MILEPOSTS—ENTERED: A plea of guilty by PAM PARSONS, 36, former women's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, and TINA BUCK, 21, a former Lady Gamecock basketball player, to charges of having perjured themselves during the trial of Parsons's unsuccessful $75 million libel suit against SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
FINED: By the NBA, Boston Celtic forward LARRY BIRD, 27, and Philadelphia 76er forward JULIUS ERVING, 34, each $7,500, for fighting during a game in Boston Nov. 9. Fifteen other players involved in the melee and Sixers' coach Billy Cunningham were fined a total of $15,500.
MOVED: From New Orleans, the USFL's Breakers, to Portland, Ore., where they will begin play next February in Civic Stadium.
NAMED: As the National League MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Chicago Cubs second baseman RYNE SANDBERG, 25, who hit .314 with 36 doubles, 19 triples, 19 home runs, 32 stolen bases, 84 RBIs and a league-leading 114 runs.
As manager of the Montreal Expos, ROBERT (Buck) RODGERS, 46, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers in 1981 and parts of '80 and '82. He replaces interim manager JIM FANNING, 57, who has returned to his front office job.
As football coach at Florida, GALEN HALL, 44, who had been the Gators' interim coach since September. Hall has guided Florida to a 7-0 record and its first SEC title in 52 seasons.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Kansas City Kings, JACK McKINNEY, 49, after a 1-8 start in his first season with K.C. PHIL JOHNSON, 43, an assistant with Utah who was the coach of the Kings from 1973 to 1978, replaced McKinney.
DIED: CHRIS BRATHWAITE, 35, who ran the 100-meter dash for Trinidad and Tobago at the 1976 and '80 Olympics, after being shot by sniper Michael Feher while jogging in Eugene, Ore.