Auto racingAnheuser-Busch Inc. -- Announced that Bill...


Auto racing

Anheuser-Busch Inc. -- Announced that Bill Elliott (1988 NASCAR Winston Cup champion) has signed a 3-year contract to drive for Junior Johnson's Ford Thunderbird team.


Boston Red Sox -- Signed P Frank Viola (13 wins in each of the past 8 years) to a three-year, $13.9 million contract.

Chicago Cubs -- Named former manager Jim Essian and former GM Jim Frey AL scouts.

Detroit Tigers -- Announced the resignation of scouting director Jax Robertson.


NBA -- Fined the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks $10,000 each for violating a league rule that prohibits home teams from practicing on New Year's Day.

Atlanta Hawks -- Signed G Morlon Wiley. Waived C Gary Leonard.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Fined Jeff Grayer, Larry Krystkowiak and Frank Brickowski an undisclosed amount believed to be $250 each for missing a flight Wednesday night.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Claimed F Mark Randall off waivers.

Orlando Magic -- Placed G Scott Skiles on the injured list. Signed G Stephen Thompson.


New Mexico -- Named Fred Bleil football defensive coordinator.

Pennsylvania -- Named Al Bagnoli (86-19 at Division III Union College) football coach.

E9 Texas Christian -- Named Pat Sullivan football coach.

Field hockey

United States Field Hockey Association -- Named Jenepher Price Shillingford president.


Houston Oilers -- Placed DT Doug Smith on IR. Activated LB Rick Graf from IR.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed S John Hagy. Placed LB Tracy Rogers on IR.


Calgary Flames -- Traded C Doug Gilmour (105 points in 1986-87), D Jamie Macoun, D Ric Nattress, G Rick Wamsley and LW Kent Manderville to the Toronto Maple Leafs for RW Gary Leeman (51 goals last season; 19 points in 33 games this season), LW Craig Berube, D Michel Petit, D Alexander Godynyuk and G Jeff Reese.

New Jersey Devils -- Sent C Alexander Semak to Utica (AHL).

Philadelphia Flyers -- Traded D Gord Murphy, RW Brian Dobbin and a 1992 third-round draft pick to the Boston Bruins for D Garry Galley and C Wes Walz. Boston assigned Dobbin to Maine (AHL).

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