TENNIS—Defending champion MARTINA NAVRATILOVA defeated Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 in the finals of the $100,000 Phoenix Classic.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: After 22 years as head coach at Arizona State, FRANK KUSH, 50, the second-winningest active college football coach in the nation. Kush, whose 176 victories—he had also lost 54 and tied one—were second only to Alabama's Bear Bryant's 289, was officially dismissed by Sun Devil Athletic Director Dr. Fred Miller after three players told Miller that they had seen Kush punch the team's punter last year, a charge Kush has denied.
HIRED: As the Philadelphia Fury's fourth coach in two years, EDDIE FIRMANI, 46, who guided the 1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies and the 1977 and 1978 Cosmos to NASL championships. He was fired by the Cosmos on June 1 and finished the season as coach of the ASL New Jersey Americans. Firmani signed a three-year contract for a reported $300,000.
RETIRED: After 16 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, YVAN COURNOYER, 35, to become a scout for the club. A right wing on 10 Montreal Stanley Cup-winning teams and the Canadiens' captain since 1975, Cournoyer scored 428 goals and had 435 assists in 968 games. He played in only 15 games last year before a back injury sidelined him.
TRADED: By the Baltimore Colts, Defensive End JOHN DUTTON, 28, to Dallas for the Cowboys' No. 1 and No. 2 draft picks in 1980. Dutton, a former All-Pro who refused to play for the Colts this season because of a contract dispute, signed a series of one-year contracts with Dallas. The terms were undisclosed.
By the Kansas City Kings, 6'11" Forward RICHARD WASHINGTON, 24, who has scored 11.8 points a game during three NBA seasons, to the Milwaukee Bucks for 6'6" Forward ERNIE GRUNFELD, 24, whose two-year scoring average is 8.7, a second-round pick in the 1980 draft and an undisclosed amount of cash.
By the Utah Jazz, 6'4" Guard RON LEE, 26, who led the NBA in 1977-78 with 2.74 steals a game, to the Atlanta Hawks for two second-round draft picks.
By the St. Louis Blues, Center GARRY UNGER, 31, who had played in an NHL-record 883 consecutive games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Blues, to the Atlanta Flames for Defenseman ED KEA, 31, Center DON LAURENCE, 22, and a second-round draft choice in 1981.
DIED: GEORGE FRANCIS TRAFFORD RYALL, 92, better known as Audax Minor, the horse-racing columnist for The New Yorker from 1926 to 1978; after a long illness; in Columbia, Md.