AUTO RACING

Monte Carlo Rally -- Henri Toivonen, driving a Lancia with Italy's Sergio Cresto, led Finnish drivers to a 1-2-3 finish in the 54th Monte Carlo. Toivonen, his car repaired from a crash with a spectator's auto Tuesday, started the day 37 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Tino Salonen and widened the gap over snowy, icy mountain roads the final stages of the 2,486-mile weeklong event. Salonen, in a Peugeot, placed second, followed by the Audi of Hannu Mikkola. Toivonen's father won the 1966 Monte Carlo. BASEBALL

San Diego Padres -- Signed 2B Leon Roberts, drafted from Pittsburgh Pirates organization after hitting .301 at Class A Prince William in 1984 and .272 at Class AA Nashua in 1985. Reported OF Jerry Davis (.293 in 44 Padres games in '85), once of Howard U., recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, expected to have full range and motion in three to four weeks and participate in spring training wearing a brace. Chicago Cubs -- Signed RHP Lary Sorensen for 1986. BASKETBALL

NBA -- Fined New York Knicks' Ken Bannister $2,000, Bob Thornton $500 and James Bailey $500, the San Antonio Spurs' Steve Johnson $1,500, and Golden State Warriors' Larry Smith $1,000 for fighting. FOOTBALL

Kansas City Chiefs -- Named recent New Orleans Saints staffers John Paul Young and Carl Mauck to coach defensive line and offensive line, respectively. New York Jets -- Named Jim Vechiarella LB coach. HOCKEY

All-Star Game -- Wales Conference added Hartford LW Sylvain Turgeon to replace Whalers' injured Ron Francis. Detroit Red Wings -- Recalled C Adam Oates from AHL. GOLF

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Vicki Thomas of Swansea, Wales, upset defending champion Kim Williams of Potomac, Md., 4 and 2, to move into the semifinals of the 53rd Doherty Challenge Cup at Coral Ridge. COLLEGES

New Haven -- Named Chris Palmer, formerly offensive coordinator for the New Jersey Generals, head football coach.