PRO BASKETBALL—In an Eastern Conference showdown between Boston, the Atlantic Division leader, and Atlanta, tops in the Central Division, the Celtics continued their domination over the Hawks—they have won three of four meetings this season—with a 102-97 victory. Center Robert Parish's 10 points in the fourth period were the key to the Boston triumph. Atlanta, which had won 15 straight home games before losing to Boston, continued its skid by falling 117-107 to the Los Angeles Lakers and 115-109 to Utah. The Celts also defeated Washington 106-100 (Larry Bird had a season-high 49 points in that game) and Philadelphia 100-85. In between those two victories, however, Boston fell 125-108 in Detroit before an NBA-record crowd of 61,983. The Pistons have now beaten the Celtics seven consecutive times at the Silver-dome. Dallas stayed on top in the Midwest Division with wins over San Antonio, 128-111; Phoenix, 121-102; and Seattle, 117-109. Against the Spurs, the Mavericks' Mark Aguirre got his 12,000th career point, but he was held to only 13 as Dallas ended the week—and its seven-game winning streak—with a 108-92 loss to Houston. The Pacific Division-leading Lakers added victories over Utah, 111-100, and Sacramento, 115-94, to their defeat of Atlanta.
BOWLING—Top-seeded ROGER BOWKER beat Purvis Granger 224-189 in the title game to win $38,000 and a PBA event in New Orleans.
BOXING—SOT CHITALADA of Thailand successfully defended his WBC flyweight title with a seventh-round TKO of Hideaki Kamishiro of Japan, in Osaka.
Khaosai Galaxy of Thailand retained his WBA junior bantamweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over countryman Kongthoranee Payakaroon, in Bangkok.
February 8, 1988
PRO FOOTBALL—The WASHINGTON REDSKINS defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII in San Diego (page 14).
GOLF—SANDY LYLE defeated Fred Couples on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to win $117,000 and the Phoenix Open. The two had completed regulation play at 269, 15 under par.
HOCKEY—In the Smythe Division, Calgary, which leads the league with 70 points, began the week by scoring six times in 14½ minutes—in the process tying a club record for goals in a period—en route to an 11-3 drubbing of Toronto. And the Flames kept the heal on the competition thereafter, beating Hartford 5-1, Edmonton 5-4 and Vancouver 4-3. The Flames-Oilers game marked the return to action of Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky, who had been sidelined for 13 games with a knee injury. The Great One had four assists against Calgary, and the next night, in a 5-2 win over Hartford, he scored his 574th career goal to move past Mike Bossy and into fifth place on the NHL list. Detroit, the Norris Division leader, lost to Chicago 6-4 mainly because of the work of the Blackhawks' 5'5" rookie goalie, Darren Pang, who picked up his seventh straight win. The Red Wings then blew a lead in each game of a home-and-home series against Toronto and had to settle for 3-3 and 5-5 ties. Montreal stayed atop the Adams Division with victories over Buffalo, 4-1, and the New York Islanders, 6-2. Between those wins the Canadiens lost 4-3 to Washington when Dave Christian came up with the game-winning power-play goal with 1:30 left on the clock. In a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers, Philadelphia goalie Ron Hextall left in the second period after bruising his shoulder and was sidelined for the Flyers' next outing, a 4-3 win over Winnipeg. Mark Laforest filled in for Hextall in that game. The Flyers ended the week with a 1-0 OT loss to Washington but remained in first in the Patrick Division.
HORSE RACING—JADE HUNTER ($9.40), Jerry Bailey up, won the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park by a length over favored Cryptoclearance. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1 [1/8] miles in 1:48 [4/5] to earn the $120,000 winner's purse.
Favorite SUPER DIAMOND ($3.60), ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., beat Judge Angelucci by a neck in the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita. The 8-year-old gelding covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:43 to win $92,300.
