NAMED: JIM FINKS, 47, as general manager, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the NFL Chicago Bears. Finks, who in May resigned a similar post that he had held with the Minnesota Vikings for 10 years, is the first non-family member to be given an executive position with George Halas' organization.
FIRED: FRED WILLIAMSON, after three appearances on ABC-TV Monday Night Football telecasts. Former Detroit Lion ALEX KARRAS was named as an interim replacement.
RETIRED: Chicago White Sox first baseman DICK ALLEN, 32, after 12 years in the major leagues, allegedly because he has given up hope that the Sox will win an AL West title. Voted NL Rookie of the Year in 1964 and AL Most Valuable Player in 1972, Allen was batting .301 with 88 RBIs and 32 home runs when he announced his decision.