BASKETBALL—NBA: The West had six of the league's top 10 scorers on its team, but the East had Willis Reed and Oscar Robertson to lead it to a 142-135 All-Star victory. Reed received the MVP award, and Robertson scored 21 points to become the highest scorer in the history of the game with a total of 230 for 10 All-Star appearances. In the standings Milwaukee gained half a game on New York and was only five out of first place as the Knicks lost to Boston 109-102. But New York later beat Chicago 120-117 as Bill Bradley scored a career-high 35 points. Chicago slipped to third in the West after losing all three of its games, and Los Angeles, with a 3-1 record, took over the second spot.
ABA; Larry Jones of Denver scored a game-high 30 points as the West routed the East 128-98. The West's Spencer Haywood, also of Denver, had 23 points and 19 rebounds and was named MVP. The Rockets won both games they played during the week and moved to within two games of the West's leader, New Orleans. Three weeks ago the Rockets were in last place. Indiana and Pittsburgh were the only winners in the East, Indiana taking three for a 35-8 season record and Pittsburgh topping New Orleans 113-111 to lift the Pipers out of last place.
NBA—East: New York (2-1), Milwaukee (3-0), Baltimore (2-2), Philadelphia (2-1), Cincinnati (1-2), Boston (1-2), Detroit (3-1). West: Atlanta (1-0), Los Angeles (3-1), Chicago (0-3), Phoenix (3-1). San Francisco (1-3), San Diego (0-2). Seattle (0-3).
ABA—East: Indiana (3-0), Kentucky (0-2), Carolina(0-1), New York (0-1), Pittsburgh (1-0), Miami (0-1). West: New Orleans (0-2), Denver (2-0), Dallas (1-1), Los Angeles (3-1), Washington (0-1).
BOBSLEDDING—The West German team of HORST FLOTH and JOSEF (Pepi) BADER defeated teams from 12 other countries to take the world two-man bobsled title in 5:05.39 for four heats over the St. Moritz, Switzerland run.
BOWLING—The $77,777.77 Showboat Invitational tournament in Las Vegas was won by DAVE SOUTAR of Gilroy, Calif., with a final-match victory of 257-214 over left-handed Don Glover of Bakersfield, Calif. It was the first time in six years that aright-handed bowler had won the tournament.
GOLF—At Pebble Beach, Calif., BERT YANCEY shot a final-round, three-under-par 69 to defeat Jack Nicklaus 278-279 for the first prize of $25,000 at the $125,000 Bing Crosby Pro-Am.
HARNESS RACING—In Paris, TOSCAN, owned by Count Pierre de Montesson, trotted to victory in the $126,000 Prix d'Am�rique in 3:23.6 for the 1?-mile course, while Henri Levesque's hopes for a fifth straight win were ended when his entry, Upsalin, was involved in a collision.
HOCKEY—NHL: The New York Rangers were briefly threatened by Boston with the loss of sole possession of first place when the Bruins went ahead 1-0 in the first period on a goal by John Bucyk, but New York then buried Boston 8-1 and left the Bruins tied for second with Montreal. In the West fourth-place Pittsburgh won two and tied one to challenge Minnesota, which suffered ah 0-2-0 week, for the third spot.
NHL—East: New York (1-1-0), Boston (1-1-1), Montreal (2-1-0), Detroit (2-1-0), Chicago (2-1-0), Toronto (1-1-0). West: St. Louis (1-1-0), Philadelphia (1-1-1), Minnesota (0-2-0), Pittsburgh (2-0-1), Oakland (1-1-1), Los Angeles (0-3-0).