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A roundup of the week Oct. 4-10

BASEBALL—The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the California Angels 4-3 in the final game of their best-of-five playoff to win the American League Championship Series. St. Louis took Atlanta three straight to win the National League playoff series, (page 24).

BOXING—KATSUO TOKASHIKI retained his WBA junior flyweight title with a unanimous decision over Kim Sung Nam in Tokyo.

FIGURE SKATING—SCOTT HAMILTON and ROSALYNN SUMNERS won the gold medals in the men's and women's divisions at the 17-nation U.S. Skating Association-sponsored Skate America competition at Lake Placid.

GOLF—WAYNE LEVI fired a 17-under-par 271 to win the $350,000 LaJet Classic in Abilene, Texas by 6 strokes over Thomas Gray (page 77).

Alton Duhon, a retired postal worker, won the 28th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in Tucson with a 2-up victory over defending champion Ed Updegraff.

HARNESS RACING—JAZZ COSMOS ($3), Mickey McNichol in the sulky, edged Hambletonian-winner Speed Bowl in both heats to win the $116,200 Kentucky Futurity, the third leg of trotting's triple crown, at the Red Mile in Lexington. The 3-year-old colt covered the distance in 1:57[3/5] and 1:57.

HOCKEY—As is the custom, the NHL opened the season, its 66th, brimming with optimism. By week's end, no franchise was more justified in taking a rosy view than the new New Jersey Devils, formerly the Colorado Rockies of 18-49-13 fame a year ago. The Devils surprised even their strongest advocates by going 1-0-2; they sandwiched a 3-2 defeat of the New York Rangers between ties with Pittsburgh ' (3-3) and Toronto (5-5). When Center Merlin Malinowski's second-period, go-ahead goal and Glenn Resch's goaltending stood up against New York, so did 19,023 fans at the Meadowlands, largest crowd in franchise history. The next night, trailing 4-1 after two periods, the Devils tied the Leafs on Hector Marini's power-play goal with 8:22 left and also tied New York's other team, the Islanders, for second in the Patrick Division. The Islanders lost 2-1 in Vancouver and then beat Calgary (5-4) and Edmonton (6-4) on late goals by John Tonelli and Duane Sutter, respectively. Division-leading Philadelphia was undefeated in three starts, upending Quebec (9-5) and Washington twice (3-2 and 6-4), as Darryl Sittler scored three times and Rick St. Croix stopped 64 Capital shots. Montreal, Quebec and Boston went two for three to become co-leaders of the Adams Division. A happy and healthy Guy Lafleur had four goals for the Canadiens. Three came in an 8-7 loss to Chicago; it was his 15th career hat trick and first since 1978. Exhibition holdout Peter Stastny wasn't holding back for the Nordiques. He had eight goals, including two hat tricks, and three assists. Wayne Gretzky scored three times as Edmonton won two of three and tied Winnipeg for the Smythe Division lead. Those goals included the 200th of Gretzky's career in the Oilers' 6-3 waxing of Vancouver. Seven Oilers scored in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Calgary. After 17,343 fans gave new Detroit owner Mike Ilitch a standing ovation in Joe Louis Arena, St. Louis spoiled Hitch's debut 2-1 on Wayne Babich's third-period, power-play goal. The Red Wings then tied Minnesota 3-3 on the road, as Walt McKechnie scored twice, before falling 8-0 to Winnipeg. In that game, Jet Willi Plett responded to a high stick from Detroit Goalie Greg Stefan by chopping Stefan on the back of the neck with his stick. Plett was ejected, fined $200 and suspended indefinitely pending review by the league.

HORSE RACING—In a race marred by a four-horse collision that resulted in the destruction of Timely Writer and Johnny Dance, LEHMI GOLD ($7.20), Chris McCarron up, defeated Silver Supreme by 4½ lengths to win the $563,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont. The 4-year-old colt completed the 1½-mile course in 2:31[1/5]. On the same program, Jerry Bailey rode COPELAN ($3.60) to a 6½-length victory over Pappa Riccio in the $240,000 Champagne Stakes. The 2-year-old colt ran the mile in 1:37[4/5] for his fourth straight victory and fifth win in his last six starts (page 32).

MODERN PENTATHLON—At the world championships in Rome, DANIELE MASALA, 27, of Italy won the individual title with 5,680 points, 249 more than Anatoli Starostin of the Soviet Union, which won the team championship.

MOTOR SPORTS—Pole sitter HARRY GANT, in a Buick, finished 2.93 seconds in front of Bill Elliott, in a Ford, to win the NASCAR National 500 on the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile, high-banked oval. Gant averaged 137.208 for his second career Grand National victory.

TABLE TENNIS—Defending world champion GUO YUEHUA won the World Cup in Hong Kong, defeating European champ Mikael Apelgren of Sweden 22-20, 21-5, 21-9.

TENNIS—MATS WILANDER whipped Guillermo Vilas 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to win the $175,000 International Championship of Spain tournament in Barcelona.

Vitas Gerulaitis beat Eliot Teltscher 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the finals of a $100,000 indoor tournament in Melbourne.

Chris Evert Lloyd won a $125,000 women's tournament in Deerfield Beach, Fla. with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Andrea Jaeger.

TRIATHLON—DAVE SCOTT swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and then ran a marathon in an event-record 9:08:22 to win the World Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii by 10 minutes over defending champion Scott Tinley. JULIE LEACH was the first women's finisher, in 10:54:08.

MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: By the World Boxing Association, replacing Rodrigo Sanchez of Panama, GILBERTO MENDOZA of Venezuela as president by a vote of 41 to 32, defeating a challenge by Bob Lee, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission.

RESIGNED: As manager of the Montreal Expos, JIM FANNING, 55, who had a 102-87 record since taking over on Sept. 8, 1981, to return to the club's front office.

SOLD: By the Detroit Tigers, Reliever ELIAS SOSA, 32, to the San Diego Padres for an undisclosed sum.

SUSPENDED: By the NHL, Hartford Whaler Right Wing BLAINE STOUGHTON, the club's leading scorer last season, for eight games for cross-checking Paul Baxter of the Pittsburgh Penguins in an exhibition game on Oct. 2.

TRADED: By the Seattle SuperSonics, Forward WALLY WALKER, 28, to the Houston Rockets for a second-round draft choice in 1983; and by the Detroit Pistons, center STEVE HAYES, 27, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for future considerations; by the Chicago Bulls, Guard Ray Blume, 24, to San Diego for future considerations.

By the Hartford Whalers, Left Wing JORDY DOUGLAS, 24, to Minnesota to complete an earlier trade that sent Center Mark Johnson and Right Wing Kent-Erik Andersson to the Whalers.

DIED: FRANK OFTRING, 58, former basketball coach at Holy Cross (1961-64) and member of that school's NCAA championship team in 1947; of cancer; in Worcester, Mass.

Herb Lange, 81, one of 10 charter members of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame; of natural causes; in Lake Mills, Wis. Lange had a 192 average for his 32-year career.