MOUNTAIN CLIMBING—Two Britons, DOUGAL HASTON, 33, and DOUG SCOTT, 34, completed the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest by the southwest face. At least live previous attempts by the same route had failed.
TENNIS—JAN KODES, Czechoslovakia's former Wimbledon champion, moved his country into the 1975 Davis Cup finals against Sweden, beating Tony Roche of Australia 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and giving Czechoslovakia an insurmountable 3-1 lead, in Prague. For the first time in history, the Davis Cup finals will be between two continental European nations.
Martina Navratilova defeated unseeded Carrie Meyer of Indianapolis 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the $50,000 Majestic tournament in Denver.
WEIGHT LIFTING—VASILI ALEXEYEV, of the winning Soviet team, took his sixth world super heavyweight championship with second-place lifts in the snatch and the jerk events at the world championships in Moscow. Alexeyev lifted a world-record total of 942� pounds. Super heavyweight Khristo Plachkov, of second-place Bulgaria, snatched a record 439� pounds, and the runner-up super heavyweight, Gerd Bonk, of third-place East Germany, jerked 534� pounds. Featherweight champion Georgi Todorov, of Bulgaria, set a world record with combined lifts of 627 pounds, and flyweight Masamoto Takeuchi of Japan set a world record by snatching 238 pounds.
MILEPOSTS—APPLICATION FILED: By the NEW YORK NETS and DENVER NUGGETS of the 8-year-old American Basketball Association, for entrance into the 29-year-old National Basketball Association in the 1976-77 season. In the face of legal obstacles and clamorous opposition from the ABA and the NBA players' associations, NBA Commissioner Larry O'Brien said his league would give the applications "serious consideration."
FIRED: DEL CRANDALL, manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, after four losing seasons (67-94 this year) and an overall won-loss record of 271-338.
FIRED: Minnesota Twins' manager, FRANK QUILICI, 76-83 this year and 280-287 through his 3� seasons.
REJECTED: The new NFL management contract proposals, by a 835-137 vote of the players from 25 teams. Only three clubs—Dallas, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh—accepted the terms offered last week by the owners.
RETIRED: After 13 seasons of professional football, Quarterback DARYLE LAMONICA, 34, of the WFL Southern California Sun, because of an arthritic knee. In his previous 12 years in the AFL and NFL—the last eight with Oakland—he set a lifetime league record for fewest intercepted passes.
RETIRED: LINDY McDANIEL, 39, after 21 years as a major league pitcher, mostly in relief. He hurled for five teams, most recently Kansas City, and is second in career mound appearances and relief victories to Hoyt Wilhelm.