BaseballBaltimore Orioles -- Named Gary Nickels acting...



Baltimore Orioles -- Named Gary Nickels acting director of scouting. Named Fred Uhlman Jr. assistant scouting director. Named Mike Ledna Midwest scouting supervisor.

Chicago White Sox -- Named Ed Farmer special assistant to the senior vice president.

Kansas City Royals -- Signed free-agent OF Kirk Gibson (.260, 8 homers, 38 RBI) to a two-year contract.


New England Patriots -- Reactivated WR Hart Lee Dykes, who had been out of action since Oct. 10, when he received a severe eye injury in a brawl outside the Club Shalimar in Providence, R.I. Reactivated WR Michael Timpson and OL David Viaene. Placed WR Sammy Martin and DE Garin Veris on injured reserve.

New York Jets -- Placed CB John Booty on injured reserve. Activated LB Mac Stephens from the practice squad.

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