FOOTBALL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- C Steve Wilson retired, citing knee and leg injuries that will plague him the rest of his life, and leaving DE Lee Roy Selmon as the only original (1976) Buccaneer still on the roster. Selmon did not play in 1985 because of a herniated disk, and if he finds within the next month that surgery is needed, he has said he probably will retire. Philadelphia Eagles -- Hired Ted Plumb, Chicago Bears' receivers coach since 1980, to be Buddy Ryan's assistant head coach in charge of the offense. Miami Dolphins -- QB Dan Marino will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., today. BASEBALL

Contract Signings -- Settlements averting arbitration: RHP Kevin Gross, Philadelphia; RHP Tom Waddell and C Jerry Willard, Cleveland; RHP Roy Thomas, Seattle; OF Kevin Bass, Houston; IF Onix Concepcion, Kansas City. St. Louis Cardinals -- AAA Louisville signed OF-PH Steve Braun, released by parent club. BASKETBALL

Indiana Pacers -- Returned F Clark Kellogg to injured list to better recover from surgery on his left knee. Golden State Warriors -- Announced John Bach will finish the season as coach. HOCKEY

New York Rangers -- Traded RW Steve Patrick, 25, to Quebec Nordiques for RW Wilf Paiement, 31. NHL Player of Month -- League named Edmonton Oilers C Wayne Gretzky, 12 goals and 31 assists in January. COLLEGES

Memphis State -- C William Bedford was suspended for two of the third-ranked Tigers' games by the NCAA for a rules violation, will miss Saturday's visit to UNLV, Monday's home contest vs. Florida State. Bedford borrowed a car from a fan last April, and school officials said they just learned about it after the athlete became involved in an accident and notified the NCAA (which does not allow an athlete to receive anything from a fan simply because he is an athlete). Bowling Green -- Basketball Coach John Weinert announced he will retire at season's close, ending 24 years of coaching. He has cancer, but said that was not a factor. OBITUARY

Elmer (Hap) Hardell, 92, who coached track and football at McKinley High 1921-36 and track at Georgetown in the mid-'40s, died yesterday at a Wisconsin Avenue nursing home.