Baseball California Angels -- Agreed to contract with P Floyd Bannister, a 13-year major-league veteran who pitched in Japan last season (3-2, 4.04 ERA with Yakult Swallows). Named Stewart Cliburn pitching coach of Class A Palm Springs.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed 1B-OF Gary Redus (.247, 6 HRs, 23 RBI) to a two-year contract plus an option year. Promoted Cam Bonifay from director of scouting to assistant general manager. Named John Sirignano assistant in the minor-league and scouting department.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Named Joe Pettini manager of Class AA Arkansas; Chris Maloney manager of rookie league Johnson City; Keith Champion manager of rookie league Peoria; and Dave Bialas manager of Class A St. Petersburg.
Texas Rangers -- Traded 3B Scott Coolbaugh (.200, 2 HRs, 13 RBI in 180 at-bats) to the San Diego Padres for C Mark Parent (.222, 3, 16 in 189 at-bats).
Basketball Atlanta Hawks -- Named Ed Badger assistant coach and director of scouting.
Seattle SuperSonics -- Activated G Dale Ellis from the injured list. Placed F Scott Meents on the injured list.
CBA -- Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets signed C Ben Gillery. Placed F Tony Martin on the injury list.
College Maryland -- Suspended women's G Carla Holmes. No reason for the suspension was given.
Mississippi State -- Named Texas A&M; running backs coach Jim Helms assistant head coach.
Northeastern -- Named Boston College assistant football coach Barry Gallup head football coach.
Providence -- Suspended basketball players Corey Floyd, Kenny McDonald and Marvin Saddler for two games for getting into a brawl with Rhode Island on Saturday.
Football Atlanta Falcons -- Signed QB Gilbert Renfroe, CB Rickey Royal and LB William Kirksey and placed them on the practice squad. Placed DB William Evers and LB Donnie Salum on injured reserve. Waived QB Todd Hammel.
Miami Dolphins -- Placed WR Scott Schwedes on injured reserve. Re-signed WR Dennis McKinnon. Activated LB Barry Krauss and CB Michael McGruder from injured reserve and placed them on the practice roster.
New England Patriots -- Announced the resignation of Charlie Sumner, defensive coordinator.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Claimed OT Louis Cheek on waivers and released WR Anthony Edwards.
Washington Redskins -- Signed OL Tim Moxley to the practice squad. Cut DB Rico Labbe from the practice squad.
Hockey Los Angeles Kings -- Sent C Scott Bjugstad (1 goal, 1 assist) and D Bob Halkidis (0, 0) to Phoenix (IHL).
New Jersey Devils -- Announced that C Walt Poddubny (4, 6) underwent major reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
Horse racing Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. -- Announced the resignation of J. Reiley McDonald as vice president.
U.S. Trotting Association -- Announced the death of harness trainer and driver William M. Myer (1,840 lifetime victories and $6.8 million).