John McEnroe beat Brian Gottfried 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the finals of a $200,000 Grand Prix tournament in Wembley, England.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As the American League's Most Valuable Player, Milwaukee Shortstop ROBIN YOUNT, who was second in the league with a .331 average, had a league-leading 210 hits, hit 29 homers and drove in 114 runs. Yount received 27 of the 28 first-place votes; the other went to Reggie Jackson of California, who was sixth in the voting.
FIRED: As football coach at Michigan State, FRANKLIN (Muddy) WATERS, 59; effective at the end of the 1982 season. Waters has a three-year record of 10-22 with the Spartans, including a 2-8 mark this season pending a final game with Iowa.
RESIGNED: As athletic director at Wichita State, TED BREDEHOFT, 50, for what a university spokesman termed "the good of the school." Wichita State is serving a three-year NCAA probation, imposed last February, for basketball recruiting violations and is the target of additional inquiries into both its basketball and football programs.
As soccer coach at St. Louis University, HARRY KEOUGH, 55, following a 9-7-2 season, the worst of his 16-year career with the Billikens. Keough had a 213-50-23 overall record at St. Louis and won five national collegiate titles.
SIGNED: To a two-year contract to manage Baltimore, JOE ALTOBELLI, 50. In his previous stint as a big league skipper, Altobelli guided San Francisco to a 225-239 record from 1977 to 1979.
TRADED: By the New Jersey Nets, Guard PHIL FORD, 26, and a second-round draft pick in 1983, to Milwaukee for Forward MICKEY JOHNSON, 30, and the negotiating rights to Forward FRED ROBERTS, 22, now playing in Italy; also by the Nets, Forward JAMES BAILEY, 25, to Houston for second-round draft choices in 1983 and 1985.