BASEBALL

Texas Rangers -- Placed RHP Dickie Noles (3-6, 4.04 ERA) on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder; purchased the contract of RHP Bob Sebra (6-3, 2.60 ERA) from AAA Oklahoma City. Sebra is scheduled to start this afternoon against Seattle.New York Mets -- Reactivated outfielder Terry Blocker and sent him to AAA Tidewater. Chicago Cubs -- Recalled outfielder Billy Hatcher from AAA Des Moines; optioned outfielder Darrin Jackson to AA Pittsfield.Seattle Mariners -- Placed reliever Karl Best on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. Sporting News Pioneer Award -- Will be presented to former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn Monday at the Cracker Jack Old Timers Classic at RFK Stadium. BASKETBALL

National Sports Festival -- Danny Ferry, a graduate of DeMatha High School, and Kevin Madden, from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Va., were among 47 players named by the Amateur Basketball Association to compete in Baton Rouge July 27-31. William Jones Cup -- In Taipei, Taiwan, the defending champion U.S. women's team defeated Canada, 65-63, to take its fourth straight game in the winner's round. In other matches, Sweden also got its fourth straight victory by beating Japan, 63-45, and a West German team from Dusseldorf defeated Brazil, 67-63. FOOTBALL

Houston Oilers -- Signed fifth-round draft choice Lee Johnson, a punter/place kicker from Brigham Young. Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed draft choices cornerback Lee Davis and tackle Louis Garza. HOCKEY

Winnipeg Jets -- Signed center Dale Hawerchuk to an eight-year contract reported to be worth $3.2 million. Hawerchuk, 22, said he considers the deal "a lifetime contract." GYMNASTICS

Tanya Valleta, 11, a blind gymnast from Manassas, won the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes' national gymnastics competition at Montclair (N.J.) State College. MISCELLANEOUS

The first Goodwill Games, an international athletic competition to be held midway between Olympiads, will be announced officially on July 10 with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Moscow. The games have been a personal project of Ted Turner, owner of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., which will televise the competition. JURISPRUDENCE

In Mineola, N.Y., an attorney for John McEnroe sought dismissal of a $6 million damage suit filed by a Long Island high school teacher who accused McEnroe of harassing him at the U.S. Open two years ago. Christopher Schneider of Floral Park, N.Y., said he was a front-row spectator during an Aug. 30, 1983 match between McEnroe and Trey Waltke, and McEnroe became angered because he was rooting for Waltke. Schneider says McEnroe called him "sick," challenged him to a fight after the match was completed, then reached in his pocket, pulled out a fistful of sawdust and threw it in Schneider's face. McEnroe's attorney stated in a written brief seeking dismissal of the suit that the incident "never happened, or, if it did happen, it was justified by the plaintiff's conduct." COLLEGES

Delaware State -- Marshall Emery will return as head basketball coach, replacing former Dunbar coach Joe Dean Davidson, who was fired in March after compiling a 24-33 record for two years. Texas -- Hired Stan Huntsman away from Tennessee to be head track coach. Huntsman, 53, will succeed Cleburne Price, who said he quit because of poor health. Huntsman will receive $43,000 annually. Boston University -- Hired Ed Meyers and Bill Herrion as assistant basketball coaches.