SKIING—PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN of Switzerland clinched the season's World Cup downhill title with a victory in Aspen, Colo. He is the first skier to win both the World Cup overall and the World Cup downhill championships in the same year since Karl Schranz did it in 1970.
TENNIS—MILOSLAV MECIR defeated Ivan Lendl 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 to win $112,500 and the International Players Championships. In the women's final, STEFFI GRAF trounced Chris Evert Lloyd 6-1, 6-2 for a $150,000 payday (page 34).
TRACK & FIELD—At the World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, HEIKE DRECHSLER of East Germany set a world record of 22.27 in the 200 meters, eclipsing Marita Koch's 1983 mark of 22.39; BEN JOHNSON of Canada broke his own 60-meter-dash world record of 6.44 with a 6.41 time; GREG FOSTER ran the 60-meter hurdles in 7.46 to shave .01 off the world mark he shared with Mark McKoy; and STEFKA KOSTADINOVA of Bulgaria cleared 6'8�" in the high jump, topping her own world record by half an inch (page 22).
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Baseball Hall of Fame, by the Veterans Committee, RAY DANDRIDGE, 73, a Negro League third baseman during the '30s and '40s, who spent five years in the minors after the color barrier was broken.
FINED: By the NHL, the Boston Bruins and the Quebec Nordiques, a total of $32,000 for a bench-clearing brawl during a Feb. 26 game in Boston.
PLACED ON PROBATION: By the NCAA for two seasons, the University of South Carolina's basketball program, after an investigation uncovered a coach-run scheme during the 1982 to '85 seasons in which players sold tickets to boosters.
By the NCAA for the 1987 season, Texas Tech's football program, because of improper gifts and payments made to prospective recruits by boosters and coaches from 1982 to '84.
TRADED: By the Edmonton Oilers, forward MARK NAPIER, 30, and defenseman LEE FOGOLIN, 32, to the Buffalo Sabres for forward NORM LACOMBE, 22, and a minor leaguer, and a draft choice to the Minnesota North Stars for forward KENT NILSSON, 30; by the New York Rangers, forward MARK OSBORNE, 25, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forwards JEFF JACKSON, 21, and LANE LAMBERT, 22, to the Quebec Nordiques for defenseman PAT PRICE, 31.
DIED: DON MacBETH, 37, who was the regular jockey for Eclipse Award winners Chiefs Crown and Deputy Minister, and who had earned more than $40 million in purses during his 19-year career; of cancer; in New York.