WATER SKIING—JOEL McCLINTOCK of Canada won the men's overall title at the world championships in Toronto. Carlos Suarez of Venezuela was second. CINDY TODD of Pierson, Fla. was the women's overall champion, while Deena Brush of West Sacramento, Calif. came in second. The U.S. outpointed Canada to win its 16th consecutive team championship.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: By NBA Commissioner Lawrence O'Brien to Portland as compensation for San Diego's May 13 signing of Trail Blazer Center Bill Walton, Forward KERMIT WASHINGTON, 28, who has an 8.1-point career scoring average over six seasons; Center KEVIN KUNNERT, 27, who has a six-year average of 9.0; the Clippers' first-round draft pick in 1980; and either Guard RANDY SMITH, 30, an 18.6 scorer during his eight seasons, or $350,000 and the Clippers' 1982 first-round draft choice. The compensation award was the largest in league history. San Diego chose to give up the 1982 pick and the cash instead of Smith, whom the Clippers then traded to Cleveland for a 1980 first-round draft pick.
VOIDED: By Federal Judge Robert L. Carter, NBA Commissioner Larry O'Brien's compensation award to Seattle for New York's signing of SuperSonic Center Marvin Webster last year. O'Brien had ordered the Knicks to give player Lonnie Shelton, their 1979 first-round draft choice, and $450,000 to Seattle. Judge Carter ruled that the compensation was excessive. The NBA is appealing the decision.