BaseballChicago Cubs -- Named Brett Fischer strength...



Chicago Cubs -- Named Brett Fischer strength and conditioning coordinator and Garrett Giemont director of strength and conditioning. Invited P Jeff D. Robinson, P Jamie Moyer, P Steve Adkins, P Jessie Hollins, P Scott May, P John Salles, C Jim Robinson, C Matt Walbeck, OF Earl Cunningham, OF Fernando Ramsey to training camp as non-roster players.

Cleveland Indians -- Agreed to terms with 3B Brook Jacoby on a minor-league contract.

Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with P Rob Murphy, P Joe Boever, OF Denny Walling and IF Ernest Riles on minor-league contracts.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with OF Gary Thurman on a one-year contract.

New York Mets -- Named Vada Pinson minor-league hitting coordinator.

New York Yankees -- Invited P Brien Taylor, P Mike Witt, P Royal Clayton, P Mark Hutton, P Mike Draper, C Kiki Hernandez, C Dave Sax, C Mike Stanley, IF Robert Eenhoorn, IF Andy Stankiewicz and OF Dion James to training camp as non-roster players.

Oakland Athletics -- Invited P Goose Gossage and P Jim Deshaies to spring training.

Philadelphia Philles -- Agreed to terms with P Terry Mulholland on a one-year contract.

San Francisco Giants -- Agreed to contract with P Bill Swift on a three-year, $7.95 million contract.

Texas Rangers -- Agreed to terms with P Lance McCullers on a minor-league contract with Class AAA Oklahoma City.


NBA -- Fined Houston Rockets' Vernon Maxwell $7,500 and suspended him without pay for one game for bumping referee Jack Nies and then throwing a piece of tape at the official Saturday in the Rockets' game at Chicago. Fined New Jersey Nets assistant coach Tom Newell $2,000 and suspended him for one game without pay for bumping referee Steve Javie after being ejected with 7:48 remaining Saturday in the third quarter of the Nets' game at Philadelphia.

Dallas Mavericks -- Signed G Tracy Moore to a second 10-day contract.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Placed F Derrick McKey on the injured list.


Dartmouth -- Named Roger Hughes offensive coordinator.


Green Bay Packers -- Named Jon Gruden offensive assistant coach.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Named Bobby Jackson running backs coach and John Matsko offensive line coach.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Retained running-backs coach Dick Hoak. Named Ron Erhardt offensive coordinator and Steve Furness defensive line coach.


NHL -- Suspended Pittsburgh F Jaromir Jagr 10 games for skating into referee Ron Hoggarth.

Buffalo Sabres -- Called up G Tom Draper from Rochester (AHL).

Chicago Blackhawks -- Traded C Paul Gillis to the Hartford Whalers for future considerations.

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