BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals -- Placed LHP Danny Jackson (sprained ankle) on 15-day disabled list. Recalled RHP Al Hargesheimer from AAA. Texas Rangers -- Returned P Scott Patterson, selected in last December's draft, to New York Yankees for $25,000. Houston Astros -- Placed OF Jose Cruz (knee surgery) and Terry Puhl (sprained ankle) on 15-day disabled list. Chicago Cubs -- Placed P Warren Brusstar on waivers. Acquired P Matt Keough from AAA. Cincinnati Reds -- Reacquired P Carl Willis from the California Angels for $25,000 and sent him to Denver. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Acquired switch-hitting OF Ben Abner and IF Ronnie Giddens from the Montreal Expos to complete last week's trade of 1B Jason Thompson. Montreal Expos -- Released OF Scot Thompson; sent P Bert Roberge to minor league for reassignment. HOCKEY

NHL -- Named G Bob Froese of Philadelphia Flyers player of the week. Montreal Canadiens -- Recalled RW Serge Boisvert and D John Kordic from Sherbrooke of the American Hockey League. New Jersey Devils -- Sent D Don Dietrich to Maine of the AHL. Signed Providence G Chris Terreri to a two-year contract. BASKETBALL

Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed C Petur Gudmundsson, 27, a 7-foot-2 native of Iceland, to a contract for the remainder of the season. BOXING

World Boxing Association -- Flyweight champion Hilario Zapata of Panama successfully defended his title, winning by decision over Japanese challenger Shuichi Hozumi in Tokyo. COLLEGES

George Washington -- Jim Shultz, a junior OF, has been named Atlantic 10 Conference player of the week, after helping the Colonials (19-9-1) win five baseball games last week. Maryland-Eastern Shore -- Howie Evans resigned as basketball coach. Assistant coach George Carbart was dismissed. James Madison -- Named Thomas Martin soccer coach. Richmond -- Senior F John Newman is one of 32 players selected to play in this week's Aloha Classic in Honolulu. The 6-8 Newman averaged 21.9 points and 7.3 rebounds a game this year for the Spiders.