BASKETBALL

New Jersey Nets -- Matched New York Knicks' five-year, $3 million offer to F Albert King, said the still unsigned former Maryland star should be back in Nets uniform soon. New York Knicks -- Reported F James Bailey out up to three weeks, partial tear in left knee. Philadelphia 76ers -- Recalled F Voise Winters, second-round draftee cut Oct. 24. Seattle SuperSonics -- Activated F-C Tim McCormick, released F Alex Stivrins. Golden State Warriors -- Waived C Ron Crevier, C Chuck Aleksinas. BASEBALL

Free Agents -- Latest filers for free agency, with deadline coming up Monday midnight and signings permitted as of Tuesday: RHP Phil Niekro, RHP Joe Niekro, IF Larry Bowa, OF Cesar Cedeno, RHP Doug Bair, OF Lynn Jones, OF Miguel Dilone. FOOTBALL

NFC -- RB Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears, SS Leonard Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals named offensive and defensive player of week. Green Bay Packers -- Signed P Don Bracken, waived P Joe Prokop. Indianapolis Colts -- Placed TE Tim Sherwin on IR (knee), signed rookie TE Keli McGregor. Miami Dolphins -- Moved NT Bob Baumhower, yet to recover totally from offseason knee surgery, to injured reserve for the year. New England Patriots -- Waived TE Eddie Jackson off injured reserve. New York Jets -- Re-signed LB Jim Eliopulos, put RB Marion Barber on IR (cracked rib). San Francisco 49ers -- Activated DE John Harty, waived C Jim Leonard. Seattle Seahawks -- Signed FB John Williams, ex-USFL regular cut last week by Dallas Cowboys; released FB Andre Hardy. BOXING

World Cup Amateur -- Europe, led by four gold medal winners from the Soviet Union and also including East German and Yugoslavian fighters, won six of 12 titles and the team championship in Seoul. All four U.S. finalists lost, including D.C. welterweight Daryl Lattimore, outpointed by Soviet Israel Askopkohian. HARNESS RACING

Dragon's Lair, a 3-year-old pacing colt who beat Nihilator in the Breeders Crown last year, has been retired and will be sent to a Kentucky farm for breeding. HORSE RACING

Chief's Crown, 3, arrived at Three Chimney's Farm, Midway, Ky., to begin his stud career. COLLEGES

Montgomery-Rockville -- QB Mitch Bullock named Central Atlantic Conference offensive football player of the week. Northern Illinois -- Opted to leave the Mid-American Conference after this school year. Southeastern Louisiana -- May quit football unless boosters pledge $2 million by Jan. 15. De Paul -- Reported sophomore basketball G Marvin Woods transferring out.