BASEBALL

Salary Arbitration -- 1B Steve Balboni asked $525,000, Royals offered $350,000; award $525,000, raise of $320,000 over 1985 pay. LHP Dave LaPoint asked $550,000, Tigers offered $410,000; award $550,000, up $170,000 from his 1985 Giants pay. C Dave Van Gorder asked $150,000, Reds offered $70,000; awarded $150,000, a $90,000 raise. 1B Greg Brock asked $440,000, Dodgers offered $325,000; awarded $325,000, a $175,000 raise. RHP Bill Dawley asked $435,000, Astros offered $325,000; gets $325,000, a $30,000 raise.

Compromise Signings -- LHP Mark Thurmond, Padres; LHP Mark Langston, Mariners; IF Ed Jurak, Red Sox. FOOTBALL

New England Patriots -- Signed QB Steve Calabria, a record passer at Colgate cut by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985.

New Orleans Saints -- Named Steve Walters receiver coach. BASKETBALL

Indiana Pacers -- Signed Bryan Warrick, former Washington Bullets G lately playing in the CBA, to a 10-day contract.

Cleveland Cavaliers -- Promoted Herman Kull from scout to assistant coach. COLLEGES

Pittsburgh -- Hired Chuck Klausing, 60, with a 77-15-2 record as head coach at neighboring Carnegie-Mellon past 10 years, to be new Coach Mike Gottfried's assistant head coach.

Howard -- Named Edward Hill Jr. sports information director. SKIING

U.S. Alpine Championships -- Veteran Doug Lewis and Hilary Lindh, 16 and unheralded, won men's and women's downhill at Copper Mountain, Colo.