Billy "The Kid" Taylor, 71, who played for four NHL teams during the 1940s. He and Don Gallinger were suspended by the league in 1948 for gambling. They later were reinstated but neither played again. Taylor was a scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins until the late 1980s.

Dave Pasanella, 28, record-setting powerlifter and Georgia Tech's director of player development and strength coach for its football program the past four years, was killed in a car accident near campus.


Cleveland Browns -- Signed free agent FB Nuu Faaola (Miami Dolphins).


American Hockey League -- G Jim Hrivnak, D Dennis Smith and C Mike Richard of the Baltimore Skipjacks were named second-team all-stars.


American -- Athletes had a cumulative grade-point average of 2.88 for spring semester, up from 2.82 in the fall.

Catholic -- Fred O'Connor, who resigned as athletic director in the spring, has taken a management position with the Worldgate Athletic Club in Herndon.

Indiana -- DT Nolan Harrison, a three-year letterman who started all 11 games last season, was dismissed from the football team for disciplinary reasons. Harrison, from Homewood, Ill., had 31 tackles last season.

Old Dominion -- Baseball coach Pat McMahon has been named to coaching staff for 1991 Pan American Games, U.S. Baseball Federation announced. McMahon will join Jerry Kindall of Arizona and Mark Johnson of Texas A&M on a staff headed by Ron Polk of Mississippi State.


Wilson -- Basketball player Buddy Smallwood signed to attend Indiana (Pa.)


Baltimore Orioles -- Will have a rally at the Orioles Store at Farragut Square (17th and K streets NW) Thursday from noon until 2. Manager Frank Robinson and infielder Rene Gonzales will sign autographs.