MARATHON—ALBERTO SALAZAR outran Rodolfo Gomez by four seconds to win his third straight New York Marathon in 2:09:29. GRETE WAITZ was the first women's finisher, in 2:27:14, defeating Julie Brown by one minute and 19 seconds (page 24).
TENNIS—Top-seeded JIMMY ARIAS defeated Dominique Bedel 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to win a $175,000 tournament in Tokyo, Japan.
Ivan Lendl overpowered Vitas Gerulaitis 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 in the finals of a $400,000 event in Melbourne, Australia.
Martina Navratilova defeated Tracy Austin 6-3, 6-3 to win a $125,000 women's Grand Prix event in Filderstadt, West Germany.
Brian Gottfried scored a 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Bill Scanlon to win a $100,000 Grand Prix tournament in Vienna.
WEIGHTLIFTING—TOM HARDMAN, 29, set a world record for the bench press when he lifted 614.4 pounds at the Georgia Elite Powerlifting Championships in Atlanta.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: For the sixth time in his stormy 12-year managerial career, BILLY MARTIN, 54, by the Oakland A's after three seasons in which he had a 216-118 record and won the 1981 American League Western Division title. The A's fell to 68-94 and fifth place this year.
RESIGNED: As manager of the California Angels, GENE MAUCH, 56, following a 93-69 season in which the Angels reached the American League Championship Series. In his two seasons with California, Mauch had a 144-128 record; his 23-year managerial mark is 1,646 wins, 1,808 losses.
For the second time as the Cleveland Cavaliers coach, BILL MUSSELMAN, 42. His replacement is former Utah Jazz Coach TOM NISSALKE, 48. Musselman, who also resigned during the 1980-81 season, quit this time six games into the preseason, in which he had a 1-5 record; he replaced Chuck Daly last year and won just six of 42 games as the Cavs closed the season with a record-tying 19 straight defeats.
RETIRED: Senior American League Umpire BILL HALLER, 47, after 20 years of service.