Jimmy Connors defeated Tom Gullikson 6-1, 6-2 to win a $300,000 tournament in Tokyo.
Bob Lutz won a $75,000 tournament in Cologne, West Germany by defeating Nick Saviano 6-4, 6-0 in the finals.
MILEPOSTS—FOUNDED: By the Formula I Constructors Organization (FOCA), a group of racing teams dissatisfied with the administration of Grand Prix racing by the International Auto Sport Federation (FISA), a $10 million series of 15 races beginning in February to rival that of the FISA. FOCA's drivers include Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet and Carlos Reutemann, the FISA's top three drivers in 1980.
HIRED: To manage the Boston Red Sox, former Yankee (1961-63; 1966-73) and Tiger (1974-78) skipper RALPH HOUK, 61, whose career record for 16 seasons is 1,307-1,249.
TRADED: By the Cleveland Cavaliers, Forward BILL ROBINZINE, 27, and first-round draft choices in 1983 and 1986, to the Dallas Mavericks for Forward RICHARD WASHINGTON, 25, and Center JEROME WHITEHEAD, 24. The Cavaliers also sent Center DAVE ROBISCH, 30, to Denver in exchange for Center KIM HUGHES, 28, second-round draft picks in 1981 and 1982 and a third-round selection in 1981.
DIED: Former Washington Redskin Linebacker (1969-78) HAROLD McLINTON, 33, of complications following an Oct. 1 hit-and-run accident in which he was struck by a passing car while giving directions to the driver of another automobile alongside a Washington, D.C. highway.