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TRIATHLON—At the Ironman World Championships in Kailua, Hawaii, DAVE SCOTT won his second consecutive title with a time of 9:05:56, beating Scott Tinley by 37 seconds. SYLVIANE PUNTOUS won the women's division, finishing in a time of 10:43:34, nearly six minutes ahead of the runner-up, her twin, Patricia.
PLEADED GUILTY: In Federal District Court in Kansas City, 1971 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner VIDA BLUE, 34, to a charge of possessing three grams of cocaine, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Blue, who was waived by the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 5, was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. He will be sentenced on Nov. 17.
SIGNED: By the St. Louis Steamers of the MISL, Midfielder RICK DAVIS, 24, a six-year veteran of the NASL's Cosmos, to a three-year contract for an undisclosed amount.
SUSPENDED: For two years, retroactive to Aug. 14, by the International Weightlifting Federation, 132-pound-class world-record holder DANIEL NUNEZ, 25, of Cuba, Olympic 242-pound-and-over-class medal prospect JEFF MICHELS, 21, of Chicago and nine other lifters for using banned substances during the 1983 Pan American Games.
TRADED: By the Los Angeles Kings, Defenseman LARRY MURPHY, 22, to the Washington Capitals for Defenseman BRIAN ENGBLOM, 28, and Right Wing KEN HOUSTON, 30. By the Pittsburgh Penguins, Right Wing RICH SUTTER, 19, and a second-round draft choice in 1984, to the Philadelphia Flyers for centers RON FLOCKHART, 23, and MARK TAYLOR, 25, Left Wing ANDY BRICKLEY, 23, and a first-round pick in '84. The teams will also switch third-round draft positions in '84.
DIED: PETER SEITZ, 78, the labor arbitrator whose decision paved the way for baseball's present system of free agency; following spinal surgery; in New York. In 1975 cases involving pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, Seitz ruled that the reserve clause, which to that date had bound a player to a club indefinitely, was valid for only one year following expiration of the contract.
Kelso, 26, five-time Horse of the Year (1960-64), who finished in the money in 53 of 63 starts and won $1,977,896; of a suspected case of colic; in Chesapeake City, Md.