BASEBALL -- Kansas City Royals

Waived veteran LHP Larry Gura (0-0, 12.46 ERA) for the purpose of giving him an unconditional release, creating a roster spot for OF Lonnie Smith, acquired Friday from St. Louis for minor league OF John Morris.Texas Rangers -- Placed OF Tommy Dunbar (sprained left ankle) on 15-day disabled list; purchased OF Oddibe McDowell (.400) from AAA Oklahoma City. Montreal Expos -- Reactivated C Steve Nicosia; optioned IF-OF Razor Shines to AAA Indianapolis. FOOTBALL

New Orleans Saints -- Re-signed CB Dave Waymer for one year after he spurned a contract offer from the USFL's New Jersey Generals. GOLF

Nathaniel Crosby, former U.S. Amateur champion, and playing partner Bill Longmuir were disqualified in the GSI Open in France. They had been given each other's scorecards on the first tee and signed for each other's scores. HORSE RACING

Irish 2,000 Guineas -- In Dublin, Triptych became the first filly to win the event. The 3-year-old, a 7-1 shot, won by 2 1/2 lengths. COLLEGES

Bluebonnet Bowl -- Will return to Rice Stadium after the New Year's Eve football game was played in the Astrodome for 17 years. Officials cited an additional 20,000 seats and a favorable rental agreement with the university.Old Dominion -- The women's basketball team will leave today for a three-week trip to Spain to play eight games against all-star teams.