Philadelphia Phillies -- Sent home for the season RHP Joe Cowley, who has been working with a psychiatrist trying to overcome a mental block blamed for his loss of pitching control. He was 3-9, 7.86 ERA at AAA Maine with 76 walks, 16 hit batsmen in 63 innings. Kansas City Royals -- Sent SS Buddy Biancalana (.213) to AAA; called up RHP John Davis.
FOOTBALL New York Jets -- Agreed on three one-year contracts with FB Roger Vick, first-round draftee from Texas A&M. Cleveland Browns -- Signed 11-year NFL S Tim Fox as a free agent.
HOCKEY Philadelphia Flyers -- Traded LW Jeff Brubaker to New York Rangers for futures.
OBITUARY Joseph Burns, 98, believed the oldest former major league ballplayer, died in Beverly, Mass., July 12. He played one game with Cincinnati in 1910, four with Detroit in 1913.
COLLEGES George Washington -- Women's basketball assistants Cheryl Getz and Sharon Allen resigned, Getz to be head coach at Eastern Michigan, Allen to assist at Drake. St. Francis (Pa.) -- Signed 6-foot-6 basketball F Joe Anderson of T.C. Williams.
ARENA FOOTBALL Washington Commandos -- Signed former Grambling DB Robert Goins.
PISTOL National Championships -- Mitchell Reed of Quantico, Va., placed second to champion Erich Buljung of Fort Benning, Ga., for the individual title at Camp Perry, Ohio, based on scores in .22 and .45 caliber and center fire. Ricardo Rodriguez of Stafford, Va., won the President's trophy in military service pistol.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Jacky Loube of Bethesda has been appointed supervisor of basketball officials for the international games in South Bend, Ind., Aug. 1-8.