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Colorado Rockies -- Agreed to terms with SS Walt Weiss on a two-year contract and OF Jack Daugherty on a minor-league contract. Traded SS Freddie Benavides to the Montreal Expos for P Ivan Arteaga and P Rodney Pedraza. Assigned Pedraza to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Named Stan Kyles pitching coach at Single-A Bend and Bill Champion pitching coach at Double-A New Haven.

Houston Astros -- Named Tim Purpura assistant director of minor league operations.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with OF Hubie Brooks on a minor-league contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Agreed to terms with P Gary Wayne on a minor-league contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to terms with P Randy Tomlin on a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers -- Agreed to terms with P Jack Armstrong on a one-year contract. Signed free-agent IF-OF Greg Litton to a minor-league contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City.


Charlotte Hornets -- Activated F David Wingate (Dunbar) from the injured list.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed G Harold Ellis.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Placed F Chris King on the injured list. Activated C Rich King from the injured list.


Clemson -- Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Cliff Ellis, effective at the end of the season.

Creighton -- Said it found eight NCAA rules violations in its baseball program.

Indiana -- Named Doug Mallory defensive backfield coach.

Northwestern State -- Named Dan Bitson receivers coach and Jack Curtis defensive backs coach.

Southern Arkansas -- Named Steve Roberts football coach.

Southern Illinois -- Named Shawn Watson football coach.

Texas A&M; -- Named Gary Kubiak quarterbacks coach.


NFL -- Named Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.

Detroit Lions -- Signed TE Marty Thompson from the practice squad. Placed S Bennie Blades on IR.

Indianapolis Colts -- Named Bill Tobin VP of football operations.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Placed CB Dale Carter on IR. Signed DL Keith Traylor.

New York Giants -- Placed T John Elliott on IR. Activated DE Steve Brannon from the practice squad.

New York Jets -- Fired coach Bruce Coslet, tight ends coach Paul Alexander, receivers coach Chip Myers and special teams coach Al Roberts. Promoted defensive coordinator Pete Carroll to head coach.

D8 Las Vegas Posse (CFL) -- Named Ron Meyer head coach.


NHL -- Suspended New York Islanders RW Mick Vukota 10 games without pay and fined him $10,000 and suspended Islanders coach Al Arbour five games and fined him $1,000 because Vukota left the bench to join an altercation on the ice Tuesday. Suspended Montreal Canadiens D J. J. Daigneault three games and fined him $500 for elbowing the Calgary Flames' German Titov on Dec. 31. Suspended Flames LW Gary Roberts, effective immediately and for a period to be determined at the conclusion of an investigation into slashing incidents involving Roberts during a game against the New York Rangers on Jan. 5.

Montreal Canadiens -- Assigned G Les Kuntar, D Christian Proulx and D Lindsay Vallis to AHL Fredericton.

New York Islanders -- Recalled RW Dan Plante and LW Zigmund Palffy from IHL Salt Lake.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled LW Markus Naslund, RW Justin Duberman and RW Ed Patterson from IHL Cleveland.

Winnipeg Jets -- Recalled RW Yan Kaminsky from AHL Moncton. Assigned C Rob Murray to Moncton.


Chicago Power (NPSL) -- Signed F Mirko Castillo.

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