Chicago Cubs -- Signed 1B Leon Durham to a three-year contract, reportedly worth about $950,000 annually. St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed RHP Jeff Lahti (reported two years at $450,000 per), LHP Ken Dayley and OF Andy Van Slyke. Texas Rangers -- Re-signed OF Duane Walker; he became a free agent Dec. 20 when the Rangers failed to offer him a contract. FOOTBALL
St. Louis Cardinals -- Civic Center Corp., owner of Busch Stadium, sued to require the NFL club to comply with its stadium lease, which runs through August 1996. CCC said the suit in St. Louis Circuit Court was prompted by the prospect of owner Bill Bidwill moving the team away.
Green Bay Packers -- Made QB Lynn Dickey, whose contract expires Feb. 1, a qualifying offer; he drew $850,000 for 1985 but says the offer is barely over the minimum $205,000 guaranteed a 15-year NFL quarterback.
Miami Dolphins -- Tom Keane, last of the club's original staff, was fired after 20 years and Mike Scarry retired after 16 years as assistant coaches. JURISPRUDENCE
New Orleans -- John Williams, Tulane basketball star named in the point-shaving scandal that led the school to drop its program, asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to dismiss sports bribery charges against him. HOCKEY
Hartford Whalers -- Traded C Greg Malone (492 points in 671 NHL games) to Quebec Nordiques for RW Wayne Babych (409 points in 477 NHL games). Babych joins brother Dave, a defenseman.
St. Louis Blues -- F Brian Sutter, Thursday in a loss to Minnesota, incurred a hairline shoulder fracture, is out indefinitely. F Doug Wickenheiser, who sustained extensive knee damage when hit by a motor vehicle during a team outing last March, has been given medical clearance to rejoin the team Sunday.
Detroit Red Wings -- NHL suspended F Bob Probert four games (one already served) for misconduct during Monday's game against Toronto.
Pittsburgh Penguins -- Sent D Chris Dahlquist to AHL Baltimore. COLLEGES
Auburn -- Hired its 1971 Heisman Trophy QB, Pat Sullivan, as quarterback coach on Pat Dye's football staff.