City of Champions: Steeler-Pirateville also boasts the Lambert Trophy winning, as of yesterday, Pitt Panthers as Eastern college football's finest -- and Carnegie-Mellon, practically across the street, already had been voted the Lambert Bowl for Division III. . . . Willie Stargell, that champion representative of said city, made another visit to the capital yesterday as 10th of 12 cities on his coast-to-coast-to-coast tour to drum up support for the Willie Stargell Foundation to aid the fight against sickle cell disease. He stated his case well, and raised a few more grand, at a luncheon at Harambee House, the Georgia Avenue hotel that with Howard University Hospital neatly sandwich the local Center for Sickle Cell Disease. Howard is a research leader in the national battle for which the Pirate star hopes a major telethon can be arranged. . . . b
Hallelujah, it was too much with Clyde and Pearl both gone: Earl Monroe comes off injured reserve for the Knicks today. . . .
The National Football League has been served with a $144 million antitrust suit. Whaddya mean, keeping Memphis out of the league, plaintiffs (would-be owners) plead by way of federal court, Philadelphia.It had to have been because they were former competitors as World Football League operators, say the various suing former owners of the Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia Bell and Portland Storm.