BASEBALL San Francisco Giants -- Signed RHP Mike LaCoss for two years.
FOOTBALL New England Patriots -- Put CB Raymond Clayborn on injured reserve, added RB Bruce Hansen, a former replacement player.Indianapolis Colts -- Waived veteran QB Blair Kiel and first-year LB Tim Crawford. BASKETBALL Indiana Pacers -- Activated F Herb Williams. Los Angeles Lakers -- G/F Jeff Lamp had shoulder surgery, out for season. Portland Trail Blazers -- Announced G Ronnie Murphy has been suspended without pay since Nov. 13 for being overweight.
FOOTBALL Atlanta Falcons -- Waived S Jimmy Turner.
HOCKEY Buffalo Sabres -- Recalled D Bob Halkidis from Rochester of the AHL.
COLLEGES ACC -- Named Virginia QB Scott Secules and Duke WR Clarkson Hines players of the week on offense. North Texas State -- Corky Nelson has agreed to a three-year contract as head football coach. American -- Tonya Banks, a 6-4 center from Petersburg (Va.) High School, signed a basketball scholarship.
OBITUARY A.L. (Dusty) Cooke, 80, in Raleigh, N.C.; hit .280 as an outfielder for the Yankees, Red Sox and Reds, 1930-38, and managed the Phillies for a dozen games in 1948. Gil Cadilli, 56, in Los Angeles; once the California state featherweight champion.
HIGH SCHOOLS Episcopal -- Anyone interested in coaching football should contact assistant head master David Dougherty at the school.