BASKETBALL

NBA -- Named Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, who averaged 29.9 points, 13.6 rebounds and 8.6 assists during February, player of the month. Jeff Malone of Washington was among the nominees. Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed F Ben McDonald to a 10-day contract to replace F Edgar Jones (strained thigh muscle). SWIMMING

World Record -- Alex Baumann tied his world record of 2:01.42 in the men's 200-meter medley on the final night of the Canadian national championships in Montreal. FOOTBALL

St. Louis Cardinals -- Named Joe Pascale linebackers coach. Pascale has been defensive secondary coach of the USFL's New Jersey Generals the past two seasons. COLLEGES

Western Maryland -- Dale Sprague, former offensive line coach at Wabash College, was named head football coach. Georgetown -- Jenny Bendall, a senior F, was named to the Big East Conference all-tournament team and Nikki Arwood, a freshman G from Annandale, was named to conference all-rookie team. BASEBALL Philadelphia Phillies -- Said rookie P Jose Rios, who is on a 17-day tryout with the team, has asked the Mexico City Tigers to make his conditional sale to the Phillies permanent. The Phillies are paying the Tigers $10,000 a day to look at the 22-year-old who club scouts say is a better prospect than Fernando Valenzuela before he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chicago Cubs -- Third base coach Don Zimmer suffered a concussion at camp in Mesa, Ariz., when a piece of training equipment he was leaning against fell on him. HIGH SCHOOLS

McDonald's Capital Classic -- The 13th annual game between Washington area all-stars and a national all-star team will be played April 5 at Maryland's Cole Field House at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketcenter.