Tom Sneva, in a March-Cosworth, averaged 110.997 mph on the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway oval to win the Phoenix 150 Indy car race for the third consecutive year. He finished six seconds ahead of Rick Mears.
TENNIS—PAUL McNAMEE scored a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Guillermo Villas to win a $300,000 WCT tournament in Towson, Md.
The UNITED STATES defeated Britain 6-1 in the best-of-seven Wightman Cup series.
WEIGHTLIFTING—At the World Powerlifting Championships in Munich, LAMAR GANT of Greeley, Colo. set a world record with a 518-pound squat in the 123-pound class.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To Milwaukee righthanded Pitcher PETE VUCKOVICH, 30, the 1982 American League Cy Young Award. He had an 18-6 record with a 3.34 ERA in 223? innings.
CONVICTED: By a six-member Dade County, Fla. jury, former Miami Dolphin (1969-75) and San Diego Charger (1976) Running Back EUGENE (Mercury) MORRIS, 35, on one count of trafficking in cocaine, one count of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine stemming from his participation in a $120,000 drug deal in August 1981. Morris faces a minimum of 15 years in prison without parole and could receive a 55-year term.
FAILED TO RENEW: By major league baseball owners, a third seven-year term for Commissioner BOWIE KUHN, 56, whose current reign ends on Aug. 13, 1983, after 14� years of service. Kuhn failed to obtain the mandatory 75% support of the owners in each league. The American League vote was 11-3; the National League 7-5.
FINED: By the NBA, New Jersey Net Coach LARRY BROWN, $1,500 for verbally abusing Referee Dick Bavetta following the Nets' 95-93 exhibition loss to Washington on Oct. 23.
SIGNED: To a one-year contract to manage the California Angels, JOHN McNAMARA, 50, who has previously managed in Oakland (1969-70), San Diego (1974-77) and Cincinnati (1979-82). He guided the Reds to a four-year 279-244 record and a National League West title in 1979; former Gold Glove Third Baseman DOUG RADER, 38, to manage the Texas Rangers, succeeding Interim Manager Darrell Johnson; to a two-year contract as skipper of the Cleveland Indians, former New York Yankee Coach MIKE FERRARO, 38. While managing in the Yankees' farm system (1974-78), he won three divisional titles.
DIED: Former New York Highlander, Yankee and Cincinnati Reds pitcher and longtime University of Michigan baseball coach, RAY FISHER, 95; of natural causes; in Ann Arbor, Mich. Fisher pitched in the majors from 1910 to 1920 and had a record of 97-93. He was the oldest surviving member of both the Yanks and the Reds.