Athletics: Signed P Chris Nichting, P Matt Dunbar, former Orioles P Mike Oquist and former Orioles minor-league P Chuck Ricci to minor-league contracts.
Astros: Named Steve Swisher manager of Triple-A New Orleans. Named Jimmy Wynn Triple-A hitting coach and Craig McMurtry Triple-A pitching coach.
Mets: Activated P Bill Pulsipher from 60-day DL. Sent P Brian Edmondson outright to Triple-A Norfolk. Sent P John Carter and OF Terrell Lowery outright to Double-A Binghamton.
Phillies: Added P Ryan Nye and P Jason Boyd to 40-man roster.
Rangers: Placed IF Luis Ortiz and OF Dwayne Hosey on waivers for purpose of giving them unconditional releases. Assigned pitcher Danny Smith to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Knicks: Activated G Chris Childs. Placed F Chris Jent on injured list.
Magic: Placed G Penny Hardaway (knee surgery; out 2-4 weeks) injured list. Activated G Amal McCaskill.
Nuggets: Placed G Ricky Pierce (strained back). Waived C Rich King.
Raptors: Placed C Zan Tabak on injured list. Activated C Melvin Robinson.
Denison: Men's basketball coach Mike Sheridan resigned. Named Bill Lee interim coach.
Mount St. Mary's: Signed Michelle Higginbottom (Frederick High) national letter of intent for track and field.
Western Maryland: Named Chris Lambertson and Kevin Selby men's assistant basketball coaches.
Bengals: Added WR James Hundon to roster. Released WR Kevin Jordan.
Chargers: Injured LB Glen Young, C Courtney Hall, G Troy Sienkiewicz and CB Dwayne Harper will miss rest of season.
Dolphins: Activated DE Jeff Cross. Placed G Chris Gray (fractured left fibula) on IR. Re-signed C Cal Dixon. Released DE Aaron Jones.
Eagles: Signed LB Whit Marshall to roster from practice squad. Placed WR Mark Ingram (torn knee cartilage) on IR.
Jets: Waived CB Kwame Ellis. Signed CB Lance Brown. Waived TE Brian Gaine from practice roster. Signed OL Troy Stark to practice roster.
Saints: Placed G Jim Dombrowski on IR.
NHL: Fined Kings and Blackhawks $5,000 each for altercations Sunday.
Coyotes: Recalled D Deron Quint from AHL Springfield.
Islanders: Traded LW Chris Marinucci to Kings for C Nicholas Vachon. Assigned Vachon to IHL Utah.
Kings: Assigned Marinucci to IHL Phoenix.
Lightning: Acquired G Rick Tabaracci from Flames for C Aaron Gavey.
Maple Leafs: Former Capitals G Don Beaupre cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL St. John's. Recalled G Marcel Cousineau from St. John's.
Penguins: Traded D Fredrik Olausson and former Bandits LW Alex Hicks to Mighty Ducks for LW Shawn Antoski and D Dmitri Mironov. Traded C Chris Wells to Panthers for C Stu Barnes and former Skipjacks D Jason Woolley.
Bandits (AHL): Released C Mike Taylor.
Pub Date: 11/20/96