FOOTBALL

Atlanta Falcons

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.

BASEBALL

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.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League -- Governors approved automatic 20-game suspension for hitting game official; rejected 5-minute overtime in regular-season ties.

BASKETBALL

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.

HARNESS RACING

Castleton Farm -- Purchased Dancer's Crown, retired at 2 after nine races unbeaten, from Stanley Dancer for $5 million, a record for a trotter.

COLLEGES

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.