SOCCER—NASL: It was a week to forget for San Diego. Against Toronto, the Sockers' Paulo Moura scored the winning goal from 35 yards out—but he put it in Toronto's goal in a 2-0 defeat. San Diego was also shut out 2-0 by the Cosmos and fell from 12 points behind Vancouver to 27 back. Vancouver opened up a 10-point lead over Minnesota in the West with a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay and a 3-2 shootout victory at Golden Bay. 'Caps forward David Cross scored four second-half goals against the Rowdies, tying a league record. In the East, Chicago held on to first despite losing to Tulsa 2-1 in two OTs, but third-place Toronto won twice. Only seven points now separate the Sting, Cosmos and Blizzard.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE crushed Vitas Gerulaitis 6-0, 6-3 to win the $450,000 Canadian Open in Toronto.
Martina Navratilova defeated Pam Shriver 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to win a $150,000 tournament in Mahwah, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD—IRINA MESZYNSKI of East Germany threw the discus 240'8" to break the women's world record by four inches at a competition in Prague. The previous mark was set in May '83 by Galina Savinkova of the U.S.S.R.
At a meet in London, KIRK BAPTISTE of the U.S. set a world-record 31.70 in the seldom-run 300-meter dash, cutting .45 off Mel Lattany's year-old mark.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: After pleading guilty to a charge of driving while impaired, University of Oklahoma football coach BARRY SWITZER, 46, was fined $300, and his license was suspended for 90 days.
RESIGNED: As head coach of the USFL San Antonio Gunslingers, GIL STEINKE, 65, who becomes director of player operations. His replacement is defensive coordinator JIM BATES, 38.
SUSPENDED: By National League president Chub Feeney in the aftermath of a beanball exchange between the Padres and Braves on Aug. 12, San Diego manager Dick Williams, for 10 days, and for three days each, Atlanta manager Joe Torre and players Gerald Perry, Steve Bedrosian and Rick Mahler, and San Diego's Champ Summers and Bobby Brown. Those participants, along with nine others, were all fined, with Williams ($10,000) and Torre ($1,000) penalized most heavily (page 22).
TRADED: By Montreal, first baseman PETE ROSE, 43, to Cincinnati for infielder TOM LAWLESS, 27. Rose, who became manager-player of the Reds, replaces fired manager Vern Rapp (page 16).
DIED: LYNN McGLOTHEN, 34, who pitched for six major league clubs in an 11-year career and had a lifetime record of 86-93; in a mobile-home fire in Dubach, La.