PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Getting 21 points from reserve Forward Alex English, the Bucks evened their series with Denver at three games apiece with a 119-91 win in Milwaukee. San Antonio wasn't looking forward to Game 6 in its series with Washington at Capital Centre—because the Spurs hadn't won at Land-over in two NBA seasons. They still haven't. The Bullets took the game 103-100 and the series to advance to the semifinals against Philadelphia. Washington then grabbed a 1-0 lead in a 122-117 overtime victory in the best-of-seven playoff. Defending champion Portland, which lost 100-98 at Seattle, faced elimination at 3-1, but stayed alive Sunday with a 113-89 win despite playing without Bill Walton, Lloyd Neal and Bob Gross, all out with injuries for the rest of the playoffs.
BOWLING—DONNA ADAMEK defeated Pat Costello by 15 pins to win the $25,000 WPBA Rockford (Ill.) Classic.
BOXING—In a 10-round nontitle fight, ROBERTO DURAN, the world lightweight champion, won a unanimous decision over Adolfo Viruet in Madison Square Garden (page 71).
Alexis Arguello, the WBC super-featherweight champion, knocked out Rey Tam in the fifth round in Los Angeles. Arguello has a 54-3 record, with 44 knockouts.
DIVING—PHIL BOGGS won the men's three-meter springboard to lead the U.S. to a 58-30 defeat of the Soviet Union in a dual meet in Cleveland. KENT VOSLER took the men's 10-meter and JENNI CHANDLER the women's three-meter. IRINA KALININA won the women's 10-meter for the only Soviet victory (page 24).
GOLF—Gary Player failed in his attempt to win his fourth consecutive PGA tournament as LON HINKLE shot a 17-under-par 271 to take the $200,000 New Orleans Open. Player was tied for fifth, six strokes back.
Sam Snead, 65, and Gardner Dickinson, 50, won the $400,000 Legends of Golf Tournament in Austin as Snead birdied the last three holes. The pair shot a best-ball 17 under par of 193 to defeat Kel Nagle, 57, and Peter Thomson, 48, of Australia by one stroke (page 26).
Janet Coles made a birdie putt on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Gloria Ehret and Hollis Stacy to win her first LPGA tournament, the $75,000 Lady Tara Classic in Atlanta.
HARNESS RACING—Notching his 37th sub-two-minute mile, RAMBLING WILLIE ($4.20), Bob Farrington driving, won the $50,000 Bret's Star Pace at the Meadowlands. The 1:57[4/5] mile enabled Willie to tie Albatross for the most two-minute miles in a career.
HOCKEY—NHL: In the seventh game of the Toronto-Islanders series, Rightwinger Lanny McDonald redeemed himself for a missed shot that cost the Maple Leafs Game 5. At 4:13 in overtime—the third of the series—McDonald scored on a 20-footer that sent the Leafs to Montreal for the semifinals. The Canadiens won their series with Detroit 4-1. The last time Philadelphia met Buffalo in postseason play, the Flyers won in six games and went on to take the 1975 Stanley Cup. This time the Flyers won in five games, beating the Sabres 4-2 and dropping Buffalo's record in the Spectrum to 1-21-3 (page 86).