BasketballDetroit Pistons: Re-signed C Eric Leckner. Renounced...



Detroit Pistons: Re-signed C Eric Leckner. Renounced the rights to G Negele Knight.

Portland Trail Blazers: Traded F Otis Thorpe to the Pistons for the rights to G Randolph Childress and F Bill Curley.

Miami Heat: Named Scotty Robertson, Bob McAdoo, and Stan Van Gundy assistant coaches. Named former UMBC coach and Washington Bullets assistant Jeff Bzdelik scout.


ECAC: Named Navy DB Sean Andrews football Rookie of the Week. Navy WR Matt Scornavacchi won All-ECAC honors.

Atlantic Coast Conference: Named Virginia sophomore Peggy Boutilier (Roland Park) field hockey Player of the Week.

Big South Conference: Named UMBC senior striker Denise Schilte women's soccer Player of the Week.

Liberty Bowl: Signed a multi-year contract with the Big East and Conference USA to match representatives in the annual bowl game beginning in 1996.

Independence Bowl: Announced a four-year agreement to take the No. 5 or No. 6 selection out of the SEC through 1998.

This is the bowl's first affiliation since 1980.

Duke: Named Theresa Ingram (Lansdowne), a two-time GTE Academic All-American in lacrosse at Maryland, assistant women's coach.

Navy: Named Roger Breslin men's assistant basketball coach.


Cincinnati Bengals: Signed free-agent DL Alfred Oglesby. Released DE Ty Parten.

Kansas City Chiefs: Signed LB Frank Stams to a one-year contract. Waived LB Rick Hamilton.

New Orleans Saints: Released DT Mike Pelton from practice squad. Signed DT Dunstan Anderson to practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Re-signed RB Tiger McMillon to practice squad. Released QB Kelly Holcomb.

Washington Redskins: Signed WR A. C. Tellison and DT Jeff Fields to the practice squad. Released DT Anthony Abrams and WR Randall Evans from the practice squad. Re-signed T Don Henson to the practice squad.

Baltimore Stallions (CFL): Released DT Robert Presbury.


NHL: Suspended Chicago Blackhawks RW Joe Murphy 10 games without pay and fined him $1,000 as a result of a slashing incident in a preseason game.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim: Assigned D Alain Deeks, D Nikolai Tsulygin, G Mike O'Neill and LW Jeremy Stevenson to AHL Baltimore. Agreed to terms with RW Peter Leboutillier on a multi-year contract and assigned him to Baltimore. Added the Raleigh IceCaps as an ECHL affiliate.

Calgary Flames: Assigned RW Niklas Sundblad and D Keith McCambridge to AHL Saint John. Released C Bobby Brown and F Cam Bristow.

Detroit Red Wings: Re-signed free-agent G Mike Vernon to a two-year contract.

Florida Panthers: Assigned LW Chris Kontos and D Len Esau to IHL Cincinnati.

Hartford Whalers: Released F Kerry Clark.

New Jersey Devils: Reassigned G Mike Heinke and G Frederic Henry to AHL Albany.

New York Islanders: Assigned C Craig Darby to AHL Worcester and LW Jim McKenzie and LW Andrey Vasilyev to IHL Utah.

New York Rangers: Reassigned D Sylvain Blouin, D Maxim Galanov, F Chris Ferraro, F Peter Ferraro, F Ken Gernander, F Brad Jones and G Dan Cloutier to AHL Binghamton.

Philadelphia Flyers: Traded LW Andre Faust to the Winnipeg Jets for a seventh-round pick in the 1997 NHL entry draft.

St. Louis Blues: Recalled D Steve Staios from IHL Peoria.

Washington Capitals: Signed free-agent G Ron Tugnutt.


ATP Tour: Reduced from three weeks to two weeks the suspension of player Jeff Tarango for remarks in a post-match news conference at Wimbledon. Upheld a $20,000 fine imposed on Tarango but agreed to hold it in abeyance for six months and rescind it if Tarango maintains acceptable conduct.

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