Lynn Swann, balletic Steeler, on threatened NFL strike: "I won't go out. And I don't think I'm out in the wilderness. I believe a lot of players agree."
Swann disagrees with the football union's percentage-of-gross demand, says he and other dissidents were muzzled at the Albuquerque convention, vows not to pay dues until tactics are changed, and calls for ouster of Ed Garvey ("At times," Swann charges, "he just out-and-out lies" about what the membership is saying).
Swann asserts, "If the union says we're going on strike . . . the owners will say: 'We're going to lock out the players, forget it. We're going to start teams with nonunion ballplayers,' which they can do because there will be no contract" . . .
Boss Raider Al Davis, in the Los Angeles retrial, has retestified he reserved rights to move from Oakland--to L.A. Coliseum, or wherever--at NFL meeting Oct. 5, 1978, when he abstained as rival owners voted (illegally, he says) 27-0 to require three-fourths vote for any franchise relocation . . .
World Hockey Championships: United States 0-4, in jeopardy of dropping to B group for next go-round. Czechoslovakia beat U.S., 6-0, yesterday. Soviets 4-0 after beating Finns, 8-1. Canada 2-1-1 after routing West Germany, 7-1 (Bill Barber two goals, Wayne Gretzky two assists) . . .
NBA scoring champion--George Gervin, 32.3 average, Ice's fourth crown in six years; Moses Malone, 31.1, and 1980-81 leader Adrian Dantley, 30.3, next. Rebounding--Malone 14.7; Jack Sikma 12.7, Buck Williams 12.3 (might-have-been 1982 Maryland senior Williams grasped 1,005 missed shots, first rookie since Elmore Smith in 1972 to exceed 1,000) . . .
Bicycle racer Vicky Brown, 27, in GWU Hospital the day after Sunday's racing spill on the Ellipse: "It's a little disconcerting not to know what your last name is." Concussion, and for a little while she did lose some memory. Last evening she said she felt fine (but would be held over for further tests) . . .
George Washington women's tennis team placed second among 27 schools in weekend Middle States tournament at Princeton, won by Penn State; Maryland fourth. GW's Kathleen Collins-Linda Becker lost No. 1 doubles final to Rutgers . . . Jane Abood of Bethesda shot 85 79 77--241 at windy Echo Farms C.C., Wilmington, N.C., broke tie with par-par for individual medal in Azalea Invitational golf. Abood helped Penn State to the team title . . .
Wisconsin's new basketball coach: Steve Yoder, leaving five-year stand at Ball State as '82 Mid-American champ . . . Texas' athletic council says Abe Lemons can stay as assistant a.d. (two years left at $52,106 per when fired as coach; successor Bob Weltlich gets $67,500 base, $28,000 for TV/radio shows) . . .
A. "Red Sea Defense" was what meanie critics labeled New England Patriots' easily parted 1981 unit, which the 2-14 Pats mean to start shoring by drafting Texas' Kenneth Sims a week from today . . . Q. NCAA basketball finals: Albuquerque in '83--and ??? in '84.