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Baseball

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Purchased the contract of OF Scott Pose from Triple-A New Orleans. Assigned Pose to Triple-A Albuquerque. Signed IF Casey Candaele to a minor-league contract.

Basketball

Boston Celtics -- Extended the contracts of assistant coaches Don Casey and Dennis Johnson.

Dallas Mavericks -- Signed G-F George McCloud to a second 10-day contract.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) -- Signed F Evers Burns (Maryland).

College

Atlantic 10 Conference -- Announced that Virginia Tech, Dayton and La Salle have accepted invitations to join the conference, effective July 1, 1995, with competition beginning with the 1995-96 season.

Colonial Athletic Association -- Announced that Virginia Commonwealth will begin playing in the conference in the 1995-96 season.

Duke -- Named Greg Williams secondary coach. Reassigned Jimmy Gonzales from secondary coach to defensive ends coach.

Fordham -- Announced that TE John Nelson will transfer to the school from Penn State.

King -- Named Jeannine Morris women's basketball coach, effective next season.

New Mexico -- Announced that Lang Ping, assistant women's volleyball coach, has been named China's Olympic coach.

St. Mary's -- Named Jim Mason assistant baseball coach.

E9 Stanford -- Named Kent Baer inside linebackers coach.

Football

Chicago Bears -- G Mark Bortz, 33, the last remaining offensive player from the team's 1985 Super Bowl season, retired because of back problems. Bortz played in the Pro Bowl in 1988 and 1990.

Dallas Cowboys -- Agreed to terms with WR Michael Irvin on a five-year contract.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed executive VP and GM Eddie Jones to a two-year contract.

New York Jets -- Named Pat Kirwan director of player administration.

K? San Francisco 49ers -- Named Greg Knapp offensive assistant

Hockey

NHL -- Suspended Pittsburgh Penguins LW Luc Robitaille for two games without pay and fined him $500 for a high-sticking incident against New Jersey Devils D Bruce Driver on Feb. 5.

Buffalo Sabres -- Reassigned LW Viktor Gordiouk to AHL Rochester.

Montreal Canadiens -- Acquired RW Mark Recchi and a 1995 third-round draft choice from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for F Gilbert Dionne, F John LeClair and D Eric Desjardins.

New Jersey Devils -- Recalled D Chris McAlpine and C David Emma from AHL Albany.

St. Louis Blues -- Reassigned LW Vitali Prokorov and G Parris Duffus to IHL Peoria.

San Jose Sharks -- Recalled C Slava Butsayev from IHL Kansas City.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Assigned LW Gerard Gallant to IHL Atlanta. Claimed D Bob Halkidis off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.

Soccer

Harrisburg Heat (NPSL) -- Placed D Jason Niedell on the DL, retroactive to Feb. 4.

Track and field

IAAF -- Suspended Mike Gravelle, the top-ranked U.S. discus thrower; Gea Johnson, a former NCAA heptathlon champion; Jamaican Aston Morgan, the world leader in the 55-meter -- this season; and Lithuanian 800-meter runner Dalia Matuseviciene, an Olympic semifinalist in 1988, after they failed recent drug tests. They could be banned for up to four years.

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