POWER BOATING—PAUL CLAUSER drove a 41-foot Cougar Catamaran at an average of 78.5 mph over a 208-mile course off Dania, Fla., to win the Harbour Towne Race and the Harmsworth Trophy.
TENNIS—The United States and Argentina advanced to the Davis Cup finals with 5-0 wins over Australia and Britain, respectively.
Martina Navratilova beat Tracy Austin 6-0, 6-2 to win the $125,000 U.S. Women's Indoor Championship in Bloomington, Minn.
Gene Mayer defeated Ilie Nastase 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to win a $150,000 tournament in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Earlier in the week, ELIOT TELTSCHER beat Brian Teacher 6-3, 7-6 to win a $200,000 tournament in San Francisco.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: By the International Olympic Committee, the 1988 Summer Games to Seoul, South Korea and the 1988 Winter Games to Calgary, Alberta. The IOC also added tennis and table tennis to the 1988 Games, bringing the total of Summer Olympic sports to 23.
ELECTED: To the International Olympic Committee, PIRJO HAGGMAN, 30, of Finland, a freestyle swimmer in the 1972, '76 and '80 Olympics; and FLOR ISAVA-FONSECA, 60, of Venezuela, a non-Olympian but a renowned equestrian in her native country, marking the first time that women have been elected IOC members in the 87-year history of the organization.
NAMED: As the American Soccer League's Most Valuable Player, New York Eagle Striker BILLY BOLEVIC, 29, who scored a league-record 25 goals during the regular season. Carolina Lightnin' Wing TONY SUAREZ, 25, was named the league's Rookie of the Year.
TRADED: By the New Orleans Saints, Wide Receiver WES CHANDLER, 25, to the San Diego Chargers for Wide Receiver AUNDRA THOMPSON, 28, and two 1982 draft picks. Chandler set the Saints single-season receiving record with 1,069 yards in 1979.
DIED: BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI, 30, of Poland, gold medalist in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 1980 Olympic Games; of injuries suffered when the car he was driving collided with a bus; in Grudzaidz, Poland.
Jack Dolph, 53, former director of CBS Sports (1959-69) and commissioner of the now-defunct American Basketball Association (1969-72); of a heart attack; in Greenwich, Conn.