In May, former champions returned. The Edmonton Oilers, deposed a year earlier, held off the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup in four years. Forty-seven-year-old Al Unser Sr., who hadn't won at Indianapolis since 1978, got a job as a fill-in driver and raced off with the fourth 500 victory of his career, tying a record set by A.J. Foyt. Meanwhile, the Brewers crashed to earth, losing 12 games in a row, and a colt named Alysheba, ridden by Chris McCarron, triumphed in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to get two legs up on the Triple Crown.
Pancho Carter flipped his car in Indy practice but suffered only a scratched helmet.
The surf was high off this Maui beach, but Demain Ferandelli was higher.
DAVID E. KLUTHO
Goalie Ron Hextall was slick against the Oilers, but Philly still lost the Stanley Cup.
The A's Terry Steinbach lost his headgear, not the ball, as Brewer Jim Gantner bore in.
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This was no putt-on: John Brodie had a bug on his ball at a senior event in Colorado.