National League -- Named Fernando Valenzuela pitcher of the month and Keith Hernandez player of the month for July. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Valenzuela, 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA and two shutouts last month, also won the honor for April, and now is the first NL pitcher so cited twice in a season since Rick Reuschel of Chicago in 1977. New York Mets first baseman Hernandez hit .392, drove in 29 runs and had eight game-winning RBI for the month.
Players of the Week -- American League selected jointly Chicago White Sox RHP Tom Seaver (300th victory) and California's Rod Carew (3,000th hit). NL chose Mets RHP Dwight Gooden (one run allowed in two complete games, including his 11th straight win).
New York Yankees -- Farmed OF Dan Pasqua (.217) to AAA Columbus; recalled RHP Mike Armstrong.
Atlanta Braves -- Put LHP Zane Smith on 21-day DL, cyst on his back to be surgically removed.
Texas Rangers -- Sent RHP Glen Cook (2-3, 7.68 ERA) to AAA Oklahoma City.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Optioned SS Sammy Khalifa (.248) to AAA Hawaii; activated SS Johnnie LeMaster from DL. FOOTBALL
National Football League -- U.S. District Judge Peter K. Leisure ruled in New York that the 14 NFL clubs operating in areas that have franchises in the rival U.S. Football League must release financial data to the USFL's lawyers for use in their antitrust suit against the NFL.
San Antonio Gunslingers -- USFL Players Association sued the disbanded club in a Texas court for two overdue payrolls owed the 46 players waived July 22. The claims amount to about $550,000. HOCKEY
Detroit Red Wings -- University of Illinois-Chicago RW Ray Stazsak officially signed a five-year, estimated $1.5 million contract. BASKETBALL
Portland Trail Blazers -- Waived 6-foot-11 C Tom Scheffler, who played in 39 games as a 30-year-old NBA rookie last season (1.3 points per game). COLLEGES
Kentucky -- Added Doug Barnes, head basketball coach at University of Arkansas-Monticello since 1976, to new Coach Eddie Sutton's staff. GOLF
Seven Springs G.C. -- The course in Champion, Pa., will stage a charity rematch of the country's "four worst avid golfers" Aug. 14, including Fayette City, Pa.'s Angelo Spagnolo, "winner" of the original "hack-off" at the TPC in Florida. JUNIOR ATHLETICS
Hershey National -- Mid-Atlantic region team will include 22 capital-area athletes ages 9-14 for the national track and field finals at Hershey, Pa., Aug. 17. TENNIS
USTA Men's 40 -- In National Hard Court Championship at Port Washington, N.Y., fourth-seeded Ray Lake of Bethesda beat Harold German of Dix Hills, 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 16.