Astros: Named Vern Ruhle coordinator of minor-league pitching instruction.
Marlins: Signed Cuban P Livan Hernandez.
=1 Rockies: Signed former Orioles P John Habyan.
MA Jazz: Extended contract of eight-time All-Star F Karl Malone.
Auburn: Basketball G Moochie Norris transferred to West Florida. Basketball G Angie Farah transferred to South Florida.
UC-Irvine: Senior G Tamera Thomas (10.8 ppg) quit women's basketball team for personal reasons.
Duke: Named Joe DeLamielleure offensive line coach and George Edwards linebacker coach.
Houston: Dismissed junior C Nakia Hill (14.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg) from women's basketball team.
Northwestern: Freshman F Matt Moran quit basketball team and left school. He was averaging 11.6 points and team-best 7.2 rebounds.
South Florida: Suspended F Tamekia Williams indefinitely from women's basketball team.
Texas: Agreed to terms with football coach John Mackovic on five-year contract through 2000.
Canadiens: Recalled F Darcy Tucker from AHL Fredericton.
Canucks: Recalled G Mike Fountain from AHL Syracuse.
Mighty Ducks: Activated F David Sacco. Placed RW Peter Douris on injured list, retroactive to Dec. 28.
Oilers: Placed LW Scott Thornton on IR with cytomegalo virus.
MA Binghamton (AHL): Recalled F Rick Willis from ECHL Charlotte.
Milwaukee (NPSL): Signed F Art Kramer to 15-day contract. Placed F Billy Uranceau on IR.