TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD defeated Steffi Graf 6-4, 6-2 to win the women's title at the International Players Championships in Boca Raton, Fla. IVAN LENDL defeated Mats Wilander 3-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 to win the men's title. Each winner received $112,500.
TRACK & FIELD—At a meet in Los Angeles, DIANE DIXON established a world indoor best of 1:02.29 in the 500-yard run. The previous best of 1:02.3 was set by Valerie Brisco-Hooks in 1985. SERGEI BUBKA of the Soviet Union set a world indoor best in the pole vault at 19'5�", bettering Billy Olson's two-week-old mark by one-quarter of an inch. It was the seventh time—and third by Bubka—that the record was broken this season.
At the European indoor championships in Madrid, MARIS BRUZHIKS of the Soviet Union set a world indoor best of 57'6�" in the triple jump, eclipsing Charlie Simpkins's mark of 57'5" in January. NELLIE COOMAN of the Netherlands ran the 60-meter dash in :07, breaking the world indoor mark of :07.04 set by Marita Koch of East Germany in 1985.
Johnny Gray set a world indoor best of 2:04.39 in the 1,000-yard run at a meet in San Diego. The old mark of 2:04.7 was set by Don Paige in 1982.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: As manager of the San Diego Padres, DICK WILLIAMS, 56, who in 1984 guided the Padres to their only National League championship. His record after four seasons was 337-311.
RETIRED: Boston Red Sox pitcher BRUCE KISON, 36, who last year was 5-3 with a 4.11 ERA. He had a 115-88 record and a 3.66 ERA in 14 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels and Boston.
DIED: CHARLES (Red) RUFFING, 81, a baseball Hall of Famer who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox from 1924 to 1947; in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Ruffing appeared in seven World Series for the Yankees and won seven games, trailing only Whitey Ford (who had 10) for most victories. His lifetime record was 273-225 with a 3.80 ERA.
Bob Guelker, 62, soccer coach at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and one of only three college soccer coaches to win 300 games; of a heart attack in St. Louis. Guelker started the soccer program at St. Louis University in 1959 and led the Billikens to three NCAA championships before going to SIU in 1967. At SIU, he led the soccer teams to an NCAA Division II title in 1972 and a Division I title in '79.