BASKETBALL -- Philadelphia 76ers -- General Manager Pat Williams labeled "untrue and unfounded" reports that Detroit Pistons Coach Chuck Daly is about to sign as Sixers' coach. "He has been interviewed twice. There's nothing else to report," Williams said. BASEBALL

Milwaukee Brewers -- Designated RHP Jim Kern for assignment (trade within 10 days, or release) to make room for activation of RHP Pete Vuckovich from 21-day DL. HOCKEY

New York Rangers -- Asked the Philadelphia Flyers for permission to talk with Flyers assistant coach Ted Sator about the Rangers' vacant head coaching job. Vancouver Canucks -- Promoted Jack Gordon to general manager and director of hockey operations. FOOTBALL

Cleveland Browns -- Released RB Charles White, first-round draftee after winning the 1979 Heisman Trophy at USC. Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed nine-year LB Reggie Williams for three more years. NFL -- Named Peter Abitante director of information for the American Football Conference. Abitante has seven years on the NFL's public relations staff. USFL -- New Jersey Generals RB Herschel Walker was voted player of the month for the second straight time by the Professional Football Writers of America. GOLF

U.S. Open Qualifying -- Fred Funk of College Park (70-70 -- 140) and Larry Rentz of Lanham (74-67 -- 141) qualified in Orange, N.J., for the Open at Oakland Hills, Birmingham, Mich., June 13-16. PGA Tour player Woody Blackburn led 18 qualifiers with 135. Women's Southern Amateur -- Kim Williams of Potomac def. Juanita Drinnon, Chattanooga, Tenn., 6 and 5, and Michelle Mackall of Kensington lost to Kelly Beck, Charlotte, N.C., 4 and 2, in first round at Southern Pines, N.C. PGA Tour -- Established a $1 million event, The International at Castle Pines in Castle Rock, Colo., next season, to have a unique point-par scoring format. HORSE RACING

Garden State Park -- Doubled the Jersey Derby purse to $2 million for 1986. HARNESS RACING

Dragon's Lair, a leading 3-year-old pacer, has been syndicated for $12 million and will stand stud at Almahurst Farm in Lexington, Ky., in 1986. TRACK AND FIELD

Javelin Record -- Petra Felke of East Germany threw 246 feet 11 inches, breaking the women's world record, the East German news service ADN reported from a meet in Schwerin. The old record was 245-3 by Tiina Lillak of Finland in 1983. COLLEGES

American -- Seniors Paul Tarricone, men's soccer, and Michele Sheskin, women's tennis, are Eastern Regional selectees for academic all-America. Tarricone, a defender who helped his team into the NCAA tournament, had a 3.72 GPA majoring in computer systems; Sheskin, tennis MVP, was 3.75 in business and computer science. Samford -- Hired Paul Dietzel, who coached LSU's football team to the national championship in 1958, as athletic director.