PRO BASKETBALL—The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-108 in Game 4 of the NBA championship series to sweep their best-of-seven final four games to none (page 40).
BOWLING—HUGH MILLER defeated Bob Handley 237-224 to win the $100,000 Tucson Open.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Tampa Bay bounced back from its worst defeat of the season—a 43-7 debacle at Michigan Monday night—to wallop Birmingham 45-17 and take a half-game lead over Chicago in the Central Division. Bandit Quarterback Jimmy Jordan, making his first start since being injured on May 8, completed 16 of 31 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns, and rookie Running Back Gary Anderson carried 16 times for 146 yards and a TD. In Chicago, Frank Corral kicked four field goals, and Lenny Willis returned a second-quarter punt 40 yards for a touchdown to pace the Blitz to a 36-11 rout of Arizona on Monday. The Wranglers then lost to Los Angeles 17-13, leaving the Express tied with Oakland atop the Pacific Divison. The Invaders whipped New Jersey 34-21 as Quarterback Fred Besana completed 23 of 32 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, while Oakland's defense limited the Generals' Herschel Walker to 72 yards on 21 carries. In Denver, Larry Canada rushed 16 times for 115 yards—becoming the first Denver back to surpass the 100-yard mark—and scored a pair of fourth quarter TDs as the Gold beat Washington 24-12. Philadelphia moved closer to the Atlantic Division title with a 29-20 win over Michigan (page 64).
GOLF—FRED COUPLES birdied the second hole of sudden death to win the $400,000 Kemper Open in Bethesda, Md. over Scott Simpson, Tze-Chung Chen and Gil Morgan. They finished regulation play with one-under-par 287s.
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Alice Miller defeated Lori Garbacz on the fourth hole of sudden death to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in Wheeling, W. Va. Both finished regulation play with an even par 216.
GYMNASTICS—At the U.S. championships in Chicago, DIANNE DURHAM became the first black to win a major women's national title when she won the women's all-around competition, scoring 76.10 of a possible 80 points. MITCH GAYLORD won the men's all-around title with 117.55 of a possible 120 points (page 68).
HORSE RACING—STAR CHOICE ($36), Jorge Velasquez up, won the $242,000 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park by 1½ lengths over Tough Critic. The 4-year-old ran the mile in 1:33 4/5.
Teenoso (9-2), Lester Piggott aboard, won the $433,752 Epsom Derby at England's Epsom Downs by three lengths over Carlingford Castle. The 3-year-old covered 1½ miles on a rain-drenched track in 2:49 7/10 for Piggott's ninth Derby win.
MOTOR SPORTS—MICHELE ALBORETO, driving a Tyrrell, won the Detroit Grand Prix by 7.702 seconds over Keke Rosberg, in a Williams.
Ricky Rudd wheeled a Chevrolet to victory in a $232,765, 400-km NASCAR event in Riverside, Calif. He averaged 88.063 mph on the 2.62-mile Riverside International Raceway course to beat Bill Elliott, in a Ford, by seven seconds.
ROWING—At the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta in Syracuse, N.Y., BROWN won the varsity eights competition, covering the 2000-meter Onondaga Lake course in 6:14.4, 1.7 seconds faster than Navy.
SOCCER—NASL: Golden Bay's Steve Zungul, the goal-scoring scourge of indoor soccer for the past four seasons, erupted for his second NASL hat trick and had two assists in the Earthquakes' 7-1 rout of Montreal. Zungul, in his first season of outdoor soccer in this country, ranks second in the league in scoring with 18 points, and the Quakes' seven goals against the Manic established a team single-game scoring record. Montreal had tied its own scoring mark three nights earlier in a 6-1 win over San Diego. Alan Willey had two goals and an assist to become the Manic's alltime leading scorer with 63 points. Southern Division leader Tampa Bay rolled to a 3-1 win over Team America but fell 4-3 to Fort Lauderdale, as the Strikers' Teofilo Cubillas had a hat trick. Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak by edging Fort Lauderdale 2-1 on Pato Margetic's 60-footer at 64:49. Tulsa was beaten in a pair of overtime matches, losing 2-1 at Vancouver when the Whitecaps' Dave Watson drilled a 25-yarder home at 11:12 of the extra period, and 1-0 to Team America. Toronto, despite a 3-2 shootout loss to Vancouver, the runaway leader in the West, took over first place in the Eastern Division from the Cosmos.
TENNIS—At the $1.1 million French Open in Paris YANNICK NOAH became the first Frenchman since Marcel Bernard in 1946 to win the men's singles title when he defeated Mats Wilander 6-2, 7-5, 7-6. CHRIS EVERT LLOYD beat Mima Jausovec 6-1, 6-2 to win the women's singles championship for a record-tying fifth time (page 24).
TRACK & FIELD—SOUTHERN METHODIST won the men's team title at the NCAA outdoor championships in Houston, scoring 104 points to 102 for second-place Tennessee. UCLA won its second con secutive women's championship, beating Florid; State 116½-108.
Anisoara Cusmir broke her own world record in the women's long jump with a leap of 24'4½" in Bucharest. She surpassed by 8½ inches the mark she set last month.
J√ºrgen Hingsen regained the world record in the decathlon in Bernhausen, West Germany with a total of 8,777 points, surpassing the old marl of 8,743 established by Daley Thompson last September.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: Former Boston Celtic: Coach BILL FITCH, 49, as coach of the Houston Rockets. Fitch signed a reported five-year escalating contract starting at $200,000 per annum. He succeeds Del Harris, who resigned April 22.
Coach of the Minnesota North Stars, BILL MAHONEY, 43. Mahoney has been the coach of the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League for the past two seasons.
DIED: JACK DEMPSEY, 87, former world heavyweight boxing champion and one of the athletic luminaries who helped distinguish the 1920s as the "golden age of sports"; in New York City (page 19).