Orioles: Exercised 1996 option on P Jesse Orosco. Declined to exercise 1996 option on P Doug Jones. Announced P Gene Harris refused an outright assignment and became a free agent.
Boston Red Sox: Announced that they have declined to exercise 1996 option P Rick Aguilera.
Kansas City Royals: Announced the retirement of Gene Mauch, bench coach. Fired Jeff Cox, third base coach. Named Tim Foli third base coach. Named Guy Hansen bullpen coach.
Seattle Mariners: Exercised their 1996 option on DH Edgar Martinez.
NBA: Suspended F Charles Oakley of the New York Knicks for one game and fined him $6,000 for his actions in an Oct. 29 game with Philadelphia; fined G Vernon Maxwell of the Philadelphia 76ers $3,000 for verbally abusing he referee.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Waived G Tony Bennett. Placed C Brad Daugherty, F Antonio Lang and G Joe Courtney on the injured list.
Indiana Pacers: Waived F Robert Churchwell and C Kevin Salvadori.
Los Angeles Clippers: Waived F Shawn Jamison and C Tony Maroney.
Los Angeles Lakers: Waived F Kurt Rambis, F Gerard King and G Kareem Townes.
Milwaukee Bucks: Placed C Kevin Duckworth on the injured list. Waived G Tate George and F Brad Sellers.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Waived C Rich King.
Orlando Magic: Waived F Ivano Newbill.
Washington Bullets: Activated assistant coach Derek Smith to the players roster because of injuries that have left the team short of players.
Centennial Conference: Named Johns Hopkins sophomore F Eric West (3 goals in 3-0 win over Franklin & Marshall) Player of the Week.
Northeast Conference: Announced the formation of a Division I-AA football conference with Monmouth, N.J.; Robert Morris; St. Francis, Pa.; Wagner and associate member Central Connecticut State, effective for the 1996 season.
Fordham: Announced the resignation of women's soccer coach Kim Byrnes.
Millsaps: Announced that AD Ron Jurney will replace Tommy Ranager as football coach.
Cincinnati Bengals: Signed WR/KR Thomas Bailey from the developmental squad; waived LB James Logan.
Kansas City Chiefs: Activated FB Donnell Bennett from the physically unable to perform list; released LB Frank Stams.
New England Patriots: Signed P Bryan Wagner; released P Pat O'Neill.
New Orleans Saints: Signed K Doug Brien to a two-year contract.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks: Sent D Bobby Marshall to Bandits.
Dallas Stars: Placed F Todd Harvey on IR.
Hartford Whalers: Reassigned F Scott Daniels to AHL Springfield.
Philadelphia Flyers: Sent D Darren Rumble and LW Dan Kordic to AHL Hershey on conditioning assignments.