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Penn State outpointed Utah 145.50 to 144.15 to win the AIAW title in Baton Rouge. SHARON SHAPIRO of UCLA won the all-around championship, taking firsts in the vault, bar, balance beam and floor exercise events.
HOCKEY—Washington, Detroit, Quebec, Colorado and Winnipeg didn't make the NHL playoffs. The Caps had a chance, but they needed a win in their final game against Atlanta. The best they could do was draw 4-4. As it turned out, a victory wouldn't have changed things for Washington; Vancouver won 5-3 at Los Angeles the same evening to guarantee itself 15th place with 70 points. Edmonton finished 16th with 69. With a goal and two assists in a 6-2 victory over Colorado, Oiler Center Wayne Gretzky thought he had clinched the league scoring title with 137 points. But in the Kings' 5-3 loss to Vancouver, L.A. Center Marcel Dionne had two assists, giving him 137 points, too. Because Dionne had 53 goals—to Gretzky's 51—he won the title. In spite of a final-game 8-3 loss to the Rangers, Philadelphia held first place with a 48-12-20 record and 116 points. The Flyers also earned home-ice advantage in the opening-round playoffs, as did Buffalo, Montreal, which was unbeaten in 21 games at season's end, Boston, the Islanders, Minnesota, Chicago and the Rangers.
HORSE RACING—JOHN HENRY ($6.40), with Darrel McHargue aboard, defeated Fiestero by 1� lengths to win the $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old gelding covered the course, about 1� miles on turf, in 2:46[4/5].
POWERLIFTING—JAN TODD upped her world record by five pounds with a squat lift of 506 pounds in Tokyo.
SOCCER—NASL: On the second Saturday of the season, nine of 10 home teams were victorious. The Cosmos won 4-3 at Houston, but only after Hurricane Ian Anderson sent the game into overtime with two penalty kicks. Giorgio Chinaglia hit the winning goal for New York in a shootout.
ASL: Sacramento opened its defense of the league title with two 2-1 victories. Last year's league scoring leader, Striker Ian Filby, had a goal in the first win, at Golden Gate, and an assist in the second, against New York United. In the only other game, Columbus defeated California 3-0.
TENNIS—BJORN BORG defeated Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 to win the $175,000 Monte Carlo Open.