SIGNED: A three-year, $100,000 pro contract with New Orleans Promoter Dave Dixon, by ROGER TAYLOR, 26, Britain's No. 1 amateur tennis player.
FIRED: As head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, JACK CHRISTIANSEN, 39, who in 4� years with the team had a 26-38 won-lost record. The 49ers had a disappointing 7-7 season in 1967.
DIED: Former Toronto Maple Leaf Right Wing CHARLIE CONACHER, 58, the NHL's scoring leader in 1934 and 1935 and a member of the league All-Star team three years in a row; of cancer in Toronto.