TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS beat Ilie Nastase 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to win his fourth "heavyweight championship" and $250,000 at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico.
Bjorn Borg defeated Brian Gottfried 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to win the U.S. National Indoor Championships and $28,000 in Memphis.
Sue Barker beat Virginia Wade 6-3, 6-4 in the finals of the Virginia Slims in San Francisco. Barker's first tournament win of the year netted her $20,000.
TRACK & FIELD—The U.S. men's and women's team won a triangular meet in Toronto, handily defeating the U.S.S.R. and Canada. Notable American winners included: JANE FREDERICK (triathlon, 2.887 points and 50-yard hurdles, 6.3); TOMMY HAYNES (long jump, 26'2�" and triple, 55'3"); STEVE RIDDICK (50-yard dash, 5.2) and FRANCIE LARRIEU LUTZ (mile, 4:36 and two-mile, 9:59.6).
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: RED HOLZMAN, 56, as coach of the New York Knicks, effective at the end of the season. Holzman, who coached the Knicks to the NBA championship in 1970 and 1973, has a career record of 538-430 in 14 seasons with the Knicks. Milwaukee and St. Louis.