HOCKEY NHL -- Named D Mark Howe of the Philadelphia Flyers, who had one goal and six assists in a three-game stretch, player of the week. Detroit Red Wings -- Returned D Doug Houda and Fs Steve Martinson and Brent Fedyk to Adirondack one day after they were recalled. Buffalo Sabres -- Called up Jody Gage and Mikael Andersson from Rochester; send RW Bob Logan down. New York Islanders -- Called up C Todd McLellan from Springfield. Minnesota North Stars -- LW Steve Payne, 29, who reinjured his neck earlier this season, retired after a 10-year career; Payne played all 613 of his NHL games with Minnesota, scoring 228 goals. World Junior Hockey Championships -- In Moscow, the United States scored four second-period goals en route to a 6-4 victory over West Germany. In other games, Canada defeated Czechoslovakia, 4-2, for its second win, Sweden beat Poland, 13-0, and the Soviet Union beat Finland, 6-1.

BASKETBALL NBA -- Named Dominique Wilkins, who averaged 34 points a game and hit 28 of 29 free throws in leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 2-1 record, player of the week.

COLLEGES Tulane -- Hired Randy Butler of Mississippi Delta Junior College and Tim Nunez of East Jefferson (Mo.) High School as assistant football coaches. Arizona State -- Announced that NG Richard Grant has been granted an extra year of football eligibility by the NCAA.

FOOTBALL New York Giants -- Signed DT George Martin to one-year contract.