INDICTED: By a federal grand jury in New York, boxing promoter DON KING and an assistant, on 23 counts of tax evasion, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.
NAMED: As football coach at East Carolina, ART BAKER, 55, formerly an assistant at Florida State; he replaced Ed Emory, 46, who was fired after five years and a 26-29 record. As football coach at Tulane, MACK BROWN, 33, offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma.
The 1984 Harness Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers and the U.S. Trotting Association, the 3-year-old filly FANCY CROWN, who won 13 of 21 starts during the year.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Indianapolis Colts, FRANK KUSH, 55, to accept a five-year, $1 million contract to coach the USFL Arizona Outlaws.
SIGNED: By the Baltimore Orioles, outfielder FRED LYNN, 32, to a five-year, $6.8 million no-trade contract; by the Chicago Cubs, NL Cy Young Award-winner RICK SUTCLIFFE, 28, to a five-year reported $9 million contract.
TRADED: By the Montreal Expos, catcher GARY CARTER, 30, to the New York Mets for infielder HUBIE BROOKS, 28, catcher MIKE FITZGERALD, 24, and two minor-leaguers; by the St. Louis Cardinals, outfielder GEORGE HENDRICK, 35, and a minor-leaguer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for lefthanded pitcher JOHN TUDOR, 30, and catcher-outfielder BRIAN HARPER, 25.
By the Philadelphia 76ers, forward MARC IAVARONI, 28, to the San Antonio Spurs for a third-round draft pick in 1986.
By the Minnesota North Stars, defenseman BRAD MAXWELL, 27, and left wing BRENT ASHTON, 24, to the Quebec Nordics for forwards TONY McKEGNEY 26, and BO BERGLUND, 29.