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California Angels -- Purchased the contract of IF-OF Ty Van Burkleo from Triple-A Edmonton.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Sent P Tim Crews outright to Triple-A Albuquerque. Announced Crews refused assignment and became a free agent. Sent OF Julio Peguero outright to Double-A San Antonio.

Montreal Expos -- Announced that scout Jesus Alou has been granted permission to seek employment elsewhere.

Oakland Athletics -- 3B Carney Lansford announced his retirement.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Fired scouts Ollie Bidwell, Gerald Sanders and Randy Waddill.

Texas Rangers -- Sent P Mike Jeffcoat outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Announced Jeffcoat refused assignment and became a free agent. Purchased the contracts of P Jeff Bronkey and IF-OF Keith Miller from Oklahoma City.

Bowie Orioles (Double-A) -- Named Dave Collins public relations director.


Chicago Bulls -- Released F Irving Thomas and G Kelsey Weems.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Signed F Christian Laettner to a six-year, $21.6 million contract. Released F Joe Wylie and C Johnny Pittman.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Signed C Eddie Lee Wilkins.


Kings Point -- Named Lou Anarumo football defensive coordinator.

Oklahoma State -- Named Mark Perry assistant head wrestling coach and Kenny Monday and Kendall Cross assistant wrestling coaches.

Southwest Conference -- Announced retirement of commissioner Fred Jacoby, effective June 30.


Cleveland Browns -- Waived DT Alvin Wright. Re-signed DB Odie Harris.

Detroit Lions -- Activated WR Herman Moore, DL Marc Spindler and OL Larry Tharpe from injured reserve. Placed WR Reggie Barrett on injured reserve. Waived DL Jeff Hunter.

Denver Broncos -- Activated RB Sammie Smith from injured reserve.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived FB Buford McGee. Claimed WR Corey Harris off waivers from the Houston Oilers.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Released RB Bill Jones.

New York Giants -- Placed QB Phil Simms on injured reserve. Activated QB Kent Graham from injured reserve.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Placed DE Leon Seals and RB Tony Brooks on injured reserve. Activated DE Mike Pitts (Poly) and TE Maurice Johnson from injured reserve.

Seattle Seahawks -- Activated DB Rafael Robinson from the practice squad. Signed QB Jeff Graham to the practice squad.

Washington Redskins -- Claimed OL Mike Haight off waivers from the Detroit Lions.


New York Rangers -- Traded D John Mokosak to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.

Quebec Nordiques -- Signed C Mats Sundin, 21, for four years plus an option year.

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