BASKETBALL—The LOS ANGELES LAKERS defeated the Boston Celtics 106-93 at the Forum to win the NBA championship finals four games to two behind the series' Most Valuable Player, Earvin (Magic) Johnson (page 14).
Greece upset the Soviet Union 103-101 in overtime to win its first European championship, in Piraeus, Greece, and deny the Soviets a record 14th title.
COLLEGE GOLF—OKLAHOMA STATE won the NCAA Division I men's championship in Columbus, Ohio, with a 72-hole score of 1,160, eight over par, to beat Wake Forest by 16 strokes. Oklahoma State junior BRIAN WATTS won the individual title with an eight-under-par 280, six strokes better than Wake Forest sophomore Barry Fabyan and Florida State senior Nolan Hanke.
GOLF—J.C. SNEAD defeated Seve Ballesteros on the first hole of sudden death to win the Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic and $108,000, in Harrison, N.Y. Snead and Ballesteros were tied at eight-under-par 276 after 72 holes.
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Colleen Walker shot a final-round three-under-par 69 for a 10-under-par 278 to win her first LPGA tournament, the Mayflower Classic, in Indianapolis. She beat four competitors by one stroke and collected a $52,500 first prize.
Gary player shot a final-round 69 for a 72-hole total of 280, eight under par, to win $60,000 and the Senior Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla., by one stroke over Chi Chi Rodriguez and Bruce Crampton.
HORSE RACING—RIVLIA ($3.40), ridden by Chris McCarron, won the Hollywood Invitational at Hollywood Park by four lengths over Great Communicator. The 5-year-old earned $165,000 by running the 1½ miles in 2:24[1/5].
INDOOR SOCCER—The Dallas Sidekicks evened the best-of-seven MISL championship series with two wins at home, defeating the Tacoma Stars 5-3 and 6-5 in Reunion Arena. In Games 1 and 2 in the Tacoma Dome, the Stars whipped the Sidekicks 10-4 and 7-4 (page 54).
MOTOR SPORTS—HANS STUCK, AL HOLBERT and DEREK BELL drove a Porsche 962 to victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, beating Jurgen Lassig, Pierre Yver and Bernard De Dryver, also in a Porsche 962, by 168.2 miles, the second-largest winning margin in the event's 55-year history. The winners averaged 124.087 mph while covering 2,978.108 miles.
Bobby Rahal, in a Lola-Cosworth, won the Portland (Ore.) 200 Indy Car race by 6.39 seconds over Michael Andretti, in a March-Cosworth. Rahal earned a $76,410 check by completing the 104-lap race on the Portland International Raceway in 1:50:02.53.
ROWING—HARVARD defeated Brown by .46 of a second to win the Cincinnati Regatta at Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park and the right to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta in England in early July (page 57).
TENNIS—BORIS BECKER defeated Jimmy Connors 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Stella Artois grass court title at The Queens Club in London and earn $40,000.
Pam Shriver won her fourth straight Edgbaston Cup grass court title with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Larisa Savchenko of the U.S.S.R., in Birmingham, England. The victory was worth $33,000.
MILEPOSTS—FINED: By the National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics president ARNOLD (Red) AUERBACH, Celtics coach K.C. JONES and eight members of the Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, a total of $8,000 for incidents during and after the Lakers' 107-106 victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA finals.
NAMED: Former National League president CHARLES S. (Chub) FEENEY, 65, as president of the San Diego Padres, replacing Ballard F. Smith Jr., 41, who resigned May 26. Feeney served as National League president from 1970 until his retirement at the end of last season.
As winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's Most Valuable Player, Edmonton Oilers' center WAYNE GRETZKY, 26, for the eighth straight season. Gretzky, who has won the award every year since entering the league in 1979, had 62 goals and 121 assists in 1986-87.
As women's basketball coach at Old Dominion, WENDY LARRY, 32, replacing Marianne Stanley, 32, who resigned on May 15 to become women's coach at Pennsylvania. In two seasons at Arizona, Larry guided the Wildcats to a 30-27 record.
REACQUIRED: By the New York Yankees, 13-year veteran outfielder and designated hitter MIKE EASLER, 36, from the Philadelphia Phillies, for two minor league prospects. The Yankees had included Easier in a four-player deal last December that brought them righthanded pitcher Charles Hudson.
SELECTED: By the Seattle Seahawks, former University of Oklahoma linebacker BRIAN BOSWORTH, 22, as the No. 1 pick in the NFL supplemental draft. Bosworth, who has stated a preference for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Raiders, the New York Jets or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he would sit out the season rather than play for the Seahawks.
SENTENCED: By U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez Gimenez, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, two-time former WBA junior lightweight champion SAMUEL SERRANO, 34, to 15 years in prison for possession of seven kilos of cocaine with intent to sell. Serrano was also fined $100,000.
TRADED: By the Los Angeles Rams, running back BARRY REDDEN, 26, to the San Diego Chargers, for running back BUFORD McGEE, 26, and two future draft choices.
By the NHL Quebec Nordiques, goaltender CLINT MALARCHUK, 26, and center DALE HUNTER, 26, to the Washington Capitals for center ALAN HAWORTH, 26, forward GAETAN DUCHESNE, 24, and the Caps' No. 1 pick in the NHL entry draft.
DIED: RALPH GULDAHL, 74, one of five golfers in history to win consecutive United States Open championships, in 1937 and 1938; in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Former Phoenix Suns guard JOHNNY HIGH, 30, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident; in Phoenix. High, who played for the Suns from 1979 to 1984, had been a witness before a Maricopa County grand jury investigating alleged drug use and trafficking by current and former Suns players.
Round table, 33, the 1958 Horse of the Year and America's leading sire in 1972; at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky. Round Table won 43 of 66 starts in his racing career and sired 83 stakes winners between his retirement, in 1959, and 1979, his last year at stud.