PRO BASKETBALL—The Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Lakers snapped their three-game losing streak and won three of four games. Seven Lakers scored in double figures in a 134-100 rout of Philadelphia. Portland dropped to 8½ games behind the Lakers after losing two of three games. The Trail Blazers, led by Kiki Vandeweghe's 36 points, scored the most points by a team this season in a 156-121 thrashing of the L.A. Clippers. Third-place Phoenix won three of four games. Guard Walter Davis scored the Suns' final six points to help down San Antonio 112-111. Houston stayed on top of the Midwest Division after winning two of three. Akeem Olajuwon preserved a 111-109 victory over Sacramento by blocking LaSalle Thompson's 18-foot jumper with six seconds left in the game. After a 3-1 week, Denver trailed the Rockets by 4½ games. Dallas won four games and moved past San Antonio into third place. In a 126-114 victory over the Spurs, the Mavericks made a club-record 37 consecutive free throws. Milwaukee, 2-2, stayed 4½ games ahead of Atlanta in the Central Division. Sidney Moncrief scored 32 points to lead the Bucks over Utah 127-103. The 2-2 Hawks beat Indiana and Detroit. Boston increased its lead in the Atlantic Division with three wins. The Celtics' 114-101 defeat of Seattle extended their winning streak to 11, the longest in the NBA this season. Philadelphia struggled on the West Coast, winning only one of four. In that victory, 106-99 over Seattle, Charles Barkley grabbed 21 rebounds and Moses Malone scored a game-high 22 points. Third-place New Jersey, 2-2, beat Golden State and Atlanta.
BOWLING—JON O'DROBINAK defeated Mark Roth 202-190 to win $27,000 and a PBA tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.
FIGURE SKATING—Defending champions JOZEF SABOVCIK of Czechoslovakia and KATARINA WITT of East Germany retained the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the European Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Soviet Union's NATALIA BESTEMYANOVA and ANDREI BUKIN repeated as champions in the ice-dancing competition.
GOLF—FUZZY ZOELLER won $108,000 and the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with an 11-under-par 205 for 54 holes (page 164).
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Ayako Okamoto beat Muffin Spencer-Devlin by one stroke to win $30,000 and an LPGA tournament in Miami. Her total of eight under par tied a tournament record.
HOCKEY—Chicago kept its six-point Norris Division lead over St. Louis. The Black Hawks won two of four games, including a 5-4 thriller over the New York Rangers in which right wing Steve Larmer scored the game-winner with just 23 seconds left to play. The Blues, 2-0-1, tied Edmonton 5-5 and had back-to-back victories over Detroit. Third-place Minnesota won only one of three games and fell 11 points behind Chicago. In the Adams Division, Montreal beat Buffalo, Quebec and Boston and opened a five-point lead over the second-place Nordiques, 1-1-2 for the week. The Bruins, meanwhile, won their other three games to take sole possession of third place, one point behind Quebec. Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque scored the game-winner in overtime in a 5-4 defeat of Hartford. The Whalers, who had been tied with Boston, dropped four games. After playing 77 games without a tie, Patrick Division-leading Philadelphia had two of them and lost its other game. Second-place Washington won two of four games but was still six points back of the Flyers. Capital left wing Greg Adams scored the winning goal at 18:37 of the third period in a 5-4 game with New Jersey. The New York Islanders won four games to move within six points of Washington. In a 9-2 rout of Toronto, Islander Denis Potvin scored his 271st career goal, breaking Bobby Orr's record for defensemen. In the Smythe Division, Edmonton won two games and tied two. Wayne Gretzky had his consecutive game-scoring streak stopped at 39, but the Oilers nonetheless beat Chicago 4-3.
HORSE RACING—LOVE SMITTEN ($8.60), Chris McCarron up, beat Johnica by 2¼ lengths to win $65,600 and the Santa Maria Handicap. The 5-year-old mare ran the 1[1/16]-mile race in 1:44[3/5]. In another race at Santa Anita, NOSTALGIA'S STAR ($13.20), ridden by Fernando Toro, finished 3½ lengths in front of Roo Art to win $314,250 and the Charles H. Strub Stakes. The 4-year-old covered the muddy 1-mile track in 2:03[3/5].
