ARCHERY—At the world target championships in Adelaide, Australia, WEST GERMANY won the men's team final 891-878 over the runner-up U.S., while the SOVIET UNION placed first in the women's competition with 884 points, 15 more than second-place South Korea.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—INDIANA beat Syracuse 74-73 to win the NCAA men's championship, in New Orleans (page 30).
Tennessee defeated Louisiana Tech 67-44 for the NCAA women's championship, in Austin, Texas (page 124).
Southern Mississippi beat La Salle 84-80 to take the 50th NIT, in Madison Square Garden.
April 5, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—After early-week losses to Dallas, 103-100, and Chicago, 93-91, Philadelphia beat New Jersey 110-99 to become the second Atlantic Division team to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth. Julius Erving, who rejoined the Sixers for the Nets game after an 18-game absence because of a fractured finger, scored 29 points, and added 28 more in a 118-100 Philadelphia loss to division-leading Boston. Moses Malone, who missed eight games because of a neck injury, returned to help third-place Washington avoid a fourth straight loss with a 106-103 victory over the Celtics. Atlanta's 2-1 week gave the Hawks a one-game Central Division lead over second-place Detroit. The Pistons downed Houston 114-110 before losing to Golden State 127-115 and the Lakers 128-111 and edging the Sonics 108-107. Indiana jumped ahead of Chicago into fourth with an unbeaten week, topping Washington, Milwaukee, New York and Atlanta, while the Bulls, buoyed by 56 points from Michael Jordan, defeated Philadelphia 93-91 early in the week. Chicago then fell to New York 109-107 and Boston 111-106. The Los Angeles Lakers clinched their sixth consecutive Pacific Division championship with a 128-111 victory over Detroit. Second-place Portland trailed by 13½ games after losses to Sacramento, 128-116, and Houston, 119-104, before trouncing San Antonio 135-113. Golden State, in third, improved its lead over Seattle to 2½ games with victories over Detroit, the Sonics and Utah. In the Midwest, division-leading Dallas won for the first time ever at Philadelphia, 103-100, and the next night beat New Jersey 119-107 before its six-game win streak was ended by a 120-112 loss to Atlanta. Two nights later Mavericks coach Dick Motta won his 800th NBA game, a 114-107 victory over Washington, to become third on the alltime list. Houston, 1-3 last week, fell 2½ games behind second-place Utah, which was 2-2.
BOWLING—RANDY PEDERSEN beat Amleto Monacelli 233-222 to win a PBA event, in Toledo.
BOXING—RICKEY PARKEY of Morristown, Tenn., knocked out Chisanda Mutti of Zambia in the 12th round to retain his IBF cruiserweight title, in Lido Di Camaiore, Italy.
Choi Jum-Hwan of South Korea earned a 15-round split decision over Tacy Macalos of the Philippines to retain his IBF junior flyweight title, in Seoul.
Takuya Muguruma of Japan KO'd Azael Moran of Panama in the fifth round to win the vacant WBA bantamweight title, in Japan.
CURLING—CANADA defeated West Germany 14-2 to win the world women's championship for the fourth straight year, in Lake Forest, Ill.
GOLF—SANDY LYLE defeated Jeff Sluman on the third hole of sudden death to win the Tournament Players Championship and $180,000, in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Both Lyle and Sluman completed regulation play with a 14-under-par 274 (page 128).
Pat Bradley fired a six-under-par 286 to defeat Chris Johnson by two strokes and win an LPGA event and $45,000, in Phoenix.
COLLEGE HOCKEY—NORTH DAKOTA defeated Michigan State 5-3 to win the NCAA championship, in Detroit (page 132).
HOCKEY—Patrick Division-leading Philadelphia tied intrastate rival Pittsburgh 3-3 with help from Tim Kerr's 54th goal of the season, and edged Quebec 3-2 on Dave Poulin's OT game-winner before the Flyers were trounced by Detroit 5-1. Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to Montreal eliminated the Penguins from playoff contention and locked up berths for the Islanders, Caps and Rangers. The Whalers, the leaders of the Adams, increased their win total to a team-record 41 as Sylvain Turgeon scored a hat trick in Hartford's 5-4 victory over the Penguins. Montreal, five points back of Hartford, topped the Whalers 4-3. Then Stephane Richer and Claude Lemieux each scored twice to lead the Canadiens to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over Buffalo. In Smythe action, Calgary, with a 2-1 week, pulled to within seven points of division-leading Edmonton, which won three of five outings. Winnipeg split a two-game series with the Flames, scoring four limes in the first four minutes of a 10-1 thrashing of Calgary, and losing the next night 3-1 to trail Calgary by six points. St. Louis had a 1-1-1 week but moved into second in the Norris, four points ahead of Chicago (1-3-0) and Minnesota (0-2-1).
HORSE RACING—DEMONS BEGONE ($2.40), with Pat Day up, won the first of two Derby Preps run last weekend, the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, by four lengths over Fast Forward. The colt covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:41[2/5] to win $86,520. Day also won the Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park, as J.T.'S PET ($4.40) ran 1[1/16] miles in 1:42[4/5] to defeat Faster Than Sound by 1½ lengths and win $300,000.
INDOOR SOCCER—St. Louis was responsible for sending two West Division teams to the playoffs. Division leader Tacoma clinched a berth when the Steamers fell 7-4 to Wichita, and second-place Kansas City reserved a spot after defeating St. Louis 5-2. In the East, Cleveland, 2-0, moved into a first-place tie with Baltimore as the Blast went 0-2.
SPEEDSKATING—At the Soviet Cup in Kazakhstan, BONNIE BLAIR of Champaign, Ill., lowered her world record in the women's 500-meter race from 39.43 to 39.28, and NICK THOMETZ of Minnetonka, Minn., broke by .32 of a second his 500-meter record with a clocking of 36.23.
TENNIS—MATS WILANDER defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 to win a tour event and $50,000, in Brussels.
Hana Mandlikova beat Barbara Potter 6-4, 6-2 to win a Virginia Slims tournament and $30,500, in Washington, D.C.
MILEPOSTS—SOLD: By owner Joan Kroc, the San Diego Padres, to Costa Mesa, Calif., businessman and Seattle Mariner owner George Argyros.
DIED: JOHN MARIUCCI, 70, who, as coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team from 1952 to '66, was known for his commitment to recruiting U.S.-born players; of cancer; in Minneapolis. Mariucci, a 1985 Hall of Fame inductee, played for Chicago in the NHL from 1940 to '42, and 1945 to '48, coached the 1956 silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and served as assistant general manager for the North Stars from 1967 to '87.