SOLD: To San Antonio businessman B.J. (Red) McCombs, for a reported $10 million, the DENVER NUGGETS of the NBA.
TRADED: By the New York Mets, Outfielder JOEL YOUNGBLOOD, 30, to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later. By the New York Yankees, Shortstop BUCKY DENT, 30, to the Texas Rangers for designated-hitter LEE MAZZILLI, 27.
By the New Orleans Saints, Lineman ELOIS GROOMS, 29, to the St. Louis Cardinals for an undisclosed 1983 draft pick. By the Cleveland Browns, Inside Linebacker BRUCE HUTHER, 28, to the Chicago Bears for an undisclosed 1983 draft pick.
By the St. Louis Blues, Defenseman RICK La-POINTE, 27, to the Quebec Nordiques for Left Wing PAT HICKEY, 29. By the Washington Capitals, Goaltender ROLLIE BOUTIN, 24, and Forward WES JARVIS, 24, to the Minnesota North Stars for Goaltender ROBBIE MOORE, 28, and future considerations.
DIED: CONRAD A. (Connie) SCHWOEGLER, 65, National Match Game champion in 1942 and 1948, bowler of the year in 1949, and member of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame; of a heart attack; in Madison, Wis.