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PRO BASKETBALL—With a 110-94 win on Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers tied their best-of-seven NBA championship series with the Los Angeles Lakers at one victory apiece. L.A. had won Game 1 by a score of 124-117 (page 36).
BOXING—RAFAEL LIMON knocked out Rolando Navarette in the 12th round in Las Vegas to regain the WBC junior lightweight championship.
Sandra Spuzich beat Patty Sheehan on the 1st hole of sudden death to win the $125,000 Corning ( N.Y.) Classic after both finished regulation at eight-under-par 280s. At 45, Spuzich is the oldest player to win an LPGA event.
Houston won the men's NCAA Division I championship, beating runner-up Oklahoma State 1,141 strokes to 1,151 at Pinehurst, N.C. Cougar freshman BILLY RAY BROWN fired an eight-under-par 280 to defeat Andy Dillard of Oklahoma State by two shots for the individual title. In the women's championships at Stanford, Calif., TULSA defeated runner-up Texas Christian, 1,191 strokes to 1,227. Tulsa's KATHY BAKER shot a three-over-par 295 to win the individual title by one stroke over teammate Jody Rosenthal.
GYMNASTICS—TRACEE TALAVERA successfully defended the women's national title, edging Julianne McNamara 75.95-75.65 in the all-around at the USGF championships in Salt Lake City.
HORSE RACING—HIGHLAND BLADE ($6.80), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, beat Dom Menotti by three quarters of a length to win the $115,000 Red Smith Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1� miles on the turf in 206[2/5].
Chicks Etta Wind ($11.60), Rudy Bustamante up, beat Call Me Favorite by 1� lengths to win the $768,040 Kansas Futurity for quarter horses at Ruidoso Downs. The 2-year-old filly ran the 350 yards in 18.22 seconds.