Major League Baseball: Named Cornell professor Dana Eischen independent arbitrator, replacing Nicholas Zumas.
Pirates: Agreed to terms with P Jeff Tabaka on one-year contract.
White Sox: Agreed to terms with C Charlie O'Brien on two-year contract and C Chad Kreuter on one-year contract. Designated P Al Levine and P Larry Thomas for assignment.
Celtics: Placed G Dee Brown (flu) on injured list. Activated F Dontae' Jones from injured list.
Magic: Signed G Carl Thomas. Activated C Jason Lawson from injured list.
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Named Copppin State G Antoine Brockington (24.0 points in three games, including 31 in upset of Missouri) Player of the Week.
NCAA: Eligibility Appeals Committee rejected Cincinnati's appeal for early reinstatement of senior F Ruben Patterson, who will remain ineligible until Jan. 18.
Morehead State: Extended contract of Matt Ballard, football coach, through 2002 season.
North Carolina-Greensboro: Announced G Joseph Pryor has left basketball team.
Texas: Named Carl Reese, formerly of LSU, defensive coordinator, and Greg Davis, formerly of North Carolina, offensive coordinator.
Chargers: Signed WR Anthony Rodgers.
Chiefs: Signed DT Ty Parten to two-year contract. Re-signed S Vann Washington to practice squad. Waived WR Anthony Rodgers from practice squad.
Panthers: Placed TE Walter Rasby on IR. Signed LB Myron Baker. Signed TE Bill Khayat to practice squad.
Saints: Signed LB Derrick Barnes to practice squad.
Seahawks: Claimed LB Darryl Hardy off waivers from Cowboys. Placed DT Cortez Kennedy on IR.
NHL: Longtime executive Max McNab, businessman Peter Karmanos, and Olympians Neal Broten and John Mayasich were selected winners of Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
Flyers: Sent RW Paul Healey to AHL Philadelphia.
Hurricanes: Reassigned G Pat Jablonski to IHL Cleveland.
Sharks: Sent D Rich Brennan to AHL Kentucky.
Pub Date: 12/11/97