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Cincinnati Reds -- Released C Joe Oliver.


Minnesota Twins -- Sold the contract of C Tim McIntosh to Nippon of the Japanese League.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Appointed CEO David Montgomery to the newly created position of co-general partner along with Bill Giles; announced that Montgomery, who also acquired a small interest in the team, eventually will be Giles' successor.

San Francisco Giants -- Announced a working agreement with Single-A Burlington (Iowa).

Tacoma (Pacific Coast League) -- Triple-A team changed its nickname from Tigers to Rainiers.


Boston Celtics -- Placed F Pervis Ellison and G Tony Harris on the injured list. Waived C David Dean.

Charlotte Hornets -- Signed F Joe Wolf. Placed G Tony Bennett, F Joe Courtney and F Tom Tolbert on IL.

Chicago Bulls -- Placed C Bill Wennington, G-F Doug Buechler, C Kevin Rankin on IL. Waived G Kevin Franklin.


Cleveland Cavaliers -- Placed C Brad Daugherty, G John Battle and G Gerald Wilkins on IL. Waived C Mark Buford.

Dallas Mavericks -- Placed F Roy Tarpley on IL.

Detroit Pistons -- Placed F Ivano Newbill on IL.

Golden State Warriors -- Placed F Chris Mullin and F Dwayne Morton on IL.

Houston Rockets -- Placed G Chris Jent and C Eric Riley on IL.

Indiana Pacers -- Placed F John Williams on IL.


Los Angeles Clippers -- Placed G Gary Grant, C Bob Martin and C Stanley Roberts on IL.

Los Angeles Lakers -- Placed F James Worthy on IL. Waived G Trevor Ruffin.

Miami Heat -- Waived G-F Willie Burton.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed F Glenn Robinson to a 10-year contract. Requested waivers on F Randolph Keys. Placed G Eric Murdock and F Roy Hinson on IL.

New Jersey Nets -- Placed G Chris Childs, G Sleepy Floyd and F Rick Mahorn on IL.

New York Knicks -- Announced that F Charles Oakley has agreed to a contract extension. Placed F Anthony Bonner, F-G Doug Christie and G Doc Rivers on IL.


Orlando Magic -- Placed G Dennis Scott and C Geert Hammink on IL.

Phoenix Suns -- Placed F Aaron Swinson on IL.

Portland Trail Blazers -- Placed G Terry Porter and G Negele Knight on IL.

Sacramento Kings -- Placed G Doug Lee, F Lionel Simmons and F Frank Brickowski on IL. Waived C Mike Peplowski.

San Antonio Spurs -- Placed F Julius Nwosu on IL.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Placed C Rich King and C Steve Scheffler on IL.


Utah Jazz -- Waived C Luther Wright. Placed G Jay Humphries on IL.

Washington Bullets -- Placed G Brent Price, F Kenny Walker and C Jim McIlvaine on IL.


Professional Bowlers Association -- Announced that the

Tournament of Champions will move to Lake Zurich, Ill., after being held in Akron, Ohio, for 30 years.



NCAA's Committee on Infractions -- Placed Southwest Texas State on probation for two years because a former baseball pTC coach gave six players academic credit for classes they didn't attend.

ACC -- Named Maryland soccer player Erin Taylor second-team all-conference.

Iowa State -- Announced that football coach Jim Walden will resign, effective at the end of the season.

Lombardi Award -- Florida State LB Derrick Brooks, Arizona DE Tedy Bruschi, Miami DT Warren Sapp and Nebraska OT Zach Weigert were named finalists for the award given to the nation's top collegiate lineman.

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award -- Georgia's Eric Zeier, Alabama's Jay Barker, Southern Cal's Rob Johnson, Kansas State's Chad May, Alcorn State's Steve McNair and Colorado's Kordell Stewart were named finalists.

North Carolina -- Named Jenny Slingluff the school's first women's lacrosse coach.


Tennessee -- Announced that the eligibility of LB George Kidd has been restored by the NCAA.


NFL -- Named following players of the month: Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders, Minnesota Vikings CB Anthony Parker, New Orleans Saints KR Tyrone Hughes, San Diego Chargers RB Natrone Means, Pittsburgh Steelers LB Greg Lloyd and San Diego Chargers PK John Carney. Fined Cincinnati Bengals LB James Francis $12,500 for a late hit on Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman. Fined New York Jets DT Donald Evans $10,000 for an altercation with referee Bernie Kukar.

Arizona Cardinals -- Signed DE Keith McCants.

Chicago Bears -- Added CB Dwayne Joseph to the practice squad.



NHL -- Announced that rookie LW Viktor Kozlov is ineligible to play for the San Jose Sharks' IHL affiliate.

New Jersey Devils -- Announced that they have laid off "more than a dozen" employees.

Portland Pirates (AHL) -- Washington Capitals affiliate signed former Skipjacks LW Trevor Halverson to a professional tryout contract. Announced that the league suspended D Brian Curran for two games.