MOTOR RACING—AL UNSER, driving a Parnelli-Cosworth, won the $60,625 Phoenix 150 averaging 107.695 mph. Gordon Johncock finished second to clinch the USAC championship car title (page 64).
TENNIS—Chris Evert lost her first match since April, to VIRGINIA WADE, 6-2, 6-2 in the finals of the $100,000 Dewar Cup in London. The men's title went to RAUL RAMIREZ, who ended Manuel Orantes' 22-match winning streak with a 6-3, 6-4 victory. JIMMY CONNORS downed Frew McMillan 6-2, 6-3 to win the $50,000 Cologne Grand Prix and top-seeded ROSCOE TANNER beat Corrado Barazzutti of Italy 6-3, 6-2 to win the Japan Open in Tokyo.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As athletic director at the University of Cincinnati, LOU SABAN, 55, who last month resigned as coach of the Buffalo Bills. In his 16 years as a pro coach in New England, Denver and Buffalo, Saban's teams had a 95-99-7 record.
RESIGNED: GIL BARTOSH, 46, head football coach at Texas El Paso, effective at the end of this season. The Miners had a 6-25 record during Bartosh's three years and are currently 1-8.
RETIRED: BOLD FORBES, 1976 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, thus ending the 3-year-old's racing career at 13 victories in 18 starts with total earnings of $523,035.
TRADED: Oakland A's Manager CHUCK TANNER, 47, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Catcher MANNY SANGUILLEN, 32, and a reported $100,000 in a player-manager swap. Tanner managed the White Sox for slightly more than five years and the A's for one, compiling a .500 record. Sanguillen hit .303 during his nine seasons with the Pirates.