Baseball Detroit Tigers -- Named Gary Vitto,...

Baseball Detroit Tigers -- Named Gary Vitto, GM of the Arena Football League's Detroit Drive, assistant general manager.

San Diego Padres -- Announced they are moving their Single-A California League affiliate from High Desert to Rancho Cucamonga. Reached a working agreement with Rancho Cucamonga for two years.


?3 San Francisco Giants -- Signed IF Chris Wimmer.



Charlotte Hornets -- Signed F J.R. Reid to a multiyear contract extension.


Rutgers -- Suspended DB Jay Bellamy, DB Tim Geckeler, DB Malik Jackson, DE Jim Guarnera and G Kareem Williams indefinitely due to violations of the team code of conduct.

Wyoming -- Reinstated DT Thomas Williams, who was suspended last week for unspecified practice conduct.


Green Bay Packers -- Waived RB Maury Toy from the practice squad. Signed LB Brett Collins to the practice squad.

Los Angeles Rams -- Placed DT David Rocker on injured reserve Signed DT Eric Hayesdefensive tackle.

San Diego Chargers -- Relinquished the rights to NT Joe Phillips.


Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Fired coach Adam Rita. Named Dennis Meyer interim coach.


Hockey Hall of Fame -- Inducted players Marcel Dionne, Bob Gainey and Lanny McDonald, veteran Woody Dumart and builders Keith Allen, Bob Johnson and Frank Mathers.

New Jersey Devils -- Assigned G Chuck Hughes and D David Craievich to Cincinnati of the International Hockey League. Returned F Ryan Black, F Pascal Rheaume, F Jeff Toms and F Stephane Yelle to their junior teams. Waived G Steve Pottie, F Mike Barrie, F Shane Calder, F Brett Marietti, D Brent Pope, D Brandon Smith and D Joel Yates.

New York Rangers -- Returned D Eric Cairns to Detroit of the Ontario Hockey League, D Barry Young to Sudbury of the OHL and RW Lubos Rob to Motor Ceske of the Czechoslovakian League. Released D Glen Craig. Named John Gentile director of administration and Matt Loughran manager of team operations.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Signed C Viacheslav Butsayev.


St. Louis Blues -- Assigned F Nathan Lafayette to Cornwall of the Ontario Hockey League and F Brandon Coates to Portland of the Western Hockey League.