PRO BASKETBALL—Boston clung to a half-game lead in the Atlantic Division after beating Los Angeles 108-103 on Sunday. Second-place Philadelphia won all three of its games and signed Darryl Dawkins to a five-year contract reportedly worth more than $3 million. Boston's win in L.A. kept Seattle in first in the Pacific Division. The SuperSonics had a seven-game win streak snapped with a loss—the first of three in a row—to Houston, 117-100. Rocket Moses Malone had 38 points and 32 rebounds in that game, while All-Star Center Jack Sikma had only three boards for Seattle. Midwest Division-leading San Antonio went 2-1, and Milwaukee, pacesetter in the Central Division, went 4-0 to run its win streak to nine (page 22).
BOBSLEDDING—SILVIO GIOBELLINA drove a Swiss four-man sled to the world title, beating an East German sled driven by Bernhard Lehmann by 1.02 seconds over four runs down the 1,585-meter course in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
BOXING—MICHAEL SPINKS knocked out Mustafa Wassaja in the sixth round in Atlantic City to retain his WBA lightheavyweight title.
Alexis Arguello successfully defended his WBC lightweight championship with a sixth-round knockout of Bubba Busceme in Beaumont, Texas.
Ossie Ocasio won a 15-round split decision over Robbie Williams in Johannesburg to win the new WBA junior heavyweight (190 pounds) title.
Chul-Ho Kim retained his WBC super flyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Koki Ishii in Taegu, South Korea.
GOLF—WAYNE LEVI shot an 11-under-par 277 to win the $325,000 Hawaiian Open in Honolulu. He beat Scott Simpson by one stroke.
Hollis Stacy won a $125,000 LPGA tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla. with a 12-under-par 204, defeating Patty Sheehan by a stroke.
HOCKEY—The Patrick Division-leading New York Islanders were hot, even in the All-Star Game. Islander Mike Bossy scored two goals for the Wales Conference as it beat the Campbell Conference 4-2. Then New York won three real games in a row to run their win streak to 12, two shy of the league record set by Boston in 1929-30. Islander Bryan Trottier scored five goals in an 8-2 win over Philadelphia, tying a league mark by getting four of them in the second period. Montreal opened a six-point lead in the Adams Division by winning two games and extending its run of victories to 11 games. Wayne Gretzky of Smythe Division-leading Edmonton became the second NHL player ever to score 70 goals in a season, in a 5-3 win over Washington. Minnesota, front-runner in the Norris Division, defeated Detroit 6-1 as Dino Ciccarelli scored two goals and had two assists (page 46).
HORSE RACING—Jeff Fell rode Royal Roberto ($11) to a 1½-length victory over New Discovery in the $65,900 Everglades Stakes at Hialeah. The 3-year-old ran the 1‚⅛-mile race in 1:48[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON in a Buick defeated Cale Yarborough in another Buick by 22.87 seconds to win the $927,625 Daytona 500. Allison averaged 153.991 mph around the 2.5-mile course (page 42).
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Western Division-leading St. Louis split its games, losing 10-3 to Buffalo and winning 9-8 in overtime against Phoenix. Pittsburgh stayed atop the heated Eastern Division race by beating New Jersey 5-2 on the road and dumping Memphis 10-3 at home.
NASL: Two division championships were settled on the final day of the regular season as Chicago beat Tampa Bay 10-9 to win the Central title and Montreal defeated Toronto 6-5 to claim the Eastern crown. Edmonton, an easy winner in the Northwest, prepared for the playoffs by beating Western champion San Diego 13-6 and Vancouver 9-4.
SPEED SKATING—At the world championships in Inzell, West Germany, KARIN BUSCH captured the gold medal by winning the 500 meters, 1,000 and 1,500 to finish with 168.271 points, 2.428 better than Andrea Mitscherlich.
SWIMMING—VLADIMIR SALNIKOV swam the 800-meter freestyle in 7:52.82 in Moscow to knock 3.66 off the world record he set in 1979.
TENNIS—JOHAN KRIEK defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to win $45,000 and the U.S. National Indoor title in Memphis.
Jose-Luis Clerc beat Fritz Buehning 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to win a $300,000 WCT tournament in Richmond, Va.
Martina Navratilova beat Barbara Potter 6-2, 6-2 to win a $100,000 event in Kansas City.
TRACK & FIELD—At the 75th Millrose Games in New York City, MARY DECKER TABB ran the mile in 4:21.47 to knock 3.13 seconds off the women's world indoor mark she had set a week before: and CANDY YOUNG and STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER ran the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.38, finishing in a dead heat and trimming .09 from the women's world indoor record Hightower had established in 1980 and both had equaled this winter.
In Ottawa, COLEEN RIENSTRA-SOMMER high-jumped 6'6¾" to surpass by half an inch the women's world indoor record set by Debbie Brill two weeks before.
Merlene Ottey ran the 300-yard dash in 32.75 in Lincoln, Neb. to trim .35 off the women's world indoor record she had set two weeks before.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: In Mexico City, World Boxing Council President JOSE SULAIMAN, 50, who was charged with illegal posssesion of an estimated $200 million worth of archaeological artifacts.
FIRED: As general manager of Louisiana Downs racetrack, VINCENT BARTIMO, 63, amid charges—which Bartimo denies—by the other directors of the track that he misspent $800,000.
RESIGNED: As the track and field coach al Texas-El Paso, TED BANKS, 47, who guided the Miners to 16 NCAA team titles in outdoor track (four), indoor track (six) and cross-country (six).
SIGNED: By the New York Mets, Outfielder GEORGE FOSTER, 33, to a five-year, $10 million contract. The signing completed a trade that sent Catcher ALEX TREVINO, 24, and pitchers JIM KERN, 32, and GREG HARRIS, 26, to Cincinnati.
TRADED: By the Los Angeles Dodgers, Second Baseman DAVEY LOPES, 35, to the Oakland A's, for Infielder LANCE HUDSON, 19.
By the San Diego Padres, Shortstop OZZIE SMITH, 27, to the St. Louis Cardinals, for Shortstop GARRY TEMPLETON, 25.
By the Cincinnati Reds, Pitcher PAUL MOSKAU, 28, to the Baltimore Orioles, for a player to be named later.
By the San Diego Clippers, Guard PHIL SMITH, 29, to the Seattle SuperSonics, for Guard ARMOND HILL, 28, and a second-round choice in the 1982 draft.
DIED: JOHN HAY (Jock) WHITNEY, 77, who owned in partnership with his late sister, Joan Whitney Payson, Greentree Stables, which produced four Belmont Stakes winners and the 1953 Horse of the Year, Tom Fool; of congestive heart failure; in Manhasset, N.Y. Whitney was also publisher of The New York Herald Tribune from 1961 to '66 and ambassador to Great Britain from 1956 to '61.
DIED: BOLD BIDDER, 20, sire of 40 stakes winners, including Kentucky Derby victors Spectacular Bid (1979) and Cannonade (1974); of a ruptured aneurysm; in Lexington, Ky.