Free Agency -- P Don Sutton and 1B Rod Carew of the California Angels and DH Al Oliver of the Toronto Blue Jays were among the latest to file, bringing the total to 22. Also filing were OF Jim Dwyer of the Baltimore Orioles and two of his former teammates, Lenn Sakata and Rich Dauer, both of whom were recently released; C Butch Wynegar of the New York Yankees; C Steve Nicosia of the Blue Jays; IF-OF Alan Bannister of the Texas Rangers, and IF Tom Brookens of the Detroit Tigers. BASKETBALL

Chicago Bulls -- Announced G John Paxson has signed a free-agent offer sheet. His present club, the San Antonio Spurs, has 15 days to match the offer.

New York Knicks -- C Bill Cartwright has a broken metatarsal bone in his left foot and will miss at least the next four weeks of the season.

Phoenix Suns -- Reached contract agreement with holdout F Larry Nance and placed G Bernard Thompson on injured list (fracture above left ankle). GOLF

PGA Tour -- An annual $2 million bonus pool for golfers is part of a three-year package announced yesterday. HOCKEY

Edmonton Oilers -- Expect D Paul Coffey back in the lineup tonight against Winnipeg. Bothered by a charley horse, he sat out the 6-4 victory over Calgary Monday night, missing his first game after 385 consecutive starts.

Hartford Whalers -- Suspended former Olympian Mark Fusco for refusing to report to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Sent W Ted Nolan to Baltimore of the AHL.

Detroit Red Wings -- Recalled W Joe Kocur and sent C Bruce Eakin and W Basil McRae to their Adirondack affiliate in Glens Falls, N.Y. COLLEGES

ACC -- Named Virginia TB Barry Word and Clemson G Wes Mann offensive players of the week. TENNIS

Exhibition -- John McEnroe defeated Boris Becker, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), in Barcelona. McEnroe and Becker earned $42,000 apiece for taking part in the match before a crowd of 3,500 at the Sports Pavilion. BICYCLING

Andrei Stepanov set a world record in the Soviet national championships in Moscow, clocking 24 minutes 41.197 seconds over 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) to better the mark of 24:52.83 set in April 1983 by Mikhail Sveshnikov.