PRO BASKETBALL—The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-94 in Inglewood, Calif. to take a three-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven NBA finals (page 30).
BOWLING—TOM MILTON defeated Steve Cook 248-177 to win the $100,000 Denver Open.
BOXING—MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER retained his undisputed middleweight championship with a fourth-round knockout of Wilford Scypion in Providence (page 46).
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Denver snapped its five-game losing streak and made the debut of new Gold Coach Craig Morton a success with a 21-19 win over Birmingham. Quarterback Fred Mortensen ran for two touchdowns, and Safety David Dumars returned a third-quarter interception 78 yards for what proved to be the winning score. Birmingham, which had beaten Michigan 23-20 in overtime Monday night, saw its five-game winning streak come to an end. The Philadelphia Stars must wait another week to clinch the Atlantic Division title. Boston upset the Stars 21-17 when Quarterback Johnnie Walton hit Wide Receiver Frank Lockett with a 14-yard TD pass on the game's last play. In a battle between teams that will have to wait till next year, New Jersey defeated Washington 32-29 when Kicker Dave Betz, in his first game for the Generals after replacing the waived Dave Jacobs, booted a 50-yard field goal as time expired. Oakland beat Los Angeles 20-10 to move into a first-place tie with the Express in the Pacific Division.
GOLF—HALE IRWIN shot a seven-under-par 281 to win the $415,000 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio by one stroke over Ben Crenshaw and David Graham.
Posting a tournament-record 16-under-par 272, PATTY SHEEHAN won a $150,000 LPGA event in Corning, N.Y. by eight strokes over Cindy Hill.
HORSE RACING—SKI GOGGLE ($7), ridden by Chris McCarron, won the $115,600 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park by 7� lengths over Princess Rooney. The 3-year-old filly ran the mile in 1:35.
LACROSSE—SYRACUSE defeated Johns Hopkins 17-16 in Piscataway, N.J. to win the NCAA Division I championship (page 81).
MOTOR SPORTS—TOM SNEVA, averaging 162.117 miles per hour in his March-Cosworth, won the Indianapolis 500 by 11.1 seconds over Al Unser Sr. in a Penske-Cosworth (page 38).
Neil Bonnett raced his Chevrolet to victory in the $488,010 World 600 in Harrisburg, N.C. He averaged 140.707 mph on the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway to beat Richard Petty by .8 second.