PRO BASKETBALL—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elvin Hayes, as they've frequently done since their collegiate careers in the late 1960s, shared the spotlight. Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the NBA's No. 1 career field-goal scorer with his 12,682nd bucket, a short jumper, during his Lakers' 111-109 victory in Boston. Down the road in Philadelphia, Hayes passed John Havlicek on the career regular-season games list by playing in No. 1,271, a 118-107 defeat of his Rockets by the 76ers. Abdul-Jabbar finished with 27 points as Los Angeles, the Pacific Division leader, handed the Atlantic Division-leading Celtics their second straight loss. Boston also was beaten 115-112 by New Jersey, which got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Darryl Dawkins (page 56). New York, behind Bernard King's 38 points, beat Utah, the Midwest Division leader, 121-111 at the Salt Palace, where the Jazz hadn't lost since Oct. 28. Utah rebounded to win 114-112 at Portland. That was the 298th straight game in which the Trail Blazers had drawn 12,666 fans. The league single-game record crowd of 35,364 showed up at the Silverdome to see Detroit, the Central Division leader, lose 123-116 to San Antonio.
BOXING—THOMAS HEARNS retained his WBC super welterweight crown with a 12-round unanimous decision over Luigi Minchillo in Detroit.
GOLF—JACK RENNER parred the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Wayne Levi and win the $500,000 Hawaiian Open. They finished regulation play at 17-under-par 271.
Alice Miller beat Donna Caponi by a shot to win the $175,000 LPGA Sarasota Classic with an eight-under-par 280.
February 20, 1984
HOCKEY—In a week of comebacks, the most touching occurred in Boston, where the Bruins and a Boston Garden crowd of 14,451 gave a standing ovation to Normand Leveille, the 21-year-old former Bruin leftwinger who is partially paralyzed from a brain hemorrhage he suffered between periods of an October 1982 game against Vancouver. Boston goalie Pete Peeters, out five games with a sinus infection, returned the same night and shut down Edmonton 4-1. That left the Bruins three points behind Adams Division-leading Buffalo. The Islanders presented Coach Al Arbour with his 500th career victory, a 6-4 decision over the Canucks. Brent Sutter, who had missed 11 games with an infected hand, returned to score twice. The Islanders, tied with the Rangers for the Patrick Division lead, also beat Edmonton for the 10th straight time, 5-3. The Smythe Division-leading Oilers need injured Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri to come back. By being shut out 11-0 at Hartford, they lost their 229-game consecutive scoring streak, which was one short of the league mark set by Quebec from 1980-83. Minnesota, the Norris Division leader, had a come-from-behind 4-4 tie with the Rangers. Amid all the comebacks, one team never arrived. Friday's game between Quebec and Winnipeg was reset for March 11 when fog prevented the Nordiques' plane from landing in Winnipeg.
XIV WINTER OLYMPICS (page 14)—ALPINE SKIING: Giant Slalom, Women—1) DEBBIE ARMSTRONG (U.S.A.), 2) Christin Cooper (U.S.A.), 3) Perrine Pelen (France).
BIATHLON: 20 km—1) PETER ANGERER (W. Ger.), 2) Frank-Peter Roetsch (E. Ger.), 3) Eirik Kvalfoss (Norway).
BOBSLED: Two-man—1) WOLFGANG HOPPE-DIETMAR SCHAUERHAMMER (E. Ger.), 2) Bernhard Lehmann-Bogdan Musiol (E. Ger.), 3) Zintis Ekmanis-Vladimir Alexandrov (U.S.S.R.).
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: 5 km, Women—1) MARJA-LIISA H√ÑM√ÑLAINEN (Finland), 2) Berit Aunli (Norway), 3) Kveta Jeriova (Czechoslovakia); 10 km, Women—1) H√ÑM√ÑLAINEN, 2) Raisa Smetanina (U.S.S.R.), 3) Brit Pettersen (Norway); 15 km, Men—1) GUNDE SVAN (Sweden), 2) Aki Karvanon (Finland), 3) Harri Kirvesniemi (Finland); 30 km, Men—1) NIKOLAI ZIMYATOV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Aleksandr Zavyalov (U.S.S.R.), 3) Svan.
FIGURE SKATING: Pairs—1) ELENA VALOVA-OLEG VASILIEV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Kitty Carruthers-Peter Carruthers (U.S.A.), 3) Larissa Seleznyova-Oleg Makarov (U.S.S.R.).
LUGE: Men—1) PAUL HILDGARTNER (Italy), 2) Sergei Danilin (U.S.S.R.), 3) Valery Doudin (U.S.S.R.); Women—1) STEFFI MARTIN (E. Ger.), 2) Bettina Schmidt (E. Ger.), 3) Ute Weiss (E. Ger.).
NORDIC COMBINED: 1) TOM SANDBERG (Norway), 2) Jouko Karjalainen (Finland), 3) Jukka Ylipulli (Finland).
SKI JUMPING: 70 meters—1) JENS WEISSFLOG (E. Ger.), 2) Matti Nyk√§nen (Finland), 3) Jari Puikkonen (Finland).
SPEED SKATING: 500 meters, Men—1) SERGEI FOKITCHEV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Yoshihiro Kitazawa (Japan), 3) Gaétan Boucher (Canada); 500 meters, Women—1) CHRISTA ROTHENBURGER (E. Ger.), 2) Karin Enke (E. Ger.), 3) Natalya Shive (U.S.S.R.); 1,000 meters, Women—1) ENKE, 2) Andrea Sch√∂ne (E. Ger.), 3) Natalya Petruseva (U.S.S.R.); 1,500 meters, Women—1) ENKE 2) Sch√∂ne. 3) Petruseva; 5,000 meters, Men—1) TOMAS GUSTAFSON (Sweden), 2) Igor Malkov (U.S.S.R.), 3) René Sch√∂efisch (E. Ger.).
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Tacoma, last in the West, shocked Kansas City 6-5, knocking the Comets out of first. St. Louis, which was thus half a game ahead of K.C., then hosted the Stars and won 4-3. Cleveland was two games ahead in the East, despite a 6-5 overtime loss to second-place Pittsburgh.
NASL: To the delight of a Chicago Stadium crowd of 14,328, forward Karl-Heinz Granitza scored four goals and was the game's MVP, and teammate Pato Margetic added a hat trick, but the Sting lost 9-8 to a team of league all-stars. Forward Steve Zungul of No. 1 Golden Bay scored twice for the winners.
TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS defeated Henri Leconte 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to win the $315,000 U.S. National Indoor Championship in Memphis.
Pam Shriver won a $150,000 women's indoor tournament in Chicago with a 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Barbara Potter.
TRACK & FIELD—SERGEI BUBKA of the U.S.S.R. surpassed by half an inch the world indoor pole vault record, which he had set a week earlier, with an effort of 19'1½", in Los Angeles (page 54).
Tony Mckay set a world indoor record of 45.79 for 400 meters in Gainesville, Fla., surpassing by .17 the mark set by Hartmut Weber of West Germany in 1981.
MILEPOSTS—FILED: In Peabody, Mass. District Court, a felony charge of vehicular homicide against Boston Bruin left wing CRAIG MACTAVISH, 25, for a Jan. 25 automobile accident in which MacTavish's car allegedly rear-ended another car, sending it off the road. The driver died Jan. 29.
ISSUED: By Judge Robert DeMascio in Federal District Court in Detroit, a ruling in favor of BILLY SIMS, the Detroit Lion running back who had sued the USFL Houston Gamblers to get out of a five-year, $3.5 million contract he signed last July and to stay with the Lions, with whom he signed a five-year, $4.5 million contract in December.