TENNIS—ROSCOE TANNER defeated Wojtek Fibak 6-2, 7-6, 7-5 to win the $250,000 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships in Philadelphia.
Martina Navratilova beat Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 6-2 to win a $200,000 tournament in Chicago.
TRACK & FIELD—RENALDO NEHEMIAH of the U.S. set a world indoor record of 6.01 in the 50-yard hurdles at the Sunkist Invitational in Los Angeles (page 30).
Stanley Floyd of Houston established an indoor world record of 6.04 in the 60-yard dash, in Dallas, lowering the mark of 6.05 set by Houston McTear in 1978. In the same meet ALICE BROWN of Los Angeles set a women's indoor world record of 6.62 in the 60, surpassing the mark of 6.63 established by Lyudmila Storozhkova of the U.S.S.R. in 1979.
Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia established world indoor records of 22.76 in the 200-meter dash and 49.64 in the 400-meter run in Vienna. In the 200 she surpassed last year's mark of 23.15 set by Angella Taylor of Canada. In the 400 she beat the time of 51.14 clocked by Marita Koch of East Germany in 1978.
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By the American League, the sale of 80% of the Seattle Mariners franchise for $10.4 million to George Argyros, a real estate developer; and the sale of the Chicago White Sox for $20 million to a group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf, also a real estate developer, and Eddie Einhorn, a television executive.
ELECTED: To the Professional Football Hall of Fame, GEORGE BLANDA, 53, the NFL's alltime scoring leader with 2,002 points over 26 seasons; MORRIS (Red) BADGRO, 78, who starred as a receiver for the New York Giants from 1927 to 1935; and former Green Bay Packers Defensive End WILLIE DAVIS. 46, and Center JIM RINGO, 48.
RETIRED: Pittsburgh Steeler Defensive End DWIGHT WHITE, 31, after 10 seasons and four Super Bowl victories, to become an account executive.
DIED: JOHN GERBER, 74, the former international bridge champion and inventor of the Gerber Convention; after a brief illness with heart trouble; in Houston.
Constance M.K. Applebee, 107, who brought women's field hockey to the United States in 1901; in New Milton, England.