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Boston Red Sox -- Placed P Zane Smith on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 24. Designated P Mike Sullivan for assignment. Purchased the contract of P Joel Johnston from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed C Don Slaught on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring; recalled C Angelo Encarnacion from Triple-A Calgary.

Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League) -- Sent P Ken Kendrenna to West Palm Beach of the Florida State League.


Houston Rockets -- Placed G Vernon Maxwell on indefinite leave of absence.

Curt Gowdy Award -- Awarded to Dick Enberg of NBC Sports and Bob Hammel, sports editor of the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., for broadcast and print coverage of basketball.


Goucher -- Announced that junior A Courtney Crangi, junior M Michelle Mehlman, sophomore G Crystal Butcher and freshman A Kristin Carey (Towson) were named first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference and senior M Sherri Malley (Chesapeake-AA), junior D Meredith Brown, junior D Nichole Marconi and sophomore D Kim Donoghue were named to the second team.

Liberty -- Announced that assistant basketball coach Mark Miller has resigned to become head basketball coach at Ravenscroft Prep High School in Raleigh, N.C.

Montana State-Billings -- Named Craig Carse as basketball coach.

Pittsburg State -- Announced the resignation of Dennis Hill, men's basketball coach.

Pittsburgh -- Added women's soccer, effective with the 1996-97 academic year. Announced it will drop men's tennis and gymnastics, effective with the 1995-96 academic year.

San Jose State -- Announced the addition of women's soccer, beginning in the fall.

L St. John's -- Named Joe DeSantis assistant basketball coach.

Saint Louis -- Named Anne McCoy assistant director of athletics for business and finance.

Towson State -- Announced that F Merri Jones (Middle Township High School, N.J.) and F Silesia Stevens (Elizabeth Seton H.S., Bladensburg) have signed letters of intent and will play basketball.

UMBC -- Announced that Chris Turner (Boys' Latin) and Casey Hard (Cicero-North Syracuse HS/Bridgeport, N.Y.) have signed letters of intent and will play lacrosse.

William Paterson -- Named Jose Rebimbas men's basketball coach.

MAAC -- Signed a multi-year marketing and representation agreement with Host Communications.

Northeast 10 Conference -- Named Paul Bogan full-time commissioner.


Carolina Panthers -- Signed LB Carlton Bailey (Woodlawn).

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Waived DT Ferric Collons.

New England Patriots -- Re-signed restricted free agent CB Vernon Lewis.

San Diego Chargers -- Extended the contracts of GM Bobby Beathard and head coach Bobby Ross through the 1999 season.

Baltimore Football Club -- Released SB B. K. Williams. Signed DE Travis Jones, RB Courtney Griffin and RB Willie Latta.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Signed WR Todd Dixon and WR Lee Gissendaner.


Dallas Stars -- Assigned G Mike Torchia to the IHL Kalamazoo Wings.

New York Islanders -- Sent C Chris Taylor, LW Andrei Vasilev and G Tommy Salo to IHL Denver.

Los Angeles Ice Dogs (IHL) -- Named John Van Boxmeer head coach and general manager.


Spirit -- Signs D Omid Namazi and D Lance Johnson to three-year contracts.

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