Baseball Detroit Tigers -- Placed manager Sparky...

Baseball Detroit Tigers -- Placed manager Sparky Anderson on leave of absence. Named Tom Runnells interim manager.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Larry Andersen to a minor-league contract. Signed P Billy Phillips as a replacement player.


San Francisco Giants -- Former Giants P Masanori Murakami, the only Japanese native to play in the majors, will be a guest coach during spring training.

Basketball New York Knicks -- G John Starks is day-to-day with a partially dislocated left shoulder.


Philadelphia 76ers -- Signed G Jerome Harmon to a 10-day contract. Placed F Clarence Weatherspoon on the injured list.

Portland Trail Blazers -- Activated G Terry Porter from the injured list for the first time this season. Placed C James Edwards (acute gastritis) on the injured list.

Washington Bullets -- Activated C Kevin Duckworth. Waived G Brian Oliver.

College East Carolina -- Signed volleyball setter Dori Brain (Oakland Mills) to a letter of intent.

Tennessee -- Named Kevin Ramsey defensive backfield coach. Announced that defensive coordinator Larry Marmie has resigned to become an assistant coach at UCLA.

UCLA -- Secondary coach A. J. Christoff resigned

to become defensive coordinator at Colorado.



Atlanta Falcons -- Will not make contract offers to WR Andre Rison and RB Erric Pegram.

Buffalo Bills -- Named Ted Cottrell linebackers coach.

Chicago Bears -- Terminated the contract of TE Marv Cook. Re-signed CB Dwayne Joseph and DT Ervin Collier.

Denver Broncos -- Named Duke offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger wide receivers coach.

Green Bay Packers -- Named Marty Mornhinweg offensive assistant/quality control coach. Named and Jim Lind linebackers coach.

Indianapolis Colts -- Released DE Jon Hand, who has started 110 of 121 games since being drafted on the first round in 1986. Made contract offers to the following restricted free agents: DT Tony McCoy, LB Stephen Grant, DB Jason Belser and DB Ashley Ambrose. Declined to offer a contract to RB Ed Toner.


Kansas City Chiefs -- Named Gunther Cunningham defensive coordinator; he says the Chiefs will switch from a read-and-react an attacking defense.

Miami Dolphins -- Re-signed WR Scott Miller to a three-year contract.

New York Jets -- Signed LB Mo Lewis (team tackles leader each of the past three years) to a five-year contract, LB Bobby Houston to a four-year contract and DB Marcus Turner to a two-year deal.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Hired North Carolina quarterbacks coach Gerald Carr as wide receivers coach.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Failed to tender a contract offer to K Gary Anderson, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed T Scott Dill to a three-year contract.


Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Extended the contract of CB Eddie Thomas.

Hockey NHL -- Suspended Mighty Ducks of Anaheim LW Tim Sweeney four games without pay and fined him $500 for slashing the Calgary Flames' Phil Housley on Feb. 9.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned RW John Lilley to IHL San Diego.

Dallas Stars -- Acquired LW Mike Donnelly from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round draft choice in the 1996 NHL entry draft.

New Jersey Devils -- Recalled C Sergei Brylin and D Chris McAlpine from AHL Albany. Announced that LW Valeri Zelepukin will undergo surgery on his right eye today; he was hit by a stick Jan. 24.

New York Rangers -- Recalled LW Darren Langdon from AHL Binghamton.


Toronto Maple Leafs -- Sent G Pat Jablonski on loan to IHL Chicago for a two-week conditioning period. Recalled LW Todd Warriner from AHL St. John's.

Track and field Norwegian Sports Federation -- Banned sprinter Aham Okeke for three months, six days after he tested positive for pseudoephedrine.