Yannick Noah upset Manuel Orantes 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 to win the $75,000 Madrid Grand Prix.
John McEnroe won a $175,000 Grand Prix tournament in San Francisco with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Peter Fleming.
TRACK & FIELD—DANIEL BAUTISTA of Mexico broke the world record for the 20-kilometer walk at the Lugano Cup meet in Eschborn, West Germany. His time of 1:18:49 was 2:10 faster than the mark set by Mexico's Domingo Colin last May,
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To ABC for $225 million, television rights to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. ABC outbid CBS, The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Inc., Tandem Productions and NBC, whose $85 million bid for the 1980 Summer Games had previously been the highest sum offered for TV rights to an Olympics.
DEFECTED: To Switzerland, Soviet figure skaters LUDMILA BELOUSOVA, 43, and OLEG PROTOPOPOV, 47, the husband-and-wife team that won four consecutive world pairs championships and the gold medal at the 1964 and '68 Olympics, The Protopopovs were on an exhibition tour through Switzerland and West Germany when they sought political asylum.
FIRED: By San Diego, ROGER CRAIG, who managed the Padres to an 84-78 record in 1978 and a 68-93 mark this season. Former Yankee infielder and team broadcaster JERRY COLEMAN will replace Craig.
By the Toronto Blue Jays, ROY HARTSFIELD, who had been manager of the team since its inception in 1977. Under Hartsfield, the Jays were 166-318 and finished in the American League East cellar all three seasons.
RESIGNED: As manager of the Chicago Cubs, HERMAN FRANKS, who had a 238-241 record over three seasons. JOEY AMALFITANO was named interim manager.
RETIRED: Two-time (1975 and 1977) Formula I world champion driver NIKI LAUDA, 30, who had survived a grievous accident at the German Grand Prix in 1976. Lauda had accumulated only four points in the driver standings this season.
TITLE RESTORED: To VICTOR GALINDEZ by the WBA, which had stripped him of his light-heavyweight crown two weeks before for allegedly breaking a contract to fight a championship bout against sixth-ranked contender Marvin Johnson on Sept. 15. The WBA rescinded its decision after Galindez signed a letter of apology and agreed to meet Johnson on Nov. 30.