New York Yankees Announced that Frank Verdi will not return as manager of AAA Columbus. HOCKEY

Minnesota North Stars -- RW Willi Plett was suspended by league for eight games.

New Jersey Devils -- Assigned D Joe Cirella to Oshawa (OHA).

Philadelphia Flyers -- Announced LW Paul Evans will be out two to six weeks with separated left shoulder. BASKETBALL

San Antonio Spurs -- Signed G Johnny Moore to multiyear contract. He led the league with 9.6 assists per game.

Boston Celtics -- Cut G Tony Guy, G Perry Moss and G Panogoti Giannakis.

Cleveland Cavaliers -- Cut free agent G Pete Davis of Michigan State. SOCCER

Edmonton Drillers -- Voluntarily terminated its NASL franchise without explanation. Attendance has dropped since team was formed in 1979. JURISPRUDENCE

Gretchen Dowsing, former Cornell women's gymnastics coach, agreed to an out-of-court settlement in a sex discrimination suit against the university. Dowsing sued in 1978, claiming female coaches were paid less than male coaches. She left Cornell in 1979 after five years coaching. A group of women called the Cornell 11, who also have a sex discrimination suit pending, rejected an out-of-court offer by the university. COLLEGES

Notre Dame -- Jim Crowley, the last surviving member of the legendary Four Horsemen backfield, was moved out of the intensive care unit at a Scranton, Pa., hospital. The 80-year-old was hospitalized Sunday following a heart attack. He played for Coach Knute Rockne from 1922 to 1924.

Evangel -- Announced the resignation of head football coach Denny Duron, effective at the end of the season.