Tyrone Bogues, the Washington Bullets' first-round draft choice, hurt his right calf Saturday night as the Rhode Island Gulls, Bogues' U.S. Basketball League team, played the Long Island Knights in Old Westbury, N.Y.

According to Knights trainer Dan Arena, Bogues injured his peroneous longus, the muscle on the outside of his right calf. The 5-foot-3, 140-pound Bogues and 6-9, 255-pound Darryl Bedford of the Knights were chasing a loose ball when Bedford landed on Bogues, who remained on the ground for two minutes.

Although he walked off the court, Bogues watched the second half in street clothes, unsure when he'll play again. The club said yesterday his status is "day to day" and he is uncertain for the Gulls' game tonight.

"I doubt it's anything serious, but I'm not going to risk anything," Bogues said. "There was a lot of pain, but the fear {of serious injury} made it much worse."

The incident occurred 15 1/2 minutes into the game. With Rhode Island leading, 42-36, Bogues had 10 points, four assists and six turnovers. The Gulls won, 133-130 . . .

Before hiring John MacLeod to replace retired Dick Motta, the Dallas Mavericks approached Julius Erving and asked whether he would like to be considered for their coaching job, according to the Dallas Times Herald.

A source close to the newly retired Philadelphia 76ers veteran said Erving "was pretty flattered," but didn't let the talks get past the contact stage -- for now, at least, he does not wish to coach . . .

The final 12 spots on the U.S. Junior World Games basketball roster were announced by Coach Larry Brown (Kansas), and one goes to Brian Williams, a Maryland recruit from Los Angeles who at 6-10 will share pivot work with Florida's 7-2 sophomore Dwayne Schintzius . . . .

Tennessee Coach Don DeVoe, who had hired Bill Brown, former head coach at Sacramento (Calif.) City College, as an assistant, got word that Brown won't be able to take the job after all. Problems with cocaine and the law.