VOLLEYBALL—UCLA retained its women's collegiate title, defeating the University of Hawaii for the second year in a row, 14-12, 15-11 at Princeton.
MILEPOSTS—CHARGED: ORLANDO CEPEDA, 38, 1967 National League MVP, with importation and possession of 165 pounds of marijuana; in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
HONORED: With Eclipse Awards as outstanding thoroughbreds of 1975: FOREGO (Horse of the Year); HONEST PLEASURE (2-year-old colts); DEARLY PRECIOUS (2-year-old fillies); WAJIMA (3-year-old colts); RUFFIAN (3-year-old fillies); SUSAN'S GIRL (mares); GALLANT BOB (best sprinter); SNOW KNIGHT (best grass horse); and LIFE'S ILLUSION (top steeplechaser).
NAMED: USC assistant CRAIG FERTIG, 33, as head football coach at Oregon State, replacing Dee Andros, who became the school's athletic director.
SIGNED: By the WTT Hawaii Leis, ILIE NASTASE, to a reported six-figure, one-year contract.
SOLD: By John Allyn, the CHICAGO WHITE SOX, for $9.75 million, to a group headed by BILL VEECK, former owner of the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Sox.
DIED: Former Cleveland outfielder JEFF HEATH, 60; of a heart attack; in Seattle. In 1938 Heath hit .343, second to Jimmie Foxx (.349) in the American League batting race. His 14-year career mark of .293 included a .319 while with the 1948 champion Boston Braves.
DIED: ANDREW (Boy) CHARLTON, 67, who won a gold medal and set a world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle and won a bronze in the 400 free at the 1924 Olympics; of a heart attack; in Sydney. In the 1928 Olympics, the Australian swimmer won silver medals in the 1,500 and 400.