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Chicago Cubs -- Purchased the contract of P Dave Otto from Triple-A Iowa. Placed P Blaise Ilsley on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27.

Minnesota Twins -- Placed OF Rich Baker on the 15-day DL; recalled P Brett Merriman from Triple-A Salt Lake City.

New York Mets -- Placed P Dwight Gooden on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. Purchased the contract of P Roger Mason from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed P Mike Maddux on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Frank Seminara from Triple-A Norfolk.

New York Yankees -- Signed SS Kevin Elster to a minor-league contract.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Placed P Larry Andersen on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Andy Carter from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

San Diego Padres -- Announced that IF Austin Manahan has been released from the organization.

Seattle Mariners -- Released P Bobby Thigpen. Assigned P Roger Salkeld to Triple-A Calgary. Recalled P Jim Converse and P Bill Risley from Calgary.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Placed P Rheal Cormier on the 15-day DL with a bone contusion in his left shoulder. Recalled P Tom Urbani from Triple-A Louisville.

Sioux City Explorers (Northern League) -- Signed P Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd.


Houston Rockets -- Named Bob Weinhauer vice president of basketball operations.


Bucknell -- Named Pat Flannery men's basketball coach.

Jacksonville -- Named Buster Harvey assistant basketball coach. Retained Jim Dolan as an assistant basketball coach.

Montana State -- Announced that Gary White, men's assistant basketball coach, is leaving to become men's associate head coach at Texas-Arlington.

Norfolk State -- Announced resignation of Archie Cooley, football coach.


Atlanta Falcons -- Signed QB Stan White, WR Corey Dixon, WR Reggie Ferguson, WR Tony Harrison, WR Keith Jack, WR Clint Johnson, WR Joe Rogers, OL Mike Bedoskey, OL Rudy Barber, DL Jonathan Guiles, DL Tyoka Jackson, DL Thomas Williams, DB Eric Jack, DB Tim Walton, S Pat Johnson and K Scott Tyner.

Buffalo Bills -- Re-signed DE Phil Hansen. Agreed to terms with S Kurt Schulz.

Dallas Cowboys -- Waived TE Joey Mickey. Signed C Toby Mills, CB Alfie Burch, CB Greg McClellan, CB Tommy Jones, DE Marvin Mays, DT Hurvin McCormack, DT Michael Batiste, DT Nate Williams, FB Robert Wilson, FB Tony Richardson, K Chris Boniol, K Craig Fayak, K Jeff Wilkins, K Richie Cunningham, LB Anthony McClanahan, LB Jermaine Younger, OL Mike Empey, OL Matt Joyce, OL Keith Wagner, QB Brad Bretz, RB Mark Mason (Maryland), TE Aaron Mundy, TE Coleman Bell, TE Greg Schorp and WR Shelby Hill.

Detroit Lions -- Re-signed KR Mel Gray. Signed OL Raymond Batiste, OL Leonard Burton, OL Jason Jones, DL Ernie Brown, DL James Wilson, WR Eric Green, WR Richard Woodley, RB Ricky Powers and TE Ray Roberts.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Announced they will not offer contracts to RB Todd McNair, DB Bennie Thompson and WR Fred Jones.

Miami Dolphins -- Restructured the contract of G Eddie Blake.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed DB Robert Griffith and DB David Pool.

New York Giants -- Signed C Dave Pyne, DT Leonard Ray, DT William Townes, FB Eric Gant, G Darren Reese, LB Shawn Smith, RB Keith Elias, RB Leon Brown, S Donald Douglas and WR Omar Douglas.

New York Jets -- Signed DB Gary Beckford (Bowie State).

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Traded WR Jeff Graham to the Chicago Bears for a conditional draft choice.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed QB Gale Gilbert to a two-year contract; signed DE Chris Thompson (Bowie State), WR Bill Breedlove, S Chris Johnson and T Jose Munoz.

San Francisco 49ers -- Released QB Steve Bono.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Re-signed QB Mark Vlasic.

CFL Colts -- Acquired DB Enis Jackson from the Toronto Argonauts for DT Swift Burch and LB Brad Clark.

Albany Firebirds (Arena Football) -- Signed DB Dwayne Zackery (Bowie State).


NHL -- Announced that Bruce McNall resigned as chairman of the Board of Governors.

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