Chris Evert Lloyd won a $150,000 WTA tournament in Manhattan Beach, Calif. with a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Wendy Turnbull.
TRIATHLON—At the Ironman world championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, DAVE SCOTT won his third straight men's title with a record time of 8:54:20.7, defeating runner-up Scott Tinley by more than 24 minutes. In the women's division, SYLVIANE PUNTOUS surpassed her own record with a time of 10:25:13.3 to finish more than two minutes ahead of her twin sister, Patricia.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As manager of the Atlanta Braves, EDDIE HAAS, 49, a member of the Braves organization since 1965, who became Atlanta's first-base coach in July. He replaces JOE TORRE, 44, who was dismissed after three seasons, during which he finished first, second and second.
PURCHASED: The USFL's Washington Federals, by a group of Florida businessmen led by DONALD DIZNEY, 42. The new owners intend to move the franchise, bought from Berl Bernhard for a reported $5 million, to Orlando for the '85 season.
TRADED: By the San Antonio Spurs, guard JOHN LUCAS, 30, to the Houston Rockets for forward JAMES BAILEY, 27, and a second-round draft choice in 1985.
By the St. Louis Cardinals, outfielders PAUL HOUSEHOLDER, 26, and JIM ADDUCI, 25, to the Milwaukee Brewers for three minor-leaguers.
By the Los Angeles Raiders, wide receiver CALVIN MUHAMMAD, 25, to the Washington Redskins for an undisclosed 1985 draft choice.
DIED: BILLY GOODMAN, 58, a 16-year major-leaguer with the Red Sox, Orioles, White Sox and Colt .45s, who hit .300 for his career; of cancer, in Sarasota, Fla. He won the American League batting title (.354) with Boston in 1950 and played everywhere in the field during his career except catcher and pitcher. When Goodman, who was primarily an infielder, was asked what his favorite position was, he replied, "Sitting in a rowboat with a fishing rod in my hands."
Walter Alston, 72, Hall of Fame manager of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers who, working under a series of 23 one-year contracts from 1954 through '76, guided his teams to seven pennants and four world championships; of heart failure, in Oxford, Ohio. Alston was an undistinguished player, who struck out in his only major league at bat and committed an error in his one inning in the field as a first baseman. After he had managed for 13 seasons in the minors, he was a surprising—and unknown—choice to succeed Charlie Dressen as Dodger skipper. But his quiet manner soon proved effective as Brooklyn won its first and only World Series in his second season. He later summed up his style as follows: "You can only play baseball one way. You have to be relaxed...and if the manager is low-key, his players will relax, too."