ARCHERY—BORIS ISAYEV of the U.S.S.R. scored 588 points on 60 shots from 25 meters in Kharkov, U.S.S.R. to tie the world indoor record of 588 set by Darrell Pace in 1980.
PRO BASKETBALL—Trailing Washington by a point with 21 seconds to play, Houston had to foul. But the Rockets, at 10-40 the NBA's worst team, chose the wrong man—Ricky Sobers, .931 from the line this season, in the wrong place—off the ball. Sobers made the shot, and the foul being a rare type of technical under NBA rules, Washington kept the ball. After he was fouled once more with four seconds left, Sobers canned two more to make the final score 104-100. Cleveland, second-worst in the league at 12-39 and 21 games behind first-place Milwaukee in the Central Division, surprised the Bucks (104-99) and Indiana (99-95). Last month Boston ended New Jersey's winning streak at 12; three weeks ago the Celtics stopped a Los Angeles string at seven. Last week Boston, trailing first-place Philadelphia by five games in the Atlantic Division, played streak breaker again—against New York, which had won its fifth in a row 105-99 over Indiana. In the first 42 minutes against the Knicks, Celtic Larry Bird got 33 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. After that, said Bird, "I lost my concentration." Said Knicks Coach Hubie Brown, "To me, as a person, it was very enjoyable to watch him play." San Antonio held its Midwest Division lead with victories over Detroit (147-143) and Golden State (128-109), while Los Angeles did likewise in the Pacific by beating Seattle (121-118) and Utah (113-99). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's fourth point (of 16) against the Jazz was the 29,000th of his career. His total of 29,012 at week's end was second to Wilt Chamberlain's 31,419 on the alltime list. In the 33rd Ail-Star Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western 132-123 in Los Angeles.
BOBSLEDDING—The U.S. Navy team of BILL RENTON, MICHAEL GADWAY, FRED FRITSCH and CARL FLANAGAN won the U.S. and North American four-man titles at Lake Placid, N.Y. with combined times of 4:00.65 and 3:58.99, respectively, for the four runs down the one-mile track.
BOWLING—WAYNE WEBB defeated Pete Weber 218-201 to win the $110,000 Greater Miami Sunshine Open.
February 21, 1983
BOXING—MARVIN HAGLER retained his world middleweight title by stopping Tony Sibson in the sixth round in Worcester, Mass. (page 22).
Donald Curry won the WBA welterweight championship with a 15-round decision over Jun Sok Hwang in an elimination bout in Fort Worth.
Leroy Haley won a unanimous 12-round decision over Saoul Mamby in Cleveland to retain his WBC super lightweight crown.
GOLF—In one of the most dramatic finishes in history, ISAO AOKI defeated Jack Renner by a stroke to win the $325,000 Hawaiian Open with a 20-under-par 268. On the final hole Aoki was 128 yards from the cup at 18 under par while Renner, the apparent winner, had already finished at 19-under. Aoki's shot landed three feet from the hole and bounced in for an eagle.
HOCKEY—In the 35th All-Star Game, in Uniondale, N.Y., the Campbell Conference defeated the Wales 9-3, as Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to score four goals in an All-Star Game and won himself a $14,000 car in the process. The Oilers maintained their lead in the Smythe Division with a 7-3 victory over Quebec, while Philadelphia, No. 1 in the Patrick Division, beat St. Louis 5-2. Adams Division leader Boston lost one game—scheduled for Saturday night against Toronto—to the snow, but extended its unbeaten streak to 19 with victories over Pittsburgh (7-3) and Vancouver (3-1). In the second period of a 7-5 Minnesota win over the Rangers, the teams combined for an NHL record of three goals in 15 seconds. With the North Stars leading 5-2, New York's Mark Pavelich scored at 19:18. Ranger Ron Greschner followed at 19:27 with his first goal since injuring his back in January 1982, after which Willi Plett of Minnesota took the face-off down the left wing and snapped an angle shot past Goalie Ed Mio at 19:33. The North Stars also beat Norris Division leader Chicago 5-4.
HORSE RACING—DEPUTY MINISTER ($4.20), Donald MacBeth up, beat Key Count by a length to win the $101,400 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48[3/5].
MARATHON—TOSHIHIKO SEKO beat Takeshi Soh by 17 seconds to win the Tokyo Marathon. Seko's time of 2:08:38, a record for the Tokyo race, was 25 seconds off Alberto Salazar's world mark.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Eastern Division leader Baltimore beat Cleveland 4-3 in overtime and Golden Bay 6-4. In the Western Division, Phoenix, Kansas City and San Diego all won twice to stay tied for first place.
SPEED SKATING—ROLF FALK-LARSSEN of Norway won the all-around title at the men's World Championships in Oslo with firsts in the 500, 1,500 and 5,000 meters.
TENNIS—GUILLERMO VILAS defeated Steve Denton 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to win a $300,000 WCT tournament in Richmond.
TRACK & FIELD—PIETRO MENNEA ran a 20.74 in the 200-meter dash in Genoa to surpass the world indoor record of 20.77 set by Ralf Luebke in Sindelfingen, West Germany the day before.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: By a fishing tackle manufacturer, $250,000 to ALBERT McREYNOLDS, 36, for boating a 78½-pound striped bass off Atlantic City, N.J. last Sept. 21. His catch surpassed the striped bass world record of 76 pounds set off Montauk, N.Y. by Robert Rocchetta in 1981.
KIDNAPPED: From the stud farm of the Aga Khan in Newbridge, Ireland, SHERGAR, the 5-year-old stallion who won the Irish Sweeps and English derbies in 1981. He was syndicated in the summer of 1981 for $18.7 million, then a European record. Shergar's captors reportedly demanded $3 million for his return, but the ransom was not paid and, as of the end of the week, Shergar had not been found (page 24).
NAMED: As head coach of the New York Jets, JOE WALTON, 47, formerly the Jets' offensive coordinator. He replaces Walt Michaels, 53, who resigned.
TRADED: By the Denver Nuggets, Center RICH KELLEY, 29, to the Utah Jazz for Center DANNY SCHAYES, 23; by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Center JAMES EDWARDS, 27, to the Phoenix Suns for Center Forward JEFF COOK, 26, $425,000 and a third-round draft choice in 1983; by the Detroit Pistons, Forward EDGAR JONES, 26, to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round pick in 1984 and a third-rounder in '85; by the Atlanta Hawks, Guard RORY SPARROW, 24, to the New York Knicks for Forward SCOTT HASTINGS, 22, and cash. The Hawks also sent Center STEVE HAWES, 32, to the Seattle SuperSonics for Forward RAY TOLBERT, 24, who was then traded to Detroit for second-round draft picks in 1984 and '85.
DIED: HARRY MITCHELL, 87, winner of the light heavyweight boxing gold medal at the 1924 Olympics; of heart failure; in London.
Joe Thomas, 61, vice-president of the Miami Dolphins, who is credited with building the Dolphins from an expansion team in 1965 to the NFL champions of 1972 and '73; of a heart attack; in Coral Gables, Fla. Thomas started his NFL career as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Colts in 1955. He was chief scout for the Minnesota Vikings (1960-64), personnel director for the Dolphins (1965-72), interim head coach and general manager of the Colts (1972-76) and general manager of the San Francisco 49ers (1977-79) before returning to Miami in 1981.