INDOOR SOCCER—Western Division-leadíng San Diego extended its winning streak to nine games when Branko Segota scored 55 seconds into overtime in a 5-4 victory over Tacoma. Sockers defender Waad Hirmez had a hat trick in that game. In the Eastern Division, John Stollmeyer scored two goals to lead first-place Cleveland past Baltimore 3-2. The Force then fell 6-4 to both Los Angeles and Kansas City.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of Raul Boesel of Brazil, John Nielsen of Denmark and Martin Brundle of England won the 24-hour Daytona endurance race in a Jaguar XJR-9 prototype (page 34).
SKIING—In Schladming, Austria, PIRMIN ZUR-BRIGGEN of Switzerland won a downhill to maintain his overall World Cup lead, and RUDI NTERLICH of Austria triumphed in the giant slalom. In Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia, MATEJA SVET won a women's World Cup giant slalom and a slalom.
SKI JUMPING—MARK KONOPACKE of Kingsford, Mich., won the 70-meter jump at the U.S. national championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. MIKE HOLLAND of Norwich, Vt., was the 90-meter champ.
TENNIS—LUIZ MATTAR of Brazil beat Eliot Teltscher 6-3, 6-3 to win the $20,000 first prize at a Grand Prix event in S‚Äö√†√∂¬¨¬£o Paulo.
Patty Fendick of San Francisco defeated Sara Gomer of England 6-3, 7-6 to win a women's tour event and the $8,000 first prize in Auckland, New Zealand.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As coach of the New Jersey Devils, DOUG CARPENTER, 43, who had a 21-24-5 record this season, including losses in his last five games. In 3½ seasons with New Jersey, Carpenter was 100-166-24. He was replaced by JIM SCHOENFELD, 35, a former coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
As coach of the MISL's Wichita Wings, CHARLIE COOKE, 45, who had an 11-16 record this season, including an 0-13 road mark. Wichita is off to the worst start in its nine-year history.
NAMED: As 1987 Horse of the Year, FERDINAND, who won the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose over Kentucky Derby winner Alysheba.
RESIGNED: As general manager of the Minnesota North Stars, LOU NANNE, 46, who had been with the club from its inception in 1967 as a player and since 1978 as its general manager.
SIGNED: By the Los Angeles Dodgers, free agent outfielder KIRK GIBSON, 30, formerly of the Detroit Tigers, to a three-year contract worth $4.5 million (page 84).
TRADED: By the Montreal Canadiens, right wing CHRIS NTLAN, 29, to the New York Rangers for the right to exchange first-round picks in the 1989 entry draft.
FACES IN THE CROWD
SALT LAKE CITY
Aalberg, a senior at the University of Utah, won the cross-country ski marathon at the Utah Winter Olympic Games. He skied the 26.1-mile course at Jeremy Ranch in 2:15:15.5 to beat Asmund Drivnes by 1.3 seconds.
Kim, the 5'6" senior captain and middle blocker for University High, led the Junior Rainbows to their fourth straight girls' state volleyball title and a No. 1 ranking nationally. In her four seasons, University had an 84-1 record.
Eric, 18, who competes for the Boston Bullets track and field club, won the 400 meters at an invitational meet at Harvard with a time of 47.9, which set a meet record and was the third-fastest ever by a high schooler indoors.
Kendall, a senior at Masconomet Regional High, is the first Massachusetts high school girl to score more than 100 goals in soccer and 1,000 points in basketball. In soccer, she set state girls' records for goals in a season (53) and a career (160).
CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y.
Menjik, 52, the coach of the P.V. Moore High riflery team, got his 300th straight match win, dating back to 1971, when the Redmen beat Vestal High 1,326-1,223. Menjik has coached six state champion teams in 23 years.
MERCER ISLAND, WASH.
Chandy, who is a senior at Lakeside School, won her third straight girls' 100-yard backstroke title at the state swimming championships in Seattle with a state and national prep record of 57.50. She also won the 100 freestyle in 53.24.