MIAMI BECKONS:

A Miami group has offered Charles Bronfman $117.4 million (U.S.) for the Expos, the Montreal Gazette reported. That's more than he's asking, but he's still searching for a local buyer, the paper said. The group left no doubt it would want to move the team to Miami.

HINDSIGHT:

Former commissioner Bowie Kuhn said he suspected George Steinbrenner cheated during a 1973 suspension but that he couldn't prove it.

A few weeks ago, former Yankees VP Gabe Paul revealed that, contrary to terms of that suspension, he'd met with Steinbrenner regularly to discuss the team.

"If I had known that," Kuhn said yesterday in Cooperstown, N.Y., "I would have thrown him out for good. No question about it."

MUM:

Tom Seaver says he has talked to Steinbrenner about a job with the Yankees but won't confirm a report he will be their general manager.

The New York Daily News reported yesterday that Seaver, a New York Mets star in the 1960s and '70s, will be named general manager before Steinbrenner quits as general partner.

Steinbrenner also said he would quit as a vice president of the U.S. Olympic Committee if committee leaders want him to.

MOVES:

The Pirates recalled pitcher Randy Tomlin, who was 9-6 with a 2.28 ERA in Class AA Harrisburg, and optioned utility man Armando Moreno to AAA Buffalo.

TONY C.:

The Red Sox will honor the late Tony Conigliaro Sept. 7 and will institute an annual Tony Conigliaro Award. It will go "to a major league player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of Tony C."