PLATFORM TENNIS—GORDON GRAY and DOUG RUSSELL defeated Steve and Chip Baird 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 to win the $4,200 Tribuno Championship of Chicago.
SKIING—HENRI DUVILLARD of France won the $20,000 World Pro giant slalom at Mont Gabriel, Quebec, defeating Terry Palmer of the U.S. for the $5,400 first prize.
TENNIS—DICK STOCKTON won the $200,000 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships at Philadelphia by defeating Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 (page20).
Martina Navratilova defeated Sue Barker 6-0, 6-1 to win the $100,000 Women's Pro Tournament in Bloomington, Minn.
TRACK & FIELD—ROSALYN BRYANT broke the women's 440-yard dash record of 53.8 set by Lorna Forde two weeks earlier with a 53.5 clocking at New York's Millrose Games. EARL BELL set a meet mark in the pole vault (18'�"), as did both TOM WOODS and DWIGHT STONES in the high jump (7'4�"), Stones winning on fewer misses (page 14).
Niall O'Shaughnessy of Ireland and the University of Arkansas ran the second-fastest indoor mile in history in Columbia, Mo., finishing in 3:55.4 on the 220-yard track at Hearnes field house. Tony Waldrop set the world mark of 3:55.0 in 1974 on a 160-yard track (page 14).
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head basketball coach at Marquette effective after the current season, HANK RAYMONDS, 52. Raymonds has been the assistant coach for 16 years, 13 of them with Al McGuire, who is leaving the post to go into business.
RETIRED: After three years as head basketball coach at Rice, BOB POLK, 62, effective at the end of the season. In his 27-year career, Polk has coached at Vanderbilt. Trinity and St. Louis University and has a career record of 353-251.
DIED: JOHN A. (Automatic Jack) MANDERS, 68, a placekicking star for the Chicago Bears during the 1930s; of cancer; in Chicago. Manders is generally credited with a role in revolutionizing placekicking by eschewing the dropkick for the placement method. In the '30s he led the NFL in field goals four limes and in points-after-touchdown three times.