BaseballCleveland Indians: Retained coaches Luis Isaac, Dave...


Cleveland Indians: Retained coaches Luis Isaac, Dave Nelson, Jeff Newman, Charlie Manuel, Buddy Bell and Mark Wiley.


Detroit Tigers: Manager Sparky Anderson resigned.

Montreal Expos: GM Kevin Malone resigned. VP of baseball operations Bill Stoneman will be interim GM.


L New York Mets: Assigned P Don Florence outright to Triple-A.

Philadelphia Phillies: First base coach Mel Roberts will not be retained. Outrighted P Andy Carter, P Bob Gaddy, P Chuck Ricci (former Orioles prospect), Paul Fletcher, C Gary Bennett, IF Kevin Elster and OF Gary Varsho to Triple-A.

Texas Rangers: Sent OF Scott Podsednik to the Marlins to complete the trade for P Bobby Witt.

Toronto Blue Jays: Moved bench coach Gene Tenace to bullpen coach. Named Mel Queen, Willie Upshaw and Alfredo Griffin coaches.


Chicago Bulls: Renounced contracts of G Pete Myers and F Larry Krystkowiak to make room under salary cap for F Dennis Rodman, who was acquired from San Antonio for C Will Perdue.

Los Angeles Clippers: Signed G Brent Barry, 15th pick in the draft, for three seasons.

Milwaukee Bucks: Signed G Voshon Lenard, second-round pick, for one year.


Minnesota Timberwolves: Signed F Kevin Garnett. Extended offer sheets to Hornets C LeRon Ellis and Bullets C Jim McIlvaine, restricted free agents.

New Jersey Nets: Named Hal Wissel director of player personnel.

Orlando Magic: C Tree Rollins, 40, retired and will remain an assistant coach.

Phoenix Suns: Signed G Chris Carr, second-round pick.


Arizona Cardinals: Waived LB Darryl Hardy. Signed DL Chris Maumalanga to active roster and OL Lance Scott to practice squad.


Indianapolis Colts: Released K Mike Cofer, who made four of nine field-goal tries.


NHL and NHLPA: Waived rights to reopen CBA after 1997-98 season, ensuring labor peace until Sept. 15, 2000.

NHL waiver draft: Winnipeg claimed LW Jim McKenzie from the Islanders; Ottawa claimed C Ted Drury from Hartford; Dallas claimed LW Bill Huard from Colorado; Buffalo claimed LW Brent Hughes from Boston; St. Louis claimed G Pat Jablonski from Toronto; Ottawa claimed D Justin Hocking from Los Angeles; Buffalo claimed RW Rob Conn from New Jersey; the Islanders claimed C Bob Sweeney from Buffalo.

Chicago Blackhawks: Reassigned F Kip Miller, F Darin Kimble, D Jeff Serowik, D Ivan Droppa and G Jimmy Waite to IHL Indianapolis.

Colorado Avalanche: Sent F Paxton Schulte and D Christian Lariviere to AHL Cornwall.


New York Islanders: Recalled D Bob Beers from IHL Salt Lake and F Dan Plante and F Andreas Johansson from AHL Worcester.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Sent F Jeff Christian and D Bill Armstrong to IHL Cleveland.

St. Louis Blues: Traded C Guy Carbonneau to the Stars for RW Paul Broten. Acquired C Fred Knipscheer from the Bruins for D Rick Zombo. Assigned F Dave Roberts to AHL Worcester.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Traded RW Warren Rychel to the Avalanche. Assigned F Brandon Convery, F Kent Manderville and D Jamie Heward to AHL St. John's.

Vancouver Canucks: Assigned C John McIntyre to AHL Syracuse.

Washington Capitals: Assigned C Norm Batherson to AHL Portland. Placed C Jeff Nelson and RW Rob Pearson on waivers.



MILL: Added the Charlotte (N.C.) Cobras.

Philadelphia Wings (MILL):Philadelphia Wings (MILL): Waived F Chris Bates.


MLS: Signed M Zak Ibsen and M Christopher Roselli. Ibsen also was signed by the NPSL Spirit.