Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Placed P...


Baseball Boston Red Sox -- Placed P Jose Melendez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled P Ken Ryan from Triple-A Pawtucket. Signed P Jeffery Suppan.

Chicago White Sox -- Activated P Kirk McCaskill from the 15-day DL. Placed P Terry Leach on the 15-day DL, retroactive to last Thursday.

Cincinnati Reds -- Traded IF Gary Scott to the Minnesota Twins for P Alan Newman and IF Tom Houk. Assigned Newman to Triple-A Indianapolis and Houk to Double-A Chattanooga. Promoted 3B Keith Kessinger from Double-A Chattanooga to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Florida Marlins -- Agreed to terms with P Thomas Howard and assigned him to a Rookie League Gulf Coast League team.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Recalled P Lee Guetterman from Triple-A Louisville. Sent P Tom Urbani to Louisville.

San Francisco Giants -- Sold the contract of minor-league OF Mickey Brantley to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. Brantley, 32, was hitting .364 in Triple-A.

Texas Rangers -- Activated P Brian Bohanon from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Jeff Bronkey to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Midwest League -- Suspended Fort Wayne Wizards manager Jim Dwyer, a former Oriole, for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for bumping an umpire, using abusive language and delaying the game Saturday.


Atlanta Hawks -- Exercised the option on the contract of G-F Duane Ferrell (Calvert Hall). Did not offer a contract to G Travis Mays, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Boston Celtics -- Reached an agreement with F Dino Radja of Croatia, their second-round draft pick four years ago who has been playing in Europe.

Dallas Mavericks -- Traded C Eric Riley, their second-round pick in the 1993 draft, to the Houston Rockets for the rights to F Popeye Jones, a 1992 second-round pick.

Golden State Warriors -- Acquired F Chris Webber, the first pick in the draft, from the Orlando Magic for G Anfernee Hardaway, the third pick in the draft, and first-round picks in 1996, 1998 and 2000. New Jersey Nets -- Acquired the 36th choice overall in the draft from the Washington Bullets for future considerations.

Orlando Magic -- Named Matt Guokas VP of basketball development, and Brian Hill coach.

Utah Jazz -- Traded F-C Mike Brown to the Minnesota Timberwolves for C Felton Spencer.

Washington Bullets -- Renounced the rights to C Charles Jones and G Andre Turner.

Miami Tropics (USBL) -- Activated G Duane Washington (Washington Bullets' second-round draft choice in 1987) from the taxi squad.

USA Basketball -- Named following to the roster for the USA Men's World University Games team: Donald Williams, North Carolina; Travis Ford, Kentucky; Richard Scott, Kansas; Michael Finley, Wisconsin; Antonio Lang, Duke; Ed O'Bannon, UCLA; Eric Platkowski, Nebraska; Shawn Respert, Michigan State; Carlos Rogers, Tennessee State; Damon Stoudamire, Arizona; Jeff Webster, Oklahoma; and Sharone Wright, Clemson. Named Junior Burrough of Virginia and Lawrence Moten of Syracuse as alternates. Air Force Academy's Reggie Minton will be the coach, assisted by Rod Baker of Cal-Irvine, Jim Harrick of UCLA and Bob Huggins of Cincinnati.


Illinois -- Announced that basketball C Thomas Hamilton has been denied entrance to the school.

Pepperdine -- Named Mark Trakh women's basketball coach.

Tuskegee -- Announced the resignation of football coach Jim Martin.


Cleveland Browns -- Signed unrestricted free-agent WR Hassan Jones, who had been with the Minnesota Vikings.

Houston Oilers -- Signed LB Le'Shai Maston.

Minnesota Vikings -- Announced the retirement of RB Darrin Nelson.

New England Patriots -- Agreed to terms with NT Kevin Johnson, a fourth-round pick. Re-signed LB Rob McGovern.


Anaheim Mighty Ducks -- Named Ron Wilson coach.

Calgary Flames -- Agreed to multi-year contract with LW Vesa Viitakoski.

Detroit Red Wings -- Acquired C Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets for future considerations.

Edmonton Oilers -- Offered contacts to free-agent D Geoff Smith and free-agent D Luke Richardson and free-agent LW Craig Simpson. Offered contracts to C Craig Fisher and D Francois Leroux. Offered termination contracts to C Dean Antos, D Jeff Bloemberg and G Norm Foster. Announced they will not offer contracts to D Brian Benning and F Richard Borgo.

Hartford Whalers -- Announced resignation of president and alternate governor Emile Francis.

New Jersey Devils -- Named Larry Robinson assistant coach.

New York Islanders -- Traded D Jeff Finley to the Ottawa Senators for D Chris Luongo.


Milwaukee Wave (NPSL) -- Signed D Rene Ortiz to a two-year contract.

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