ABC-TV regional college football coverage Saturay and Channel 7 boasts an all-area doubleheader: Maryland-Duke, noon; Navy-Washington, 3:45. Terp quarterback Mike Tice was sufficiently over his hip pointer to make Monday's no-contact practice, but is still listed as questionable. . .

Fred Lynn as Dodger center fielder seemingly is inevitable, with announcement of a Boston-L.A. trade likely next week, when interleague baseball deals become legit. Dodger pitchers Steve Howe and Joe Beckwith reportedly in the package along with either outfielder Rudy Law or, if Red Sox have their way, third base comer Mickey Hatcher. Surely not Ron Cey? sUPI, covering all bases on those negotiations, datelined its story, "Philadelphia, Mo.". . .

Harold McLinton continues listed "critical but stable" in Washington Hospital Center, a hospital spokesman saying the auto crash victim "is so badly injured it will be a long time before we know much more". . . Ex-Card kicker Steve Little remains in critical condition in Missouri, paralyzed from his car wreck; he needed a tracheotomy Sunday "to keep secretions from building up in his lungs."

Sugar Ray Leonard opens public training at the Sheraton Northeast, three weeks' worth, Wednesday; noon to 2 daily, admission $1. . . Muhammad Ali won't say it ain't so, that he intends to fight right on. Visiting New York yesterday, the old champ introduced a new line of clothes -- Ali Sportswear -- campaigned for President Carter, and said of his awful defeat by Larry Holmes: "I'm too great to go out like that . . . I'm 10 times better now" and bring on the winner of Saturday's WBA title bout between Mike Weaver and Gerrie Coetzee. "But this time I'll have a tuneup bout first". . .

A Washington sweep in pro player-of-week honors, capital's gift to Utah, Adrian (36.2) Dantley in NBA to go with NHL choice Mike Gartner of Caps.