Chicago Cubs -- Extended working agreement with Triple-A Iowa for four years.
Northern League -- Six-team independent league announced that has drawn more fans in one season than any other short-season league in history: 797,993 with 29 dates left.
Indiana Pacers -- Team physician Sanford Kunkel recommended surgery on both knees for G Damon Bailey, a second-round draft choice. Also announced that former Washington Bullets F John Williams has entered the Duke University Diet and Fitness Center.
CBA -- Named Tom Valdiserri commissioner.
College Football Association -- Named Bob Sweazy and Jack Lengyel (Navy) to the board of directors.
Liberty Bowl -- Independents University of Memphis, Cincinnati, Southern Mississippi, Tulane and East Carolina announced an agreement to compete among themselves, beginning this year, to become host team for the Memphis, Tenn., football game.
Maui Invitational -- Announced that Maryland will play Chaminade, the host Division II school, in the first round of the basketball tournament in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Nov. 21.
Fresno State -- Placed LB Gene Smith, LB Ron Papazian and LB Chris Burk on indefinite probations for recent run-ins with the law.
New Orleans -- Announced that G Dedric Willoughby is ineligible for the basketball season for failing to meet academic requirements.
Pittsburgh -- Announced that Johnny Sauer, 68, has retired after 20 years as a radio announcer and 37 years in the business.
Villanova -- Named Vicki Gorman of Annapolis assistant water polo coach.
Virginia Tech -- Football coach Frank Beamer accepted a new contract offer.
West Virginia -- Named Chad Johnston starting quarterback for Kickoff Classic against Nebraska on Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts -- Announced that LB Trev Alberts, picked fifth in the draft, underwent surgery on his dislocated right elbow.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed OL Theo Adams. Waived OL Chris Dausin.
Washington Redskins -- Waived G Vernice Smith and re-signed him for less money.
Baltimore CFLs -- Waived G William King and G Terry Long.
ZTC Hamilton Tiger-Cats -- Activated DB Roger Hennig, CB Dale Sanderson and CB Gary Wilkerson from the DL. Waived DE Greg Patrick, G Pat Mahon and LB Geoff Nichol.
Las Vegas Posse -- Placed DE Jeff Sawyer on the injured list.
Ottawa Rough Riders -- Activated DB Brett Young, SB Jock Climie, G Chris Gioskos, OL Glen Kulka, LB Jesse Small and RB Anthony Oxley from the injured list. Placed RB Gerry Collins, DL Anthony Bailey and SB James Ellingson on the injured list. Waived SB Frank Marof.
Saskatchewan Roughriders -- Placed CB Ventson Donelson and G Paul Vajda on the reserve list. Placed LB Ray Bernard and SB David Pitcher on the injured list.
Shreveport Pirates -- Activated RB Reggie Barnes and OL Uzooma Okeke. Released FB Brad Gaines and WR Manny Hazard.
Edmonton Oilers -- Retained C-RW Scott Thornton by matching an offer made to the free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.
New York Rangers -- Signed D Scott Malone and D Andy Silverman.
Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed C Len Barrie and C Domenic Pittis.
San Jose Sharks -- Re-signed D Shawn Cronin, an unrestricted free agent.
Winnipeg Jets -- Re-signed LW Darrin Shannon for $2.6 million over four years.
Pimlico -- Announced that nurse Imogene Hicks will retire after today's card.
Timonium -- Jockey Mario Pino will miss the meet because of a seven-day suspension for careless riding Aug. 11. The penalty, which includes three additional days for lodging a frivolous appeal, carries through Sept. 2.