San Francisco 49ers -- Released four-time Pro Bowl S Dwight Hicks after failing to agree with him on a new contract.


Tournament Players Championship -- A spokesman for the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., event said the tournament will offer a total purse of $1 million in 1987, becoming one of five PGA Tour events to do so.


San Francisco Giants -- Placed OF Dan Gladden (.281, torn ligament in right thumb) on 21-day DL; placed RHP Roger Mason (2-4, tendinitis in right elbow) and 1B Will Clark (.260, hyperextended left elbow, sprained left wrist) on 15-day DL; purchased contracts of P Terry Mulholland, OF-1B Rick Lancellotti and OF Chris James from AAA Phoenix. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Released veteran OF Cesar Cedeno (.231, 6 RBI in 37 games); recalled LHP Carlos Diaz from AAA Albuquerque; said they will reactivate LHP Dennis Powell from DL (arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from left elbow) today and option him to Albuquerque. Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed OF-3B Paul Molitor (.292, 18 RBI), right hamstring injury, on 15-day DL; activated rookie OF Mike Felder, hamstring injury, from DL. Montreal Expos -- Placed OF Andre Dawson (.298, 12 HR), pulled right hamstring, on 15-day DL, the first time he has been on the list in a 10-year career; purchased contract of IF Casey Candaele from AAA Indianapolis; signed OF Paul Frye of Indiana State. Detroit Tigers -- Said RHP Dan Petry (4-5, 4.96 ERA) will undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove loose material from his pitching elbow.


Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, one of the nation's top tennis players during the 1930s, died in Atlanta after a bout with cancer. He was 75. Grant was still playing tournament tennis as recently as last year when he was the top-ranked over-70 player in Georgia. He won the U.S. clay courts title in 1930, 1934 and 1935 and was the nation's No. 3-ranked player in 1935. Clarence M. (Pop) Strange, a tackle on LSU's 1935 and 1936 Sugar Bowl teams and an assistant coach for the Tigers for 25 years, died at his home in Baton Rouge, La. He was 75.