Leslie Allen upset Hana Mandlikova 6-4, 6-4 to win a $125,000 tournament in Detroit.
Yannick Noah defeated Ivan Lendl 6-1, 3-1, retired to win a $200,000 tournament in Richmond, Va.
TRACK & FIELD—DON PAIGE established a world indoor record in the 1,000-yard run with a clocking of 2:04.9 at the Wanamaker Millrose Games in New York. He surpassed the mark of 2:05.1 set by Mark Winzenried in 1972. At the same meet SULEIMAN NYAMBUI ran the 5,000 meters in a world-indoor-record 13:20.1, bettering the mark of 13:20.8 set by Emiel Puttemans in 1976; the Atoms' mile-relay team of STEPHANIE VEGA, DIANE DIXON, KAREL JONES and LORNA FORDE set a world women's indoor record of 3:40.9, surpassing the previous mark of 3:41.0 established by the Muhammad Ali Track Club in 1980; and JONI HUNTLEY set an American women's indoor record for the high jump with a leap of 6'4�", a half inch higher than the record she set in 1980 (page 22).
Terron Wright established a world indoor record in the 300-yard dash with a time of 29.26 at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington. The previous mark (29.47) had been held by William Snody since 1978.
Steve Scott ran the 2,000 meters in 4:58.6 in Louisville, Ky. to set a world indoor record. He lowered the mark of 5:00 held by Emiel Puttemans since 1973.
Merlene Ottey lowered her women's world indoor record of 33.64 in the 300-yard dash twice in two days, with clockings of 33.29 and 33.12 at the Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
MILEPOSTS—FILED: By the Wells Fargo Bank, a suit in the Superior Court of California against Muhammad Ali Professional Sports Inc.. charging that $20.3 million had been fraudulently withdrawn from the bank's Beverly Hills branch. Among the defendants named in the suit are: Harold J. Smith, the MAPS chairman; his wife, Barbara N. Smith; L. Ben Lewis, a director of MAPS and an operations officer of Wells Fargo's Beverly Hills office; and Sammie Marshall, the MAPS president.
NAMED: Winner of the AAU's Sullivan Award as the U.S.'s outstanding amateur athlete of 1980, ERIC HEIDEN, 22, who won five gold medals in speed-skating at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
RETIRED: After 14 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, six-time All-Pro guard LARRY LITTLE, 35, who played in all three of Miami's Super Bowl appearances.
DIED: JIM MORGAN, 32, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., who was the driver of the No. 1 U.S. four-man bobsled team; of injuries suffered when his sled overturned at the world bobsled championships in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.