Cincinnati Reds -- Activated P John Roper from the 15-day DL. Optioned Roper and 1B Tim Costo to Triple-A Indianapolis. Activated P Kevin Wickander from the 15-day DL.
Cleveland Indians -- Promoted OF Manny Ramirez from Double-A Canton-Akron to Triple-A Charlotte.
Detroit Tigers -- Called up SS Chris Gomez from Triple-A Toledo. Sent P Buddy Groom to Toledo. Released P Mark Grater.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Recalled IF-OF John Wehner from Triple-A Buffalo. Returned P Tony Menendez to Buffalo.
Texas Rangers -- Activated P Nolan Ryan from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Doug Dascenzo to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Chicago Bulls -- Signed G Toni Kukoc to a multiyear contract.
Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed F Henry James.
Mid-Continent Conference -- Named Jan Miller Martin assistant commissioner for championships and compliance.
Arkansas -- Announced the promotion of recruiting coordinator Harold Horton to director of football operations.
Cornell -- Named Julie Andeberhan women's ice hockey coach.
Juniata -- Announced the resignation of offensive coordinator Mike Culver.
Merrimack -- Announced the resignation of men's lacrosse coach Paul Murphy.
Penn State -- Announced the retirement of athletic director Jim Tarman.
Rutgers -- Announced the resignation of Rick Dadika, men's restricted earnings basketball coach.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed LB Steve Tovar, DL Ty Parten, CB Marcello Simmons, CB Forey Duckett, T Tom Scott, S Lance Gunn and PK Doug Pelfrey. Waived WR Shane Garrett.
Cleveland Browns -- Announced the retirement of RB Kevin Mack and TE Pete Holohan.
Los Angeles Rams -- Agreed to terms with TE Travis McNeal and DL David Rocker.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed S Patrick Bates to a five-year contract.
Miami Dolphins -- Signed RB Terry Kirby to a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with WR Scott Miller and CB Chris Green. Placed FB Tony Paige and NT T. J. Turner on the reserve-did not report list.
Minnesota Vikings -- Signed DT Gilbert Brown. Released DL Matt Eller.
New England Patriots -- Signed RB Martin Patton. Waived LB Tunji Bolden.
New Orleans Saints -- Signed DL Jim Wilks and LB Reggie Freeman.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed QB Bubby Brister to a one-year contract. Waived RB Mike Mayweather.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Announced that G Toby Lawrence voluntarily has left camp.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed CB Eric Davis and FB Marc Logan.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed WR Lawrence Dawsey to a four-year contract.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks -- Named Al Sims and Tim Army assistant coaches.
New Jersey Devils -- Signed RW Stephane Richer to a multiyear contract.
New York Rangers -- Signed D Mattias Norstrom.