FOOTBALL

Indianapolis Colts -- Placed RB Curtis Dickey (knee) on injured reserve along with NT George Achica (knee). Waived WR Garfield Taylor and WR Bernard Henry and signed WR Wayne Capers and DE Scott Virkus.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Placed CB Jeff Griffin (knee) and S Bobby Johnson (knee) on injured reserve and signed S Lee Nelson and CB Liffort Hobley.

Dallas Cowboys -- Placed DT Don Smerek, who strained a muscle in his left shoulder in Monday's game with Washington, on injured reserve; re-signed DT Ricky Easmon.

Minnesota Vikings -- LB Matt Blair had surgery to remove a bone spur from his left knee and is expected to be out at least a month.

New England Patriots -- Signed G Tom Condon and T Art Plunkett; cut QB Tom Ramsey and placed IL Ed Reynolds on injured reserve.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed free agent S Rick Sanford and placed S Paul Moyer on injured-reserve list.

NFC -- Named Chicago QB Jim McMahon its offensive player of the week and Minnesota S Rufus Bess its defensive player of the week. BASEBALL

American League -- Trophy honoring the league's most valuable player will be named the Leland S. MacPhail Jr. Award to honor the former AL president.

Texas Rangers -- Activated IF Bill Stein, who had been on the 15-day disabled list with a sore back. HOCKEY

Ebbie Goodfellow -- The 14-season veteran of the Detroit Red Wings and member of the NHL's Hall of Fame died Tuesday at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 78.

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed LW Ryan Walter to two-year contract, plus an option year. Ryan scored 19 goals and had 19 assists in 72 games last season, his second with the Canadiens after leaving the Washington Capitals.

New Jersey Devils -- Signed free agent C Archie Henderson, who appeared in 23 NHL games with Washington, Minnesota and Hartford.

Quebec Nordiques -- Signed C Alain Lemieux to a two-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings -- Signed first-round draft pick Brent Fedyk to a five-year contract. BASKETBALL

Utah Jazz -- Announced they won't invite veteran Billy Paultz to training camp, saying they're looking for younger players. Paultz, 37, is the second-oldest NBA player, after Los Angeles Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed G Dirk Minniefield. JURISPRUDENCE

Prosecutors have been given an extra week to decide if they will ask a Louisiana appeals court to reinstate sports bribery charges against former Tulane University basketball star John (Hot Rod) Williams.