TRACK & FIELD—DEBBI LAWRENCE set a U.S. women's record in the 10-km walk with a time of 46:14.4, in Norwalk, Calif. She broke the mark of 46:44.1 set in 1989 by Lynn Weik.
MILEPOSTS—APPROVED: By the National League baseball owners, a plan to expand the league by Two teams beginning in the 1993 season. Among the leading candidates for the new clubs are Buffalo, Denver, Phoenix and Tampa- St. Petersburg (page 68).
NAMED: As coach of the Boston Celtics, CHRIS FORD, 41, who was an assistant coach with the Celtics for the past eight seasons.
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, BOB JOHNSON, 59, who coached the Calgary Flames for five seasons in the 1980s and guided them to the '86 Stanley Cup finals.
As the basketball coach at Howard University, ALFRED (Butch) BEARD, 42, who was an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets for the past two seasons.
As an assistant basketball coach at Kentucky, BERNADETTE LOCKE, 31, who becomes the first female assistant in an NCAA Division I men's basketball program (page 11).
TRADED: By the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman PHIL HOUSLEY, 26, left wing SCOTT ARNIEL, 27, center JEFF PARKER, 25, and the Sabres' first-round 1990 draft pick to the Winnipeg Jets for center DALE HAWERCHUK, 27, the Jets' alltime leading scorer, and [heir first-round pick; by the Calgary Flames, right wing JOE MULLEN, 33, to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round draft pick; and by the Philadelphia Flyers, right wing KEVIN MAGUIRE, 27, and an eighth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a third-round draft pick.