Baseball California Angels -- Placed IF Kurt...

Baseball California Angels -- Placed IF Kurt Stillwell on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Acquired P Mike James from the Los Angeles Dodgers for OF Reggie Williams.

Chicago White Sox -- Agreed to terms with 1B Frank Thomas on a four-year contract extension with two option seasons through the year 2000. Exercised their 1994 option on C Mike LaValliere.


nTC Colorado Rockies -- Declined to exercise 1994 option on P Bruce Hurst.

New York Mets -- Added Frank Howard, Greg Pavlick and Steve Swisher to the coaching staff.


New York Yankees -- Declined to exercise 1994 option on P Mike Witt.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Announced that they will not offer salary arbitration to P Mark Eichhorn, IF Dick Schofield and OF Rickey Henderson.

Modesto Athletics (Single-A) -- Announced the resignation of director of operations Charlie Leone.


Philadelphia 76ers -- Announced G Jeff Hornacek ended his holdout.


NCAA -- Announced the 11 finalists for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year: Sheryl Swoopes (Texas Tech basketball), Lisa Fernandez (UCLA softball), Dee Foster (Alabama gymnastics), Mia Hamm (North Carolina soccer), Holly Hyche (Indiana State track and field), Kelli James (Old Dominion field hockey), Janel Jorgensen (Stanford swimming), Lisa Raymond (Florida tennis), Charlotta Sorenstam (Texas golf), Natalie Williams (UCLA volleyball) and Carole Zajac (Villanova cross country).

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- Named Bowie State basketball coach Sherman Wood CIAA Coach of the Week and Dwayne Zackery Defensive Back of the Week.


Missouri Valley Conference -- Suspended Drake basketball coach Rudy Washington from the team's Nov. 27 opener with Simpson because of his comments at last season's MVC tournament. Washington had complained publicly about officiating and general administration of the conference after Drake's 60-59 loss to Illinois State in the tournament semifinals on March 7.

Kansas State -- Suspended WR Henry Smalls and WR Tim Sanders indefinitely for alleged possession of a controlled substance.

Washington -- Named Ralph Bayard to the newly created position of senior associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations.


NFL -- Announced the addition of a team in Charlotte, N.C., to begin play in 1995 as the Carolina Panthers.

Atlanta Falcons -- Released RB John Stephens. Signed RB Anthony Wallace from the practice squad. Signed QB Chris Hakel to the practice squad.


Green Bay Packers -- Claimed OL Lance Zeno off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Placed OL James Campen on IR. Waived G-T Charles Hope from the practice squad.

Houston Oilers -- Added DT Jeff Alm to the active roster. Waived CB Emanuel Martin. Placed CB Darryl Lewis on IR.

Indianapolis Colts -- Waived DB Michael Ball.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Placed LB Jerry Olsavsky on IR. Waived CB Alan Haller. Activated T Mike Finn from the practice squad.

Signed RB Chuckie Dukes to the practice squad.



Los Angeles Kings -- Signed LW Darryl Sydor to a three-year contract.

New Jersey Devils -- Sent G Peter Sidorkiewicz to AHL Albany.

Ottawa Senators -- Announced that D Randy Skarda has signed an amateur tryout form with the AHL Prince Edward Island Senators. Assigned LW Chad Penney to P.E.I.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Assigned D Milos Holan and RW Jim Cummins to AHL Hershey.

San Jose Sharks -- Acquired C Todd Elik on waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled C Stephane Morin from AH Hamilton.


Rochester Americans (AHL) -- Loaned D Brad Pascali to ECHL South Carolina.


Chicago Power (NPSL) -- Signed G Tony Pierce, F Art Kramer, M Franz Calixte and D Victor Fernandez.

Cleveland Crunch -- Signed G Otto Orf and D Troy Dayak to one-year contracts.