FIRED: As football coach at San Diego Slate, DOUG SCOVIL, 57. In five seasons with the Aztecs, Scovil's record was 24-32-3.
As head coach of the Houston Oilers, HUGH CAMPBELL, 44. In his two years at Houston, Campbell's record was 8-22.
NAMED: As football coach at Vanderbilt, WATSON BROWN, 35, succeeding George MacIntyre, who resigned with a 25-52-1 seven-year record.
As football coach at Minnesota, defensive coordinator JOHN GUTEKUNST, 41, replacing Lou Holtz, who resigned to become coach at Notre Dame.
TRADED: By the New York Yankees, outfielder BILLY SAMPLE, 30, to the Atlanta Braves for minor league infielder MIGUEL SOSA, 25.
By the Washington Capitals, center DOUG JARVIS, 30, to the Hartford Whalers for left wing JORGEN PETTERSSON, 29.
DIED: BURLEIGH GRIMES, 92, a Hall of Famer who had a 270-212 record as a pitcher for seven major league teams from 1916 to 1934; of cancer; in Clear Lake, Wis. Grimes won 20 or more games five times and managed the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938.
Bill Wambsganss, 91, an infielder who played for three major league teams from 1914 to 1926 and, in 1920, as a Cleveland Indian, made the only unassisted triple play in World Series history; in Lakewood, Ohio.
Lloyd (Bud) WINTER, 76, who coached track at San Jose State from 1940 to 1970; of a heart attack; in Houston. At San Jose State, Winter produced 102 NCAA All-Americas and 27 Olympians, including medal-winning sprinters Lee Evans, Tommie Smith and John Carlos.