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Detroit Tigers -- Purchased the contract of former Orioles P Dave Johnson from Triple-A Toledo. Designated P Mike Munoz for reassignment.

Minnesota Twins -- Optioned OF J. T. Bruett to Triple-A Portland. Recalled SS Pat Meares from Portland.


NCAA -- Announced that former Kentucky assistant basketball coach Dwane Casey, in the final year of a conditional five-year probation from coaching at NCAA-member schools imposed in 1989, can return to an NCAA school without restrictions.

Peach Bowl -- Announced an agreement with the Southeastern Conference to send a top-ranked SEC team to meet an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Florida A&M; -- Named Ron Brown men's basketball coach.

Hartford -- Named Pat Meiser-McKnett athletic director.

Miami, Ohio -- Named Ron Hunter and Sean Miller men's assistant basketball coaches.

Nevada -- Named Ada Gee women's basketball coach.

Salisbury State -- Named Michael Vienna athletic director.

Texas -- Named Jody Conradt women's athletic director.


Houston Oilers -- Signed WR Willie Drewrey and OG Jeff Neal.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed C Brad Leggett and FB Craig Taylor.

New York Jets -- Matched the Cincinnati Bengals' offer to CB James Hasty. Signed DB David Tate, DB Jamie Redmond, WR Chris Spencer and LB Shawn Williams.

San Diego Chargers -- Re-signed DT Blaise Winter to a two-year contract. Signed WR Wayde Butler, WR Jim Guarantano, OL Ted Harrison and OL Raymond Smoot.


NHL -- Suspended Washington Capitals C Dale Hunter without pay for 21 games for a blindside check on the New York Islanders' Pierre Turgeon in a playoff game on April 28.

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Ellis Park -- Named Richard Schnaars general manager.

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