PRO BASKETBALL—All the records obliterated during the week in the NBA belonged to the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. An electrical short in his music room apparently started a fire that destroyed his $2.5 million home in the L.A. community of Bel Air. His 3,000-album collection of jazz records also went up in flames. After a 122-120 loss at Dallas, Los Angeles won two from Kansas City—143-125, Abdul-Jabbar scoring 28 points playing only the first three quarters, and 116-106. Seattle, trailing the first-place Lakers by 10 games in the Pacific Division, knocked off two division leaders—Milwaukee of the Central (117-114), San Antonio of the Midwest (115-103)—before losing to Philadelphia, No. 1 in the Atlantic (97-96). Chicago beat Houston by the ninth-largest margin in NBA history: 129-76. The record is 63, set in L.A.'s 162-99 win over Golden State in 1972.
BOWLING—GUPPY TROUP defeated Ted Hannahs 237-221 to win a $125,000 PBA tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.
BOXING—RAFAEL ORONO retained his WBC super flyweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Pedro Romero in Caracas, Venezuela.
CURLING—In the women's nationals in Grafton, N. Dak., WASHINGTON defeated Illinois 8-6.
DOG RACING—Bob Riggin's COMIN ATTRACTION ($37.80) beat B.J. Gentleman Jim by a length to win the $120,000 Greyhound Grand Prix at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
FIGURE SKATING—In the U.S. Championships in Pittsburgh, SCOTT HAMILTON won the men's title for the third year in a row, while ROSALYNN SUMNERS retained her women's championship. For the third straight year KITTY and PETER CARRUTHERS won the pairs competition. JUDY BLUMBERG and MICHAEL SEIBERT were first in the dance (page 75).
GOLF—TOM KITE shot a 12-under-par 276 to win the $325,000 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. Rex Caldwell and Calvin Peete were second, two strokes back (page 28).
Nancy Lopez beat four other golfers by a stroke to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in North Miami Beach, Fla. She shot a three-under-par 285.
HOCKEY—While Boston maintained its solid Adams Division lead (page 32), Chicago added to its Norris Division margin with victories over St. Louis (5-0), Pittsburgh (7-4), Detroit (4-3) and the Rangers (4-1). The news was also good for Washington, which tied Quebec (4-4) to extend its unbeaten string to eight games. The Caps now have as many wins (27) as they've accumulated in any season in the nine-year history of the franchise. At the All-Star break, Washington was tied for second with the Islanders in the Patrick Division behind Philadelphia. In the Smythe Division, Calgary gained three points on first-place Edmonton as Kent Nilsson had hat tricks in successive triumphs over Montreal (7-3) and Pittsburgh (7-4).
HORSE RACING—SWING TILL DAWN ($78.80), Patrick Valenzuela up, won the $290,500 Charles H. Strub Stakes by two lengths over Wavering Monarch at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1¼ miles in 2:02.
Knightly Rapport ($11.40), ridden by Fernando Toro, beat Croeso by a length to win the $164,200 El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows.
ICEBOATING—HENRY BOSSETT beat Peter Burczynski in the last of four races to win the DN Gold Cup World Championship on the Bay of Quinte off Trenton, Ontario.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Baltimore held its 1½-game lead in the Eastern Division, defeating Chicago 4-3 and San Diego 4-2, while St. Louis beat Buffalo 7-4 and Los Angeles 5-4 to move into a tie with Kansas City for first in the West, ahead of San Diego and Phoenix by .004 and .006, respectively.
LUGE—At the World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., MIROSLAV ZAJONC won the men's title, STEFFI MARTIN was first among the women, and JORG HOFFMAN and JOCHEN PIETZSCH won the doubles.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of Bob Wollek, Preston Henn, A.J. Foyt and Claude Ballot-Lena drove their Porsche Turbo 935 from 12 laps back to win the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona Beach, Fla. They averaged 98.781 mph around the 3.84-mile course to complete a total of 2,373.12 miles.
SKI JUMPING—JEFF HASTINGS won the U.S. Ski Association 90-meter title with jumps of 113.5 and 108 meters in Westby, Wis.
TENNIS—JOHN McENROE won the $375,000 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Ivan Lendl in Philadelphia.
Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Andrea Jaeger 6-3, 6-3 to win a $150,000 tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
TRACK & FIELD—BILLY OLSON pole-vaulted 19'¼" in Toronto Friday to surpass his own two-week-old world indoor record of 18'10¾". The following evening in Dallas, CARL LEWIS ran the 60-yard dash in 6.02 seconds, breaking the world indoor mark of 6.04 set by Stanley Floyd in 1981 (page 87).
Anisoara Cusmir established a women's world indoor record with a long jump of 22'8½" in Bucharest. She surpassed the mark of 22'7" set earlier in the week in East Berlin by Heike Daute.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED: To the Pro Football Hall of Fame, SID GILLMAN, 71, former coach of the Los Angeles Rams (1955-59), Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers (1960-69, '71) and Houston Oilers (1973-74); SONNY JURGENSEN, 48, former quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles (1957-63) and Washington Redskins (1964-74); BOBBY MITCHELL, 47, former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns (1958-61) and the Washington Redskins (1962-68); BOBBY BELL, 42, former linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs (1963-74); and PAUL WARFIELD, 40, former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns (1964-69), the Miami Dolphins (1970-74), the Memphis Southmen of the WFL (1975) and the Browns (1976-77).
FINED: By the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils; $2,000 each as a result of a free-for-all brawl on Jan. 25 in Philadelphia. Flyers Right Wing Paul Holmgren, deemed the instigator of the fight, was fined $500.
By the NBA, centers DANNY SCHAYES of the Utah Jazz and STEVE JOHNSON of the Kansas City Kings, $500 apiece for fighting in a Jan. 11 game in Salt Lake City.
NAMED: To coach the Atlanta Falcons, DAN HENNING, 40, formerly the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins; the Buffalo Bills, KAY STEPHENSON, 38, the Bills' quarterback coach since 1978; and the Kansas City Chiefs, JOHN MACKOVIC, 39, formerly the quarterback coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
SIGNED: By the Baltimore Orioles, free agent Third Baseman AURELIO RODRIGUEZ, 35, who last season played for the Chicago White Sox.
TRADED: By the Golden State Warriors, Guard MICHAEL RAY RICHARDSON, 27, to the New Jersey Nets for Forward MICKEY JOHNSON, 30, and Guard ERIC (Sleepy) FLOYD, 22.
By the New York Mets, Outfielder JORGE ORTA, 32, to the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor league pitcher; and by the Blue Jays, Outfielder LEON ROBERTS, 32, to the Kansas City Royals for a minor league first baseman.