The UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE won the NCAA Division II championship by defeating Seattle Pacific 3-1 at Seattle.
TENNIS—HAROLD SOLOMON defeated Brian Gottfried 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 to win the South African Open at Johannesburg.
Ken Rosewall beat fellow Aussie John Newcombe 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 and CHRIS EVERT defeated Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-4 in the finals of the $100,000 Japanese championships at Tokyo.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: GENE MAUCH, 50, to manage the Minnesota Twins. Mauch was manager of the Montreal Expos from 1969 to '75.
MURDERED: ROSS McWHIRTER, 50, editor and compiler with his twin brother Norris of The Guinness Book of World Records (SI, Feb. 8, 1965), by gunmen outside his London home shortly after offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of IRA bombers.
PRESENTED: To FRED LYNN of the Boston Red Sox, the American League MVP award. The 23-year-old centerfielder is the first to win both it and Rookie of the Year honors in the same year. Lynn batted .331, had 105 RBIs and led the league in runs scored with 103.
SENTENCED: Jockeys ERIC WALSH; LUIGI GINO: BENJAMIN M. FELICIANO; and JESSE DAVIDSON, the 1965 national riding champion; to $1,000 fines and six months in federal prison for conspiring to fix the ninth race Trifecta at Bowie last Feb. 14.
DIED: GRAHAM HILL, 46, world driving champion in 1962 and 1968, and 1966 Indy 500 winner, in the crash of his light plane, which he was piloting, north of London.
DIED: NELLIE FOX, 47, second baseman for the Chicago While Sox (1950-63) and American League MVP in 1959; of skin cancer; at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.