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Atlanta Braves -- Extended the contract of general manager John Schuerholz through 1999.

San Diego Padres -- Announced they will not renew the contract of assistant general manager Reggie Waller.


Los Angeles Lakers -- Named Kurt Rambis special assistant coach.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Named Kevin McHale assistant general manager. Promoted Rob Babcock to player personnel director.

New Jersey Nets -- Signed C Yinka Dare to a multiyear contract. Named Jerry Eaves assistant coach.

Sacramento Kings -- Re-signed C Olden Polynice.


Loyola -- Named Brendan Connor assistant basketball coach.

Maryland -- Named Michelle Brennan assistant field hockey coach and Jon O'Haire restricted earnings assistant field hockey coach.

Northeast Louisiana -- Named Carlos Funchess men's assistant basketball coach.


Arizona Cardinals -- Waived FB Alex Smith.

Buffalo Bills -- Waived CB Brian Davis.

Chicago Bears -- Released RB Mike Hightower, T Shane Brinton, DT David Hollie, LB Reggie Givens, S Dennis Collier and K-P Daron Alcorn.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Waived CB Bruce Pickens.

New York Giants -- Waived TE John Brandes.

New York Jets -- Waived DT Jeff Cooke, DE Paul Yatkowski, T Jackie Crisp, WR Chauncey Hogan, C Dan Schmidt and P Cris Shale.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed K David Treadwell.

Baltimore CFLs -- Signed G John Earle and G Guy Earle.


Hartford Whalers -- Signed free-agent WR Steven Rice.

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