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Chicago White Sox -- Sold the contract of P Terry Bross to the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.


New York Mets -- Triple-A P Jesse Cross retired.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Jim Deshaies to a Triple-A contract. Signed IF Ramon Sambo to a free-agent contract.


San Francisco Giants -- Minor-league OF Jim Apicella, 21, who did not recover well from off-season hand surgery, retired.

American Association -- Approved the sale of the New Orleans Zephyrs to a New Orleans-based group headed by lawyer Rob Couhig.


Cleveland Cavaliers -- Signed F Fred Roberts to a 10-day contract.

Dallas Mavericks -- Traded G Morlon Wiley and a second-round pick in this year's draft to the Houston Rockets for G Scott Brooks.

Denver Nuggets -- Signed F Mark Randall to a 10-day contract.

Houston Rockets -- Activated F Robert Horry from the injured list. Placed C Zan Tabak (lower back strain) on the injured list.



NCAA -- Prohibited Purdue women's basketball staff from recruiting until May 15 for secondary infractions of recruiting regulations. Reduced the school's number of officials visits by prospective recruits from 12 to 10 for the current academic year and ordered the university to submit a plan for monitoring the program.

Akron -- Men's basketball coach Coleman Crawford resigned five days after a post-game outburst against officials that resulted in a reprimand from the Mid-American Conference.

Cleveland State -- Suspended junior F Malcolm Sims (10.9 ppg) the remainder of the basketball season for conduct detrimental to the team.

Duke -- Promoted offensive line coach John Zernhelt to offensive coordinator. Named Larry Beckish running backs and quarterbacks coach.

Nicholls State -- Named Darren Barbier football coach.

South Alabama -- Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Butch Stockton, effective at the end of the season.



Kansas City Chiefs -- Named Art Shell offensive line coach, Jim Erkenbeck tight ends coach and offensive assistant and Woodrow Lowe defensive assistant and assistant special teams coach.

New York Jets -- Announced that they will not re-sign WR Art Monk or S Ronnie Lott.


Chicago Blackhawks -- Recalled C Steve Dibinskiy from IHL Indianapolis.

New Jersey Devils -- Recalled RW Ben Hankinson from AHL Albany.


New York Islanders -- Recalled D Paul Stanton from IHL Denver on an emergency basis.

Portland Pirates -- Washington Capitals affiliate lent G Mike Parsons to ECHL Wheeling.


MLS -- Signed M Mike Burns and M Lawrence Lozzano to multi-year contracts.

Spirit -- Signed M Michael Brady for the remainder of the season. Waived D Chris Love.



USTA -- Named Billie Jean King captain of the Federation Cup team.