TENNIS—After three years as runner-up, IVAN LENDL won his first U.S. Open championship, defeating John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4. HANA MANDLIKOVA edged Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 to take her first women's title. KEN FLACH and ROBERT SEGUSO beat Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-0 to win the men's doubles; CLAUDIA KOHDE-KILSCH and HELENA SUKOVA upset Navratilova and Pam Shriver 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 in the women's doubles; NAVRATILOVA and HEINZ GUNTHARDT defeated Elizabeth Smylie and John Fitzgerald 6-3, 6-4 for the mixed-doubles crown (page 26).
TRACK & FIELD—In Rome, in the final event of the 16-meet IAAF Mobil Grand Prix circuit, MARY DECKER SLANEY won the 3,000 meters to become the women's overall points champion. Her time of 8:25.83 lowered her American record by 3.86 seconds and was the second-fastest ever. With Said Aouita of Morocco sidelined by a muscle pull, DOUG PADILLA became the men's overall champion after winning the 5,000 meters. Earlier in the meet, JUDI BROWN KING bettered the American 400-meter hurdle record she shared with Latanya Sheffield by .28 with a time of 54.38.
Igor Paklin of the Soviet Union cleared 7'10�" to break the world high-jump record, held by Rudolf Povarnitsyn, by�" at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan.
In Rieti, Italy, SYDNEY MAREE broke Steve Scott's three-year-old American record in the 2,000 meters by .51 with a time of 4:54.20.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the Men's International Professional Tennis Council, JOHN McENROE, $1,500, for verbal abuse of tournament officials at the U.S. Open.
HIRED: As basketball coach at Rutgers University, CRAIG LITTLEPAGE, 34, who guided the University of Pennsylvania to last season's Ivy League title.
SIGNED: By the Baltimore Orioles, first baseman EDDIE MURRAY, 29, to a five-year contract extension, reportedly worth $13 million, that will make the eight-year veteran the highest paid player in baseball.
TRADED: By the Los Angeles Clippers, center BILL WALTON, 32, to the Boston Celtics for forward CEDRIC MAXWELL, 29, a 1986 first-round draft pick and cash; and by the Celtics, guard QUINN BUCKNER, 31, to the Indiana Pacers for a second-round draft pick in one of the next five years.
By the New Jersey Devils, left wing DON LEVER, 32, to the Buffalo Sabres for future consideratons.
DIED: FRANK (Bruiser) KINARD, 70, an All-America, a five-time all-league pro tackle, a former athletic director at the University of Mississippi and member of the college and pro halls of fame; after a long illness; in Jackson, Miss.