TRACK & FIELD—JOE DIAL, an Oklahoma State senior, pole-vaulted 19'1�" at the Big Eight outdoor meet in Manhattan, Kans. to break Mike Tully's 1984 U.S. record by a half inch. Dial declined to make an attempt at the world record of 19'5�" held by Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By DENNIS DIAZ. owner of Spend a Buck, that the Kentucky Derby winner will bypass the Preakness Stakes and a shot at the Triple Crown to race in the Jersey Derby for a possible $2.6 million (page 19).
EXPANDED: The field for the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament, from 32 to 40 teams, beginning next season.
HIRED: As an assistant coach by the Atlanta Hawks, WILLIS REED, 42, who resigned two weeks ago as the head coach at Creighton.
As coach of the Boston Bruins, BUTCH GORING, 35, who was a center with the Los Angeles Kings, the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins for 16 years. In a related move, Bruin defenseman Mike Milbury, 32, said he would retire to join Goring as a Boston assistant.
As athletic director at Arizona State, CHARLES HARRIS, 34, who held the same position for six years at Pennsylvania. Harris replaces Dick Tamburo, who resigned in March after four ASU teams were placed on conference probation
As basketball coach at James Madison, former JMU assistant JOHN THURSTON, 37, He replaces Lou Campanelli, who resigned last month to become the coach at California.
By Virginia Commonwealth, basketball coach MIKE POLLIO, 42, who took Kentucky Wesleyan to the Division II Final lour three of the last four years. Pollio succeeds J.D. Barnett. the new coach at Tulsa.
ORDERED: By baseball commissioner PETER UEBERROTH, mandatory random drug urinalysis for owners, scouts, coaches, other nonplaying personnel and more than 3,000 minor league players (page 32). Big league players were exempted from the order because testing can be implemented only with the consent of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Ueberroth said he wants baseball to be a leader in eradicating drugs from society and urged the union to join his plan.
DIED: Fifty-two people at a televised city soccer club match in Bradford, England when a flash fire engulfed a 77-year-old wooden grandstand holding 3,000 of the 11,000 spectators. More than 200 other people were injured. Fire officials would not speculate on the cause of the blaze but did say that the grandstand's rear exits had been padlocked.