Texas Rangers -- Signed 2B Bill Ripken to a contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Indiana Pacers -- Placed G Pooh Richardson (bruised right leg) on the injured list. Activated G Vern Fleming from the injured list.
Miami Heat -- Placed G-F Willie Burton on the injured list. Activated F Keith Askins from the injured list.
Cincinnati -- Named Rick Minter football coach.
Florida A&M; -- Named Billy Joe football coach.
San Jose Sharks -- Recalled LW Jaroslav Otevrel from the IHL Kansas City Blades.