BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston defeated Cleveland 94-87 to take their semifinal series four games to two and set up a best-of-seven championship playoff against the Phoenix Suns. In Game 1 on Sunday the Celtics, who have won 12 titles and lost only one, whipped the Suns 98-87 as Jo Jo White, held to only two points in the first half, exploded for 20 second-half points and John Havlicek, apparently recovered from the heel injury that limited his activity against the Cavaliers, played 40 minutes and scored 16 points.
OLYMPICS: Ann Meyers of UCLA, the 21-year-old sister of Milwaukee Bucks Forward David Meyers, was one of 12 players named to the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team. The others: Lusia Harris of Delta State; Nancy Lieberman of Far Rockaway ( N.Y.) High School; Nancy Dunkle of Cal State-Fullerton; Cindy Brogdon of Mercer University, Ga.; Pat Roberts of Emporia State, Kans.; Julie Simpson of Gallup, N. Mex.; Mary Anne O'Connor of Fairfield, Conn.; Charlotte Lewis of Illinois State; Gail Marquis of Queens College, N.Y.; Susan Rojcewicz, a graduate assistant at Penn State; Pat Head, a teacher at the University of Tennessee. Michelle McKenzie of Silver Spring, Md., Cherri Rapp of Estelline, Texas and Cardi Hicks of Long Beach, Calif. were named as alternates.
BOXING—VICTOR GALINDEZ of Argentina retained his WBA light heavyweight crown by knocking out Richie Kates of Brighton, N.J., in the 15th round, at Johannesburg.
Roberto Duran of Panama successfully defended his WBA lightweight title by knocking out Lou Bizzarro in the 14th round of a scheduled 15-rounder in Bizarro's hometown of Erie, Pa.
Jose Duran of Spain knocked out Japan's Koichi Wajima in the 14th round to win the WBA junior middleweight championship in Tokyo.
GOLF—GIBBY GILBERT shot a 15-under 273 to win the $200,000 Danny Thomas Memphis Golf Classic by four strokes. It was his second victory in nine years on the pro tour.
Amy Alcott birdied the 18th hole for a four-under-par 67 in the final round of the LPGA '76 Classic at Jamesburg, N.J., and beat Jane Blalock by one stroke with a score of 209.
Curtis Strange, a 21-year-old junior at Wake Forest, defeated U.S. Amateur champion Fred Ridley 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final to win his second straight North and South Amateur championship at Pinehurst, N.C.
HOCKEY—WHA: Bobby Hull scored the winning goal in both games as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the defending champion Houston Aeros 4-3 and 5-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series (page 84).
HORSE RACING—ANCIENT TITLE ($3.60), ridden by Sandy Hawley, defeated Pay Tribute by a head to win the 1[1/16]-mile Californian at Hollywood Park for the second straight year. His time for the $110,300 race was 1:41[1/5].