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Major League Baseball -- Approved the sale of the Oakland Athletics to a group headed by businessmen Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann.

Arizona Diamondbacks -- Signed P Jose Luis Bido and C Jonathan Leyba.

Boston Red Sox -- Recalled P Ken Ryan from Triple-A Pawtucket. Activated OF Chris James.

Kansas City Royals -- Sent OF Phil Hiatt to the Detroit Tigers to complete the Sept. 8 trade for IF Juan Samuel.

New York Mets -- Recalled P Robert Person and P Pete Walker from Triple-A Norfolk.


Coppin State -- Named Chandra Bierwirth assistant athletic director for compliance and academic sup

port. Named Sandy Hale interim volleyball coach. Named Kemala Travers and Lois Knight assistant volleyball coaches. Named Ronald Grigg and Carl HIcks assistant cross country/track and field coaches. Named Tori Harrison senior women's administrator. Named David Popham associate sports information director.

Maryland -- Named Felix Hou assistant volleyball coach.


Chicago Bears -- Agreed to terms with DE Richard Dent. Terminated the contract of WR Harrison Houston from the practice squad. Signed WR Mill Coleman to the practice squad.

Indianapolis Colts -- Placed WR Flipper Anderson on IR. Signed WR Bobby Olive.

New York Jets -- Signed WR Alan Allen and

WR Tyrone Davis to the practice squad. Waived DE Alan Young.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Re-signed WR Corey Holliday to the practice squad.

Washington Redskins -- Dropped WR Bobby Olive and LB Al Catonho from the practice squad. Signed WR Randall Evans and LB Odell Parks to the practice squad.


Dallas Stars -- LW Mike McPhee announced his retirement.

Los Angeles Kings -- Signed D Philippe Boucher to a one-year contract.

New York Islanders -- Agreed to terms with D Dennis Vaske and D Jason Holland. Acquired C Alexander Semak from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 1997 fifth-round draft pick. Assigned D Joby Messier and LW Barry Nieckar to IHL Utah.

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