VOLLEYBALL—LONG BEACH STATE defeated Nebraska 15-12, 15-0, 15-6 to win the NCAA women's title, in Honolulu.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the NBA, for fighting in a game on Dec. 12, Charlotte Hornets center STUART GRAY, $5,000; Los Angeles Laker guards BYRON SCOTT, $2,000, and MICHAEL COOPER, $1,000; and Laker forward JAMES WORTHY, $500. Gray was also suspended for one game.
FIRED: As football coach: at Navy, ELLIOT UZELAC. 58, who guided the Midshipmen to an 8-25 record over the past three years; at Rutgers, DICK ANDERSON, 48, under whom the Scarlet Knights were 27-34-4 since 1984; and at Pitt, MIKE GOTTFRIED, 45, who had a 26-17-2 mark in his four seasons with the Panthers (page 21).
PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the NCAA, the NORTH CAROLINA STATE basketball program, for violations involving the players' selling or exchanging complimentary tickets and basketball shoes. The Wolfpack is also banned from this season's NCAA tournament.
TRADED: By the Cincinnati Reds, righthanded pitcher TIM LEARY, 31, and a minor leaguer to the New York Yankees for two minor leaguers; by the Atlanta Braves, first baseman GERALD PERRY, 29, and a minor leaguer to the Kansas City Royals for lefthanded pitcher CHARLIE LEIBRANDT, 33. and righthander RICK LUECKEN, 29; by the Toronto Blue Jays, catcher ERNIE WHITT, 37, and a minor leaguer to the Atlanta Braves for a minor leaguer.
By the Charlotte Hornets, forward KURT RAMBIS, 31, and two second-round draft picks to the Phoenix Suns for forward ARMON GILLIAM, 25.
By the Boston Bruins, left wing BOBBY JOYCE, 23, to the Washington Capitals for right wing DAVE CHRISTIAN, 30; by the Hartford Whalers, right wing PAUL MACDERMID, 26, to the Winnipeg Jets for center RANDY CUNNEYWORTH, 28; and by the St. Louis Blues, goalie GREG MILLEN, 32, and center TONY HRKAC, 23, to the Quebec Nordiques for defenseman JEFF BROWN, 23.