Rick Leach quarterbacked four years for Michigan without serious injury; now a few days after reporting to Class A Lakeland, Fla., as the Detroit Tigers' first pick in the June 5 baseball draft . . . outfielder Leach has separated his left shoulder. He was diving for a ball in a Florida State League game against Winter Haven . . .
Hal Trosky, who led the American League with 162 runs batted in and 405 total bases during a 1936 campaign in which he slugged 42 home runs and hit .343 for Cleveland, died Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; heart ailment at 66. He aggregated .302 with 228 homers in a major league career shortened by World War II and recurrent migraine attacks; four times during his 1934-41 stand at first base for the Indians he hit .330 or better; finished up with the White Sox in '46 . . .
Los Angeles coroner's officers report it was a gunshot wound to the head that killed Vic Weiss, the L.A. promote-car dealer-fight manager found dead in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce several days after he met with sports moguls Jack Kent Cooke and Jerry Buss, then disappeared. If Weiss was dickering for Jerry Tarkanian to coach the Lakers, it was as Tarkanianhs buddy since they attended Pasasdena High together . . .
Norm Sloan has been named coach of the national basketball team for the 1980 Olympics - Great Britain's team. N.C. State's plaid-jacketed ACC fixture will begin work with the Britons in February (according to word from Leeds and Raleigh; more likely more seriously in March, after the college tournaments). Anyway, it won't affect his Wolfpack duties and he is considering bringing the queen's players to Raleigh for five weeks of practice . . .
Dave Bonner, who led Dunbar to this year's Interhigh basketball title (16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds a game), has signed to attend Towson State . . .