PRO BASKETBALL—With seven seconds left and Central Division-leading Milwaukee tied with Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles 94-94, Sidney Moncrief of the Bucks saw his chance and took it. He drove down the lane past Magic Johnson to lay in the winning basket at the buzzer. With triumphs over New York (131-99) and Cleveland (116-104), Boston took a 2½-game lead on Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division, while in the Midwest San Antonio stretched its margin over Denver to 5½ games with wins over the 76ers (103-95) and Kansas City (126-115). In the 32nd All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western 120-118 at the Meadowlands.
BOWLING—ART TRASK defeated Mal Acosta 239-200 to win a $125,000 PBA tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.
BOXING—WILFRED BENITEZ successfully defended his WBC junior middleweight championship with a unanimous decision over Roberto Duran in Las Vegas (page 22).
Arturo Frias retained his WBA lightweight title on a technical decision over Ernesto Espana when the bout was stopped because of an accidental butt by Espana in the ninth round in Los Angeles.
FIGURE SKATING—In the U.S. Championships in Indianapolis, SCOTT HAMILTON retained the men's title, while ROSALYNN SUMNERS was first among the women. PETER and CAITLIN CARRUTHERS defended their championship in the pairs competition, as did JUDY BLUMBERG and MICHAEL SEIBERT in the dance.
GOLF—LANNY WADKINS won the $300,000 Phoenix Open with a 21-under-par 263, the lowest 72-hole total carded on the tour in seven years. Jerry Pate was second, six strokes back.
Johnny Miller shot an 18-under-par 270 to win the $300,000 San Diego Open by a stroke over Jack Nicklaus.
Hollis Stacy beat JoAnne Carner on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win a $125,000 LPGA tournament in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Both finished regulation play at six-under-par 282.
HARNESS RACING—HYMOUR, driven by Jean-Pierre Dubois, beat Jiosco by a nose to win the 58th Prix d'Amérique at Vincennes, France. The 9-year-old trotted the 1[5/8] miles in 3:19.9.
HOCKEY—The Islanders started the week quickly, getting five goals in the first 4:08 of their 9-2 triumph over Pittsburgh; it is believed to be an NHL record for a game-starting spree. The Islanders, in first place in the Patrick Division, went on for two more victories, 6-3 in a return match with Pittsburgh and 4-2 over Norris Division-leading Minnesota. After tying a league-record six games in a row, Los Angeles got its first win in 17 games, 7-4 over St. Louis, but returned to form with a 6-3 loss to the Rangers. First-place Buffalo of the Adams Division lost thrice in the Canadian west: 4-3 to Vancouver, with Canuck Stan Smyl getting a hat trick: 3-1 to Smythe Division-leading Edmonton, with Wayne Gretzky scoring the winning goal; and 3-2 to Calgary. Those defeats allowed Montreal to creep within a point of the top in the Adams Division. The Canadiens beat Quebec 8-3, Boston 6-3 and Detroit 5-3. Gretzky helped Edmonton maintain its record as the NHL's best team by scoring three goals in a 7-4 win over Philadelphia. His 67 goals, in just 55 games, are nine short of Phil Esposito's single-season record of 76.
HORSE RACING—SAFE PLAY ($7.20), Don Brumfield up, beat Rainbow Connection by a half-length to win the $168,300 La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. The winner covered the 1[1/8] miles in 1:47⅗ tying the Stakes record.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of John Paul, John Paul Jr. and Rolf Stommelen combined to drive its Porsche Turbo 935 to a record-breaking victory in the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona Beach, Fla. They averaged 114.794 mph around the 3.84-mile course to complete a total of 2,760.96 miles.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Baltimore kept pace with New York and Pittsburgh in the Eastern Division by beating New Jersey 9-2, Joe Fink scoring seven goals, and Phoenix 6-5. In the Western Division, first-place St. Louis was on a streak. The Steamers—16 of whom are St. Louis natives—beat Memphis 7-4 before a home crowd of 18,086. It was their third Checkerdome sellout in a row.
NASL: Chicago remained atop the Central Division with an 8-6 win over Tulsa, while Montreal, the leader in the East, got hat tricks from Gordon Hill, Thompson Usiyan and Andy Parkinson in its 11-6 victory over the Cosmos. In the Northwest Division. Vancouver took over the top spot with a 9-2 defeat of San Jose, while San Diego beat Portland 7-5 to keep the lead in the West.
SPEED SKATING—TOMAS GUSTAFSON established a world record of 14:23.59 in the 10,000 meters in Oslo, 3.12 under the mark set by Dmitri Ogloblin in 1980.
TENNIS—MARTINA NAVRATILOVA beat Andrea Jaeger 6-2, 6-0 to win a $150,000 tournament in Seattle, and then defeated Wendy Turnbull 6-4, 6-1 to win a $150,000 tournament in Chicago.
John McEnroe won the $300,000 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships in Philadelphia with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Jimmy Connors.
Ivan Lendl extended his streak of consecutive tournament victories to eight with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Peter McNamara in the $300,000 WCT Gold Coast Cup Classic in Delray Beach, Fla.
TRACK & FIELD—On Friday evening in Toronto, RENALDO NEHEMIAH lowered his own year-old world indoor record of 5.98 by .06 in the 50-yard hurdles. The next night, in Dallas, he ran the 60-yard hurdles in 6.82, reducing by .07 the world indoor mark he set in 1979. Also in Toronto, BILL OLSON pole-vaulted 18'8¾" to surpass by¼" the world indoor record set by Thierry Vigneron and Constantin Volkov last year. In Dallas, JEANETTE BOLDEN broke the women's world indoor 60-yard-dash mark of 6.62 set by Alice Brown in 1981 with a clocking of 6.60 (page 90).
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Pro Football Hall of Fame, GEORGE MUSSO, 71, former tackle and guard with the Chicago Bears (1933-44); DOUG ATKINS, 51, former defensive end with the Cleveland Browns (1953-54), Bears (1955-66) and New Orleans Saints (1967-69); SAM HUFF, 47, former linebacker with the New York Giants (1956-63) and Washington Redskins (1964-67, '69): and MERLIN OLSEN, 41, former defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams (1962-76).
SUSPENDED: For 10 games by the NHL, Winnipeg Jets Wing JIMMY MANN, 22, for breaking the jaw of Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Gardner with a punch in a game in Winnipeg on Jan. 13.
TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, Shortstop IVAN DeJESUS, 29, to the Philadelphia Phillies for Shortstop LARRY BOWA, 36, and RYNE SANDBERG, a 22-year-old utility player.
By the California Angels, Outfielder DAN FORD, 29, to the Baltimore Orioles for Third Baseman DOUG DeCINCES, 32, and lefthanded Pitcher JEFF SCHNEIDER, 28.
DIED: DR. HUBERT S. (Shucks) PRUETT, 81, the lefthanded pitcher with the St. Louis Browns (1922-24), Philadelphia Phillies (1927-28), New York Giants (1930) and Boston Braves (1932), best known for his rookie-season feat of striking out Babe Ruth in 10 of the first 14 times he faced him; of cancer; in Ladue, Mo.