Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Reinstated OF Deion Sanders from the suspended list. Assigned OF Tony Tarasco to Triple-A Richmond.
Boston Red Sox -- Signed P Joseph Barksdale and assigned him to Single-A Fort Myers.
Cincinnati Reds -- Placed P Steve Foster on the 15-day DL. Called up P Bobby Ayala from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Montreal Expos -- Sent P Chris Nabholz to Triple-A Ottawa. Purchased the contract of P Sergio Valdez from Ottawa. Designated OF Ted Wood for reassignment.
8, New York Mets -- Named Bobby Wine coach.
Seattle Mariners -- Recalled P Dave Fleming from a rehabilitation assignment in Double-A Jacksonville. Fleming will remain on the 15-day DL.
Texas Rangers -- Announced that C John Russell had cleared waivers and will join the coaching staff as bullpen catcher.
Butler -- Named June Olkowski women's basketball coach.
Houston -- Named Kim Helton football coach.
Iowa State -- Named Gene Smith athletic director and signed him to a four-year contract.
Mississippi -- Announced TBs Dou Innocent and Murray White are ineligible to play football next season because they failed to meet academic eligibility requirements.
Oklahoma -- Announced that wrestling coach Stan Abel will be reassigned within the athletic department, effective June 1.
Oklahoma State -- Named Sean Sutton assistant men's basketball coach.
Xavier -- Named Bob Gonzalez assistant men's basketball coach.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed RB Phil Bryant.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed LB James Willis.
Minnesota Vikings -- Signed PK Eric Lange.
@4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed LB Curt McMillan.
Hartford Whalers -- Announced that assistant coach Jeff Jackson has resigned to become the hockey coach and athletic director at Lake Superior State.
Colorado Foxes (APSL) -- Signed G Trey Harrington.
Track and field Russian track and field federation -- Banned sprinter Marina Shmonina from competition for four years and stripped her of the gold medal she won at the World Championships in Toronto
because she tested positive for a banned drug.