TENNIS—Top-seeded JIMMY CONNORS defeated Raul Ramirez 7-5, 7-5 to win his fifth tournament of the year, the $175,000 World Championship in Rotterdam.
TRACK & FIELD—HENRY RONO of Kenya, a Washington State sophomore, set a world record of 13:08.4 for the 5,000 in a triangular meet in Berkeley, Calif. Rono broke the record of 13:12.9 set by Dick Quax of New Zealand last July.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As basketball coach at Brown, JOE MULLANEY, 53. Currently coaching a professional team in Udine, Italy, Mullaney was at Providence from 1955 to 1964, when the Friars were 271-94. He also coached in the NBA and ABA. As basketball coach at Purdue, LEE ROSE, 41, who had a 72-18 record during his three years at North Carolina-Charlotte. As basketball coach at Wyoming, JIM BRANDENBURG, 42. Brandenburg's teams had a 39-16 record during his two years at Montana. As basketball coach at Auburn, PAUL LAMBERT, 43. In eight seasons at Southern Illinois, Lambert won 127 of 211 games. As basketball coach at Long Beach State, TEX WINTER, 54. Winter directed Northwestern to a 42-89 record over the past five seasons. As basketball coach at Northwestern, RICH FALK, 35, an assistant coach for the Wildcats during the last six seasons.
RESIGNED: Chicago Bulls coach, ED BADGER, 45, after two seasons and an 84-79 record.
DIED: Baseball's third commissioner, FORD C. FRICK, 83, in Bronxville, N.Y. He was commissioner from 1951 to 1965 and before that president of the National League.
DIED: Hall of Fame thoroughbred Trainer PRESTON M. BURCH, 93, in Middleburg, Va. Burch began his racing career in 1902 and he went on to earn his greatest fame with Brookmeade Stable.