Kansas City Royals -- Purchased the contract of IF Mark Brakebill from Corpus Christi of the independent Texas-Louisiana League.
New York Mets -- Signed broadcasters Tim McCarver and Bob Murphy to two-year contracts.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Dave Richards and P Victor Rojas.
Atlantic Coast Baseball League -- Named Matthew Kastel league director.
CBA -- Announced that the Hartford (Conn.) Hellcats have folded.
Big South Conference -- Named UMBC senior C Eunice French (Crossland) women's basketball Player of the Week.
ECAC -- Named Salisbury State F Kyle Jefferson (Hammond) and C Kim Roth to the basketball honor roll.
MEAC -- Named Coppin State senior F Stephen Stewart, junior G Delora Walker and sophomore F Lisa Briggs Players of the week.
Patriot League -- Named Navy F Becky Dowling women's basketball Rookie of the Week.
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Named Shepherd College senior F Stephanie Lazor (Northeast) women's basketball Player of the Week.
Ball State -- Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Ron Kiolbassa.
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo -- Suspended G Frank Henderson from the basketball team, pending resolution of his arrest on theft charges on Jan. 28.
Gannon -- Named Jim Nestor women's lacrosse coach.
Nevada-Las Vegas -- Howie Landa stepped down as assistant men's basketball coach to become administrative assistant in the basketball program.
Northern Michigan -- Fired football coach Mark Marana and assistants Pete Shinnick, Herb Grenke, Jim Driscoll and Charlie Nickel. Marana's four-year record was 15-23-2, including 6-4 in 1994.
NHL -- Named Quebec Nordiques G Stephane Fiset NHL Player of the Week.
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Recalled D Mark Ferner from IHL San Diego.
New York Islanders -- Recalled C Chris Taylor from IHL Denver.
New York Rangers -- Recalled F Shawn McCosh from AHL Binghamton.
Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled G Philippe DeRouville from IHL Cleveland. Assigned G Ollie Sundstrom to Cleveland.
Washington Capitals -- Signed LW Steve Konowalchuk to a three-year contract extension.
CISL -- Named Ron Lederkramer chief financial officer.
FIFA -- Named Brazilian striker Romario Player of the Year.