HORSE RACING—SHUVEE ($4.60) won the $111,500 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct by seven lengths over Paraje (page 68).
MOTOR SPORTS—New Zealand's DENIS HULME won the final race of the Can-Am series at Riverside, Calif., beating Peter Revson by 46 seconds. Revson, however, finished first in the overall standings for the 10-race series, with Hulme second.
TENNIS—ILIE NASTASE of Rumania beat Rod Laver 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the $50,000 Embassy Open in Wembley, England to move within one victory of the $25,000 first prize in the 32-tournament Pepsi Grand Prix series.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: Baltimore Oriole director of player personnel, HARRY DALTON, 43, as executive vice-president and general manager of the California Angels. Dalton, one of the most knowledgeable front-office men in baseball, joined Baltimore in 1953 and became personnel director in 1965. Dalton built pennant winners in 1966, 1969, 1970 and 1971.
NAMED: As winner of the Cy Young Award, VIDA BLUE of the Oakland Athletics. The 22-year-old lefthander was 17-3 by mid-July and finished with a 24-8 record, eight shutouts, 24 complete games, 301 strikeouts and a league-leading 1.82 ERA to become the youngest winner of the award.
RESIGNED: BUTCH VAN BREDA KOLFF, 48, as coach of the Detroit Pistons, because of "pressure and health." Forward TERRY DISCHINGER was named to run the Pistons until a replacement could be found.
RESIGNED: SID ABEL, 53, as coach of the St. Louis Blues after a 3-6-1 start, to become general manager. BILL McCREARY, 36, coach of the Denver Spurs, was named to replace him. FRED GLOVER, 43, fired as coach of the California Golden Seals after three games, was hired by Los Angeles Kings Owner Jack Kent Cooke to replace Larry Regan, who continues as general manager. DOUG BARKLEY, 34, quit as coach of the Detroit Red Wings and was replaced by JOHNNY WILSON, 42.
DIED: JIM PITTMAN, 46, football coach at Texas Christian University, of a heart attack during TCU's 34-27 victory over Baylor at Waco, Texas. Pittman, who had a history of heart trouble, had gone to TCU this season from Tulane, which he built into a Liberty Bowl champion.