PRO BASKETBALL—The LOS ANGELES LAKERS defeated the Boston Celtics 111-100 to win the NBA championship series four games to two (page 22). The Celtics had earlier evened the series at 2-2 with a 107-105 victory on Wednesday, but the Lakers won 120-111 on Friday to go ahead 3-2.
BOWLING—PATTY COSTELLO beat Robin Romeo 209-207 to win the LPBT Midwest Open in Rockford, Ill. She received a first-place purse of $7,000.
BOXING—BARRY McGUIGAN won the WBA featherweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Eusebio Pedroza in London (page 52).
Michael Spinks retained his undisputed light heavyweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Diamond Jim MacDonald in Las Vegas. On the same card, ALFONZO RATLIFF scored a 12-round split decision over Carlos DeLeon to win the WBC cruiserweight championship.
PRO FOOTBALL—Birmingham started out its scoring for the week on a flea-flicker against Houston, with Cliff Stoudt passing 12 yards to Darryl Mason, who lateraled to wide receiver Joey Jones, who ran 11 yards for the touchdown. Danny Miller added field goals of 47, 43 and 20 yards in the Stallions' 29-27 victory. Five days later Stoudt threw for touchdowns of 11 and five yards to Jim Smith in a 14-7 win over Baltimore that kept Birmingham on top of the Eastern Conference. Memphis beat Orlando 41-17 as Tim Spencer rushed for 110 yards and Anthony Parker for 90, and the Showboats held the Renegades to a total of 88 rushing yards. A crowd of only 10,591 in Tempe watched Arizona defeat Western Conference leader Oakland 28-21 and snap the Invaders' seven-game winning streak. In that game Doug Williams connected with Al Williams for two 22-yard TDs. Two touchdown passes, of 24 and 39 yards, from Matt Robinson to Nolan Franz and two five-yard runs by Buford Jordan enabled Portland to defeat Tampa Bay 27-24. There was a 19-minute rain-and-lightning delay in Denver's Mile High Stadium before the Gold squeaked by the Houston Gamblers 16-13 on a last-second, 18-yard field goal by Jim Asmus. The San Antonio Gunslingers finally got their overdue paychecks, at high noon on Saturday, with a $500 bonus to boot. They then went out the next day and won for the first time in nine games, 31-27 over Los Angeles, as quarterback Rick Neuheisel sneaked one yard for the decisive touchdown with 15 seconds remaining.
GOLF—ROGER MALTBIE defeated Ray Floyd and George Burns on the fourth hole of sudden death to win $90,000 in prize money at the Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y. The three golfers each ended regulation play at 275, nine strokes under par.
Alice Miller shot a 16-under-par 272 to win her third LPGA event of the year and $60,000, by eight strokes over Nancy Lopez in Malvern, Pa.
On the final hole of the British Masters tournament in Woburn, England, LEE TREVINO hit a three-wood from out of the semi-rough that traveled 255 yards and stopped six inches from the pin. He scored an eagle 3 on the hole and earned a three-stroke victory over Rodger Davis worth $45,000. He carded a 10-under-par 278 for the tournament.
HARNESS RACING—MASTER WILLIE, driven by Jan Nordin, took home the first-place check of $176,336 by winning the Yonkers Trot by a head over Mark Six, with Nordin's younger brother Ulf in the sulky. The 3-year-old colt covered the mile in 1:59[3/5].
HORSE RACING—Steve Cauthen rode SLIP ANCHOR, a 9-4 favorite, to a seven-length victory over Law Society in the 206th English Derby at Epsom (page 38). Cauthen was the first American to win at Epsom since 1920 and the only jockey ever to win both the Kentucky and Epsom derbies.