PRO BASKETBALL—It was a notable week for Mark Aguirre and Derek Harper and for their team, Midwest-leading Dallas. Aguirre notched his 10,000th point in one of the Mavs' two losses, a 118-113 beating by the Bullets. Harper signed a nine-year contract on Monday, then paced his team to a 132-102 win over the Nuggets (12 assists) and a 133-117 trouncing of the Bulls (28 points) before the Trail Blazers derailed Dallas 133-117. The Milwaukee game set a record for three-point buckets with 16; Harper made 5. While division leader Boston ran its victory string to six, the 76ers held on to second in the Atlantic by winning three of four. Philly forward Charles Barkley dazzled, averaging 27 points and 19 rebounds. He added seven assists and seven steals in a 108-103 scrubbing of the Knicks, whose losing streak reached six. Detroit (3-2) wound up the week atop the Central by one game, as second-place Atlanta stumbled twice in four outings. Adrian Dantley was in scoring form for the Pistons, pumping in 123 points. In the Pacific, the Lakers' 2-1 week left them with the NBA's best season mark: 34-10. Upstart Seattle (3-1) upset L.A. by outbounding the Lakers 57-38; the Sonics threesome of worthy but unchosen All-Stars—Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Xavier McDaniel—combined for 90 points. Golden State edged New Jersey 150-147 in quadruple OT. The Warriors' Chris Washburn entered the NBA's drug rehab program.
BOWLING—MATS KARLSSON beat Ricky Corona 235-181 to win $18,000 and a PBA tournament in Torrance, Calif. Pete McCordic earned a $100,000 bonus by rolling a 300 in the opening match, the first perfect game broadcast live on TV since 1974.
BOXING—GILBERTO ROMAN retained his WBC super flyweight title by stopping Antoine Montero in the ninth round, in Montpellier, France.
GOLF—JOHNNY MILLER fired a 10-under-par 278 for a one-stroke victory, worth $108,000, over Payne Stewart at a PGA tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif.
February 9, 1987
PRO HOCKEY—Hartford, Montreal and Boston continued to wage their three-way war for supremacy in the Adams. The third-place Bruins' winning streak reached six after a 6-2 defeat of Buffalo, thanks to a pair of former local collegians: Ex-Boston University goalie Cleon Daskalakis earned his first NHL win; ex-Boston College star Bob Sweeney got his first NHL goal to break a scoreless tie in the second period. Hartford (2-2) then snapped the Bruins' streak with a 6-3 victory in Boston. The Whalers went on to pound Pittsburgh 8-6 and slipped back into first, a point ahead of the Canadiens. Montreal conquered Chicago 3-2 and L.A. 5-3, but lost 2-1 to St. Louis on Todd Ewen's first goal. Minnesota (1-0-2) maintained its slim lead in the Norris over Detroit (1-2). Dino Ciccarelli scored both the North Stars' goals in a 2-2 tie with Edmonton, but Esa Tikkanen's 26th goal of the season, at 17:24 of the third period, prevented Minnesota from winning its second game in Edmonton in 13 tries. The Smythe-leading Oilers went 1-1-2, avenging a controversial 4-4 tie with Vancouver one night by flogging the Canucks 7-3 the next. In the Patrick, the Flyers skated merrily along, winning twice—7-4 over the Sabres and 5-3 over the Penguins—before Rangers goalie Bob Froese, formerly of Philadelphia, tripped them up 3-1. The fourth-place Rangers went 3-1 under G.M. Phil Esposito, who had to replace Tom Webster as coach when Webster's inner-ear infection left him unable to fly.
INDOOR SOCCER—Dallas climbed ahead of Cleveland into first place in the East with a pair of 4-3 wins, over Minnesota and Tacoma. Tatu had a goal and two assists against the Strikers, while Mark Karpun notched a hat trick against the Stars. Tacoma, leader of the West, lost twice in a row for the first time this season. The Moscow Dynamo team had an even rougher time: Kansas City (11-3), Wichita (7-6) and St. Louis (6-5) dealt the Soviets defeats on consecutive nights.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of AL HOLBERT, DEREK BELL, CHIP ROBINSON and AL UNSER JR., driving a Porsche 962, won the 24-hour Daytona endurance race (page 72).
SAILING—America's Cup: Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes took a 3-0 lead over the defender, Kookaburra III in the best-of-seven finals (page 66).
SKIING—MARC GIRARDELLI of Luxembourg upset defending champ Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland to win the men's combined title in the Alpine World Championships, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. ERIKA HESS of Switzerland won the women's gold medal in the combined, while Sylvia Eder of Austria earned the silver and Tamara McKinney of the U.S. the bronze.
TRACK & FIELD—In Genoa, Italy, STEFKA KOS-TADINOVA of Bulgaria set a world record in the women's high jump with a leap of 6'8¼" .In Ottawa, BEN JOHNSON and ANGELLA ISSA-JENKO of Canada established world indoor marks in the 50-meter dash for men (5.55 seconds) and women (6.06), respectively.
MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a San Diego jury, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner JOHNNY RODGERS, 35, on charges of assault with a firearm involving a cable TV technician who tried to disconnect his service.
ELECTED: To Pro Football's Hall of Fame, fullback LARRY CSONKA, 40, who rushed for 8,081 yards from 1968 to '79; quarterback LENNY DAWSON, 51, who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-7 upset of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970 Super Bowl; defensive tackle JOE GREENE, 40, who inspired the Pittsburgh Steelers to four championships in the '70s; running back JOHN HENRY JOHNSON, 57, who gained 6,803 yards from 1954 to '66; center JIM LANGER, 38, a Pro Bowler from 1973 to '78 for the Miami Dolphins; receiver DON MAYNARD, 50, a New York Jets star who averaged 42 catches and 789 yards in 15 seasons; and guard GENE UPSHAW, 41, a Raiders' stalwart from 1967 to '82 and now the executive director of the NFL Players Association.
NAMED: As 1986 Horse of the Year, LADY'S SECRET, who, as a 4-year-old filly, won 10 of 15 starts and more than $1.8 million.
PLEADED NO CONTEST: To charges reduced from felony assault to a misdemeanor of resisting arrest in Harris County, Texas, pitcher RON DARLING, 26, and infielder TIM TEUFEL, 28, of the world champion New York Mets; after an altercation with two off-duty Houston police officers outside Cooter's nightclub on July 19, 1986. Misdemeanor charges against two other Mets, pitchers RICK AGUILERA, 25, and BOB OJEDA, 29, were dropped.
PROMOTED: From assistant to head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, MIKE MURPHY, 36. Murphy was 4-4-2 as a fill-in for Pat Quinn, whom the NHL expelled for conflict of interest.
SIGNED: By the Boston Red Sox, three-time AL batting champ WADE BOGGS, 28, to a three-year contract for more than $5 million.
TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, third baseman RON CEY, 38, to the Oakland A's for infielder LUIS QUINONES, 24.