SETTLED: Out of court for a reported $350,000, a suit for $10 million in damages filed by the family of late Jockey Robert Pineda that charged Pimlico Race Course and others with negligence in the May 3, 1978 accident in which Pineda was killed when his mount, Easter Bunny Mine, fell. In the race in question, Easy Edith, who allegedly had been treated with Butazolidin, broke down, causing a pileup of four horses.
SIGNED: As player-coach by the San Diego Clippers, free agent PAUL SILAS, 36, who played last season for the Seattle SuperSonics. During his 16-year career, Silas has played in 1,254 games (16 fewer than Celtic John Havlicek's record) for five teams.
DIED: Utah Jazz Guard TERRY FURLOW, 25, who also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers during his four-year NBA career; in a one-car accident; in Linndale, Ohio. Furlow, who played his college ball at Michigan State, had a 10.7 pro scoring average.