LOCALLY Washington Capitals -- Fans attending Saturday's game vs. Hartford are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for Marine Corps' Toys for Tots.

BASEBALL Cleveland Indians -- Gave unconditional release to IF Mark McLemore. California Angels -- OF Max Venable has agreed to arbitration.Minnesota Twins -- Agreed to one-year contract with RHP Terry Leach.

BOXING WBC Welterweights -- Aaron Davis (32-0, 20 KOs) first title defense set vs. Meldrick Taylor (24-1-1, 13 KO) Jan. 19, Atlantic City. Lightweight -- Tony Martin (21-3, 6 KOs) won 10-round decision over ex-champion Ras-I-Bramble (30-5-2, 18 KOs) in Atlantic City.

GOLF PGA -- Jack Skilling of Chevy Chase and Tom Deaton of Franklin, Mich., shot 3-under 69, lead Founders Club tournament series first round in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOLS Potomac (Va.) -- Seeks boys varsity basketball team for Christmas tournament, Dec. 27-29; contact AD Jim Qualls or Coach Kendall Hayes at the school.

COLLEGES Virginia Union -- Joe Taylor was named CIAA football coach of the year. Georgia Tech -- QB Donnie Davis, who set national high school season passing mark (4,456 yards, Burlington, N.C.) said he'll attend. Mary Washington -- All-time women's soccer scoring leader Ronni Pile (Annandale High) was named third-team Division III all-American.