BASKETBALL

NBA -- Named Rod Thorn, former NBA player, coach and general manager, as vice president of operations. Thorn, 44, succeeds Scotty Stirling, who recently was named vice president and general manager of the New York Knicks.

Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed G Ron Brewer to a second 10-day contract. BASEBALL

New York Mets -- OF Danny Heep, who hit .280 last season with 42 RBI, agreed to one-year contract.

San Francisco Giants -- Signed P Jim Gott, P Mark Grant and IF Charlie Hayes. FOOTBALL

Minnesota Vikings -- Named former St. Louis Cardinals defensive coordinator Floyd Peters to a similar job. HOCKEY

Buffalo Sabres -- Recalled C Don Lever and G Jacques Cloutier from Rochester; returned G Daren Puppa and LW Mikael Andersson to the American Hockey League team. COLLEGES

Navy -- David Robinson was named Colonial Athletic Association player of the week for his totals of 74 points, 40 rebounds and 18 blocked shots in victories over Lafayette (71-56), American (97-68) and Delaware (108-63). GOLF

Doherty Challenge Cup -- Defending champion Kim Williams of Potomac, Md., and Florida International University defeated classmate Lori Oldendick, 4 and 3, to highlight first-round action in the tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LOCALLY

Navy -- Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, who will retire this month as deputy chief of naval operations, will be featured speaker at the annual Naval Academy football banquet at Dahlgren Hall on the Annapolis campus Feb. 11.