SWIMMING—ISAMA AHMED MOMTAZA of Egypt set a world record for a nonstop, round-trip crossing of the English. Channel with a time of 21 hours and 27 minutes. He surpassed by 1:57 the mark set by Jon Erikson of the U.S. in 1981.
TENNIS—CZECHOSLOVAKIA defeated Australia 2-1 to win the $250,000 Federation Cup for the second year in a row, in S�o Paulo, Brazil. The U.S. was upset by Australia in the semifinals.
Henri Leconte defeated Gene Mayer 7-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 to win a $100,000 Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, West Germany.
TRACK & FIELD—UWE HOHN of East Germany demolished the world record for the men's javelin with a throw of 343'10" in East Berlin. He surpassed by 16'8" the mark set by Tom Petranoff 14 months ago. At the same meet, Bulgaria's LUDMILA ANDONOVA broke by three-quarters of an inch the month-old women's high-jump world record of Tamara Bykova with a leap of 6'9�". Also in East Berlin, JANE FREDERICK regained the American heptathlon record with a 6,611-point performance that was only good for fourth in this meet. She surpassed by 91 points the U.S. mark set by Jackie Joyner in L.A. in June.
Mike Tully broke his own U.S. record in the pole vault with a 19'1� in Eugene, Ore. He surpassed by a half inch the mark he set in June.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: By the MISL, a one-year leave of absence for both the Phoenix Pride and Buffalo Stallions, who will suspend operations for the 1984-85 season. Also, the New York Arrows filed for bankruptcy, hoping to reorganize for 1985-86, and will not compete in 1984-85.
NAMED: As coach of the USFL Denver Gold, DARREL (Mouse) DAVIS, 51, the former offensive coordinator of the Houston Gamblers.
TRADED: By the New York Yankees, infielder ROY SMALLEY, 31, to the Chicago White Sox for two unnamed minor league players.
By the Green Bay Packers, three-time Pro Bowl kicker and NFL record holder for most career field goals, JAN STENERUD, 40, to the Minnesota Vikings for an undisclosed draft choice.
DIED: JIM FIXX, 52, author of the best selling The Complete Book of Running and Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running; of a heart attack while jogging; in Hardwick, Vt.