PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Elvin Hayes scored 25 points and Bobby Dandridge 34 as Washington defeated Seattle 106-98 to break a nine-game losing streak in championship finals dating back over the past eight seasons and tie their playoff series at one game apiece. But three days later, the Sonics held off a late Bullet surge for a 93-92 victory, taking a 2-1 series lead (page 26).
BOXING—CARLOS PALOMINO retained his WBC welterweight title, winning a unanimous 15-round decision over Armando Muniz in Los Angeles.
GOLF—With a birdie on the final hole, JERRY HEARD shot a tournament-record 19-under-par 269 to win the $200,000 Atlanta Classic. Tom Watson, Bob Murphy and Lou Graham tied for second two strokes back.
HOCKEY—NHL: Montreal defeated Boston in Games 5 and 6 by identical scores of 4-1 to take its third consecutive Stanley Cup championship. The Canadiens are the first team since the 1962-64 Toronto Maple Leafs to win three titles in a row (page 28).
WHA: The first period belonged to New England, but after that it was all Winnipeg as the Jets defeated the Whalers 5-3 to win their second Avco Trophy in three years by sweeping the four-game final playoff series. By the end of the first period New England was ahead 2-0 on goals by Mike Antonovich and Rick Ley. In the second period the Jets picked up momentum, Dave Kryskow and Lyle Moffat scoring within 12 seconds to tie the game. Fourteen minutes later Anders Hedberg scored to put the Jets ahead to stay. In the third period Bobby Hull upped the count to 4-2, but New England's George Lyle closed it to 4-3 before the end of the period. With 32 seconds remaining in the final period, Hedberg scored on an empty-net goal to give the Jets their 11th victory in their last 12 meetings with New England. It was Hedberg's final game with the Jets before he and teammate Ulf Nilsson join the New York Rangers of the NHL.
HORSE RACING—TEMPEST QUEEN ($11.80), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, scored a 1�-length win over Lakeville Miss in the $53,200 Acorn Stakes at Belmont.
LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS upset defending champion Cornell 13-8 in New Brunswick, N.J. to win the NCAA championship (page 24).
MOTOR SPORTS—Driving a Lola-Chaparral Cosworth, AL UNSER won his third Indianapolis 500, finishing 8.3 seconds ahead of Tom Sneva in a Penske-Cosworth. Sneva also finished second last year (page 20).
Darrell Waltrip, driving a Chevrolet, won the $350,000 World 600 stock-car race in Charlotte, N.C. Donnie Allison finished second.
SOCCER—NASL: Chicago, which had been 0-10, got its first win, beating Detroit 2-1 on a pair of goals by Karl-Heintz Granitza. Tony Field, a former Cosmos forward, scored the only goal as lowly Memphis upset the Cosmos 1-0. Minnesota, winning for the seventh time this season, defeated Tampa Bay 3-2. The Rowdies traded their leading scorer, Derek Smethurst, to San Diego for Peter Anderson. Recently acquired Brian Budd scored a hat trick for Toronto in its 4-3 win over Dallas. The Metros also defeated Seattle 3-1 at home earlier in the week. Mike Flannigan, the second-highest scorer in the league, had two goals as New England beat San Jose 3-1. Houston, led by Kevin Welsh's hat trick, shut out Colorado 4-0.