PLEADED NOT GUILTY: In U.S. Circuit Court in San Diego, DAVID JENKINS, 35, to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to collect by extortion, and various counts involving the manufacture, possession, importation and distribution of steroids.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, DON NELSON, 47, who in 11 seasons led the NBA team to a 540-344 record, to become a part owner of and assume as yet unspecified front-office duties with the Golden State Warriors. This season the Bucks were 50-32 and lost a seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal to Boston.
TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, utilityman BILL ALMON, 34, to the New York Mets for in-fielder AL PEDRIQUE, 26, and a minor leaguer.
By the St. Louis Blues, defenseman BRUCE BELL, 22, and a 1988 draft choice, to the New York Rangers, for left wing TONY McKEGNEY, 29, and a minor leaguer.
DIED: JERRY ADAIR, 50, a 13-year (1958-70) major league second baseman known for his slick glove with Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox, Boston and the Kansas City Royals, and a standout basketball player at Oklahoma State from 1956 to '58; of liver cancer; in Tulsa.