Matt Mitchell upset Pat Cash 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to win a $150,000 Grand Prix tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
TRACK & FIELD—STEVE JONES of Wales won the America's Marathon in Chicago over an especially flat course in a world-best time of 2:08:05, trimming eight seconds off the mark set by Alberto Salazar in New York City in 1981.
WEIGHTLIFTING—NAIM SULEIMANOV of Bulgaria surpassed by one pound the 123-pound-class world record set by the U.S.S.R.'s Osken Mirzoyan with a snatch of 295 and ran his own world records in the clean and jerk to 380 and the Olympic combination to 672, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
MILEPOSTS—FILED: By the USFL, a lawsuit against the NFL alleging antitrust violations and seeking treble damages of $1.3 billion.
NAMED: As manager of the Boston Red Sox, JOHN McNAMARA, 52, replacing Ralph Houk, who retired at season's end after four years with the Sox and a record of 312-282. McNamara, who resigned as the California Angels' skipper Oct. 9 with a 151-173 mark, was replaced on the Angels by GENE MAUCH, 58, who returns to the job he left in favor of McNamara in 1982.
PENALIZED: By the USFL, with a fine of $50,000 and the loss of its 1985 No. 1 draft pick, the DENVER GOLD, for tampering in the signing of coach Darrel (Mouse) Davis. The league ruled that the Gold hadn't sought the permission of the Houston Gamblers, for whom Davis was an assistant.
TRADED: By the Boston Celtics, guard GERALD HENDERSON, 28, to the Seattle SuperSonics for a first-round draft choice in 1986; and by the Indiana Pacers, guard BUTCH CARTER, 26, to the New York Knicks for a No. 2 pick in 1985.