FOOTBALL Philadelphia Eagles -- Claimed Dallas RB Robert Lavette and San Diego LB Ty Allert on waivers and released RB Charles Crawford. The Cowboys took Lavette in the fourth round during the 1985 draft; he has been used primarily as a kick returner. Allert started three games as a 1986 rookie and was named special teams player of the year by Chargers teammates. Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived P Greg Horne four days after his shanked 19-yard punt set up Houston's winning touchdown against the Bengals; re-signed replacement P Scott Fulhage.Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed T Jim Boyle, WR Lyneal Alston to 1988 contracts.
BASKETBALL Denver Nuggets -- Waived F Hank McDowell; placed G Maurice Martin, G Mike Evans on injured list. Golden State Warriors -- Signed G Dirk Minniefield, ex-Rockets; waived G Bruce Douglas; placed G Kevin Henderson on injured list. Portland Trail Blazers -- Put C Sam Bowie, G Jim Paxson, G Ronnie Murphy on injured list. Indiana Pacers -- Hired as vice president/operations Greg Jamison, who leaves Dallas Mavericks as director of marketing and advertising.
TENNIS Paris Indoor Open -- Kevin Curren upset top seed Miloslav Mecir, 7-5, 6-4, reaching quarterfinals of $815,000 event, along with Brad Gilbert, Michiel Schapers and No. 3 seed Yannick Noah. In defeating Mansour Bahrami of Iran, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, Noah aggravated a torn stomach muscle and, as to continuing, his doctor said, "We must see how he makes it through the night."