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Houston Astros -- Purchased the contracts of P James Daspit, P Chris Holt, P Rick Huisman, P Doug Mlicki and OF Bob Abreu and added them to the 40-man roster.


Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed IF Dale Sveum to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Calgary (Pacific Coast League).

Texas Rangers -- Announced they will not renew the contracts of minor-league pitching instructor Tom House, minor-league batting instructor Toby Harrah, major-league physical therapist Marty Stajduhar, Tulsa (Texas League) manager Stan Cliburn, Port Charlotte (Florida State League) manager Tommy Thompson, and Charleston (South Atlantic League) manager Walt Williams. Dismissed minor-league coaches Randy Whisler, Marvin White, Darrin Garner, Allan Anderson, George Threadgill and Lyle Yates.



Chicago Bulls -- Waived C Kevin Rankin.

Charlotte Hornets -- Placed G Michael Adams on the injured list. Activated F Joe Courtney from the injured list.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Signed free-agent G Jaren Jackson to a one-year contract.

San Antonio Spurs -- Signed G Corey Crowder.


Great Midwest Conference -- Announced that Saint Louis, Marquette and Alabama-Birmimgham are leaving the conference.

Canisius -- Announced the resignation of football coach Barry Mynter.


Catawba -- Promoted David Bennett to head football coach, beginning in 1995.

Jersey City State -- Will not renew the contract of head football coach Bill Olear.

Maryland -- Eden Kroeger was named Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball rookie of the week.

Pittsburgh -- Announced that RB Curtis Martin will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Southern California -- Men's basketball coach George Raveling retired; Charlie Parker was named as interim coach.



Houston Oilers -- Fired head coach Jack Pardee and assistant head coach-offense Kevin Gilbride. Named Jeff Fisher head coach and signed him to a three-year contract.