Minnesota Twins -- Fired third-base coach Rick Renick.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Reassigned pitching coach Darold Knowles to minor-league system. Waived 2B Tommy Barrett for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
San Diego Padres -- Confirmed firing of scouts Bill McKeon and Dick Hager and Harry Dunlop, coordinator of minor-league instruction.
San Francisco Giants -- Released P Randy O'Neal and C Bill Bathe.
Seattle Mariners -- Named Kendall Carter and John Ramey scouts.
Denver Nuggets -- Waived F Dallas Comegys, F Ron Moore, C Wayne Engelstad and G Paul Graham.
Houston Rockets -- Signed F/G Willie Bland to one-year contract.
Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed F Jay Taylor to one-year contract.
NCAA -- Placed Northwestern Louisiana on probation for threyears and banned men's basketball team from postseason play for two years as punishment for about 40 violations.
Atlanta Falcons -- Claimed RB Mike Rozier on waivers from Houston Oilers. Signed CB William Evers. Waived RB Darron Norris. Activated S Tim Gordon, RB Mike Pringle, OT Reggie Redding and WR George Thomas from injured reserve and placed them on practice squad.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed WR Clarkston Hines, DE Pat Marlatt and RB Vernon Turner.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed DE Pete Shorts and TE Craig Hudson for practice squad.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed LB Joe Cormier, TE Rich Bartlewski and DB Marcus Wilson for practice squad.
Los Angeles Rams -- Signed RB Marcus Dupree, TE Jim Price and DE Derric Carr. Assigned Price and Carr to practice squad.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed WR Amod Field for practice squad.
San Diego Chargers -- Signed PK John Carney and CB Donnie Elder. Placed CB Joe Fuller on injured reserve. Released OT Mike Withycombe.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed S/LB Greg Cox.
Seattle Seahawks -- Signed C Trey Junkin. Released C Michael Morris.
Capital District Islanders (AHL) -- Released G Paul Cohen, D John Bergeron, D Tony Schmalzbauer, F Phil Huber and F Steve Young.
Boston Bruins -- Extended C Craig Janney's contract three years.
Montreal Canadiens -- Signed C Brent Gilchrist for one year plus option year.
Toronto Maple Leafs -- Signed D Drake Berehowsky and G Felix Potvin to multiyear contracts.
Winnipeg Jets -- Reassigned C Simon Wheeldon and C Jeff Parker to Moncton of AHL and C Stu Barnes to Canadian national team.