PRO BASKETBALL—Boston and Houston split the first four games of the NBA finals (page 26).
BOWLING—Arizona State won both the male and female titles at the national collegiate championships in St. Louis. The men defeated West Texas State 235-196 in the finals, while the women beat Penn State 181-167.
Nikki Gianulias defeated Cindy Coburn 227-196 in the finals of a $30,000 women's tournament in Rockford, Ill.
GOLF—RON STRECK shot a 15-under-par 198 to win the rain-shortened 54-hole $267,461.25 Houston Open by three strokes over Hale Irwin and Jerry Pate.
Bruce Lietzke won the $300,000 Byron Nelson Classic in Dallas on the first hole of sudden death over Tom Watson after both golfers had completed regulation play at 281, one over par.
Amy Alcott defeated Sally Little by one stroke in a $125,000 LPGA tournament in Roswell, Ga., finishing with a seven-under-par 209 for 54 holes.
HOCKEY—While Minnesota eliminated Calgary four games to two in one NHL semifinal (page 69), the Islanders completed a sweep of their best-of-seven series with the Rangers. Mike Bossy's two power-play goals helped the Isles to a 5-2 final-game victory and also gave him a league-record 81 goals—one more than Reggie Leach in 1975-76—for the regular season and playoffs combined. New York's 26 power-play scores so far in the playoffs set another NHL mark.
HORSE RACING—PAST FORGETTING ($4.40), Chris McCarron up, won the $203,392 California Miss Sires Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by nine lengths over Golden Bella. Her time for the 1[1/16] miles at Hollywood Park was 1:43[1/5].
El Barril ($4.40), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, defeated Buckpoint by 1� lengths in the $112,700 Dixie Handicap at Pimlico. The 5-year-old covered the 1� miles in 2:29[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BENNY PARSONS drove his Ford to a one-length victory over Darrell Waltrip's Buick in a 250-mile, $124,485 NASCAR race at Nashville International Raceway. He averaged 89.756 mph around the .596-mile oval.