COLLEGE BASKETBALL—LOUISIANA TECH beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene, Ore. to win the AIAW national championship (page 67).
William Penn College of Oskaloosa, Iowa beat the College of Charleston ( S.C.) 64-51 to win the AIAW Division II tournament in Dayton, Ohio.
Wisconsin-La Crosse defeated Mount Mercy College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa 79-71 to win the AIAW Division III tournament in La Crosse.
Tulsa beat Syracuse 86-84 in overtime to win the National Invitation Tournament in New York City.
PRO BASKETBALL—While Boston and Philadelphia were racing down to the wire in the Atlantic Division (page 76), Chicago ended the regular season as a team on fire. The Bulls extended their winning streak to eight with victories over Detroit (109-103), Cleveland (121-108), Atlanta (108-83) and, finally, Indiana (101-97) to edge the Pacers for second place in the Central Division behind Milwaukee. With San Antonio firmly emplaced as the Midwest Division champion and Phoenix on top of the Pacific, Houston, Golden State and Kansas City played musical chairs on the final day of the season for the last two Western Conference playoff berths. The Rockets clinched their spot despite a 135-109 loss at San Antonio. In that game Houston's Calvin Murphy went 4-for-4 from the line, for an NBA season-record .958 free-throw percentage (206 of 215), surpassing the .947 (160 of 169) shot by Rick Barry in 1978-79. Kansas City also clinched, with a 113-104 triumph over Dallas. The Warriors were left without a seat after their 96-92 loss at Seattle.
BOWLING—BO BOWDEN won his first PBA title by beating Marshall Holman 226-206 in a $130,000 tournament in Miami.
BOXING—SUGAR RAY LEONARD successfully defended his WBC welterweight crown with a TKO of Larry Bonds in the 10th round in Syracuse, N.Y.
Santos Laciar won the WBA flyweight title with a TKO of defending champion Peter (Terror) Mathebula in the seventh round in Soweto, South Africa.
CROSS COUNTRY—CRAIG VIRGIN of the U.S. beat Mohammed Kedir of Ethiopia by two seconds in Madrid, Spain to retain his world seniors championship. His time was 35:05 for the 7.45-mile course. GRETE WAITZ of Norway successfully defended her women's title with a clocking of 14:07 over 2.7 miles.
GOLF—RAYMOND FLOYD defeated Barry Jaeckel and Curtis Strange on the first hole of sudden death to win the rain-delayed $440,000 Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. All three finished regulation play with a three-under-par 285.