BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Signed C Andrei Selivanov,...


Atlanta Braves -- Signed C Andrei Selivanov, an 18-year-old Russian, to a minor-league contract.


Florida Marlins -- Extended the contract of GM Dave Dombrowski through the 1998 season.

Montreal Expos -- Invited Sioux City Explorers P Jeff Letourneau to spring training.


San Francisco Giants -- Signed free-agent P Wally Whitehurst.

Abilene Prairie Dogs (Texas-Louisiana League) -- Named ex-Houston Astros P Charley Kerfeld manager.


NBA -- Suspended Phoenix Suns G Danny Ainge for one game without pay and fined him $7,500 for striking Portland Trail Blazers C Chris Dudley in the face during a game.

New Jersey Nets -- Activated G Sean Higgins from the injured list. Placed G Sleepy Floyd on the injured list.

Florida Sharks (USBL) -- Announced its nickname.


Mid-American Conference -- Reprimanded Central Michigan basketball coach Leonard Drake for his conduct after being ejected from Wednesday night's loss at Ball State.


Ball State -- Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Tim Burke.

East Carolina -- Named Ken Treadway recruiting coordinator.

Hastings -- Named Barney Cotton football coach.

Massachusetts -- Suspended G Mike Williams indefinitely for breaking team rules.

Penn State -- Renewed its football series with Miami, visiting the Hurricanes in 1999 and playing host in 2001.

Virginia -- Named Joe Krivak quarterbacks coach.



NFL -- Announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a coin toss with the Seattle Seahawks and will pick seventh in the first round of the NFL draft.

Buffalo Bills -- Waived G John Davis and NT Jeff Wright.

Carolina Panthers -- Announced that former NFL QB Roman Gabriel will be the radio analyst on WBT-AM.

Cleveland Browns -- Released All-Pro DL Michael Dean Perry, who would have made $3.2 million in 1995. Did not exercise the option on the contract of QB Mark Rypien. Announced that they will not make a qualifying offer to TE Thomas McLemore.

Denver Broncos -- Named Bobby Turner running backs coach. (( Named Alex Gibbs assistant head coach/offensive line.


Rams -- Named Willie Shaw, who has worked as an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers, defensive coordinator. Retained linebackers coach Dick Selcer.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed T Ethan Albright, NT Mark Caesar, CB Dexter Seigler and S Pat Johnson.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed TE Bryce Burnett. Terminated the contract of T Broderick Thompson making him an unrestricted ** free agent.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Retained K Gary Anderson as transition player.

San Diego Chargers -- Released T Stan Brock but will try to re-sign him at a lower salary. Released CB Sean Vanhorse (Northwestern), S Lonnie Young and LB Doug Miller. Declined to tender contract offers to DT Reggie White (Milford Mill) and WR Johnnie Barnes.

Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) -- Announced the resignation of Adam Rita, coach and director of football operations, to become offensive coordinator of the new team in Memphis.



Boston Bruins -- Agreed to terms with former Montreal Canadiens F Mats Naslund on a one-year contract worth about $400,000.

Buffalo Sabres -- Recalled D Dean Melanson from AHL Rochester.

Chicago Blackhawks -- Traded D Karl Dykhuis to the Philadelphia Flyers for D Bob Wilkie.

Los Angeles Kings -- Recalled C Gary Shuchuk from IHL Phoenix.

New Jersey Devils -- Sent D Kevin Dean to AHL Albany.


New York Islanders -- Recalled C Kip Miller and D Milan Tichy from IHL Denver.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled D Chris Tamer from IHL Cleveland.

St. Louis Blues -- Signed LW Kevin Sawyer.

San Jose Sharks -- Recalled G Trevor Robins from IHL Kansas City.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Traded G Wendell Young to the Pittsburgh Penguins for considerations; he was a backup on the Penguins' Stanley Cup winners in 1991 and 1992. Announced that G Philippe DeRouville has mononucleosis.

Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled D Jassen Cullimore from AHL Syracuse.


Colonial Hockey League -- Announced that Madison, Wis., will join the league next season.

Richmond Renegades (ECHL) -- Signed former Washington Capitals D Rod Langway.