California Angels -- Designated P Bob Patterson for assignment.
Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with P Anthony Young (4-6, 3.92 ERA) on a one-year contract.
Los Angeles Dodgers -- Designated P Ben VanRyn for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed IF Gregg Jefferies to a four-year contract and P Tommy Greene to a one-year, $2 million contract. Greene, 27, had only seven starts last season, his service limited by a small tear in his rotator cuff. His record was 2-0 after 16-4 in 1993.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed former Orioles OF Luis Mercedes to a minor-league contract.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Danny Cox to a minor-league contract. Acquired P Scott Pace from the Marlins to complete the November trade that sent IF Eddie Zosky to Florida.
USA Basketball -- Announced plans for a women's national team that will begin training next September for the 1996 Olympic Games.
LTC Quad City Thunder (CBA) -- Placed G Brian Reese (Loyola) on IR.
Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award -- Given to Fred Goldsmith, who led Duke to an 8-3 record in his first year.
Manchester -- Announced the resignation of football coach Dale Liston.
Memphis -- Fired football coach Chuck Stobart.
Northwestern, Iowa -- Named Orv Otten football coach.
Oklahoma State -- Named Bob Simmons football coach.
Salisbury State -- Junior soccer back Ava Tasker (Broadneck) was named all-South by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She had 13 goals and three assists.
Wisconsin -- Named Jay Hayes linebackers and special teams coach.
Virginia Tech -- Named Rickey Bustle offensive coordinator.
NFL -- Named players of the week: AFC offensive, Miami Dolphins RB Bernie Parmalee; AFC defensive, Cleveland Browns Eric Turner; AFC special teams, Los Angeles Raiders K Jeff Jaeger; NFC offensive, San Francisco 49ers QB Steve Young; NFC defensive, Minnesota Vikings LB Jack Del Rio; and NFC special teams, New Orleans Saints K Morten Andersen.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed QB Alex Van Pelt to the practice squad.
Cleveland Browns -- Signed FB Frank Harvey off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad. Re-signed LB P. J. Killian to the practice squad.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Named Bob Nicholson president and CEO. Announced that Bob O'Billovich is relinquishing his duties as coach to concentrate on his role as GM.
AHL -- Added a franchise in Luzerne County, Pa., near Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, for the 1997-98 season.
San Francisco (IHL) -- Announced that the franchise will be known as the Spiders.
NYRA -- Announced the election of H. Douglas Barclay and Barry K. Schwartz to its board of trustees.
Buffalo Blizzard (NPSL) -- Signed G Tony Meola.
Honda Player of the Year -- Awarded to D Marcelo Balboa, who is one game away from becoming the first American to play in 100 international matches with the national team.