BaseballNational League -- President Bill White denied...



National League -- President Bill White denied a protest by the Pittsburgh Pirates of Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pirates manager Jim Leyland protested the game, claiming a second-inning double by Jose Lind should have been a home run. With the Dodgers leading 1-0 in the second inning, Lind hit a fly ball to left field that hit the fence and then was deflected over the fence by Tom Goodwin. White ruled that because the ball hit the fence before Goodwin's glove, it was no longer "in flight" under baseball rules.

Atlanta Braves -- Recalled P Mark Wohlers from Triple-A Richmond.

Florida Marlins -- Signed P Josh Foshie to a free-agent contract.

New York Mets -- Traded P David Cone to the Toronto Blue Jays for IF Jeff Kent and a minor-league player to be named.

San Diego Padres -- Activated P Dave Eiland from the 30-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Eastern College Athletic Conference -- Announced that Coppin State and Virginia have joined the conference. Named Mary Lou Thimas assistant commissioner.

Massachusetts-Lowell -- Named John Sullivan defensive coordinator and Rich Duncan offensive line coach.

Western Maryland -- Added four assistant football coaches: Scott Kirby (leading career passer at Randolph-Macon), offensive backs; Greg Fuhrman (Archbishop Spalding coach, All-Maryland defensive end at Frostburg State), defensive linemen; Mike McMillan (former head coach at McDonogh), defensive ends; and Al Parone (Western Maryland assistant for

five years in the 1980s) receivers.


Buffalo Bills -- Waived FB Jamie Mueller.

Cleveland Browns -- Signed WR John Brown. Claimed CB Wayne Haddix on waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived DB Joe Fuller, WR Chris Holder and NT Frank Conover.

Indianapolis Colts -- Signed QB Jack Trudeau to a three-year contract.

4 Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed WR Stacey Simmons.

New York Giants -- Signed NT Erik Howard to a two-year contract.

CFL -- Announced that Vancouver Football Operations Ltd. has taken over the operation of the British Columbia Lions from the Prime Sports Limited Partnership.


Chicago Blackhawks -- Signed G Jimmy Waite, G Kevin Hodson, C Brent Sutter and C Christian Ruuttu.

Hartford Whalers -- Named Pierre McGuire assistant coach.

Montreal Canadiens -- Traded LW Shayne Corson, LW Vladimir Vutek and C Brent Gilchrist to the Edmonton Oilers for LW Vince Damphousse.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed G David Littman.

IHL -- Named Andrew McGowan director of public relations.

San Diego Gulls (IHL) -- Signed D Dale Degray to a two-year contract.

Horse racing

A5 Finger Lakes Race Track -- Named Hayes Taylor GM.


NPSL -- Announced the approval of the membership application submitted by the Cleveland Crunch.

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