INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: "Playoffs in this league don't mean as much as they do in the NHL or NBA," said Kansas City general manager Tim Leiweke, explaining a sudden decline in ticket sales from the regular season to the postseason. "We're so new, the excitement isn't generated until the final round." Whether K.C. will still be selling tickets by then is debatable. Despite the Komets' 2-1 win at home Saturday night before 15,007 fans, 779 less than their league-leading attendance average of 15,786, they trailed St. Louis two games to one in their best-of-five Western Division semifinal. In the other divisional semifinal, Wichita defeated Los Angeles 6-5 on Sunday to close out that series 3-1. Cleveland beat Pittsburgh 5-3 to finish off that series in four games. A 4-3 Baltimore win over New York gave the Blast a 2-1 edge in the other Eastern semifinal series.
TENNIS—CHRIS EVERT LLOYD beat Andrea Jaeger 6-3, 6-0 to win the $150,000 South African Open in Johannesburg.
TRACK & FIELD—SABINE PAETZ of East Germany broke the world heptathlon record in Potsdam, East Germany with 6,868 points, eclipsing the mark set in 1983 by countrywoman Ramona Neubert by 32 points.
VOLLEYBALL—UCLA won its fourth straight NCAA men's title by defeating Pepperdine 15-11, 15-13, 16-18, 15-12 in Los Angeles.
MILEPOSTS—GRANTED: U.S. citizenship to middle-distance runner SYDNEY MAREE, 27, a native of South Africa. Maree, now eligible for a spot on the U.S. 1984 Olympic track and field team, called the occasion "the most important of my life."
SENTENCED: To a mandatory one-year jail term after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide in Salem, Mass. Superior Court, Boston Bruin forward CRAIG MacTAVISH, 25. The charge resulted from a car accident last Jan. 25 in which Kim Radley, 26, of Newfield, Maine, was killed after the car she was driving was hit by one operated by MacTavish. He is scheduled to surrender to the Essex County sheriff May 14.
DIED: J.C. (AGGIE) AGAJANIAN, 70, the so-called dean of Indianapolis 500 car owners who had sponsored cars annually at Indy since 1948; of complications arising from a two-year battle with pneumonia; in Los Angeles. Agajanian's cars, traditionally No. 98, twice won the 500, in 1952 with Troy Ruttman at the wheel and in 1963 with Parnelli Jones driving. Agajanian Enterprises will cosponsor driver Kevin Cogan at Indy this year.