ASL: Poli Garcia assisted on the first goal and scored the winner as California beat Sacramento 2-1. The Southern California Lazers beat the New York Eagles 2-0 for their second consecutive shutout. Steve Newman scored the only goal as the Indy Daredevils defeated the Los Angeles Skyhawks 1-0. The night before, the Skyhawks beat Cleveland 2-1.
TENNIS—Top-seeded BJORN BORG defeated Adriano Panatta 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to win the $210,000 Italian Open in Rome.
Led by John McEnroe and Matt Mitchell, STANFORD won the NCAA team championship in Athens, Ga., defeating UCLA 6-3 in the finals. McEnroe, who made it to the semifinal round at Wimbledon last summer, and Mitchell won singles matches and then combined to win the doubles, to give Stanford its fourth championship in the last six years.
WTT: Sandy Mayer and Virginia Wade, whom New York traded to the Golden Gaters before the season, led their team to a 25-22 victory over the Apples, Mayer teaming with Frew McMillan in doubles to defeat Ray Ruffels and Fred Stolle 6-3 and winning the men's singles 6-3 over Ruffels. Wade took the women's singles, defeating JoAnne Russell 6-4. The next night, Martina Navratilova defeated the 1977 Wimbledon champion 6-4 as Boston scored its eighth victory in a row (one short of the team record); as the Lobsters won 31-18. On Friday, Wendy Turnbull beat Wade 7-5 as New Orleans defeated the Golden Gaters 23-22. New Orleans also snapped San Diego's 11-match winning streak with a 25-24 win in the Superdome before only 1,216 spectators. Filling in for Billie Jean King, who had bronchitis, Russell upset Navratilova 7-6 as New York beat Boston 31-22.
TRACK & FIELD—KATHY MILLS of Penn State set a women's world record of 15:35.5 in the 5,000, lowering Jan Merrill's record by 114 seconds, and set a meet record of 9:08.1 for the 3,000-meter run at the AIAW championships in Knoxville, Tenn. At the same meet, PATTY VAN WOLVELAERE of USC set an American women's record of 13.14 in the 100-meter hurdles, bettering the mark of 13.21 that she established three weeks ago. CALIFORNIA STATE-NORTHRIDGE set an American women's record of 8:33.51 in the 3,200-meter relay and also beat defending champion UCLA for the team title, 57-47.
The USC 800-meter relay team of JOEL ANDREWS (20.5), JAMES SANFORD (20.7), BILLY MULLINS (19.7) and CLANCY EDWARDS (19.4) ran a world-record 1:20.3 at the Sun Devil Relay Classic in Tempe, Ariz., breaking the previous mark of 1:21.4, held by Arizona State. The Tobias Striders won the event in 1:20.2, but because the team was composed of athletes of different nationalities, its time will not be recognized as a world record.
MILEPOSTS—PENALIZED: KANSAS STATE, by the Big Eight, for irregularities in its football program. The Wildcats will be barred from appearing on television in postseason, play, permitted to grant only 17 football scholarships in 1978, 26 in '79, and 27 in '80 ( Kansas State had exceeded the limit of 30 per year in previous seasons), and will lose one-third of its share of the revenue earned by the conference from television, tournaments and postseason play. The penalties will cover a three-year period.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, FRED SHERO, 52, because, he says, he has lost his "effectiveness to motivate the team." Shero joined the Flyers as head coach in 1971. His teams had a 356-186-95 record, reached the playoffs six times and won the Stanley Cup twice ('74, '75).
RESIGNED: As manager of the Oakland A's, BOBBY WINKLES, 48. Winkles, the second of the team's last five managers to resign, was replaced by Coach Jack McKeon, 47, who was fired as manager by owner Charles Finley last June.