TRACK & FIELD—Three individual world records fell the same evening at the European championships in Athens: DALEY THOMPSON scored 8,744 points in the decathlon to regain the record from Jurgen Hingsen, who had set the old mark of 8,723 three weeks earlier; ULRIKE MEYFARTH surpassed the women's high-jump record of 6'7�", set by Sara Simeoni in 1979, with a leap of 6'7�"; MARITA KOCH ran the women's 400 meters in 48.15 to break her own record, set in August 1979, by .45 of a second. The East German quartet of KIRSTEN SIEMON, SABINE BUSCH, DAGMAR R�BSAM and KOCH established a world record of 3:19:05 in the women's 4 X 400 relay, .18 of a second better than the old mark, set in 1976 by another East German team (page 66).
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: By a Dade County circuit court jury, $10 million in damages to Jockey DAVID ASHCROFT, 20, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a fall last Oct. 31 at the Calder Race Course in Miami. The six-member jury found that the track operator had been negligent in changing the design of the course, causing Ashcroft's mount to bolt and throw him.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, Shortstop CARLOS RIOS, 22, to the Atlanta Braves to complete an April 29th deal for Pitcher Larry McWilliams; by the Braves, Pitcher CARLOS DIAZ, 24, to the New York Mets for Pitcher TOM HAUSMAN, 29.
By the Boston Celtics, Forward DAVE COWENS, 33, who retired two years ago, to the Milwaukee Bucks for Guard QUINN BUCKNER, 28.
By the Montreal Canadiens, Defensemen ROD LANGWAY, 25, and BRIAN ENGBLOM, 27, Center DOUG JARVIS, 27, and Right Wing CRAIG LAUGHLIN, 25, to the Washington Capitals for Defenseman RICK GREEN, 26, and Forward RYAN WALTER, 24. The Canadiens also sent Center DOUG RISEBROUGH, 28, to the Calgary Flames for future considerations.
DIED: KEN BOYER, 51, star third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals' (1955-65) and later their manager for two seasons (1978-80); of cancer; in St. Louis. Boyer, one of three brothers who played major league baseball, averaged .287 for his 15-year career and was named to the National League All-Star team seven times. He was the league's Most Valuable Player in 1964. He also played for the Mets (1966-67), the White Sox (1968-69) and the Dodgers in 1969.