PRO BASKETBALL—Houston defeated defending champion Los Angeles 114-112 to win the Western Conference title four games to one and advance to the NBA championship series against the Boston Celtics.
BOWLING—LARRY LARVICK, a 21-year-old bowling-center manager from Denver, won $250,000 fixed-prize money in an amateurs only, double-elimination bowling tournament in Las Vegas. Larvick defeated Steve Minnick 236-150 in the final. The competition attracted 532 participants, each of whom kicked in a $1,000 entry fee.
BOXING—ALFREDO LAYNE of Panama knocked out Wilfredo Gomez of Puerto Rico in the ninth round to win the WBA junior lightweight title, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Barry Michael Tko'd Mark Fernandez in the fourth round to retain his IBF junior lightweight title, in Melbourne, Australia.
GOLF—HAL SUTTON fired a record 17-under-par 271 to win the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio by four strokes over Don Pooley. Sutton, who earned $100,000 for the victory, shattered the previous tournament record by nine strokes.
Laurie Rinker shot a final-round 66 for a 278 total to win $37,500 and an LPGA event in Corning. N.Y. Third-round leader Beth Daniel faltered with a double bogey and two bogeys on three of the last four holes and finished three strokes back, tied with Pat Bradley.
HANDBALL—VERN ROBERTS, 31, of the U.S., defeated Michael Walsh, 20, of Ireland, 21-7, 21-10, to win the men's invitational singles title in the world championships in Kelowna, British Columbia. JOHN KENDLER and PONCHO MONREAL of the U.S. defeated Elias Carillo and Nacho Veloz of Mexico for the doubles crown.
HOCKEY—The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames four games to one to win their 23rd Stanley Cup.
HORSE RACING—Trainer Woody Stephens had a banner week at Belmont Park, with two of his horses winning major stakes. LOTKA ($20.40). ridden by Jerry Bailey, came charging off the pace to win the Acorn Stakes, the first race of New York's triple-crown series for 3-year-old fillies. Lotka, who won $136,080, covered the mile in 1:35[1/5] to finish 2� lengths ahead of long shot Dynamic Star. DANZIG CONNECTION ($7.40), with Pat Day in the saddle, scored a�-length victory over Clear Choice in the Peter Pan Stakes. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1? miles in 1:48[2/5].
INDOOR SOCCER—The defending champion San Diego Sockers rebounded from a three-games-to-one deficit to win two games, 7-4 and 6-3, against the Minnesota Strikers, leaving the MISL final series deadlocked.