USFL owners are meeting tomorrow in New York, and one, Baltimore's Myles Tannenbaum, has suggested the league suspend play until the resolution of the USFL's $1.32 billion lawsuit against the NFL, which would preclude the USFL's being ready for a fall 1986 season.
The trial was scheduled to open March 18, but has been pushed back to late spring and is expected to last at least two months. That would not leave enough time for the USFL to make plans for this year. The future of the USFL could depend upon the outcome of the lawsuit.
Walker has a four-year, $6 million personal services contract with Generals owner Donald Trump, but Johnson said Walker will declare himself free of his USFL obligations if the USFL announces it won't play until the spring or fall of 1987.
"I'm going to stay with the USFL as long as I can - if they're going to play football," Walker was quoted as saying in today's editions of USA Today. ''If they don't play football, I think I've got to do what's best for Herschel."
Walker was drafted by the Cowboys last year in the fifth round.
* The Houston Rockets' All-Star center, Akeem Olajuwon, will miss at least two weeks after X-rays yesterday revealed that he had suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
* Former major leaguer Ferris Fain, 64, who played for the Philadelphia A's in 1951, pleaded guilty to charges of cultivation of marijuana. Fain, who was arrested Sept. 24 at his Georgetown, Calif., home, will be sentenced early next month.
Fain led the American League in batting in 1951 and 1952.
* Despite media speculation to the contrary, Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown insists he is not going to become head coach of the New York Knicks.
Published reports have indicated that the Knicks will not retain coach Hubie Brown next season and that the Kansas coach is a possible successor.
"I'm embarrassed that these rumors would be going around like this," Brown said. "It's not fair to Hubie Brown, an excellent coach, or to the Knicks' organization".
* Top-seeded Ivan Lendl defeated Jimmy Arias, 6-1, 7-5, and moved into the quarterfinals of the $1.8 million Lipton International Players Championships in Boca Raton, Fla. Qualifying with Lendl yesterday for the quarterfinals: third-seeded Jimmy Connors, who defeated Thierry Tulasne, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3); fifth-seeded Stefan Edberg, who breezed past Marty Davis, 6-2, 6-3; sixth- seeded Yannick Noah, who trimmed Jan Gunnarsson, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2); 10th- seeded Joakim Nystrom, who swept Pablo Arraya, 6-4, 6-4; and unseeded Guy Forget, who dumped Michael Robertson, 6-3, 6-4.
* Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, who returned to action last season after breaking a leg in 1984, tonight will be honored as the team's recipient of the Ed Block Memorial Courage Award, presented annually to a member of each NFL team for showing courage in the face of adversity. The 28 NFL award winners will be honored at a dinner tonight in Baltimore, with Dolphins coach Don Shula as the featured speaker.
* The Markward Basketball Club will honor Roman Catholic's Melvin Hawkins and Kevin Cofield, Archbishop Carroll's Mike Iorio, Malvern Prep's Al Celidonio, Jules Mastbaum's Tyrell "Magic" Cromwell and Derrick Orr and Central's Rich Shinholster as its high school players of the week at tomorrow's 12:30 luncheon at Williamson's atop the GSB building on City Line Avenue. Philadelphia Textile coach Herb Magee is the featured speaker.
* La Salle University's Tim Legler, the Explorers' third-leading scorer, has been named to the NCAA District II Academic All-America team. Legler, averaging 12.2 points this season, has earned a 3.34 average in business administration.