Roush Racing: Signed Johnny Benson, who ranks 12th in Winston Cup standings, to multi-year contract.
Cubs: Recalled OF Brant Brown, OF Robin Jennings, IF Miguel Cairo and P Rodney Myers from Triple-A Iowa. Purchased contract of OF Terrell Lowery from Iowa. Claimed P Ramon Morel off waivers from Pirates.
Indians: Purchased contract of P David Weathers from Triple-A Buffalo. Designated P Steve Montgomery for assignment.
Rangers: Renewed contracts of pitching coach Dick Bosman, bench coach Bucky Dent, bullpen coach Larry Hardy, batting coach Rudy Jaramillo, first base coach Ed Napoleon and third base coach Jerry Narron for 1998. Named Don Reynolds roving minor-league hitting instructor, Butch Wynegar catching instructor and Julio Cruz base-running and bunting instructor.
Cavaliers: Signed C Shawnelle Scott.
Kings: Signed C-F Stacey King, C Michael Stewart and C Derek Grimm.
Magic: Re-signed free-agent C Dan Schayes.
NCAA: Granted Texas Tech TB Adrian Ervin sixth year of eligibility.
Catholic: Named Brooks Singer men's lacrosse coach.
Kansas: Basketball G Erinn Reed was granted medical hardship and is leaving team for personal reasons.
Texas Christian: Suspended OT Greg Davis for season for reportedly testing positive for steroids during random NCAA drug test.
Blackhawks: Signed C Steve Dubinsky.
Blues: Agreed to terms with D Rory Fitzpatrick, RW Chris Kenady and C Jochen Hecht.
Bruins: Signed C Joel Prpic to two-year contract.
Lightning: Re-signed LW Jeff Toms.
Panthers: Signed RW Scott Mellanby to four-year contract and named him captain.
Rangers: Signed free-agent LW Tim Sweeney, who had been with Bruins.
AHL: Re-signed president and CEO David Andrews to six-year contract.
National Lacrosse League: Named John Livsey commissioner.
Syracuse Smash (NLL): Announced team name.
Detroit (NPSL): Signed player-coach Pato Margetic to four-year contract.
Pub Date: 9/12/97