Baseball California Angels -- Activated P Mike...

Baseball California Angels -- Activated P Mike Butcher from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Vancouver.

Chicago Cubs -- Placed P Greg Hibbard on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 12. Placed 3B Steve Buechele on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 13. Placed P Mike Morgan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 14. Recalled P Shawn Boskie, P Jim Bullinger and P Turk Wendell from Triple-A Iowa.


Kansas City Royals -- Placed P Rusty Meachm on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Frank DiPino from Triple-A Omaha.

Montreal Expos -- Placed P Jimmy Jones on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Bill Risley from Triple-A Ottawa.


New York Mets -- Signed P Scott Adair, OF Benny Agbayani, SS Jesus Morales and 1B Jarrod Patterson. Assigned IF Fernando Vina to Triple-A Norfolk.

New York Yankees -- Named Rob Butcher director of media relations and publicity and Brian Smith assistant director of media relations.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed OF Andy Van Slyke on the 15-day DL. Designated OF Glenn Wilson for assignment. Recalled OF William Pennyfeather and 1B-OF Ben Shelton from Triple-A Buffalo.

Seattle Mariners -- Placed IF Edgar Martinez on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Jim Converse and 2B Bret Boone from Triple-A Calgary. Sent IF Fernando Vina back to the New York Mets.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed SS-OF Charles Bourne, C-1B Ryan Jones, P Brent Coe, P Matthew Stone and P Michael Toney. Assigned Bourne, Coe, Jones and Stone to Rookie League Dunedin and Toney to Rookie League Medicine Hat.

Basketball Los Angeles Clippers -- Pick up G Ron Harper's $4 million option for next season.

Colleges Big Ten Conference -- Signed commissioner Jim Delany to a four-year contract extension.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference -- Named Manhattan College president Brother Thomas J. Scanlan league president; Siena president Rev. William E. McConville vice president; Loyola, Md., AD Joseph Boylan chairman of the Committee on Athletic Administration; and Siena assistant AD Joyce Legere chairman of the Senior Women's Administrator's Committee.


Arkansas State -- Named Brad Hovious AD.

Ball State -- Announced the resignation of assistant men's basketball coach Ron Hecklinski.

Bowie State -- Announced the hiring of six assistant coaches: Larry Archie, offensive coordinator; Mike Sims, quarterbacks; Carl Painter, running backs; Larry Brogden, offensive line; Art Thomas, defensive line; Glen Jones, defensive backs. Also announced the hiring of four graduate assistant coaches: Andre Crawley, offensive line; Chris Higgins, defensive line; Chris Landorlfi, outside linebackers; John Morgan, inside linebackers.

Canisius -- Named Don Nowak men's tennis coach.

Lehman -- Named Kevin McGinniss acting director of intercollegiate athletics.

Memphis State -- Announced basketball G Chris Haynes is transferring to Missouri-Kansas City.


St. John's, Minn. -- Named John Harrington men's hockey coach.

Texas Christian -- Named Leta Davis assistant women's basketball coach.

UC Santa Barbara -- Named Bob Brontsema interim head baseball coach, replacing Al Ferrer, who was reassigned to an administrative post in the department.

UMBC -- Announced signing of F Kristen Einarson and F-HB Laura Dvorak to women's soccer team.

Football NFL Properties -- Named Cedric Jones manager of youth programs.

Denver Broncos -- Signed WR Antonius Kimbrough to a series of one-year contracts.


New York Jets -- Waived WR Rick Sayles.

Hockey Detroit Red Wings -- Named Scotty Bowman coach.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Named Jack Kelley president.

Soccer Montreal Impact (APSL) -- Traded D Dino Lopez to the Toronto Blizzard for F Grant Needham and future considerations.

San Diego Sockers (CISL) -- Signed M Thompson Usiyan.