PRO BASKETBALL—With a 110-94 win on Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers tied their best-of-seven NBA championship series with the Los Angeles Lakers at one victory apiece. L.A. had won Game 1 by a score of 124-117 (page 36).
BOWLING—MIKE DURBIN beat Nelson Burton Jr. 212-207 to win the $95,000 Tucson Open.
BOXING—RAFAEL LIMON knocked out Rolando Navarette in the 12th round in Las Vegas to regain the WBC junior lightweight championship.
GOLF—RAYMOND FLOYD fired a seven-under-par 281 to win the $350,000 Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio by two strokes over four other players (page 73).
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Sandra Spuzich beat Patty Sheehan on the 1st hole of sudden death to win the $125,000 Corning (N.Y.) Classic after both finished regulation at eight-under-par 280s. At 45, Spuzich is the oldest player to win an LPGA event.
Houston won the men's NCAA Division I championship, beating runner-up Oklahoma State 1,141 strokes to 1,151 at Pinehurst, N.C. Cougar freshman BILLY RAY BROWN fired an eight-under-par 280 to defeat Andy Dillard of Oklahoma State by two shots for the individual title. In the women's championships at Stanford, Calif., TULSA defeated runner-up Texas Christian, 1,191 strokes to 1,227. Tulsa's KATHY BAKER shot a three-over-par 295 to win the individual title by one stroke over teammate Jody Rosenthal.
GYMNASTICS—TRACEE TALAVERA successfully defended the women's national title, edging Julianne McNamara 75.95-75.65 in the all-around at the USGF championships in Salt Lake City.
HORSE RACING—HIGHLAND BLADE ($6.80), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, beat Dom Menotti by three quarters of a length to win the $115,000 Red Smith Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles on the turf in 206[2/5].
Chicks Etta Wind ($11.60), Rudy Bustamante up, beat Call Me Favorite by 1¼ lengths to win the $768,040 Kansas Futurity for quarter horses at Ruidoso Downs. The 2-year-old filly ran the 350 yards in 18.22 seconds.
LACROSSE—NORTH CAROLINA defeated Johns Hopkins 7-5 to win its second consecutive NCAA championship, in Charlottesville, Va.
MOTOR SPORTS—GORDON JOHNCOCK, driving a Wildcat-Cosworth, beat Rick Mears, in a Penske-Ford, by a car length to win the 66th Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Speedway. Johncock averaged 162.029 mph over 200 laps of the 2.5-mile circuit (page 28).
Neil Bonnett averaged 130.058 mph around the 1½-mile track in his Ford to win the $455,000 NASCAR World 600 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway by a car length over Bill Elliott in a Ford.
SOCCER—Sparked by the goaltending of Mike Hewitt, who turned away 14 shots in two games, San Jose shut out Portland and San Diego by 1-0 scores and shot past the Sockers into first place in the NASL's Western Division. Against Portland, Earthquake Wing Godfrey Ingram had the only goal, unassisted, at 55:27. In the victory over San Diego, the 'Quakes' sixth in their last seven games, the winner was scored on a volley shot by Midfielder Gary Etherington, one of the 12 U.S. players on the San Jose roster. At 13:36, Etherington intercepted a defensive clearing attempt on the fly and, without trapping the ball, booted it home from 18 yards out. Fort Lauderdale beat Edmonton 2-1 and Tulsa 4-2 on a pair of game-winning goals by another U.S. player, former Indiana University All-America Robert Meschbach. The victories increased the Striker Southern Division lead to 34 points over second-place Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, Tatu, the sensational 21-year-old Brazilian wing, made his outdoor debut with Tampa Bay against Edmonton and got two goals in a 4-1 Rowdie triumph. In that game Rowdie Forward Luis Fernando also scored two goals, boosting his season total to 10, which tied him in the individual goal-scoring race with Jacksonville's Ricardo Alonso and Giorgio Chinaglia of the Cosmos. Alonso was shut out as Jacksonville was beaten 2-0 by Seattle; Chinaglia and the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos had no NASL games.
INDOOR SOCCER—The New York Arrows won their fourth consecutive MISL title, beating St. Louis 8-6 in the decisive fifth game of their championship playoff series. With the score tied 5-5 in the fourth period, the Arrows got a pair of goals from forwards Stan Karasi and Franz St-Lot to take a 7-5 lead with 2:44 to play. A Greg Villa goal brought St. Louis to within a goal only 10 seconds later, but New York's Steve Zungul iced the game with a shorthanded score at 14:06. It was Zungul's fourth goal of the game and a record 24th of the playoffs.
TENNIS—RICHMOND defeated William and Mary 69-61 to win the AIAW Division II championship title at Greeley, Colo. CHERI DOW of William and Mary won the No. 1 singles title 6-1, 6-4 over Suzanne Kuhlman of Georgetown. Richmond's SHARON DUNSING and MARTHA PURYEAR won the doubles title 6-3, 6-3 over runners-up Mary Pat Dougherty and Sharon Swanbery of Stetson.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: By the U.S. Football League and ABC, a two-year, $22 million television contract. The network plans to televise 20 games during the USFL's inaugural season.
SOLD: By owner Peter Gilbert for an estimated $9 million, the COLORADO ROCKIES, to a group that is headed by John McMullen, a shipbuilder and the principal owner of the Houston Astros. McMullen will move the team from Denver to the Byrne Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey, which is his home state.
TRADED: By the Baltimore Colts, Defensive Back BRUCE LAIRD, 32, to the San Diego Chargers for a future draft choice; by the New England Patriots, Defensive End JOHN LEE, 29, to the Chicago Bears for a future draft pick; by the Minnesota Vikings, Linebacker JEFF SIEMON, 32, to San Diego for a future draft choice.
DIED: JOHN NELSON, 51, NASCAR driver from Walnut Cove, N.C.; of a heart attack suffered during a practice run on the Bowman Gray Stadium track in Winston-Salem, N.C.