MOTOR SPORTS—TINY LUND, averaging 96.174 mph in his Camaro, passed Richard Petty and Charlie Glotzbach with live laps left to win the NASCAR Wilkes 400 race in North Wilkesboro, N.C.
TENNIS—VIRGINIA WADE of England beat Julie Heldman 6-1, 6-3 to win the last tournament in the Dewar Cup indoor series in London.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the American League's Most Valuable Player: VIDA BLUE, 22, of the Oakland Athletics. The left-handed pitcher, who had earlier won the Cy Young Award, became the youngest double winner in baseball history. Only four other pitchers—Don Newcombe of Brooklyn in 1956, Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles in 1963 and Bob Gibson of St. Louis and Denny McLain of Detroit in 1968—have won both awards in the same season.
NAMED: LEE TREVINO, 31, as winner of the PGA's Pro of the Year award. Trevino won six tournaments, including the United States, Canadian and British Opens and set a single-season money-earning record.
REHIRED: LEO DUROCHER, 65, as manager of the Chicago Cubs despite rumors to the contrary. Reports of player dissatisfaction during the 1971 season began speculation that Durocher would not be retained after six years as manager. His record with Chicago includes three third-place finishes and two seconds after an initial year in last place.
RESIGNED: LOU SABAN, 50, as head coach of the Denver Broncos (2-6-1 this season), to be replaced by Offensive Line Coach JERRY SMITH, 41. Saban, who will continue as general manager, won AFL titles with Buffalo in 1964 and 1965, but had a 20-42-3 record since taking over the Broncos in 1967.
RETIRED: ACK ACK, 5, a prime candidate for 1971 Horse of the Year honors, to stud in Kentucky. The son of Battle Joined out of Fast Turn had 19 victories, six seconds and two fourths in 27 starts and won his last seven races, six of them stakes. Among his 1971 victories were the Santa Anita Handicap and the Hollywood Gold Cup.
TRADED: Forwards DAVE BALON, 33, WAYNE CONNELLY, 31, and RON STEWART, 39, of the New York Rangers, to the Vancouver Canucks for Defenseman GARY DOAK, 25, and Forward JIM WISTE, 25. Connelly had been obtained by New York 24 hours earlier in a deal with the St. Louis Blues that also sent Forwards GENE CARR, 20, a top draft choice, and JIM LORENTZ, 24, to New York and Forwards MIKE MURPHY, 21, and JACK EGERS, 22, Defenseman ANDRE DUPONT, 22, and a player to be named later to St. Louis.
DIED: BILL STERN, 64, one of the nation's most colorful and controversial radio and television sportscasters; of a heart attack in Rye, N.Y.