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NAMED: As coach of the Los Angeles Express of the USFL, HUGH CAMPBELL, 41, who in five years in Edmonton led the Eskimos to four Canadian Football League titles; as coach of the USFL's Birmingham Stallions, ROLLIE DOTSCH, 49, Pittsburgh Steeler line coach for the past four years.
RECALLED: By the Houston Astros, Pitcher J.R. RICHARD, 32, who suffered a stroke in the middle of the 1980 season. Richard, most recently with the Astros' AAA affiliate in Tucson, had a minor league record this season of 0-2 and an ERA of 14.95.
SIGNED: By the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract with a one-year option, Czechoslovakian hockey star MILAN NOVY, 30. Novy, a center, has played in seven world championship tournaments and two Winter Olympics.
By the Ferrari Formula I team, MARIO ANDRETTI, 42, 1978 Grand Prix world driving champion. Andretti, who this season has been concentrating on Indy-type racing with the Patrick team, will drive a Ferrari in the Italian Grand Prix on Sept. 12. Ferrari's regular drivers at the outset of this season were Gilles Villeneuve, killed practicing for the Belgian Grand Prix, and Didier Pironi, seriously injured during practice at the German Grand Prix.
TRADED: By the New York Yankees, Pitcher TOMMY JOHN, 39, to the California Angels for three minor-leaguers; by the Houston Astros, Pitcher DON SUTTON, 37, to the Milwaukee Brewers for three minor-leaguers.
By the Baltimore Colts, Receiver ROGER CARR, 30, to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick; by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Linebacker ZACK VALENTINE, 25, to the Colts for a future draft choice; by the New England Patriots, Defensive End TONY McGEE, 33, to the Washington Redskins for a middle-round draft pick in 1984; by the Denver Broncos, Offensive Tackle KELVIN CLARK, 26, for an undisclosed draft choice; by the San Diego Chargers, Offensive Lineman JEFF WILLIAMS, 25, to the Chicago Bears for future draft picks; by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Quarterback CHUCK FUSINA, 25, to the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft choice.
DIED: SHELLY GOUDREAU, 34, one of North America's leading harness drivers, of head injuries suffered when he was thrown to the track after a driving line on his pacer snapped during a race at Hollywood Park on Aug. 27; in Inglewood, Calif. A native of Windsor, Ontario who earned more than $12 million in 2,000 races during a 14-year career, Goudreau called his attachment to harness racing "a fever nothing could break."