MOTOR SPORTS—Averaging 87.096 mph in his Ferrari, CARLOS REUTEMANN beat Mario Andretti's Lotus by 11.061 seconds to win the Formula One Long Beach Grand Prix (page 20).
TENNIS—BJORN BORG beat Vitas Gerulaitis, 6-3, 6-3, to win the $175,000 Milan Grand Prix.
Martina Navratilova defeated Evonne Goolagong 7-6, 6-4 to win the $150,000 Virginia Slims championship in Oakland.
WRESTLING—The SOVIET UNION won the World Cup in Toledo with 12 points to eight for the runner-up U.S. Taking individual titles for the U.S. were Heavyweight JIMMY JACKSON, his second straight championship; RUSS HELLICKSON, 220 pounds; MARK LIEBERMAN, 180.5; and JIM HAINES, 114.5.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: Former Florida State coach, HUGH DURHAM, 40, as basketball coach at the University of Georgia; during Durham's 12 years at Florida State, the Seminoles had a 230-95 record. As basketball coach at Bradley University, DICK VERSACE, 37, who coached Jackson ( Mich.) Community College for the past two seasons; his teams had a 47-13 record. GALE CATLETT, 38, as basketball coach at West Virginia, his alma mater; Catlett coached Cincinnati for six seasons and had a 124-46 record. BRUCE HAROLDSON, 41, as basketball coach at Montana State; Haroldson coached at Mesa State College ( Colo.) for the past four seasons; his teams went 85-32. BUDDY MAHAR, 32, former assistant at Columbia, as head coach. As basketball coach at the University of Richmond, LOU GOETZ, 32, former Duke assistant. By the University of California, DICK KUCHEN, as basketball coach. Kuchen was an assistant at Notre Dame.
DIED: WILLIAM (Billy) COX, 58, shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1941, '46 and '47) and third baseman for Brooklyn (1948-54) and Baltimore (1955); of cancer; in Harrisburg, Pa. Cox played on three Dodger pennant winners and was considered one of the finest fielding third basemen of all time.