TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Kevin Curren 7-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win the $300,000 Forum Classic in Inglewood, Calif.
John McEnroe beat Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-3 to win a $250,000 event in San Francisco.
TRACK & FIELD—In Canea, Crete, SOFIA SAKORAFA set the women's world javelin record with a throw of 243'5", surpassing Tiina Lillak's record of 237'6" set in July 1982.
VOLLEYBALL—China won the women's world title with 15-3, 15-5, 15-9 victories over Peru in Lima. The United States placed third.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: Fort Lauderdale Striker Coach ECKHARD KRAUTZUN, 41, after a two-year record of 43-33.
HIRED: As Cincinnati Reds manager for the 1983 season, RUSS NIXON, 47, who through Sunday had a 23-40 record with the Reds since being named interim replacement for the fired John McNamara.
ISSUED: By a three-judge panel in Federal Circuit Court in Denver, a stay of the Sept. 15 decision in Oklahoma City by U.S. District Court Judge Juan Burciaga that the NCAA's control of college football telecasts violated antitrust laws. The stay, which remains effective pending the NCAA's appeal of the district court decision, prevents individual colleges from negotiating independent television contracts.
NAMED: As coach of the NASL and MISL Golden Bay Earthquakes, ROGER THOMPSON, 39, who had a 1982 11-21 record as Edmonton coach.
PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the Southland Conference, the Louisiana Tech football team for cash-incentive-reward infractions totaling $20.00 during the 1980 season. Tech Head Coach Billy Brewer will not be allowed to recruit for one year, and the number of grants-in-aid Tech may award has been cut by three for the 1983-84 season.
For one year by the NCAA, the U. of Georgia football team for irregularities in the recruitment of George Smith, now a Texas A&M freshman. Georgia will lose three football scholarships next season.