PRO BASKETBALL—Los Angeles, paced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 33 points and 14 rebounds, beat Philadelphia 109-102 in Game 1 of the NBA's final playoff round in Los Angeles. The Lakers advanced to the championship series by beating Seattle 111-105 for the Western Conference title.
GOLF—CURTIS STRANGE defeated Lee Trevino on the first extra hole to win the $350,000 Houston Open. Both players finished the regulation 72 holes at 18 under par.
Hollis Stacy defeated Amy Alcott on the first hole of a playoff to win the $100,000 LPGA tournament at Hilton Head, S.C. Both players completed the regulation 72 holes at 9 under par.
HOCKEY—Philadelphia defeated Minnesota 5-3 in Bloomington, Minn. to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven National Hockey League semifinal series. Left Wing Bill Barber scored four goals to pace the Flyers. The teams split Games 1 and 2 of the series in Philadelphia, the North Stars winning the opener 6-5 as Steve Christoff, a hero on the U.S. Olympic team at Lake Placid, had two goals to establish a record for playoff goals by a rookie (8). The Flyers recovered to win the second 7-0. Though Philadelphia had the league's least productive power play during the regular season, four of the Flyers' first five goals were scored when the North Stars were down a man. After not playing for nearly three weeks, Flyer Goalie Phil Myre returned to stop 27 Minnesota shots. In the other semifinal, the Islanders took a 3-0 lead over Buffalo, winning by scores of 4-1, 2-1 and 7-4 (page 52).
HORSE RACING—GENUINE RISK ($28.60), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, won the $339,300 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs by a length over Rumbo, to become the first filly in 65 years to win the event. The 3-year-old was timed in 2:02 over the 1� miles (page 14).
Bold 'N Determined ($3.20), Eddie Delahoussaye up, won the $129,100 Kentucky Oaks for fillies at Churchill Downs by 1� lengths over Mitey Lively. The 3-year-old ran the mile and [1/16]th in 1:44[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—Buddy Baker, averaging 170.481 mph in an Oldsmobile, won NASCAR's $315,000 500-mile race at Talladega, Ala. by three feet over Dale Earnhardt, also in an Oldsmobile,
Didier Pironi averaged 115.83 mph in his Linier to win the Belgian Grand Prix in Zolder over Alan Jones.
POWERLIFTING—JAN TODD of Opelika, Ala. established a women's world record in the squat of 507 pounds, at the National Women's Championships in Lowell, Mass. She also won the individual heavyweight title with a total of 1,157� pounds.
ROAD RACING—HERB LINDSAY of Boulder, Colo. won the 15-kilometer (9.3 miles) Midland Run at Far Hills, N.J. in 43:54. Patti Lyons of Roxbury, the first female finisher, ran at 51:50 (page 22).