Claimed CB Mike Spivey off New Orleans waivers; put LB Dave Levenick on injured reserve.
Baltimore Colts -- Claimed KR Larry Anderson, waived by Pittsburgh; cut CB Larry Braziel.
Denver Broncos -- Retained CB Steve Trimble, free agent from Maryland who made roster last three 1981 games; regular Aaron Kyle separated rib cartilage in final exhibition.
Green Bay Packers -- Cut FB Eric Torkelson.
Houston Oilers -- Signed TE Walt Arnold, waived by L.A. Rams; cut TE Lewis Gilbert.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Cut 5-year RB Ted McKnight; recalled S Durwood Roquemore.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Picked up ex-49er DL Archie Reese.
Minnesota Vikings -- Reacquired LB Jeff Siemon (cut by San Diego), WR Sam McCullum (cut by Seattle); cut LB Kirk Harmon.
New England Patriots -- Claimed FB Mark van Eeghen off waivers (L.A. Raiders), K Rex Robinson (Miami); cut 9-year FB Don Calhoun, K Dave Jacobs.
New York Jets -- Signed DL Barry Bennett, cut DL John Sturdevant.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Put Nos. 1 and 2 draft picks, RB Walter Abercrombie and DE John Meyer, on four-week IR (knee problems).
St. Louis Cardinals -- Claimed LB Kurt Allerman (Green Bay), WR Mike Shumann (San Francisco) off waivers; put DT David Galloway, OG Barney Cotton on IR.
Seattle Seahawks -- Waived 8-year K Efren Herrera after failing to trade him; rookie Norm Johnson beat him out.
California Angels -- Activated P Don Aase.
Montreal Expos -- Bought LHP Dave Tomlin (9-2 at Indianapolis) from Cincinnati Reds.
Portland (PCL) -- Granted DH Willie Horton (22 HR, 82 RBI) his request for release to pursue possible return to majors.
National Hockey League -- Governors approved automatic 20-game suspension for hitting game official; rejected 5-minute overtime in regular-season ties.
Phoenix Suns -- Signed F Charles Pittman, third-round draftee from Maryland (9.8-point average in Southern California Pro Summer League) to "multiyear, make-good" contract.
Castleton Farm -- Purchased Dancer's Crown, retired at 2 after nine races unbeaten, from Stanley Dancer for $5 million, a record for a trotter.
Women's Sports -- Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Cincinnati, affirmed that Michigan State must provide women's teams lodging and meal money equal to men's.