FOOTBALL

New York Giants -- Activated LB Carl Banks; waived S Larry Flowers. Green Bay Packers -- Activated DE Mike Butler, cut DE Mark Shumate. Houston Oilers -- Placed WR-KR Mike Akiu on IR (fractured shoulder); re-signed Herkie Walls. Detroit Lions -- Declared RB Billy Sims out for the year. BASEBALL Chicago White Sox -- Moving up night games a half-hour to 7 p.m. Central time weekdays, 6 p.m. Saturdays; raising all ticket prices $1. Texas Rangers -- Released LHP Chris Welsh. JURISPRUDENCE

Chuck Wepner, 46, Bayonne liquor salesman who once fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title, arrested and charged in Sayreville, N.J., with conspiring to distribute cocaine as a "midlevel" dealer. OBITUARY

Masten Gregory, 53, retired race car driver who won the 1965 Le Mans Grand Prix, died at his home in Porto Ercole, Italy. Formerly of Kansas City, he managed international racing teams in the 1970s. CROSS COUNTRY

NCAA Regional -- Charles Cheruiyot, a Kenyan Olympian running for Mount St. Mary's, won the men's race by 3.1 seconds over his brother/teammate Sammy Cheruiyot and Coleen Snyder of Edinboro led the women in the Division II Eastern meet at East Stroudsburg, Pa. FIGURE SKATING

South Atlantic Regional -- Geremi Weiss of Silver Spring won the intermediate female competition in Mount Lebanon, Pa., with Dana Chinn of Springfield third. In the juniors, Lily Lee and Christina McPherson, both of Alexandria, placed third and fourth, Amy McPartland of Annapolis seventh, Cynthia Warner of Fairfax eighth. HORSE RACING

Spendthrift Farm -- Majority owners Leslie Combs II and his son Brownell Combs II broke off sale to Manuel Mayerson of Cincinnati.