TENNIS—IVAN LENDL routed Lars Wahlgren 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to win a men's indoor tournament and $75,000 in Sydney, Australia.
Jimmy Connors knocked off John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3 in the final of a Grand Prix tour event in Toulouse, France. The victory was worth $45,000 to Connors.
Gabriela Sabatini defeated Mary Joe Fernandez 7-6, 6-4 to win a women's tour event and $50,000 in Filderstadt, West Germany.
Gretchen Magers beat Natalia Zvereva 6-3, 6-4 to win $17,000 and the first women's tour event staged in the U.S.S.R., in Moscow.
TRIATHLON—MARK ALLEN of Cardiff, Calif., won the men's division of the 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlon World Championship, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 8:09:14, breaking the event record, set by Dave Scott in 1986, by 19:23. In the women's competition, the victor, PAULA NEWBY-FRA-SER of Zimbabwe, finished in 9:00:56 to break her own women's event record, set last year, by five seconds (page 62).
MILEPOSTS—SUSPENDED: By the NHL, Detroit Red Wing left wing GERARD GALLANT, 26, for five games for deliberately attempting to injure Vancouver Canucks defenseman Garth Butcher in an Oct. 7 game; and Chicago Blackhawk defense-man DAVE MANSON, 22, for three games for pushing linesman Ron Asselstine during a game against the New York Rangers on Oct. 8.
TRADED: By the Dallas Cowboys, running back HERSCHEL WALKER, 27, to the Minnesota Vikings for linebackers JESSE SOLOMON, 25, and DAVID HOWARD, 28; cornerback ISSIAC HOLT, 27; defensive end ALEX STEWART, 25; running back DARRIN NELSON, 30; and a 1992 first-round draft choice. The Cowboys may receive up to six other first-, second-and third-round choices in the next five years if undisclosed conditions involving the traded players are met (page 42).