RESIGNED: As captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, ARTHUR ASHE, 42. Ashe, the team's captain for five years, will serve as vice-chairman of the Davis Cup committee.
RETIRED: Calgary center MIKE EAVES, 29, who had been sidelined since suffering his 10th concussion in six years during a preseason game against Quebec. He scored a total of 83 goals and 143 assists for the Minnesota North Stars and the Flames.
SIGNED: To a reported five-year, $2.25 million contract as general manager of the Atlanta Braves, BOBBY COX, 44, who as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays led the team to the 1985 American League East championship. He will be replaced by former Toronto third-base coach JIMY WILLIAMS, 42.
TRADED: By the San Antonio Spurs, guard GEORGE GERVIN, 33, who averaged 27.3 points in nine years with the NBA team, to the Chicago Bulls for forward DAVID GREENWOOD, 28.
By the Philadelphia 76ers, guard CLINT RICHARDSON, 29, to the Indiana Pacers for two future second-round draft picks.
DIED: ALBERT (Runt) PULLINS, 74, the last surviving member of the original 1929 Harlem Globetrotters; of emphysema; on Oct. 19; in Chicago.
Bob Scheffing, 70, a catcher for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1951 who later managed the Cubs and the Detroit Tigers and was general manager of the New York Mets; after a long illness; in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Max Zaslofsky, 59, who starred in the Basketball Association of America, a forerunner of the NBA, from its birth in 1946 to 1949, and then in the NBA until 1956; of leukemia; on Oct. 15; in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Zaslofsky won the BAA scoring title with the Chicago Stags in 1948 with 1,007 points.