BaseballAngels: Optioned P Jim Abbott to Triple-A...


Angels: Optioned P Jim Abbott to Triple-A Vancouver. Recalled P Pep Harris from Vancouver.


Braves: Purchased the contract of OF Andruw Jones from Triple-A Richmond. Designated minor-league P Tom Thobe for assignment.

Mariners: Acquired OF Mark Whiten from the Atlanta Braves for P Roger Blanco.


Marlins: Announced the retirement of OF Andre Dawson, effective at end of season.

Pirates: Optioned C Angel Encarnacion to Triple-A Calgary.


Suns: Signed F Evric Gray to a one-year contract.


Mid-Continent Conference: Announced that Southern Utah State will join the conference beginning in 1997-98.

Duke: Named Joe Alberici assistant men's lacrosse coach.

Towson State: Named Mark Averell golf coach, Leslie Kerhin assistant women's soccer coach and Paulette Thompson assistant field hockey coach.



Bills: Waived DB Dennis Allen, K Armando Avina, CB Artis Houston, P Ross Schulte and RB Muhamed Shamsid-Deen.

Chargers: Waived K Danny Kight, P Brian Greenfield, S Robert McWilliams, S Tyron Wright,CB Tyrone Shorter, LB Phillip Benton, G Brandon Evans and DE Tyrone Malone.

Jaguars: Placed S Monty Grow on injured reserve. Released OT David Bailey.

Lions: Waived RB Ed Davis, RB Ryan Grigson, OL Barry Stokes, DL Troy Bailey, DL James Baron, WR Desmond Bellot, WR Michael London, TE Dan Latore, LB Mark Byers, K Gene Adair and P David Wing.

Patriots: Released LB Andre Bowden, S Eddie Cade, WR Bill Schroeder and DT Bruce Walker.


Steelers: Signed former Stallions free-agent P Josh Miller.

Pub Date: 8/15/96