PRO BASKETBALL—The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-108 in Game 4 of the NBA championship series to sweep their best-of-seven final four games to none (page 40).
BOWLING—HUGH MILLER defeated Bob Handley 237-224 to win the $100,000 Tucson Open.
PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: Tampa Bay bounced back from its worst defeat of the season—a 43-7 debacle at Michigan Monday night—to wallop Birmingham 45-17 and take a half-game lead over Chicago in the Central Division. Bandit Quarterback Jimmy Jordan, making his first start since being injured on May 8, completed 16 of 31 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns, and rookie Running Back Gary Anderson carried 16 times for 146 yards and a TD. In Chicago, Frank Corral kicked four field goals, and Lenny Willis returned a second-quarter punt 40 yards for a touchdown to pace the Blitz to a 36-11 rout of Arizona on Monday. The Wranglers then lost to Los Angeles 17-13, leaving the Express tied with Oakland atop the Pacific Divison. The Invaders whipped New Jersey 34-21 as Quarterback Fred Besana completed 23 of 32 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, while Oakland's defense limited the Generals' Herschel Walker to 72 yards on 21 carries. In Denver, Larry Canada rushed 16 times for 115 yards—becoming the first Denver back to surpass the 100-yard mark—and scored a pair of fourth quarter TDs as the Gold beat Washington 24-12. Philadelphia moved closer to the Atlantic Division title with a 29-20 win over Michigan (page 64).
GOLF—FRED COUPLES birdied the second hole of sudden death to win the $400,000 Kemper Open in Bethesda, Md. over Scott Simpson, Tze-Chung Chen and Gil Morgan. They finished regulation play with one-under-par 287s.
Alice Miller defeated Lori Garbacz on the fourth hole of sudden death to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in Wheeling, W. Va. Both finished regulation play with an even par 216.
GYMNASTICS—At the U.S. championships in Chicago, DIANNE DURHAM became the first black to win a major women's national title when she won the women's all-around competition, scoring 76.10 of a possible 80 points. MITCH GAYLORD won the men's all-around title with 117.55 of a possible 120 points (page 68).
HORSE RACING—STAR CHOICE ($36), Jorge Velasquez up, won the $242,000 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park by 1� lengths over Tough Critic. The 4-year-old ran the mile in 1:33 4/5.
Teenoso (9-2), Lester Piggott aboard, won the $433,752 Epsom Derby at England's Epsom Downs by three lengths over Carlingford Castle. The 3-year-old covered 1� miles on a rain-drenched track in 2:49 7/10 for Piggott's ninth Derby win.
MOTOR SPORTS—MICHELE ALBORETO, driving a Tyrrell, won the Detroit Grand Prix by 7.702 seconds over Keke Rosberg, in a Williams.
Ricky Rudd wheeled a Chevrolet to victory in a $232,765, 400-km NASCAR event in Riverside, Calif. He averaged 88.063 mph on the 2.62-mile Riverside International Raceway course to beat Bill Elliott, in a Ford, by seven seconds.