BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Named Tom Lawless manager...


California Angels -- Named Tom Lawless manager of Single-A Cedar Rapids. Announced that pitching coach Joe Georger will return to Cedar Rapids and Charlie Romero will be a coach with Cedar Rapids. Named Mitch Seoane manager of Single-A Lake Elsinore. Announced that Bill Lachemann will return as manager and Matt Hyde will be a coach of rookie-level Mesa. Named Don Long manager of Triple-A Vancouver. Named Mario Mendoza manager of Double-A Midland. Announced that Tom Kotchman will return as manager at Single-A Boise. Named Gene Richards roving hitting instructor. Announced that Bruce Hines will serve as coach of Lake Elsinore.


Cincinnati Reds -- Announced the resignation of first-base coach Jose Cardenal and third-base coach Bobby Valentine. Reassigned bullpen coach Dave Miley to assistant field coordinator for the farm system. Announced that P Bill Landrum and OF Greg Tubbs are free agents.

Texas Rangers -- Announced that P Gene Nelson refused assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City and is a free agent.



Cleveland Cavaliers -- Waived G Stacey Poole and C Greg Wiltjer.

Detroit Pistons -- Agreed to a multiyear contract with G Lindsey Hunter, the 10th pick in the first round of the draft.

New York Knicks -- Waived F Lewis Geter and F Bill Edwards.

Orlando Magic -- Announced that Matt Guokas has resigned as VP of basketball development to accept the position of lead analyst for NBC Sports' NBA telecasts.


U.S. Cycling Federation -- Elected Mike Fraysse president.



Kentucky -- G Allen Edwards, from Miami Senior High School, orally committed to play basketball.

St. Louis University -- Named Yvette Maison women's assistant basketball coach.


Dallas Cowboys -- Waived LB John Roper.

Los Angeles Rams -- Re-signed LB Brett Collins. Released WR James Lofton.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Agreed to terms with LB Jimmy Williams.



NHL -- Suspended Chicago Blackhawks D Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings LW Bob Probert and Toronto Maple Leafs D Bob Rouse four games. Suspended Hartford Whalers D Doug Houda five games. Fined each player $500.

Detroit Red Wings -- Recalled RW Martin Lapointe from AHL Adirondack.

New York Islanders -- Agreed to terms with C Ray Ferraro.

Ottawa Senators -- Agreed to terms with LW Darcy Loewen on a two-year contract.

St. Louis Blues -- Assigned F Denny Felsner to the IHL Peoria.


San Jose Sharks -- Signed C Gary Emmons to a contract. Placed LW David Bruce and LW Dave Capuano on waivers.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Recalled C Brent Gretzky from IHL Atlanta.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Recalled D Matt Martin from the U.S. Olympic team.


Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Released F Joe Pavlek, F Dino McIntyre, M Tony Csiszar and G John Brzezinski.

Harrisburg Heat (NPSL) -- Signed M Bill Becher.