TENNIS—JOHN McENROE defeated Jimmy Connors 7-6, 7-6 to win the $250,000 U.S. National Indoor tennis championship in Memphis.
Billie Jean King defeated Martina Navratilova 6-1, 6-3 to win a $150,000 tournament in Houston.
MILEPOSTS—FINED AND SUSPENDED: By the NHL, Philadelphia Flyer Coach PAT QUINN, $1,000 and three games for igniting the bench-clearing part of a brawl on Feb. 22 in Vancouver.
FIRED: As basketball coach at the University of Nevada-Reno, JIM CAREY, 51, who had a 65-46 record in four seasons at Reno. The Wolf Pack was 10-19 under him this season.
As coach of the San Antonio Spurs, DOUG MOE, 41, who had a 177-135 record and had won two NBA division titles in three seasons with San Antonio. The Spurs were 33-33 under Moe this season.
INDICTED: By a grand jury in Broward County, Fla., six former players and four bettors—including members of the so-called Miami Syndicate PAUL COMMONAS, JAMES SOBIE and BERT IRA CASKILL (SI, June 11, 1979), on charges of fixing matches at the Dania Jai Alai fronton.
SIGNED: By the Washington Diplomats, Midfielder JOHAN CRUYFF, 32, to a three-year contract for a reported $1.5 million. The Diplomats reportedly paid $1 million to the Los Angeles Aztecs for the rights to Cruyff.
As basketball coach at Florida, NORM SLOAN, 53, to a five-year contract worth $45,000 annually. Sloan, whose career record is 477-263, has coached at Presbyterian (1951-55), The Citadel (1956-60), Florida (1960-66) and North Carolina State (1966-80). He guided the Wolfpack to the NCAA title in 1974.
DIED: EMMETT ASHFORD, 65, the first black umpire in the major leagues: of a heart attack; in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Ashford worked in the American League from 1966 through 1970.