MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a San Diego jury, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner JOHNNY RODGERS, 35, on charges of assault with a firearm involving a cable TV technician who tried to disconnect his service.
ELECTED: To Pro Football's Hall of Fame, fullback LARRY CSONKA, 40, who rushed for 8,081 yards from 1968 to '79; quarterback LENNY DAWSON, 51, who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-7 upset of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970 Super Bowl; defensive tackle JOE GREENE, 40, who inspired the Pittsburgh Steelers to four championships in the '70s; running back JOHN HENRY JOHNSON, 57, who gained 6,803 yards from 1954 to '66; center JIM LANGER, 38, a Pro Bowler from 1973 to '78 for the Miami Dolphins; receiver DON MAYNARD, 50, a New York Jets star who averaged 42 catches and 789 yards in 15 seasons; and guard GENE UPSHAW, 41, a Raiders' stalwart from 1967 to '82 and now the executive director of the NFL Players Association.
NAMED: As 1986 Horse of the Year, LADY'S SECRET, who, as a 4-year-old filly, won 10 of 15 starts and more than $1.8 million.
PLEADED NO CONTEST: To charges reduced from felony assault to a misdemeanor of resisting arrest in Harris County, Texas, pitcher RON DARLING, 26, and infielder TIM TEUFEL, 28, of the world champion New York Mets; after an altercation with two off-duty Houston police officers outside Cooter's nightclub on July 19, 1986. Misdemeanor charges against two other Mets, pitchers RICK AGUILERA, 25, and BOB OJEDA, 29, were dropped.
PROMOTED: From assistant to head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, MIKE MURPHY, 36. Murphy was 4-4-2 as a fill-in for Pat Quinn, whom the NHL expelled for conflict of interest.
SIGNED: By the Boston Red Sox, three-time AL batting champ WADE BOGGS, 28, to a three-year contract for more than $5 million.
TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, third baseman RON CEY, 38, to the Oakland A's for infielder LUIS QUINONES, 24.