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SWIMMING—At the U.S. long course nationals in Indianapolis, STEVE LUNDQUIST broke his own 33-day-old world record in the 100-meter breast-stroke by .09 of a second with a 1:02.53. American records fell to TONY CORBISIERO, whose 7:58.50 in the 800 free lowered Brian Goodell's 1980 mark by 1.16, and SUE WALSH, who lowered Linda Jezek's 1978 mark of 1:02.55 in the women's 100 backstroke by .07.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Steve Denton 6-2, 7-6 to win the $300,000 ATP championship in Mason, Ohio.
Unseeded JAY LAPIDUS won the first Grand Prix tournament of his career, beating Eric Fromm in the finals of the $75,000 event in Stowe, Vt.
Tim Pawsat of Santa Ana, Calif. defeated Stevenson Clarke 6-4, 6-1 to win the U.S. National Amateur in Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. Fourteen-year-old MARIANNE WERDEL of Bakersfield, Calif. won the women's crown, beating Cheryl Jones 6-4, 6-2.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: On charges of cocaine trafficking, possession, selling and delivery, EUGENE (Mercury) MORRIS, 35, former Miami Dolphin and San Diego Charger running back, after allegedly selling more than a pound of cocaine to undercover Miami policemen.
AWARDED: By a jury in a U.S. District Court in Detroit, to former Detroit Red Wing DENNIS POLONICH, 28, $850,000 in damages sought in a lawsuit charging former Colorado Rockies Forward Wilf Paiement with excessive force in a scuffle during a 1978 NHL game.
TRADED: By the Detroit Tigers, Infielder RICHIE HEBNER, 34, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later; by the Montreal Expos, Pitcher TOM GORMAN, 24, to the New York Mets to complete a deal for Outfielder Joel Youngblood, 30.
By the Pittsburgh Steelers, Safety J.T. THOMAS, 31, to the Denver Broncos for an undisclosed draft choice; by the Cincinnati Bengals, Wide Receiver DON BASS, 26, to the New Orleans Saints for an unspecified 1983 draft choice; by the Minnesota Vikings, former All-Pro Tackle RON YARY, 36, to the Los Angeles Rams for an undisclosed 1983 draft pick; by the Cleveland Browns, Offensive Lineman GERRY SULLIVAN, 30, to the Chicago Bears for unspecified future draft choices.