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National League -- Upheld the umpires' decision to forfeit the Aug. 10 St. Louis at Los Angeles game to St. Louis.


Arizona Diamondbacks -- Named Junior Noboa scout and director of player development for the Dominican Republic.

California Angels -- Acquired OF-1B Mike Aldrete from Oakland Athletics for OF Demond Smith. Placed OF Dave Gallagher (strained rib cage) on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 22.


Kansas City Royals -- Optioned P Melvin Bunch to Triple-A Omaha. Recalled P Jim Converse.

New York Mets -- Activated P Blas Minor from 15-day DL.

Oakland Athletics -- Placed P Ariel Prieto on 15-day DL with tendinitis in his right biceps. Activated P Steve Ontiveros from 15-day DL. Assigned OF Demond Smith to Single-A West Michigan. Recalled P John Wasdin from Triple-A Edmonton.


NCAA -- Reduced the suspension of Maryland basketball G Matt Raydo from 20 games to 10.

Florida -- Suspended freshman DT Ernie Badeaux for six games for an off-the-field fight.

St. Andrew's (N.C.) -- Signed G Tony Curro from Ann Arundel Community College and Severna Park H.S.



Carolina Panthers -- Claimed RB Butler By'not'e off waivers from Denver and WR Ray Crittenden off waivers from New England. Announced Crittenden failed his physical. Waived DB Tony Jones and WR Greg Clifton.

Green Bay Packers -- Placed K Dirk Borgognone on waivers. Claimed P-K Mitch Berger off waivers from Indianapolis.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Acquired TE Craig Keith from Pittsburgh Steelers for a 1996 draft choice and announced that the trade is contingent upon Keith passing a physical on Aug. 25.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Released QB Erik White, WR Ainsworth Morgan, CB Joe Mero and DL Eric Blount.


Buffalo Sabres -- Signed F Dixon Ward.


Detroit Red Wings -- Matched New York Rangers' offer to LW Stu Grimson.

Edmonton Oilers -- Acquired D Brett Hauer from Vancouver Canucks for a sixth-round draft pick.

Florida Panthers -- Re-signed C Jesse Belanger and LW Mike Hough to multiyear contracts.

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed D Stephane Quintal and LW Marc Bureau.

New York Islanders -- Signed F Marty McInnis. New York Rangers -- Agreed to terms with D Bruce Driver.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed a working agreement with Hampton Roads, Va., of the East Coast Hockey League as an affiliate.


Washington Capitals -- Signed G Mike Torchia to one-year contract. Named Nancy Yasharoff public relations director.


WTA Tour Players Association -- Martina Navratilova announced she will not seek another term as president.