BaseballBoston Red Sox: Claimed OF Brent Cookson...


Boston Red Sox: Claimed OF Brent Cookson on waivers from the Royals.


Kansas City Royals: Outrighted IF Edgar Caceres.

Philadelphia Phillies: Acquired IF Mike Benjamin from the Giants for P Jeff Juden and C-1B Tommy Eason. Assigned P Kyle Abbott outright to Triple-A.


Pittsburgh Pirates: Requested waivers on P Jim Gott to give him his unconditional release.

San Diego Padres: Did not retain coaches Graig Nettles, Sonny Siebert and Tye Waller; retained Davey Lopes, Rob Picciolo and Merv Rettenmund.


Golden State Warriors: Signed F Alaa Abdelnaby, F Andrew DeClercq and G Matt Maloney.

Los Angeles Clippers: Signed F Charles Outlaw.

Los Angeles Lakers: Signed free-agent F Kurt Rambis.

Milwaukee Bucks: Signed C Mike Peplowski, G Brad Sellers, G Emanual Davis, G Tate George, G Bob McCann, G-F Randolph Keys and F Julius Nwosu.

San Antonio Spurs: Signed G Cory Alexander for three seasons.


Seattle SuperSonics: C Bill Cartwright withdrew his retirement and filed a grievance over a $976,000 contract dispute.

Utah Jazz: Signed free-agent F Chris Morris. Signed C Greg Foster.


Virginia Tech: WR Michael Williams left the football team.


Buffalo Sabres: Signed F Curtis Brown, their second-round pick in the 1994.


Dallas Stars: Assigned D Mike Lalor to IHL San Francisco.

Hartford Whalers: Claimed G Jason Muzzatti from the Flames on waivers.

New Jersey Devils: Signed C Petr Sykora for three years and assigned him to AHL Albany. Sent C David Emma to IHL Detroit. Placed C Bobby Carpenter and LW Valeri Zelepukin on IR. Sent C Denis Pederson, G Mike Dunham and D Cale Hulse to AHL Albany. Designated G Peter Sidorkiewicz for assignment.

New York Rangers: Agreed to terms with D Ulf Samuelsson on a multi-year contract. Assigned C Daniel Lacroix to AHL Binghamton. Acquired C Steve Larouche from the Senators for RW Jean-Yves Roy.

Ottawa Senators: Holdout C Alexei Yashin left to practice with the Central Red Army team in Moscow.

Philadelphia Flyers: Signed D Kevin Haller to multi-year contract.


Winnipeg Jets: Agreed to terms with RW Shane Doan and D Jason Doig. Acquired C Darren Turcotte from the Whalers for RW Nelson Emerson.


Charlotte Cobras (MILL): Acquired rights to F Chris Bates and F Toby Boucher.


Spirit: Agreed to terms with D Mike Stankovic. Signed D David Vaudreuil. Sold M Jeff Rogers to Kansas City Attack.