WEIGHT LIFTING—Soviet superheavyweight VASILY ALEXEYEV broke his world records at a meet with East Germany in Archangel, Russia, jerking 542� pounds to increase the mark by 13� and posting a total of 948 pounds in the combined, a gain of six.
MILEPOSTS—PRESENTED: The Cy Young Award, to TOM SEAVER of the New York Mets and JIM PALMER of the Baltimore Orioles. Seaver compiled a 22-9 record and had a 2.38 ERA. Palmer posted a 23-11 record and led the majors with 10 shutouts and a 2.09 ERA.
SHIFTED: To the Quebec provincial government from the city of Montreal, control over the strike-plagued main Olympic stadium. Montreal remains responsible for other venues and athlete housing, but a projected $600 million deficit erases any fond hope of breaking even on the 1976 Games.
SIGNED: CHRIS EVERT, by the WTT Phoenix Racquets, loan undisclosed six-figure, two-year contract that assertedly makes her the highest-paid player in the 10-team league.
DIED: WILLIAM H. (Bill) GORE, who trained world champions Willie Pep, Joe Brown and Bob Foster; at 84; in Lutz, Fla.