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Boston Red Sox -- Sent IF Jeff Richardson, IF Jose Munoz and P Chris Howard to Triple-A Pawtucket.

California Angels -- Optioned IF Rod Correia and OF Steve Hosey to Triple-A Vancouver. Sent C Jorge Favregas to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Cincinnati Reds -- Placed P Rob Dibble on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled P Kevin Jarvis from Triple-A Indianapolis. Signed P Brian Holman to a minor-league contract.

Chicago Cubs -- Traded IF Jose Vizcaino to the New York Mets for P Anthony Young and P Ottis Smith.

Cleveland Indians -- Traded OF Ken Ramos to the Chicago White Sox for C Matt Merullo; Assigned Merullo to Triple-A Charlotte.

Colorado Rockies -- Waived C Eric Wedge. Optioned OF Darrell Sherman and P Keith Shepherd to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins -- Sent P Steve Long outright to Triple-A Edmonton.

Houston Astros -- Optioned P John Hudek to Triple-A Tucson. Assigned C Scooter Tucker outright to Tucson. Sent OF Carmelo Martinez to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Kansas City Royals -- Released 1B Steve Balboni, P Rusty Meacham, P Enrique Burgos, former Orioles P Bob Milacki, P Doug Harris and C Nelson Santovenia. Placed OF Felix Jose and IF Keith Miller on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Purchased the contracts of C Brian Harper and IF Jody Reed from Triple-A New Orleans. Waived former Orioles IF Juan Bell. Sent P Mike Ignasiak, P Barry Jones and P Mike Thomas to their minor-league camp for reassignment. Designated P Jeff Tabaka for assignment.

Montreal Expos -- Waived IF Randy Ready.

New York Mets -- Acquired P Robert Person from the Florida Marlins for P Steve Long and assigned Person to Double-A Binghamton.

San Diego Padres -- Waived IF Guillermo Velasquez.

San Francisco Giants -- Purchased the contract of C EriChristopherson from the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners -- Waived P Rich DeLucia and P Dave Wainhouse. Sent P Erik Plantenberg to Double-A Jacksonville. Sent IF Tommy Hinzo to their minor-league camp for reassignment.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Optioned OF Willie Canate and IF EddiZosky to Triple-A Syracuse. Returned P Darren Hall to Syracuse.


NBA -- Suspended Carl Herrera of the Houston Rockets and Olden Polynice of the Sacramento Kings for one game and fined them $5,000 each for their actions during Tuesday night's game; fined Vernon Maxwell of Houston $10,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner, berating officials and throwing objects following his ejection.

USA Basketball -- Named Orlando Magic C Shaquille O'Neal and Indiana Pacers G Reggie Miller as the final two players to the United States team that will compete in this summer's World Championships.


Boston College -- Named Mike Milbury, formerly Boston Bruins assistant general manager, hockey coach.

Cincinnati -- Named Gerald O'Dell athletic director.

Lehigh -- Named Kevin Higgins football coach.

G; Providence -- Named Pete Gillen men's basketball coach.


Atlanta Falcons -- Waived QB Bobby Hebert after failing to exercise the $3.5 million option on his contract; re-signed free-agent TE Harper LeBel.

Cleveland Browns -- Signed QB Tom Tupa.

Dallas Cowboys -- Named Barry Switzer coach.

Indianapolis Colts -- Released LB Scott Radecic.

New England Patriots -- Signed unrestricted free-agent RB Blair Thomas.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed unrestricted free-agent LB Dennis Gibson.

CFL Colts -- Signed OL Terry Long, G Jerry Sharp, NT Rick Dolly, CB Carlton Buckles and RB Kelly Yancy.

British Columbia Lions (CFL) -- Signed LB Tyrone Chatman, LB Shannon King, LB Henry Newby, LB Charles Pool and LB Earl Brooks.

Sacramento Goldminers (CFL) -- Signed DB Dee Thomas to a one-year contract.


New York Rangers -- Sent D Mattias Norstrom to AHL Binghamton.

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