ALPINE SKIING—MARC GIRARDELLI of Luxembourg clinched his second straight World Cup overall title and finished with 294 points, 10 more than Switzerland's Pirmin Zurbriggen. MARIA WALLISER of Switzerland won the women's overall World Cup with 287 points, 45 ahead of her compatriot Erika Hess. The Swiss led their country to its fourth consecutive Nations Cup.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—At the NCAA Division II championships in Springfield, Mass., SACRED HEART ( Conn.) outscored Southeast Missouri State 93-87 for the men's title, and CAL POLY-POMONA won its second straight women's crown with a 70-63 defeat of North Dakota State.
PRO BASKETBALL—It took most of the season, but Los Angeles Clipper rookie Benoit Benjamin may have arrived last week in the Clips' 115-114 upset of the Lakers. Benjamin had 27 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks, made two free throws with 30 seconds to play to give the Clippers the lead and prevented Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from getting a clean shot off at the buzzer. Boston clinched the Atlantic crown with a 126-105 thrashing of Chicago. The Bulls got six points from Rod Higgins, who has also played this season for Seattle, San Antonio and New Jersey. He is the first to play on four teams in one season. A Central Division duel between Milwaukee and Atlanta fizzled when ailing Hawk starters Dominique Wilkins and Glenn Rivers didn't play. The Bucks eased to a 113-98 victory. Houston stayed ahead of Denver in the Midwest Division by clubbing New York 114-99 to snap a six-game string of road losses.
BOWLING—MAL ACOSTA defeated Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela 235-195 to win $27,000 in a PBA tournament in North Olmsted, Ohio.
BOXING—TREVOR BERBICK won the WBC heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Pinklon Thomas in Las Vegas. On the same card, CARLOS DeLEON regained his WBC cruiserweight crown with a 12-round decision over Bernard Benton, and JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ of Mexico retained his WBC super featherweight title with a second-round knockout of Roberto Lindo.
Dwight Muhammad Qawi won the WBA junior heavyweight crown with a sixth-round TKO of Leon Spinks in Reno (page 44).
CROSS-COUNTRY—At the world championships in Colombier, Switzerland, JOHN NGUGI of Kenya covered a 12-kilometer course in 35:32.9 minutes, edging Abebe Mekonnon of Ethiopia by 1.9 seconds, to take the men's competition and pace his country to first place overall. ZOLA BUDD defended her women's title and led Great Britain to the team gold medal by running a 4,650-meter course in 14:49.6. Lynn Jennings of Durham, N.H. finished second, 18.2 seconds back.
FIGURE SKATING—At the world championships in Geneva, BRIAN BOITANO of Sunnyvale, Calif. won the men's title; DEBI THOMAS of San Jose, Calif. took the women's crown; SERGEI GRINKOV and EKATARINA GORDEEVA of the U.S.S.R. were best in the pairs; and ANDREI BUKIN and NATALIA BESTEMIANOVA, who are also of the U.S.S.R., retained their ice-dancing title (page 28).
GOLF—CALVIN PEETE shot a 19-under-par 269, five strokes better than Pat McGowan, to win a PGA tournament and $90,000 in New Orleans.
Penny Pulz defeated Betsy King by four strokes to win the Tucson Open. Pulz's 12-under-par 276 earned her $30,000.