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Major League Baseball -- Named Don Gibson senior VP of business affairs for Major League Baseball Properties.


Atlanta Braves -- Released P Reese Murdaugh, P Keith Brown, P Ken Willis, IF Kevin Webb, IF Doug Wollenburg, IF Kevin Grijak and OF Barry Jones.

Orioles -- Demoted OF Roy Hodge and OF Harry Berrios from Triple-A Rochester to Double-A Bowie. Named John Maroon director of public relations and Bill Stetka assistant director of PR.


California Angels -- Signed IF Steve Cook, IF Tom Reddington, IF Fred Diaz, P Earl Hinson and OF Aaron Iatarola to minor-league contracts.

Cleveland Indians -- Signed former Orioles IF Bill Ripken to a minor-league contract.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Signed C Joe Oliver to a minor-league contract.

New York Yankees -- Signed OF Jerrome Williams to a minor-league contract.

Texas Rangers -- Signed free-agent 3B Mike Pagliarulo, a former Oriole, to a contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

United League -- Named Mike Stone, former Rangers president, chief operating officer; the league hopes to begin operating in 1996.


Boston Celtics -- Activated G Jay Humphries from the injured list. Released G James Blackwell.


Los Angeles Lakers -- Activated F Cedric Ceballos from the injured list. Placed F Randolph Keys on the injured list with a strained abdominal muscle.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed G Tate George to a 10-day contract. Waived F Aaron Williams.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Announced that assistant GM Kevin McHale agreed to become VP of basketball operations.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Activated former Washington Bullets G Jeff Malone from the injured list; he has missed the past 41 games.


Cal State-Northridge -- Football coach Bob Burt resigned, effective tomorrow.


Iona -- Men's basketball coach Jerry Welsh announced his retirement due to medical reasons. Named interim coach Tim Welsh full-time men's basketball coach.

Iowa State -- Announced that football coach Dan McCarney will keep his job after a review of reports that he abused his wife while an assistant coach at Wisconsin.

Lyon College -- Men's basketball coach Ter

ry Garner resigned to serve full time as AD.

Oregon -- Men's basketball coach Jerry Green agreed to a new contract.



Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed unrestricted free-agent RB James Joseph.

Denver Broncos -- Signed two unrestricted free agents: CB Eric Thomas, who had been with the New York Jets, and T Bill Schultz, who had been with the Indianapolis Colts.

Los Angeles Rams -- Re-signed free-agent LB Roman Phifer (96 tackles) to a four-year contract. Signed unrestricted free-agent WR Alexander Wright (16 receptions for the Los Angeles Raiders). Agreed to terms with two free agents, DB Torin Dorn and WR Turhon O'Bannon (a half-brother of Ed and Charles O'Bannon, who play basketball for UCLA).

San Francisco 49ers -- Signed OT Kirk Scrafford for $6.1 million over five years.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed WR Jessie Hester (45 catches for 644 yards for the Rams) to a two-year, $1.1 million offer sheet.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- S Todd Wiseman announced his retirement.


Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Re-signed free-agent LB Joe Sardo for two years.


Dallas Stars -- Recalled RW Mark Lawrence and RW Grant Marshall from IHL Kalamazoo.

Hartford Whalers -- Recalled LW Scott Daniels from AHL Springfield.

New York Islanders -- Recalled D Gord Dineen from IHL Denver.

Quebec Nordiques -- Signed RW Christian Matte.


St. Louis Blues -- Recalled C Ian Laperriere from IHL Peoria.

Vancouver Canucks -- Traded D Adrien Plavsic to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fifth-round pick in the 1997 draft.


Milwaukee Wave (NPSL) -- Signed D Larry Julius to a three-year extension through 1997-98.