NL: Suspended Expos P Pedro Martinez eight games, effective today, for charging mound, throwing helmet and instigating bench-clearing brawl Tuesday. Suspended Phillies P Mike Williams for throwing at batter and instigating brawl.
Astros: Promoted Tim Purpura to assistant GM and David Lakey to director of scouting. Named Jim Duquette director of player development.
Bulls: Re-signed free-agent G-F Jud Buechler.
Hornets: Signed F Malik Rose, second-round pick.
76ers: Named Maurice Cheeks assistant coach.
Trail Blazers: Named Elston Turner assistant coach and Ron Adams scout.
Florida (CBA): Signed former Bullets F-C John Williams for one year.
Eastern Basketball Alliance: Awarded franchises to seven Pennsylvania cities, including York and Lancaster.
North Carolina: Got oral commitment from basketball G Ryan "Archie" Miller.
Salisbury State: Volleyball and softball coach Deanna Parks resigned, effective after this weekend, to become the softball coach at Akron. Jodi Boast will be interim coach through remainder of season.
Steelers: Signed CB Kirk Pointer to practice squad.
Oilers: Signed D Boris Mironov.
Whalers: Re-signed D Glen Wesley to multi-year contract.
New England (MLS): Coach Frank Stapleton resigned.
Toronto (NPSL): Named Johan Aarnio coach.
Pub Date: 9/27/96