BASEBALL

Players of the week -- In the National League, St. Louis Cardinals P John Tudor (2-0, 1.06 ERA in 17 innings); in the American League, New York Yankees CF Rickey Henderson (.607 batting average, 1.071 slugging percentage, nine stolen bases in nine tries) and P Ron Guidry (two complete-game shutouts). Cleveland Indians -- Purchased the contract of P Roy Smith (9-4, 2.53 ERA in 14 starts at Class AAA Maine); reassigned P Keith Guide (0-5, 5.89 ERA) to Maine. Boston Red Sox -- Placed P Steve Crawford on 15-day disabled list; recalled P Jim Dorsey from AAA Pawtucket. Milwaukee Brewers -- Purchased contract of C Dave Huppert from AA El Paso. FOOTBALL

New England Patriots -- Signed 11th-round draft pick, Boston University RB Paul Lewis, to a series of one-year contracts; also signed former Norwich University TE Paul Ricker (78 catches in two USFL seasons) as free agent. Indianapolis Colts -- Re-signed OT Ted Petersen, an eight-year NFL veteran who became a free agent at the end of last season. New Jersey Generals -- QB Doug Flutie will have his right collarbone X-rayed and his chances of playing in the playoffs next week will be reevaluated.Arizona Outlaws -- Fired defensive coordinator Donald (Deek) Pollard and defensive assistant Pat Schmidt. AUTO RACING

Meadowlands Grand Prix -- Two-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears will not drive in Sunday race; replacement in the Penske-Pennzoil car will be Al Unser. COLLEGES

Ohio State -- Named former wide receiver Lenny Willis as running backs coach. Northeastern -- Fired baseball Coach Charles O'Malley (58-73-1 in four years). OBITUARY Cecil Isbell, 69, former Green Bay Packers quarterback and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Sunday in Hammond, Ind., after a long illness. Isbell led the Packers to the 1939 NFL title over the New York Giants, 27-0. He joined the Packers in 1938 as their No. 1 draft pick from Purdue and led the team to a 42-12-1 record in five seasons. He coached Baltimore in the old All-American Conference from 1947-49.