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Butch Mock Motorsports (Winston Cup): Released Todd Bodine, driver. Named Morgan Shepherd driver.



Boston Red Sox: Signed free-agent IF Jim Tatum to a major-league contract.


Cincinnati Reds: Named Dave Miley manager of Triple-A Indianapolis.

Detroit Tigers: Named Steve Lubratich assistant general manager and Randy Johnson special assistant to the general manager.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed free-agent P Darren Hall.

Milwaukee Brewers: Declined to exercise 1996 option on OF Darryl Hamilton.

New York Mets: Announced that Rusty Staub's contract to broadcast games on SportsChannel will not be renewed for the 1996 season.

Oakland Athletics: Exercised 1996 option on P Dennis Eckersley.

Philadelphia Phillies: Announced Single-A Piedmont of the South Atlantic League has changed its nickname to the Boll Weevils.

Seattle Mariners: Offered salary arbitration to P Norm Charlton.


Toronto Blue Jays: Announced they will buy out the last year on the contract of DH Paul Molitor. Announced Larry Hisle will accept a position as minor-league hitting instructor.


Chicago Bulls: Waived G Kenny Harris and G Ronnie McMahan.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Waived G John Battle.

Denver Nuggets: Waived F Brandon Born and F Larry Sykes.

Golden State Warriors: Waived G Matt Maloney and G Phil Handy. Placed F Andrew DeClercq on the injured list.


Minnesota Timberwolves: Waived G Darrick Martin.

New York Knicks: Waived G Jean Prioleau.

Phoenix Suns: Signed free-agent G Tony Smith. Waived G Orlando Smart.

Toronto Raptors: Signed G Tracy Murray.

Utah Jazz: Waived G Howard Eisley.

Vancouver Grizzlies: Acquired F Anthony Avent from the Orlando Magic for G Kevin Pritchard and F Larry Stewart.



NCAA: Announced that California will lose two of the 12 official recruiting visits allowed the men's basketball program in 1995-96 for a minor violation in the recruitment of Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

Atlantic Coast Conference: Maryland's April Heinrichs was named women's soccer Coach of the Year. Among those selected to the All-ACC first team were Maryland M Michelle Demko and North Carolina State's Thori Staples (Joppatowne). Maryland's Missy Meharg was named field hockey Coach of the Year. Four Maryland players were named first-team All-ACC: Tricia Burdt (St. Paul's), Lynsey McVicker, Christine DeBow and Sara Salam.

Capital Athletic Conference: Named Radcliffe Roye and Jim St. Jean (Goucher), Matt Tirschman (Salisbury State), John McManus (St. Mary's), Steve Groves (Salisbury State), Keith Chesla (Salisbury State), Jeff Sack (St. Mary's) to the all-conference first team.

North Atlantic Conference: Towson State freshman S Heather Hutson (Glen Burnie) was named conference volleyball Rookie of the Week.

Northeast Conference: Named Mount St. Mary's Mike Merritt men's cross country Coach of the Year.



NFL: Settled with the players' union on the contract matter of Dallas Cowboys CB Deion Sanders. Announced that the Cowboys will have to apply an additional $1.6 million toward their salary cap over the next four years.

Miami Dolphins: Placed T Ron Heller on IR. Signed T Eric Moore. Waived TE Joe Planansky from the active roster and DE Arthur Bussie and WR Demeris Johnson from the practice squad. Signed T Mark Hatfield to the practice squad.

New York Jets: Placed T Siupeli Malamala, DL Donald Evans and CB Marcus Turner on IR.

Philadelphia Eagles: Signed LB James Willis. Released LB Nate Dingle, and cut CB Vaughn Bryant from the practice squad.

St. Louis Rams: Signed K Dean Biasucci.


San Diego Chargers: Announced that S Rodney Harrison won an appeal of a $6,000 fine that was levied for a hit on San Francisco WR Michael Caldwell in the exhibition season.

San Francisco 49ers: Signed FB Brian O'Neal. Signed Wr Mike Caldwell to the practice squad.

Seattle Seahawks: Signed LB James Logan. Signed LB John Solomon to the practice squad. Cut WR Manley Woods from the practice squad.


NHL: Suspended St. Louis Blues D Chris Pronger for four games and fined him $1,000 for slashing incident against Pat Peake of the Washington Capitals last week.

Chicago Blackhawks: Traded RW Darin Kimble to the New Jersey Devils for C Bill Armstrong and C Mike Vukonich. Assigned Armstrong to IHL Indianapolis and announced that Vukonich will remain with ECHL Raleigh.


New Jersey Devils: Obtained F Esa Tikkanen from the St. Louis Blues for a third-round draft choice. Assigned RW Darin Kimble to AHL Albany.