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USA Basketball -- Named Lenny Wilkens, Atlanta Hawks coach, as coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
Carquest Bowl -- Announced that Carquest Corp. renewed its title sponsorship for three years.
Conference USA -- Announced it will begin basketball competition this year. The new 12-school league will include Alabama-Birmingham, Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Louisville, North Carolina-Charlotte, Southern Mississippi, South Florida and Tulane. Houston will begin participation in 1996.
Maryland -- Named LB Mike Settles and WR Richard Roberts football co-captains. Named C. J. Kupec assistant director of athletics for advancement.
Illinois State -- Announced that sophomore basketball F Skipp Schaefbauer will transfer from East Carolina.
Arizona Cardinals -- Fired Bob Ackles, assistant general manager.
Atlanta Falcons -- Named Will Lewis defensive assistant coach.
Carolina Panthers -- Signed S Bubba McDowell.
Dallas Cowboys -- Signed DT Demetrius Edwards, OT Elbert Betts, WR Oronde Gadsden, G Mui Taguai and DL Josh Evans.
Jacksonville Jaguars -- Agreed to terms with S Mike Dumas, OT Andrew Moore, DE Kendall Brown, CB Tommy Johnson, P Jason Stoft and K Nelson Welsh. Signed WR Brett Bech, WR Matt Hall, LB Rod Smalley, LB Ben Meinert and TE Gordon Laro.
Miami Dolphins -- Signed QB Dan McGwire to a two-year contract and G Chris Gray to a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with P Jason Bender, LB Travis Cooper, LB Ed Hawthorne, LB John Meredith, RB Kirby Dar Dar, FB Michael Davis, FB Lee McClinton, S Melvin Crawford, S Maurice Glenn, S Deon Johnson, G Dave Hack, G Gary Needham, OT Seth Dittman, WR Randy Gatewood, C Jason James, TE Joe Planansky, CB Kwame Smith and DE Steve Perkins. Waived QB Todd Philcox.
New England Patriots -- Signed DL Sean Holcomb, DL Stephen Gaines, FB Rupert Grant, LB Alcides Catanho, LB Byron Wright, LB Jeff Parker, G Brian White, G Greg Landry, OT Mike Suarez, RB David Green, S Eddie Cade, TE Andre President, TE Eric Alford, WR Daniel Adams, WR David Andrews, WR Hason Graham and WR Kendricke Bullard.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed WR Chris George.
Birmingham Barracudas (CFL) -- Signed CB Michael Coe, WR Bo vTC Gilliard, OL Junior Lesa and DE Richard Maddox.
Calgary Stampeders (CFL) -- Signed LB Cooper Harris and DB Ryan Hudecki.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Signed WR Curtis Gordon, RB Pat Green and slotback Robert Porter.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Released QB Mike Kerrigan.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks -- Recalled F David Sacco, F John Lalley, D Jason Marshall and D Darren Van Impe from IHL San Diego.
Boston Bruins -- Recalled C Brett Harkins and C Guy Larose from AHL Providence.
Florida Panthers -- Recalled G Danny Lorenz from IHL Cincinnati.
New York Islanders -- Recalled LW Andrei Vasiliev from IHL Denver. Agreed to terms with Vasiliev and D Mathieu Schneider.
Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled RW Dane Jackson from AHL Syracuse.
National Professional Soccer League -- Announced the Dayton Dynamo will move to Cincinnati for the 1995-96 season and be known as the Silverbacks.