TENNIS—JOHN McENROE defeated Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to win the men's singles at the U.S. Open, and MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat Chris Evert Lloyd 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 for her second consecutive women's crown (page 14); TOMAS SMID and JOHN FITZGERALD beat Stefan Edberg and Anders Jarryd 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the men's doubles; NAVRATILOVA and PAM SHRIVER won their second consecutive women's doubles title by beating Anne Hobbs and Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-4; and in mixed doubles, MANUELA MALEEVA and TOM GULLICKSON upset defending champions Elizabeth Sayers and Fitzgerald 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUITTED: Of cocaine trafficking charges, University of Illinois defensive back CRAIG SWOOPE, 20, in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Ill.
DIED: JOE CRONIN, 77, Hall of Fame shortstop who was labeled the "Boy Wonder" of baseball in 1933 when he was the 26-year-old player-manager of the pennant-winning Washington Senators and who served as president of the American League from 1959 until 1973; of cancer, in Osterville, Mass. In his 15 years as a manager with the Senators and Red Sox, Cronin had a 1,236-1,055 (.540) record and won two pennants. He also hit .301 during his 20 seasons in the majors, 13 of which were as a player-manager.
Johnnie Parsons, 66, winner of the 1950 Indianapolis 500 and 10 other Indy Car races, and No. 16 on the alltime list of race winners; of a heart attack; in Van Nuys, Calif.