TOUCHING OTHER BASES
* Tennis -- Claiming she's lost her competitive edge (a fact supported by three sound defeats to Tracy Austin in two recent tournaments), Chris Evert Lloyd announced she would take at least an extended hiatus from the game, during which time retirement would be considered. she will, however, fulfill a Commitment to play five indoor tour stops. . . Jimmy Connors captured the Birmingham International Indoor title for a sixth consecutive time, defeating Eliot Teltscher 6-3, 6- 2. . . Martina Navratilova waltzed past Greer Stevens 6 -0, 6-2 to win the women's Kansas City tour stop. Ice skating
Charles Tickner won his fourth straight US men's title during the Atlanta competition that determined berths on the Olympic team. Linda Fratianne shakily retained her women's crown, as Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner won the national pairs title for a fifth straight time and Stacey Smith and John Summers held off a strong challenge to capture ice-dancing honors. Golf
Jeff Mitchell earned his first PGA tour title with a comfortable four-stroke victory over Rik Massengale in the Phoenix Open. Earlier in the week, Craig Stadler won the rain-delayed Bob Hope Desert Classic. Hockery
Guy Lafleur led Montreal to its second straight 3-0 week, scoring the winning goal in a 3- 2 victory over Atlanta, then tallying two goals in a 6-1 rout of Chicago and two more in a 7-2 bom- bardment of Toronto, raising his total to 36 for the season. Boston (4-0) also stretched its winning streak to six games and closed ground on Buffalo (1-0-3) in their battle for first place in the Adams Division, while Philadelphia (2-0-1) continued to roll along with the NHL's best overall record. Skiing
Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden scored his third straight World Cup giant slalom victory at Adelboden, Switzerland, and increased his lead for the overall title to 23 points over Andreas Wenzel of Liechtenstein, who finished 11th. Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein won a slalom event in Badgastein, Austria, to widen her lead in the women's overall standings to 32 points over Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell.