TENNIS—HANA MANDLIKOVA won the $200,000 Australian Women's Open in Melbourne by beating Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5.
Jose-Luis Clerc defeated Rolf Gehring 6-7, 2-6, 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to win the $175,000 South American Open in Buenos Aires.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: After a 27-7 loss to the Rams dropped the Saints' record to 0-12, New Orleans Coach DICK NOLAN, 48, who was replaced by an assistant, Dick Stanfel, 53. In slightly less than three seasons under Nolan, the Saints were 15-29.
Detroit Red Wing Coach TED LINDSAY, 55, with the Wings' record at 3-14-3. WAYNE MAXNER, 38, was named to replace him.
NAMED: Most Valuable Player in the National League, Phillie Third Baseman MIKE SCHMIDT, 31, whose 48 home runs and 121 RBIs led the league.
The 1980 Heisman Trophy winner, senior Running Back GEORGE ROGERS of South Carolina.
To succeed Dan Devine as Notre Dame football coach, GERRY FAUST, 45, the winner of 173 out of 192 games while coaching Cincinnati's Moeller High School.
RESIGNED: FRANK MALONEY, 40, who coached the Syracuse University football team to a 5-6 record in 1980 and a 32-46 mark over seven seasons.
SIGNED: By the White Sox to a four-year, $3.2 million contract, free agent Outfielder RON LeFLORE, 32, a .292 lifetime hitter who led the National League with 97 stolen bases last season while with the Expos.
DIED: Basketball Coach JOE CIPRIANO, 49, whose teams at Idaho (1960-63) and Nebraska (1963-80) had a combined record of 297-231 and only four losing seasons; of cancer; in Lincoln, Neb.