Videogenic ($10.40), Robbie Davis up, defeated Powder Break by 1¼ lengths to win $118,440 and the Orchid Handicap at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1½-mile turf race in 2:27[1/5].
INDOOR SOCCER—Baltimore won twice and increased its MISL Eastern Division lead to 1½ games over Minnesota. Forward Stan Stamenkovic had three goals and two assists in leading the Blast past Chicago 5-4. The Strikers, meanwhile, lost to Dallas 11-8 but beat Los Angeles 6-5. In the Western Division, San Diego won its three games. Wichita, 1-1 for the week, dropped six games behind the Sockers. In the Wings' 6-5 win over Tacoma, forward Frank Rasmussen scored the game-winner at 8:14 of the second overtime.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of AL HOLBERT, DEREK BELL and AL UNSER JR., driving a Porsche 962, won the 24-hour Daytona endurance race. They set records on the 3.56-mile oval at the Daytona International Speedway for most laps (712), miles covered (2,534.72) and average speed (105.484 mph). The second-place team of A.J. Foyt, Danny Sullivan and Arie Luyendyk finished less than a lap behind the winners.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL won $67,500 and the U.S. Pro Indoor Tournament when Tim Mayotte defaulted because of an injury sustained in his semifinal match against Yannick Noah, in Philadelphia.
Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Steffi Graf 6-3, 6-1 to win $40,000 and a WTA tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.
TRACK & FIELD—JOE DIAL surpassed Billy Olson's week-old world indoor best in the pole vault by one inch, clearing 19'4¾" at a meet at the University of Missouri.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Pro Football Hall of Fame, PAUL HORNUNG, 50, running back and kicker for Green Bay (1957-62, '64-66), who set the NFL record for the most points scored in a single season with 176 in 1960; WILLIE LANIER, 40, middle linebacker for Kansas City ('67-77), who had 27 career interceptions; KEN HOUSTON, 41, defensive back for Houston ('67-72) and Washington ('73-80), who intercepted 49 passes, returning an NFL-record nine for touchdowns; FRAN TARKENTON, 46, quarterback for the New York Giants ('67-71) and Minnesota ('61-66, '72-78), who holds the NFL career passing records for attempts (6,467), completions (3,686), yards (47,003) and touchdowns (342); and DOAK WALKER, 59, running back, defensive back, kicker and kick-return man for Detroit ('50-55), who scored 534 career points.
NAMED: As head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, BUDDY RYAN, 51, who was the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears. Ryan had been an assistant coach in the NFL for 18 years with the New York Jets, Minnesota and Chicago. He succeeds Marion Campbell, who was dismissed in December. And as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, JIM MORA, 50, who coached the Philadelphia Stars and then Baltimore Stars of the USFL to the championship game three years in a row, winning it twice (1984, '85). His three-year record with the Stars was 48-13-1. Mora replaces Wade Phillips, who served as interim coach after his father, Bum, resigned in November.
SIGNED: By the Philadelphia 76ers, BOB McADOO, 34, for the rest of the season, after the Los Angeles Lakers failed to match the Sixers' offer sheet. McAdoo has been in the NBA for 13 years with Buffalo, New York, Boston, Detroit, New Jersey and Los Angeles.
TRADED: By the St. Louis Blues, right wing JOE MULLEN, 29, and defensemen RIK WILSON, 23, and TERRY JOHNSON, 27, to the Calgary Flames for left wings EDDY BEERS, 26, and GINO CAVALLINI, 23, and defenseman CHARLIE BOURGEOIS, 26; by the Boston Bruins, center BILL DERLAGO, 27, to the Winnipeg Jets for defenseman WADE CAMPBELL, 25; by the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman BRIAN ENGBLOM, 31, and center DOUG SMITH, 22, to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman LARRY PLAYFAIR, 27, and right wing SEAN McKENNA, 23.
DIED: RICK CARTER, 42, football coach at Holy Cross since 1981 (five-year record: 35-19-2); of suicide by hanging; in West Boylston, Mass.