Seattle Seahawks -- TE Charle Young, a 13-year veteran, announced his retirement. Young said his aspiration now is to work toward becoming an ambassador for the United States. San Diego Chargers -- Extended the contract of Coach Don Coryell, reportedly through the 1987 season. Los Angeles Raiders -- Activated S Mike Davis from injured reserve. COLLEGES

Atlantic Coast Conference -- Named Georgia Tech G Mark Price player of the week. Big East Conference -- Named Georgetown F Reggie Williams player of the week. Illinois -- Announced senior G Doug Altenberger will sit out the remainder of the basketball season as a medical redshirt, torn cartilage in right knee. Salem (W.Va.) -- Football Coach Terry Bowden, son of the Florida State coach, resigned to become an assistant under Gerry Faust at Akron. Columbia -- Named Larry McElreavy, head coach at the University of New Haven, as fourth coach in last seven years. HOCKEY

Edmonton Oilers -- Announced Wayne Gretzky has been named the Canadian Press' male athlete of the year for an unprecedented fifth time. Detroit Red Wings -- Traded D Mike McEwen to the New York Rangers for D Steve Richmond. Toronto Maple Leafs -- Lost RW Rick Vaive for about two weeks with a cracked bone in his right hand he suffered in practice. LACROSSE

Hall of Fame -- Joseph W. Cowan (Johns Hopkins, Class of 1969), Howard J. Krongard (Princeton, 1961), Benjamin H. Kaestner III (Johns Hopkins, 1967), John W. Simmons Jr. (Maryland, 1956) and Richard F. Garber (Springfield, 1950) will be inducted into the hall Jan. 31 at Baltimore's Omni International Hotel. GOLF

PGA Tour -- The Panasonic-Las Vegas Invitational announced a $1 million bonus will be paid to a player able to sweep the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Jan. 15-19; the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, and the Las Vegas event, April 30-May 4.