PRO BASKETBALL—In the NBA best-of-seven conference championships, the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated San Antonio in a four-game sweep, while the Philadelphia 76ers took a surprising 3-1 lead over Boston (page 40).
BOXING—At the world amateur championships in Munich, American gold medal winners were: bantamweight FLOYD FAVORS, welterweight MARK BRELAND and superheavyweight TYRELL BIGGS.
GOLF—KATHY WHITWORTH fired a nine-under-par 207 to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in Atlanta by four strokes over Barbara Moxness and Sharon Barrett. It was Whitworth's 83rd career victory, breaking the LPGA record of 82 established by Mickey Wright in 1956-73.
Jack Nicklaus shot a seven-under-par 273 to beat Andy North by three strokes in the $350,000 Colonial National Invitational in Fort Worth.
HARNESS RACING—BEATCHA ($3.40), driven by John Campbell, beat Genghis Khan by 2¼ lengths to win the $125,000 second leg of the World Cup Pacing Championship series at the Meadowlands. The colt covered the 1½ miles in 2:56⅕ surpassing the world record for the distance of 3:01[4/5] set by Handle With Care at Yonkers Raceway in 1976.
HOCKEY—The New York Islanders won their third straight Stanley Cup, completing a sweep of the Vancouver Canucks in the best-of-seven championship series (page 34).
HORSE RACING—ALOMA'S RULER ($15.80), ridden by Jack Kaenel, beat Linkage by a half length to win the 107th running of the $279,900 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. The 3-year-old colt ran the 1[3/16] miles in 1:55[2/5] (page 98).
Erins Isle ($11.20), Laffit Pincay up, defeated It's the One by a half length to win the $337,000 Californian at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old colt covered the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48.
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON drove his Chevy to victory by three laps over Dave Marcis' Chevy in the $224,300 NASCAR Mason-Dixon 500. He averaged 120.136 mph around the one-mile Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway oval.
INDOOR SOCCER—The St. Louis Steamers and the New York Arrows split Games 1 and 2 of the MISL's best-of-five championship playoff series. The Steamers won the opener 3-2 in overtime at New York as Forward Tony Glavin booted his second goal of the game at the 5:55 mark. Steve Zungul scored his 16th goal of the playoffs, a league record, as the Arrows got even with a 5-3 victory in the second game.
SOCCER—Thanks to tight defenses and several lights-out performances in goal, a total of only 32 goals were scored in the NASL's 10 games. Jan van Beveren faced 22 San Jose shots without yielding a goal as Fort Lauderdale increased its Southern Division lead over Tampa Bay to 23 points with a 2-0 victory at San Jose. Despite being outshot 30-22, the Eastern Division-leading Cosmos beat Western Division-leading San Diego 2-1 behind Hubert Berkenmeier's 11 saves—three against breakaways. The Sockers also lost by a 2-1 score to Tulsa, as Forward Billy Caskey booted a pair of goals and Winston DuBose turned away nine shots. Other victors by 2-1 scores were San Jose, over Toronto; Edmonton, at Toronto; Vancouver, over Montreal; Toronto, over Montreal; and Portland, at Tampa Bay. In the Timbers' win Goalie Bill Irwin gave up only his fifth goal in six games. Still, his play was outshone by Tampa's Jurgen Stars, who twice brought the crowd of 18,237 to its feet by making stops on penalty kicks.
TENNIS—JOSE HIGUERAS beat Peter McNamara 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6 to win a $250,000 Grand Prix tournament in Hamburg, West Germany.
Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Hana Mandlikova 6-0, 6-3 to win the $100,000 Italian Open at Perugia. Later in the week EVERT LLOYD beat Andrea Temesvari of Hungary 6-0, 6-3 in the final of the $100,000 Swiss Ladies Open in Lugano.
Southern Illinois won the NCAA Division II championship at Miami by a 22-13 margin over runner-up California State-Bakersfield.
MILEPOSTS—ACQUIRED: By the Cosmos, Winger STEVE HUNT, 25, MVP of the 1977 NASL Soccer Bowl during an earlier tour with the Cosmos; from Coventry City of the English First Division for a reported purchase price of $80,000.
SUSPENDED: Indefinitely by the NHL, Boston Forward TERRY O'REILLY, for failure to appear at a disciplinary hearing that was scheduled as a result of a brawl in the Bruin-Quebec playoff series during which O'Reilly punched Referee Andy van Hellemond.
TRADED: By the New York Yankees, Infielder LARRY MILBOURNE, 31, and two minor-leaguers to Minnesota for Catcher BUTCH WYNEGAR, 26, and Pitcher Roger Erickson, 25; by the Twins, Pitcher DOUG CORBETT, 29, and Infielder ROB WILFONG, 29, to California for Outfielder TOM BRUNANSKY, 21, a minor-leaguer and cash; and by the Oakland A's, Shortstop ROB PICCIOLO, 29, to Milwaukee for two minor-leaguers.
DIED: DEL CARROLL, 62, thoroughbred horse trainer and championship polo player in the 1940s; of injuries sustained in a fall during a workout at Keeneland Race Course; in Lexington, Ky.
Vera Puzejova-Sukova, 51, who became Czechoslovakia's first woman Wimbledon tennis finalist in 1962, when she lost the title match to Karen Hantze-Susman; of a brain tumor; in Prague.
Gordon Smiley, 33, a race-car driver from Grapevine, Texas; of injuries sustained in a crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a warmup lap before attempting to qualify for the 66th Indianapolis 500; at Indianapolis (page 56).
Flyweight ANDY BALABA of the Philippines, 28; during surgery to repair head injuries suffered on May 7 in a 10-round non-title bout with Shin Hee-Sup of Korea; in Seoul.