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American League

* NEW YORK YANKEES -- Sent Jesse Barfield, outfielder, to Albany of the Eastern League on a rehabilitation assignment.

* SEATTLE MARINERS -- Placed Randy Johnson and Jim Acker, pitchers, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Mike Walker and Mark Grant, pitchers, from Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Signed Tom Drees, pitcher, to a contract with Calgary.

* TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Signed Brandon Cromer, shortstop; Sy Dorsey and Scott Kennedy, pitchers; and Scott McCloughan, third baseman-outfielder; to minor-league contracts. Assigned Cromer, Dorsey and Kennedy to the Blue Jays Gulf Coast League team and McCloughan to St. Catharines of the New York-Penn League.

National League

* CHICAGO CUBS -- Signed Brandon Pico, Keenie Steenstra and Collin Kerley, pitchers; Brant Brown, Chris Peterson and Patrick Fairly, infielders; Daniel Madsen and Tyrone Lewis, outfielders; and Paul Stojsavjevic, catcher; to minor-league contracts.

* HOUSTON ASTROS -- Placed Mark Portugal, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Brian Williams, pitcher, from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.

* PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Signed Trevor Humphrey, pitcher; Jason Moler, catcher; and Tim Cornish, outfielder; to minor-league contracts.

* PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Purchased the contract of Dave Clark, outfielder, from Buffalo of the American Association. Recalled John Wehner, infielder, from Buffalo. Placed Gary Redus, outfielder-first baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Carlos Garcia, infielder, to Buffalo. Signed Shon Walker, outfielder.

* SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Activated Mark Leonard, outfielder, from the 15-day disabled list and sent him to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League.

BASKETBALL Continental Basketball Association

* RAPID CITY THRILLERS -- Named Robert Mitchell director of public relations.

World Basketball League

* WBL -- Announced that the Jacksonville Stingrays and Boca Raton Jades will cease operations immediately.

United States Basketball League

* ATLANTA EAGLES -- Named Helaine Becker assistant general manager.

* NEW JERSEY JAMMERS -- Signed Maurice Alexander, guard. Placed Ron Moore, guard, on the taxi squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

* DETROIT RED WINGS -- Signed Dallas Drake, right wing.

* HARTFORD WHALERS -- Named Paul Holmgren coach. Traded Brad Shaw, defenseman, to the New Jersey Devils for future considerations. Traded Mark Hunter, right wing, to the Washington Capitals for Nick Kypreos, left wing.

* MINNESOTA NORTH STARS -- Traded Al Pedersen, defenseman, to the Hartford Whalers for future considerations.

* MONTREAL CANADIENS -- Signed Benoit Brunet, left winger, to a one-year contract.

* NEW YORK ISLANDERS -- Extended the contracts of Steve Thomas, right wing, and Benoit Hogue, left wing.

* OTTAWA SENATORS -- Named Rick Bowness coach.

* TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -- Acquired Brad Marsh, defenseman, from the Detroit Red Wings and Jarmo Myllys, goaltender, from the San Jose Sharks for future considerations.

* WINNIPEG JETS -- Traded Stephane Beauregard, goaltender, to the Buffalo Sabres for Christian Ruuttu, center, and future considerations.

FOOTBALL National Football League

* KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- Signed Ron Goetz and William Kirksey, linebackers.

* NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Signed Ilia Jarostchuk, linebacker.

* PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- Signed Hardy Nickerson, linebacker, to a one-year contract.


* BELMONT PARK -- Suspended Mike Smith, jockey, for seven days for careless riding in the fifth race on June 13.


* MANHATTAN -- Named Sean Cleary men's part-time assistant basketball coach.

* MASSACHUSETTS -- Named Gerry Azzinaro linebackers coach.

* RADFORD -- Named Kenneth Dale and Justin Bryant men's assistant soccer coaches and Robin Carnley women's assistant volleyball coach.

* RPI -- Announced the resignation of Jake Reed, lacrosse coach.

* RHODE ISLAND -- Named Ronald Petro athletic director, effective July 9.

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