New York Rangers -- RW Mike Gartner, who has scored 30 or more goals in 11 consecutive seasons, signed for this season. Other terms were not disclosed. In his 11-year career, the first nine with Washington, Gartner has 449 goals and 440 assists in 850 games.


Michigan State -- PK John Langeloh will be sentenced Sept. 19 after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct at a party. He will be suspended from the team for one week.

Louisiana State -- Stanley Roberts, who was looked to lead the Tigers along with fellow 7-footer Shaquille O'Neil, will pursue a pro basketball career in Europe after being declared academically ineligible. Roberts, of Hopkins, S.C., averaged 14.1 points and 9.8 rebounds his sophomore season. G Maurice Williamson, a junior from New Haven, Conn., also declared inelgible, will try to improve his grades and rejoin the team in late December.


P.B.A.N.J. -- A tennis team from Northern Virginia, will represent the Washington area in the USTA Volvo Sectional Championships in Virginia Beach, Friday through Sunday.


Petr Klima, an Edmonton Oilers forward, spent the night in jail after an Oakland (Mich.) County Circuit judge sentenced him to three years' probation, a year without a driver's license and $4,610 in fines and fees for drunken driving and resisting arrest last year. The sentence calls for the last year to be spent in jail, although he can seek reconsideration if he does not violate probation. Klima, formerly with the Detroit Red Wings, was also sentence to three days in jail, with credit for two days served, for driving with a suspended license. This was the latest of three alcohol-related brushes with the law.


BASS Masters Classic -- Tommy Biffle, of Wagoner, Okla., started the day with two fish over four pounds and wound up with 15 pounds 9 ounces of bass to take the first-round lead in the $155,500 event in Richmond.