FIRED: By the Giants, Coach JOHN McVAY, 47, whose record was 14-23. Concurrently, Director of Operations ANDY ROBUSTELLI, 52, resigned.
HIRED: By Duke to replace fired football Coach Mike McGee, SHIRLEY (RED) WILSON, 52, who had a 10-year record of 72-34-3 at Elon College.
NAMED: Coach of the U.S. women's basketball team for the 1980 Olympics, SUE GUNTER, 39, who has coached 14 seasons at Stephen F. Austin State.
NAMED: Winner of the E. Roland Harriman Harness Horse of the Year award, ABERCROMBIE. The 3-year-old pacer set a one-year earnings record of $703,260.