PRO BASKETBALL—Philadelphia won the NBA's Eastern Conference title series, beating Boston 120-106 in a decisive seventh game (page 22).
BOWLING—GEORGE PAPPAS defeated Charlie Tapp 236-214 in the final game to win a $130,000 PBA event at Torrance, Calif.
BOXING—ALEXIS ARGUELLO successfully defended his WBC lightweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Andy Ganigan in Las Vegas (page 61).
GOLF—KEITH FERGUS beat Ray Floyd on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win the $300,000 Atlanta Classic. They both fired 15-under-par 273s in regulation.
Cathy Morse shot a par 216 to win a $125,000 LPGA tournament at New Rochelle, N.Y. by three strokes over Sally Little.
Florida Southern College won the NCAA Division II title 1,181 strokes to 1,191 over Southwest Texas State at Lakeland, Fla. VIC WILK of Cal State-Northridge shot a par 288 to win the individual title by two strokes over Columbus (Ga.) College's Johnny Hammond.
HARNESS RACING—GENGHIS KHAN ($6.80), driven by William O'Donnell, defeated Beatcha by 4� lengths to win the $150,000 final leg of the World Cup Pacing championship at the Meadow-lands. The 6-year-old colt paced the mile in 1:53[1/5].
HORSE RACING—SPECIAL EFFORT, ridden by W.R. Hunt, beat Go For Bugs by 2� lengths to win the $298,046 Kansas Derby for quarterhorses at Ruidoso Downs. The 3-year-old colt ran the 400 yards in 20.25 seconds.
MOTOR SPORTS—RICCARDO PATRESE, in a Brabham-Cosworth, won the Monaco Grand Prix by a lap over Didier Pironi's Ferrari. Patrese averaged 82.21 mph over 76 laps of the 2.05-mile circuit.
SOCCER—In a matchup between the NASL's top two teams, the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos squeaked by Southern Division-leading Fort Lauderdale 3-2 on two goals by Winger Steve Hunt and one by Giorgio Chinaglia. The victory was the fifth in a row for the Cosmos, who earlier in the week edged Portland 3-2 after trailing 2-0 in the second half. In that game Chinaglia booted goals at 64:01 and 67:29 to tie the Timbers, and then rookie Midfielder Richard Chinapoo beat Portland Goalie Bill Irwin in close for the decisive score with 2:05 to play. With three goals in the two games, Chinaglia shot past Ricardo Alonzo of Jacksonville in the NASL's individual scoring race with 23 points for the season. Alonzo got two goals as the Tea Men shut out Tampa Bay 2-0, but two nights later Alonzo went scoreless for the first time in nine games this season and Jacksonville was defeated 3-0 by Tulsa. Toronto beat Chicago 2-0 at home, giving the Sting its seventh loss in eight games this year. In a rematch two nights later in the Windy City, Midfielder Arno Steffenhagen booted three second-half goals, including one while the Sting was shorthanded, as Chicago got even with a 3-1 triumph. San Jose blasted Tampa Bay 6-2 to advance to within one point of Western Division-leading San Diego, which lost its third straight game, 2-0 at Montreal.