MOTOR SPORTS—TOM SNEVA, averaging 99.925 mph in a Phoenix-Cosworth, won a 150-mile, $75,000 Indy car race in Phoenix by nine seconds over Mario Andretti in a Penske.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Brian Teacher 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's title at a $125,000 tournament in Hong Kong. WENDY TURNBULL beat Marcie Louie 6-0, 6-2 in the women's finals.
Tracy Austin beat Sherry Acker 6-2, 7-5 to win a $125,000 tournament in Filderstadt, West Germany.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the National League Cy Young Award winner for a record-tying third time, Phillie lefthander STEVE CARLTON, 35, whose 24 victories, 286 strikeouts and 304 innings pitched led the league. He also won the award in 1972 and 1977.
RETIRED: Japan's most renowned baseball player, SADAHARU OH, 40, after hitting 868 home runs and leading the Yomiuri Giants to 12 Japan Series titles in 21 seasons. The 5'9", 160-pound first baseman, a lefthanded batter and .301 career hitter, was the Central League MVP nine times and its homerun champ 15 times. He will remain with the Giants as assistant manager.
After 12 NBA seasons with Boston (1969-78), Golden State (1979-80) and Kansas City (1980), Guard JO JO WHITE, 34, a seven-time All-Star who scored 17.2 points per game and played on the Celtics' 1974 and 1976 league championship teams. He was named the playoff MVP in '76.
DIED: Of respiratory complications, British bantamweight JOHNNY OWEN, 24, who had been in a coma at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles since being knocked out on Sept. 19 by WBC champ Lupe Pintor.