.1, HASLEY CRAWFORD the 60-yard dash in 6.0 and MIRUTS YIFTER the three-mile in 13:07.6 (page 54).
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: MICKI KING, diving coach at the Air Force Academy, as director of women's intercollegiate sports at UCLA. Captain King, who won a gold medal in diving in the 1972 Olympics, will resign her commission and begin work at UCLA in August.
SANCTIONED: By the Big Eight and required to cut its football grants-in-aid by 10%, OKLAHOMA STATE, for recruiting violations involving both its football and wrestling teams. The University of Nebraska was "reprimanded" for allowing ineligible players to suit up for the 1975 Sugar Bowl.
SIGNED: WILLIE WISE, former all-star ABA forward who refused to play with the Utah Stars this season, to a three-year contract with the Virginia Squires.
DIED: GEORGE PARNASSUS, 78, world-renowned boxing matchmaker, promoter and former manager of middleweight champ Ceferino Garcia and lightweight champ Juan Zurita, among others; in Los Angeles.