GOLF—DAVID GRAHAM defeated Tom Watson by one stroke to win the $360,000 Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio. He shot an eight-under-par 280.
Donna Caponi Young shot a seven-under-par 281 to win the $100,000 Corning (N.Y.) Classic by two strokes over Myra VanHoose.
HOCKEY—With a 5-4 overtime victory, the New York Islanders beat Philadelphia for the Stanley Cup, four games to two (page 20).
HORSE RACING—RUMBO ($2.60), Bill Shoemaker up, won the first running of the $150,000 Golden State Breeders Sires Stakes at Hollywood Park by five lengths over The Carpenter. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:40[3/5].
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MARATHON—TONY SANDOVAL placed first in the U.S. Olympic Trials near Niagara Falls with a time of 2:10:18.6. Benji Durden was second in 2:10:40.3 and Kyle Heffner was third in 2:10:54.1.
MOTOR SPORTS—JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, driving his Chaparral at an average of 142.862 mph, won the 64th Indianapolis 500. He finished 30 seconds ahead of Tom Sneva, who drove a McLaren-Cosworth (page 16).
Benny Parsons, averaging 119.265 mph in his Chevrolet, won the World 600 on the 1.5-mile Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He finished .1 of a second ahead of Darrell Waltrip, who also drove a Chevy.
SOCCER—NASL: Eight of the 15 league games during the week ended in 2-1 scores. Three of them were shootouts, as Memphis beat Minnesota, San Diego defeated American Conference West leader California and Atlanta outscored Washington. In a 2-1 triumph at Edmonton, Portland Midfielder John Bain had the Timbers' second goal at 62:46, while Forward Dale Mitchell hit the game winner at 61:40 of Portland's 2-1 victory over San Jose. Tampa Bay had to wait until 81:19 for the score by Neill Roberts that beat New England 2-1. The Tea Men had earlier won 4-3 over Chicago (8-2), which leads the American Conference Central Division, as substitute Midfielder Bob Newton had his second goal of the night with 2½ minutes to play. Tulsa, atop the National Conference Central with a 7-2 record, defeated Dallas 2-1 as Midfielder Alan Woodward scored twice. Seattle's 2-1 triumph over Los Angeles was its eighth straight. The Sounders (10-1), who pace the National West, beat the Aztecs on a penalty kick by league scoring leader Roger Davies at 86:15. Fort Lauderdale (8-3), ahead in the American East, lost 5-2 at Rochester as Pat Ercoli and Branko Segota each had two goals. The National East-leading Cosmos took a week off from NASL competition to meet two foreign teams in the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup.
ASL: Both conference leaders were victorious at home. Columbus (6-2-1) defeated New York 2-0 on goals by Midfielder Norman Piper and 6'6" Defender Dan Mammana, while Sacramento, also 6-2-1, beat California 5-1 on a hat trick by Right Wing Willie Munguia. Golden Gate lost twice on the road—2-0 at Cleveland, as Cobra Defender Alan Kelley and Striker Narciso Doval scored, and 1-0 at Pennsylvania.
SWIMMING—PETRA SCHNEIDER of East Germany established a world record in the women's 200-meter medley with a time of 2:13.00 in Magdeburg. Her clocking surpassed by .69 of a second the mark set by Tracy Caulkins of the U.S. in January.
TENNIS—GUILLERMO VILAS defeated Yannick Noah 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 to win the $200,000 Italian Open in Rome.
Stanford defeated California five matches to three in Athens, Ga. to win the NCAA team title.
TRACK & FIELD—CAL STATE-NORTHRIDGE won the AIAW outdoor championships for the third year in a row, beating runner-up North Carolina State 58-55 in Eugene, Ore.
Sergei Litvinov of the Soviet Union established a world record of 267'11" in the hammer throw in Sochi, U.S.S.R. He bettered by 3'4" the mark set by countryman Yuri Sedykh the previous week.
Jacek Wszola of Poland set a world record in the high jump, clearing 7'8½" in Eberstadt, West Germany. He bettered the mark set by Vladimir Yashchenko of the Soviet Union in 1978.
MILEPOSTS—BOUGHT: By Nelson Skalbania, a Vancouver real-estate millionaire, the ATLANTA FLAMES, for a reported $16 million. The team will be moved to Calgary, Alberta, where it will play in the 6,500-seat Calgary Stampede Corral until a larger arena is constructed.
CONVICTED: By a federal district-court jury in Brooklyn, former Jockey CON ERRICO, 58, on a racketeering charge connected with bribing jockeys to fix nine horse races at Aqueduct and Saratoga in 1974 and 1975 (page 54).
FIRED: As coach of the Colorado Rockies, DON CHERRY, 46, after having a 19-48-13 record in his one season with the team.
REACHED: A new basic agreement between baseball's owners and players to replace the one that had expired on Dec. 31. Thus, a players' strike scheduled for May 23 was averted. Under the new four-year deal, major-leaguers will be paid a minimum of $30,000 per year ($35,000 in 1983), and the 26 teams annually will contribute $15.5 million—an increase from $8.3 million—to the players' pension fund. A decision on compensation for players lost to free agentry was put off until next year; in the meantime a four-member panel, two representatives from each side, will study this issue (page 48).
REHIRED: As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, PAUL WESTHEAD, 41, who took over the team in November after Jack McKinney was injured. Under Westhead, the Lakers had a 51-18 record and won the NBA championship.
SETTLED: Out of court for a reported $350,000, a suit for $10 million in damages filed by the family of late Jockey Robert Pineda that charged Pimlico Race Course and others with negligence in the May 3, 1978 accident in which Pineda was killed when his mount, Easter Bunny Mine, fell. In the race in question, Easy Edith, who allegedly had been treated with Butazolidin, broke down, causing a pileup of four horses.
SIGNED: As player-coach by the San Diego Clippers, free agent PAUL SILAS, 36, who played last season for the Seattle SuperSonics. During his 16-year career, Silas has played in 1,254 games (16 fewer than Celtic John Havlicek's record) for five teams.
DIED: Utah Jazz Guard TERRY FURLOW, 25, who also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers during his four-year NBA career; in a one-car accident; in Linndale, Ohio. Furlow, who played his college ball at Michigan State, had a 10.7 pro scoring average.