BOWLING—MARK ROTH beat Tom Milton 216-205 to win a $55,000 PBA event in Limerick, Pa.
Robin Romeo beat Carol Norman 236-204 to win a $25,000 women's tournament in Tempe, Ariz.
BOXING—EUSEBIO PEDROZA retained his WBA featherweight title by drawing with Bernard Taylor in Charlotte, N.C.
GOLF—SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS defeated Sandy Lyle on the 37th hole to win the $215,000 World Match Play Championships in England.
HARNESS RACING—CAM FELLA, Pat Crowe in the sulky, survived several challenges down the stretch in the third and final one-mile heat to win the $259,578 Messenger Stakes at Roosevelt Raceway. The 3-year-old pacer took the decisive heat in 1:59 to beat Icarus Lobell by half a length.
HOCKEY—With five goals from Dino Ciccarelli, Minnesota, Norris Division co-leader with Chicago, remained the league's only unbeaten team at 4-0-1. Ciccarelli tallied twice in a 6-2 triumph over winless Toronto and then scorched the Calgary Flames three times—it was his seventh career hat trick—in an 8-4 Minnesota win. He ended Week 2 with eight goals, tying him with Quebec's Peter Stastny for the goals lead. In the tough Patrick Division, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers shared first. The Islanders opened the week by rallying from a 3-0 gap against the New York Rangers to win on two third-period goals from Mike Bossy. At home against Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, the Isles had 9-0 and 4-1 wins. That gave them a five-game victory streak and a regular-season unbeaten string of 25 games at Nassau Coliseum. Butch Goring had four goals in the last two wins, including a hat trick against the Penguins. The big news in the game against L.A. was the debut of Kings Center Victor Nechaev, the first Soviet to skate in the NHL. Two nights later, against the Rangers, Nechaev scored in a 5-3 L.A. victory. Philly's only loss was 5-2 to the Rangers, giving New York Goalie John Davidson his first victory in more than a year. And yes, upstart New Jersey was still hot. The Devils finally lost—5-3 to surging Montreal—but otherwise they did some damage, tying Boston 2-2 and edging Pittsburgh 6-5 on Hector Marini's score with 38 seconds left. Les Canadiens, leading the Adams by two points over Boston, bowled over the Devils despite injuries to red-hot Guy Lafleur (nine points in the first four games), Larry Robinson and Rejean Houle. Mark Napier took up the slack with two goals. When the trio returned against the Rangers, it was Doug Wickenheiser who shone with a hat trick in an 8-2 victory. Hartford had reason to cheer. The Whalers won their first of the season—6-5 over winless Vancouver, Pierre Larouche getting three goals and Ron Francis tying a club record with five assists. Rookie Phil Housley had a goal and 3 assists in Buffalo's 6-4 icing of Edmonton. In the Smythe, second-place Winnipeg lost to division-leading L.A. 5-3 when Bernie Nichols got two garbage goals and rookie Goalie Gary Laskowski made 37 saves.
HORSE RACING—ENGINE ONE ($9.40), Ruben Hernandez up, defeated favored Gold Beauty by a length to win the $109,600 Vosburgh Handicap at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old colt covered the seven furlongs in 1:23[4/5].
Highland Park ($7.60), ridden by John Lively, won a stretch duel with Caveat by a nose to win the $150,000 Breeder's Futurity at Keeneland Race Course. The 2-year-old colt ran the 1[1/16] miles in a stakes-record 1:43[4/5].
Mehmet ($22.20), Eddie Delahoussaye up, held-off Craelius to win the $108,600 Carleton F. Burke Handicap at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1� miles in 1:58[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, in a Buick, averaged 71.315 mph to win a NASCAR 500-mile event on the .525-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway oval. He beat Ricky Rudd in a Pontiac by two seconds to take over the NASCAR point lead from Bobby Allison with three races remaining.