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.
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.
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.