MILEPOSTS—CANCELED: Because of a strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the last 92 games of the exhibition season. The association's executive board also voted to play in regular-season games from Opening Day, April 9, until May 23. If the players and owners have not reached an agreement by that date, another strike will begin.
CONVICTED: By a Federal Court jury in Harrisburg, Pa., trainers VERNON EWALT and GUY TUMMINELLO; jockeys PAUL WHITEMAN, RONALD SCOTT and LUCIEN PARENT; and JOSEPH SCIANDRA, a gambler, of charges connected with race fixing at Pocono Downs in 1974. Six other defendants were acquitted of all charges.
ORGANIZED: The CHAMPIONSHIP RACING LEAGUE, in an agreement between USAC and CART that ended a 17-month rivalry between the two auto-racing sanctioning bodies.