Bill Scanlon upset Peter Fleming 6-1, 6-1 to win the $100,000 Island Holidays Classic in Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: New England Cornerback RAY CLAYBORN, $2,000 by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle for "conduct involving members of the news media." Following the Patriots' Sept. 9th victory over the Jets, Clayborn allegedly provoked a locker-room fist-fight with Boston Globe Sportswriter Will McDonough. The week before, Clayborn had verbally abused Bruce Lowitt of the Associated Press, who was trying to interview him after New England's loss to Pittsburgh.
FIRED: By Kansas City, WHITEY HERZOG, who managed the Royals to three AL West titles and a 410-304 record in 4� seasons. This year K.C. finished in second place, three games behind the Angels.
HIRED: To manage the Chicago Cubs, PRESTON GOMEZ, 56, a coach with the Dodgers the past three seasons and a former manager of the Padres (1969-72) and the Astros (1974-75). Gomez replaces Herman Franks, who resigned last week.
TRADED: By the New Jersey Nets, Forward BERNARD KING, 22, who in his two NBA seasons has scored an average of 22.8 points a game; Center JOHN GIANELLI, 29, a 7.9 scorer over seven years; Guard JIM BOYLAN, 24, a rookie free agent; plus an undisclosed amount of cash; to the Utah Jazz for Center RICH KELLEY, 26, who has an average of 10.0 points a game in four seasons and was the league's second-leading rebounder last year with 12.8 per game.
DIED: KEN STRONG, 73, star halfback and place-kicker for the New York Giants during the 1930s and '40s; of an apparent heart attack; in Manhattan. Strong joined the Staten Island Stapletons of the NFL in 1929 after having gained a collegiate-record 2,100 yards the year before at NYU, where he was a consensus All-America. He went to the Giants in 1933 and played on and off for them through 1947. During his 12-year career he scored 545 points, 351 of them with the Giants. Strong rejoined the Giants in 1962 as a kicking coach, a position he held through 1965. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.