Baseball California Angels -- Optioned P John...

Baseball California Angels -- Optioned P John Farrell to Triple-A Vancouver. Recalled P Hilly Hathaway from Vancouver.

Chicago White Sox -- Placed P Kirk McCaskill on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Purchased the contract of P Scott Ruffcorn from Double-A Birmingham. Signed IF Gregory Norton and IF Benjamin Boulware.


Cincinnati Reds -- Signed P Steve Wilkerson and OF Cobi Cradle.

Detroit Tigers -- Placed P David Haas on the 15-day DL.


Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Todd Worrell on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of P Rod Nichols from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Minnesota Twins -- Signed P Dan Perkins and OF Ryan Radmanovich.

Montreal Expos -- Signed P Martin Mainville.

New York Mets -- Signed P Brandon Newell, P Michael Welch and OF Benny Agbayani.

New York Yankees -- Activated OF Danny Tartabull from the 15-day DL. Optioned IF Andy Stankiewicz to Triple-A Columbus.

Oakland Athletics -- Signed OF Leon Hamburg, C Willie Morales and P John Wasdin.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed C Barry Fitzgerald, OF Brian Costello and OF Brian Watts.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Activated P Zane Smith from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Mark Petkovsek to Triple-A Buffalo.


St. Louis Cardinals -- Activated C Tom Pagnozzi from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Hector Villanueva to Triple-A Louisville.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed 3B Adam Melhuse and P Robert Steinert.


Denver Nuggets -- Agreed to terms with G Chris Jackson on a four-year contract.


Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference -- Named Mike Jankowski, Niagara University AD, chairman of the Committee on Athletic Administration.


Adelphi -- Announced the resignation of Maddie Cunningham, assistant AD and head softball coach.

Manhattan -- Named Brian Cousins men's assistant basketball coach.

North Carolina-Charlotte -- Named Mike Voigt men's assistant soccer coach and Tolonda Rose assistant women's basketball coach.

Navy -- Announced that basketball recruits F Matt Campbell, F Michael Green, G Scott Holden, F Sylvester Joseph, G Scott Simmons, G Randy Torgrimson, G Brian Walker and F Sam Wartell have accepted appointments to the academy.

Rice -- Named James Hatchell and Cheryl Watson assistant women's basketball coaches.

St. John's -- Signed Brian Mahoney, men's basketball coach, to a seven-year contract extension.



Chicago Bears -- Signed C Jerry Fontenot, TE Chris Gedney and Todd Perry to three-year contracts.

Dallas Cowboys -- Signed LB Bill Bates to a one-year contract.

Denver Broncos -- Agreed to terms with LB David Wyman.

Detroit Lions -- Signed LB Burnell Dent.

Houston Oilers -- Agreed to terms with LB Jessie Small.


New York Giants -- Re-signed LB Lawrence Taylor to a two-year contract.


Edmonton Oilers -- Traded RW/LW Petr Klima to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations. Signed RW Juha Riihijarvi to a two-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed D Kevin Haller to a three-year contract with an option year.

San Jose Sharks -- Named Kevin Constantine coach.



MILL -- Named Ed Wayda director of operations and broadcast.


Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Re-signed coach Gary Hindley to a two-year contract.

Montreal Impact (APSL) -- Signed M John Limniatis to a two-year contract.

San Diego Sockers (CISL) -- Signed D David Banks, D Tom Crane, M Waad Hirmez, M Cha Cha Namdar, and F Chugger Adair.