In the finale of a $100,000 tournament on Marco Island, Fla., ANDREA JAEGER beat Hana Mandlikova 6-l,6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—At the Millrose Games in New York. RAY SHARP walked a mile in 5:46.21 to cut 1.18 seconds off the world indoor record set by Jim Heiring in 1982.
STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER clipped .02 seconds off her year-old U.S. women's record by running the 60-meter hurdles in 8.02 seconds in Louisville.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As coach of the Seattle Sea-hawks, CHUCK KNOX, 50, who had resigned the day before as coach of the Buffalo Bills. Knox had a 91-51-1 record as coach of the Bills (1978-82) and the Los Angeles Rams (1973-77).
As football coach at Iowa State, JIM CRINER, 42, who in seven years at Boise State led the Broncos to a 59-21-1 record, two Big Sky championships and one NCAA Division I-AA title. LYLE SETENCICH, 37, the defensive coordinator at Boise State for the last three seasons, will replace Criner.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Hartford Whalers, LARRY KISH, 41, whose team was 12-32-5 so far this season. He was replaced for the rest of the season by LARRY PLEAU, 36, a former Whaler coach who is the Whalers' director of operations.
SIGNED: By the California Angels, free-agent Outfielder ELLIS VALENTINE, 28, most recently of the New York Mets, to a one-year contract for a reported $325,000. In eight major league seasons he has batted .283 and hit 108 home runs.
By the Washington Bullets, free-agent Guard RICKY SOBERS, 30, who in seven NBA seasons has averaged 14.0 points a game. The Chicago Bulls, the NBA team for whom Sobers most recently played, received two second-round draft picks as signing compensation.
TRADED: By the Chicago White Sox, pitchers STEVE TROUT, 25, and WARREN BRUSSTAR, 31, to the Chicago Cubs for pitchers DICK TIDROW, 35, and RANDY MARTZ, 26, Third Baseman PAT TABLER. 25, and Shortstop SCOTT FLETCHER, 24.
By the Golden Bay Earthquakes, Forward GORDON HILL. 29, and Midfielder GARY ETHERINGTON. 24. to the New York Arrows, for Forward STEVE ZUNGUL, 28, the MISL MVP in each of the league's past four seasons.