TENNIS—JOHN McENROE whipped Gene Mayer 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 to win a $200,000 indoor tournament in Sydney, Australia.
Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to triumph in a $100,000 indoor tournament in Basel, Switzerland.
Ivan Lendl scored a 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Wojtek Fibak to win a $250,000 WCT tournament in Naples.
Chris Evert Lloyd beat Andrea Jaeger 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to win a $125,000 women's tournament in Palm Harbor, Fla.
MILEPOSTS—FILED: In San Francisco Superior Court, a civil suit by Victoria Brick, 22, against former University of San Francisco basketball star Quintin Dailey, 21, and the school for general and punitive damages stemming from Dailey's actions in her USF dorm room on Dec. 21, 1981. Dailey has already pleaded guilty to criminal aggravated assault charges resulting from the incident and was sentenced to three years' probation last August.
FIRED: By the Seattle Seahawks, Coach JACK PATERA, 49, who guided the Seahawks to a 35-59 record in slightly more than six seasons, and General Manager JOHN THOMPSON, 53. Patera was replaced on an interim basis by Mike McCormack, 51.
FOLDED: The NASL Edmonton Drillers, Western Division outdoor titlists in 1980 and indoor champs in 1981. The Drillers demise leaves the NASL with only 13 teams for the 1983 outdoor season.
HIRED: As manager of the Montreal Expos, former Pittsburgh Pirate, New York Yankee and Houston Astro skipper BILL VIRDON, 51. He signed a two-year contract for a reported $200,000 per season, with a one-year option.
REINSTATED: To Jim Thorpe, by the International Olympic Committee, amateur status and, therefore, the Olympic gold medals Thorpe won in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics. The reinstatement ended a 70-year dispute between Thorpe's family and other supporters and the IOC, which had taken away his medals when it was discovered that he had played professional baseball before competing in the Olympics (page 48).
SOLD: By the Chicago White Sox, 72-year-old Comiskey Park, site of the Sox home games, to Chicago investors for $12.5 million. The sale occurred last month and was not revealed until Oct. 14. The Sox will lease the stadium from the investors.