Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Signed 1B-OF Franklin Stubbs to a minor-league contract. Released OF Sean Ross.
Colorado Rockies -- Activated former Orioles minor-league P Bryn Smith from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Steve Reed to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed P Larry Andersen (inflamed shoulder) on the 15-day DL.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Activated P John Candeleria from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Rich Robertson to Triple-A Buffalo.
Texas Rangers -- Placed P Nolan Ryan (strained muscle in his left hip) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to last Thursday. Recalled P Jeff Bronkey from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) -- Announced they will not renew the contract of coach Kevin McKenna.
B6 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) -- Named Herman Kull coach.
Baylor -- Announced that basketball F Eric Dortch is transferring North Texas.
Berry -- Named Lennie Acuff men's basketball coach.
Boston College -- Named Cathy Inglese women's basketball coach.
Catawba -- Named Jim Baker men's assistant basketball coach. Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Gary Peters to take the same position at Western Carolina.
L Clemson -- Hired Carl Nash as an assistant basketball coach.
Coppin State -- Signed basketball F Jamahal Redmond. Signed following women's players: Walbrook G Tina Fauntleroy, F Lisa Briggs, G Tiffany Scott, F Scherry Colfield, G Abby Woodard and F-C Kimberly Gentner.
Washington -- Announced that basketball F Mark Pope is transferring to Kentucky.
NFL -- Named Dennis Curran vice president and general counsel the NFL Management Council and Peter Ruocco VP for operations and compliance of the council.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed LB Jaime Fields and RB Darius Turner.
New England Patriots -- Signed C Bill Lewis to a two-year contract.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed LB Derrick Oden, LB Curtis Eller, OL Doug Skene, OL John Hudson and QB Preston Jones.
=1 San Francisco 49ers -- Signed DE Troy Wilson.
Buffalo Sabres -- Announced that captain Pat LaFontaine did not need surgery on his injured right knee, and instead will undergo extensive physical therapy. Announced that D Doug Bodger would not need surgery on his right knee.
Portland Pirates (AHL) -- Named Doug Foerster VP and Tom Caron director of communications.
Track and field Kenya Amateur Athletics Association -- Lifted its sanctions against John Ngugi, the 1988 Olympic 5,000-meter champion who was suspended Feb. 13 for refusing to a take a drug test. The five-time world cross country champion still faces a possible ban of up to four years by the International Amateur Athletics Federation for snubbing the organiztion's doctors when they visited him at his central Kenya farm.