BASEBALL—The National League won the 52nd All-Star Game in Cleveland, using four home runs to defeat the American League 5-4 (page 12).
BOWLING—MIKE DURBIN defeated Marshall Holman 202-196 to win the $90,000 Sarasota Open.
BOXING—ROBERTO DURAN scored a 10-round decision over Nino Gonzalez in a junior middleweight bout in Cleveland (page 16).
CYCLING—At the USCF Championships in Bear Mountain, N.Y., TOM BROZNOWSKI won the senior men's 106-mile race in 4:31:50, and CONNIE CARPENTER was victorious in the senior women's event, covering 47 miles in 2:19:36.
PRO FOOTBALL—While the Redskins unveiled familiar old faces John Riggins and Terry Metcalf in their backfield during a 16-10 victory over Kansas City (page 20), other winners during the NFL's first full week of preseason play featured former college stars of more recent vintage. Gifford Nielsen, pressed into duty as the Oilers' quarterback after Ken Stabler's untimely retirement, completed 15 of 25 passes in Houston's 13-10 defeat of the Eagles. Another erstwhile college standout, Running Back Freeman McNeil, led the Jets' ground game in New York's 33-7 drubbing of Denver, in which Pat Leahy kicked four field goals. Major Ogilvie ran 18 yards for a touchdown as San Francisco dealt Seattle yet another loss in the Kingdome, 27-24 in sudden death, the Sea-hawks' ninth straight defeat at home. And Neil Lomax led two late St. Louis drives resulting in field goals in a 12-10 defeat of San Diego. After watching Paul McDonald throw two TD passes in the Browns' preseason opener, a Cleveland coach said, "You could wake up the Cleveland Brown offense on Easter morn and it would score." Sure enough, McDonald threw two more against Pittsburgh, and Brian Sipe added a pair of his own. But Steeler backup Quarterback Cliff Stoudt passed for three and ran for two scores in a pyrrhic 35-31 Pittsburgh victory in which Linebacker Jack Ham broke his left arm in a pileup. Trailing 23-14 with 6:37 remaining, New Orleans recovered its second Baltimore fumbled punt attempt, this time for a TD, and got a late field goal from Benny Ricardo to keep Bum Phillips' Saints debut from being an Aints debut, 24-23. Another fumbled ball, this one by Buffalo just 19 seconds after a Detroit TD, was batted into the Bills' end zone where Lion rookie Tackle Curtis Green pounced on it to give Detroit a 21-14 win. Lynn Dickey's two TD passes led Green Bay to its first preseason victory in two years, 21-17 over Dallas. Phil Simms completed only one pass, but it was good for a score in the Giants' 23-7 defeat of Chicago. In other games, second-string tight end M.L. Harris, a CFL refugee, caught three TD passes to lead Cincinnati to a 24-17 win over Tampa Bay; Oakland's Arthur Whittington had 79 yards on four carries, including a 41-yard scoring romp, in the Super Bowl champs' 17-16 shading of Atlanta; and Miami downed Minnesota 20-6.
GOLF—LARRY NELSON shot a seven-under-par 273 to win the $400,000 PGA Championship in Duluth, Ga., finishing four shots ahead of Fuzzy Zoeller (page 48).
Hollis Stacy won the $125,000 West Virginia Classic in Wheeling in a one-hole playoff. Five golfers finished regulation play at 212, four under par.
HARNESS RACING—Billy Haughton drove McKINZIE ALMAHURST ($4.60) to victory in the $1.76 million Woodrow Wilson Pace at the Meadowlands. The 2-year-old covered the mile in 1:56[1/5], finishing a nose ahead of Lon Todd Hanover.
Ray Remmen drove SHIAWAY ST. PAT ($4.40) to victory in the 56th Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old finished a neck in front of Super Juan in a three-horse trot-off. Olaf was last (page 18).
HORSE RACING—PRISMATICAL ($9), Eddie Maple aboard, won the $110,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1� miles in 2:02[2/5], finishing a neck in front of Banner Gala.