FOOTBALL New England Patriots -- Placed C Guy Morriss, whose 215 games are the most of any active NFL player, on injured reserve with a fractured right hand.

BASKETBALL Houston Rockets -- Activated F Jim Petersen; put G Andre Turner on injured reserve. Milwaukee Bucks -- Put G Jerry Reynolds on injured list; activated G/F Dudley Bradley. San Antonio Spurs -- Waived rookie G Nate Blackwell to make room for F Mike Mitchell, who had been on injured reserve list. Washington Generals -- The team, longtime foil for the Harlem Globetrotters, announced that Nancy Lieberman, one of the top players in the history of women's basketball, has signed. The Generals have lost 6,122 straight games to the Globetrotters, last winning on Jan. 5, 1971, when current coach Red Klotz sank a jumper with one second left for a 100-99 victory.

HOCKEY NHL -- Named Edmonton Oilers C Wayne Gretzky, who scored a league-high 11 goals and had 23 assists in 13 games, player of month for November.

BASEBALL New York Mets -- Named Clint Hurdle manager of St. Lucie Mets of Florida State League; named Bob Apodaca St. Lucie's pitching coach. Detroit Tigers -- Signed C Mike Heath to one-year contract for next season. Last season, Heath batted .281 and had eight home runs and 31 RBI. St. Louis Cardinals -- Purchased Class A Savannah team from Tom and Tracy Lewis (baseball's only black team president in 1987); named Jim Bayens its general manager. Cincinnati Reds -- Assigned C/IF Lloyd McClendon to Nashville. San Francisco Giants -- Announced signing of free-agent OF Joel Youngblood to one-year contract.

SOCCER Baltimore Blast -- Said G Keith Van Eron will miss three weeks of play because of back injury.

COLLEGES Temple -- Announced that senior TE Mike Hinnant, former standout at Spingarn High School, was named to Associated Press All-East football team. Naval Academy -- Scott Kelly was voted Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association wrestler of the month for November.

JURISPRUDENCE Larry Pacific, 41, a former champion weightlifter, was sentenced to five years probation by a Dayton, Ohio, judge for dealing in anabolic steroids. Keaton Smiley, an Iowa football player, was ordered to serve 60 days in jail for assaulting his former girlfriend.