WEIGHTLIFTING—Seven world records were set in an international competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In the 123-pound division Bulgaria's NAIM SULEIMANOV lifted 375 pounds in the clean-and-jerk event, one pound over the world mark he set last May. In the 165-pound division Bulgaria's ZDRAVKO VELICHKOV established a combined world record of 831 pounds and raised the world clean-and-jerk standard to 464 pounds. VIKTOR SOLODOV of the Soviet Union set two records in the 198-pound division. He had a combined lift of 230 pounds and jerked 513 pounds, bettering his own world record of 512 pounds set last April. His countryman, YURI ZAKHAREVICH, an under-243-pounder, also set two records: 446 pounds in the snatch, 974 pounds in the combined.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: CHARLEY PELL, 43, head football coach at the University of Florida who had announced his resignation effective at the end of the '84 season. Pell had come under fire during an NCAA investigation of his program, which detailed 107 alleged violations. Pell, whose five-and-a-half-year record at Gainesville was 33-26-3, was replaced by offensive coordinator GALEN HALL, 44.
SOLD: By the financially troubled Golden Bay Earthquakes, who may merge with San Diego, forward STEVE ZUNGUL, 30, the MISL's alltime leading scorer with 419 goals, midfielder BRANKO SEGOTA, 23, and defender FERNANDO CLAVIJO, 27, to the San Diego Sockers.