COLLEGE BASKETBALL—VIRGINIA UNION beat New York Tech 80-74 in Springfield, Mass. to win the NCAA Division II title.
Cameron University of Lawton, Okla. defeated Alabama Slate 84-77 to win the NAIA tournament in Kansas City.
North Park College of Chicago overcame Upsala 83-76 in Rock Island, Ill. to win its third straight NCAA Division III championship.
PRO BASKETBALL—In the Atlantic Division, Boston is only 1� games ahead of Philadelphia, but both teams clinched playoff spots. The Celtics' nine-game winning streak was ended by a 133-128 overtime loss to Washington. Boston then lost to Indiana 114-108, overcame Houston 121-105 and was defeated by Atlanta 88-87 when Armond Hill hit four consecutive field goals to end the game, the winner a 16-foot jumper with three seconds remaining. With that victory the Hawks clinched the Central Division title. Five teams have a shot at the remaining Eastern Conference playoff spots: New York, San Antonio, Washington, Houston and Indiana. Kansas City leads Milwaukee by a half-game in the Midwest, but both are assured of postseason berths. Likewise, in the Pacific Division, Los Angeles leads Seattle by two and Phoenix by 4�, but all three have made the playoffs. This leaves San Diego, with seven games remaining and Bill Walton on the bench with a sore foot, to battle it out with Portland, which is 1� games behind with eight to play, for the last Western Conference berth. In a 142-121 home triumph over the Lakers, the Trail Blazers scored more points than they had in any game this season. At Los Angeles, however, they lost 102-94. In that game Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 30 points to bring his career total to 24,004, making him the fifth player to score 24,000 points in the NBA. The other four: Wilt Chamberlain (31,419), Oscar Robertson (26,710). John Havlicek (26,395), and Jerry West (25,192).
BOWLING—EARL ANTHONY defeated Mark Roth 268-242 to win the $85,000 Long Island Open in Garden City, N.Y.
BOXING—JIM WATT of Scotland successfully defended his WBC lightweight title by stopping Charles Nash of Northern Ireland in the fourth round in Glasgow.
Alan Minter of Great Britain won the undisputed middleweight title by defeating defending champion Vito Antuofermo on a split decision in Las Vegas (page 38).
FENCING—WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY retained its NCAA title, beating runner-up Pennsylvania 111-106 in University Park, Pa. ERNIE SIMON of Wayne State regained the individual foil title he won in 1978; GIL PEZZA, also of Wayne State, took the �p�e; and PAUL FRIEDBERG of Penn won the saber.
GOLF—RAY FLOYD defeated Jack Nicklaus on the second hole of sudden death to win the $250,000 Doral Open. Both Nicklaus and Floyd shot nine-under-par 279s in regulation play.
JoAnne Carner shot a nine-under-par 279 and defeated Judy Rankin by four strokes to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in San Diego. It was earner's fourth victory in the six tournaments she has entered this year.