SAILING—UBS SWITZERLAND, an 80.2-foot maxi-boat, won the fourth Whitbread Round-The-World yacht race in 117 days, 14 hours, 31 minutes and 42 seconds to break the record by some two days. The four-leg, 27,000-mile race began and ended in Portsmouth, England.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD defeated Kathy Rinaldi 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to win $30,000 and a WTA event in Houston.
Yannick Noah beat Guillermo Vilas 7-6, 6-0 to win $80,000 and a WCT event in Forest Hills, N.Y. Noah beat top seed Ivan Lendl to get to the finals.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: An out-of-court settlement of $1.08 million to JAN KEMP in her successful lawsuit against the University of Georgia, in which she claims she was fired by the school because of her objections to preferential academic treatment given to Georgia athletes. A jury had awarded Kemp $2.58 million on Feb. 12, but U.S. District judge Horace Ward reduced the amount to $679,681 while giving Kemp the right to seek a new trial. In the settlement, the university also agreed to reinstate Kemp as a co-coordinator of the English program in developmental studies, the remedial program in which many athletes are enrolled.
HIRED: As manager of the Seattle Mariners, DICK WILLIAMS, 57, replacing Chuck Cottier, 50, under whom the club had a 9-19 record while striking out 9.3 times per game. Williams previously managed Boston, Oakland, California, Montreal and, until his resignation last March, San Diego.
RELEASED: By the New York Jets, MARVIN POWELL, 30, five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle and recently elected president of the NFL Players Association.
RETIRED: Defensive tackle DOUG ENGLISH, 32, a four-time Pro Bowler for the Detroit Lions, after nine NFL seasons.
Garry Maddox, 36, Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder, who won eight Gold Gloves and had a .285 career batting average in 15 major league seasons.
SENTENCED: In U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, race car driver JOHN PAUL JR., 26, to five years in jail following his conviction for drug-related racketeering charges and five years' probation on false-passport charges. Paul pleaded guilty in exchange for the dropping of four drug-related charges against him and an agreement that he would not be called to testify against his father, John Sr., a race car driver, who also faces drug conspiracy charges.
DIED: TENZING NORGAY, 71, the Sherpa guide who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest; of a lung ailment; in Darjeeling, India.