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Major League Baseball -- Named Thomas Duffy vice president for finance and royalty administration for Major League Baseball Properties.

Boston Red Sox -- Released P Rocky Elli, P Mike Carista, 1B Nicko Riesgo and 1B Darryl Robinson.

Chicago Cubs -- Named Paul Friedman public address announcer.

Florida Marlins -- Signed free-agent P Mark Gardner to a one-year contract.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed free-agent C Lenny Webster to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Texas Rangers -- Invited C Dean Borrelli, IF Bien Figueroa, IF Mike Pagliarulo, IF Rich Schu, OF Eric Fox and OF Shawn Hare to their major-league camp as nonroster players; assigned P Tom Arrington, P Chip Duncan, P James Hurst, P Rob Wishnewski, C David Rolls, IF Jim Clinton, IF Tommy Hinzo, IF Luis Martinez, IF Hector Vargas, OF Tony Chance, OF Bruce Dostal, OF Greg Ritchie to Double-A Oklahoma City; assigned P Felipe Castillo, P Jackie Davidson, P Jack Kimel, C Frank Charles, C Darryl Kennedy, IF Osmani Estrada, IF Lonnie Goldberg, IF Frank Turco, OF Johnny Monell and OF Jose Texidor to Double-A Tulsa; assigned P Jose Reyes to Single-A Port Charlotte; assigned OF Joe Perez to Single-A Charleston of the South Atlantic League; released P Tony Bouton, P Terry Gilmore, P Steve Lienhard, P Toby Nivens, P Jack Savage, P Chris Willsher, IF Ramon Bautista, IF Randy Berlin, IF Adam Casillas, IF Miguel Sabino and OF Eric Mangham. Announced that P Bert Gerhart retired.


National Basketball Association -- Fined New Jersey Nets F Rick Mahorn $7,000, New York Knicks G Derek Harper $5,000 and Knicks C Patrick Ewing $3,500 for their actions in Sunday's game.

Boston Celtics -- Announced that F-G Rick Fox had surgery on both ankles and will miss the rest of the season.

Indiana Pacers -- Signed C Greg Kite to a second 10-day contract.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Signed G Corey Gaines for the remainder of the season.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Announced G Kendall Gill has been granted an indefinite medical leave of absence due to symptoms of clinical depression.


Duquesne -- Named Scott Edgar men's head basketball coach.

Gardner-Webb -- Named Bobby Lutz men's basketball coach.

Lehman -- Named Ron Carter associate director of athletics.

Maryland -- Named Heather Czeczok, previously of Georgia State, assistant sports information director. Named Brad Howe, formerly of Connecticut, assistant director of sports marketing.

Mississippi State -- Announced that women's basketball coach Jerry Henderson resigned.

Southern Colorado -- Dumped its Indian mascot and nickname and replaced it with Thunderwolves.

Southern Mississippi -- Named Chris Carroll women's assistant basketball coach.

Washington & Lee -- Named Kevin Moore men's baseketball and golf coach.


Chicago Bears -- Traded DE Trace Armstrong to the Miami Dolphins for second- and third-round draft picks this year.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed OT Rick Cunningham to a one-year contract.

CFL -- Announced the Las Vegas Posse has suspended operations for the 1995 season.

Scottish Claymores (World League) -- Fired head coach Larry Kuharich; named special teams coach Jim Criner head coach.


Boston Bruins -- Announced that Bruins D Al Iafrate underwent knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season because of knee surgery.

Buffalo Sabres -- Sent LW Viktor Gordiouk to Rochester of the AHL.

Edmonton Oilers -- Removed Shayne Corson as captain for questioning rookie coach George Burnett's benching of him during a loss to Los Angeles.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Traded LW Stu Grimson, D Mark Ferner and a sixth-round selection in the 1996 draft to the Detroit Red Wings for F Mike Sillinger and D Jason York; assigned F Tim Sweeney and D David Williams to San Diego of the IHL; recalled LW Denny Lambert from San Diego.

Vancouver Canucks -- Signed D Artur Oktyabrev to a multi-year contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled G Philippe Derouville from Cleveland of the IHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Recalled G Derek Wilkinson on emergency loan from Atlanta of the IHL.


USOC -- Named John P. Smyth director of the U.S. Olympic Committee Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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