Seattle Seahawks -- All-pro S Kenny Easley will have a cast on his left ankle about four weeks following surgery last week to repair ligaments and remove bone chips. He will miss minicamp in May but, barring complications, expects to be ready for start of training camp in July. Buffalo Bills -- RB Joe Cribbs said he has made it known to management he wants to play elsewhere in the NFL this year. Cleveland Browns -- Signed free-agent CB William (Dee Dee) Hoggard. BASEBALL

San Jose Bees -- Class A California team signed a third major league veteran, Derrel Thomas to play CF. BASKETBALL

NBA Player of Week -- For fourth time this season, Boston F Larry Bird; in five games, averaged of 35.2 points (including a season-high 50), 10.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists. OBITUARY

Dave McCormick, 42, offensive left tackle credited with a key role in LSU's upset of Arkansas in the 1966 Cotton Bowl, went on to NFL San Francisco 49ers in 1966, New Orleans Saints, 1967-68; died in Rayville, La., on a jog with his wife. COLLEGES

Basketball Coach of Year -- U.S. Basketball Writers Association choice is Dick Versace of Bradley. He beat out Lou Carnesecca, St. John's, in balloting by more than 600 association members. GOLF

PGA Championship -- Crooked Stick Golf Course, Carmel, Ind., was awarded the 1991 event (Aug. 4-7).