SUSPENDED: By the NHL, for an additional 10 games, Chicago Blackhawk defenseman DAVE MANSON for fighting in a Dec. 23 game against Toronto. Manson had already been suspended for three games for the incident. And for one game, Hartford Whaler center DEAN EVASON for high-sticking Quebec center Paul Gillis on Dec. 26.
TRADED: By the New York Mets, outfielder JUAN SAMUEL, 29, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder MIKE MARSHALL, 29, and righthanded pitcher ALEJANDRO PENA, 30.
DIED: Former major league infielder (1950-61) and manager BILLY MARTIN, 61; of injuries suffered in a vehicular accident; in Binghamton, N.Y. Martin, who played seven seasons with the New York Yankees and later managed them on five different occasions, served as manager of five American League teams and won five division titles, two pennants and a world championship (page 7).
Hockey Hall of Famer DOUG HARVEY, 65; after a long illness; in Montreal. Harvey, one of the NHL's greatest defensemen, played for 21 seasons (1947-48 through '68-69), 14 of them with the Canadiens (page 7).