GOLF—BILL ROGERS shot a 14-under-par 274 to win the $400,000 New Orleans Open. Three players tied for second, three strokes back.
Kathy Whitworth won the $200,000 Kemper Open in Maui, Hawaii with a four-under-par 288, edging Dale Eggeling by one stroke.
HOCKEY—The once pugnacious Philadelphia Flyers, who have markedly improved their deportment this season, remained on top in the Patrick Division despite being mauled by the Rangers, 8-2, and the Islanders, 9-2. "The only time I got hit all night," said Ranger Forward Nick Fotiu wistfully, "was when I ran into one of my teammates." On Sunday, Fotiu's team ran into Adams Division pacesetter Boston and got run over 4-0. Chicago, No. 1 in the Norris, played hit-and-run with St. Louis (4-1) and Toronto (7-3). The latter two teams were battling it out for the 16th and last playoff spot. Smythe leader Edmonton smote Vancouver (4-3) and Detroit (9-7).
SKIING—TAMARA McKINNEY became the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title by finishing 12th in a giant slalom in Furano, Japan.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: The five goals Pat Ercoli of Eastern Division-leading Baltimore scored against Golden Bay may not have shown up on the Richter scale, but they did shake up the 1,626 Earthquake fans who showed up to see the Blast's 7-4 victory. Baltimore then played Phoenix with more catastrophic results: the Inferno prevailed 5-3. On Sunday, the Blast failed to ignite in a 7-6 loss to Western Division leader San Diego.
SWIMMING—STANFORD outscored second-place Florida 418�-389� to win the NCAA women's championship in Lincoln, Neb.
TRACK & FIELD—SEBASTIAN COE ran the 1,000 meters in 2:18.58 to eclipse Paul-Heinz Wellmann's seven-year-old world indoor record by .52 in Oslo.
Leslie Deniz added almost four feet to Lorna Griffin's 1980 American women's standard in the discus with a throw of 211'1" in Tempe, Ariz.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: As basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati, ED BADGER, 52, after a five-season record of 68-71, including 11-17 in 1982-83, the Bearcats' worst in 37 years; as basketball coach of Arizona, BEN LINDSEY, 42, whose Wildcats finished with their most dismal record ever, 4-24 overall and 1-17 in the Pac-10 Conference.
HIRED: To coach the NASL Seattle Sounders, LAURIE CALLOWAY, 37, formerly of the now-defunct California Surf.