GOLF—SANDY LYLE defeated Jeff Sluman on the third hole of sudden death to win the Tournament Players Championship and $180,000, in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Both Lyle and Sluman completed regulation play with a 14-under-par 274 (page 128).
Pat Bradley fired a six-under-par 286 to defeat Chris Johnson by two strokes and win an LPGA event and $45,000, in Phoenix.
COLLEGE HOCKEY—NORTH DAKOTA defeated Michigan State 5-3 to win the NCAA championship, in Detroit (page 132).
HOCKEY—Patrick Division-leading Philadelphia tied intrastate rival Pittsburgh 3-3 with help from Tim Kerr's 54th goal of the season, and edged Quebec 3-2 on Dave Poulin's OT game-winner before the Flyers were trounced by Detroit 5-1. Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to Montreal eliminated the Penguins from playoff contention and locked up berths for the Islanders, Caps and Rangers. The Whalers, the leaders of the Adams, increased their win total to a team-record 41 as Sylvain Turgeon scored a hat trick in Hartford's 5-4 victory over the Penguins. Montreal, five points back of Hartford, topped the Whalers 4-3. Then Stephane Richer and Claude Lemieux each scored twice to lead the Canadiens to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over Buffalo. In Smythe action, Calgary, with a 2-1 week, pulled to within seven points of division-leading Edmonton, which won three of five outings. Winnipeg split a two-game series with the Flames, scoring four limes in the first four minutes of a 10-1 thrashing of Calgary, and losing the next night 3-1 to trail Calgary by six points. St. Louis had a 1-1-1 week but moved into second in the Norris, four points ahead of Chicago (1-3-0) and Minnesota (0-2-1).
HORSE RACING—DEMONS BEGONE ($2.40), with Pat Day up, won the first of two Derby Preps run last weekend, the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, by four lengths over Fast Forward. The colt covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:41[2/5] to win $86,520. Day also won the Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park, as J.T.'S PET ($4.40) ran 1[1/16] miles in 1:42[4/5] to defeat Faster Than Sound by 1� lengths and win $300,000.
INDOOR SOCCER—St. Louis was responsible for sending two West Division teams to the playoffs. Division leader Tacoma clinched a berth when the Steamers fell 7-4 to Wichita, and second-place Kansas City reserved a spot after defeating St. Louis 5-2. In the East, Cleveland, 2-0, moved into a first-place tie with Baltimore as the Blast went 0-2.
SPEEDSKATING—At the Soviet Cup in Kazakhstan, BONNIE BLAIR of Champaign, Ill., lowered her world record in the women's 500-meter race from 39.43 to 39.28, and NICK THOMETZ of Minnetonka, Minn., broke by .32 of a second his 500-meter record with a clocking of 36.23.
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 to win a tour event and $50,000, in Brussels.
Hana Mandlikova beat Barbara Potter 6-4, 6-2 to win a Virginia Slims tournament and $30,500, in Washington, D.C.
MILEPOSTS—SOLD: By owner Joan Kroc, the San Diego Padres, to Costa Mesa, Calif., businessman and Seattle Mariner owner George Argyros.