Padres: Signed OF Chris Jones to a minor-league contract.
Tigers: Named Hiroshi Yoshimura baseball operations administrator.
Bulls: Waived F Roy Rogers and F Rob Werdann.
Hawks: Signed F Grant Long.
Hornets: Waived G Melvin Watson.
Nets: Waived F Sherell Ford, C Steve Goodrich and C Kevin Salvadori.
Knicks: Signed G-F David Wingate (Dunbar).
Atlantic Coast Conference: Virginia's DeMya Walker was named women's basketball Player of the Week; Georgia Tech's Niesha Butler claimed her seventh Rookie of the Week honor.
Hartwick: Named Bill Bjorness men's interim lacrosse coach.
Houston: Named Les Koennig Jr. offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Nevada-Reno: Announced Pat Foster will step down at the end of season as men's basketball coach.
South Carolina: Suspended F LeRon Williams for the rest of the season.
Tennessee-Martin: Announced the retirement of Cal Luther, men's basketball coach, effective at the end of the season.
NFL: Announced Denver Broncos G Mark Schlereth and Tennessee Oilers TE Frank Wycheck (Maryland) were selected as replacement players for the AFC Pro Bowl squad. Oilers G Bruce Matthews and Broncos TE Shannon Sharpe will miss the game with injuries.
Albany Firebirds (AFL): Signed WR-DB Geroy Simon (Maryland).
Hurricanes: Agreed to a multi-year contract extension with RW Sami Kapanen.
Pub Date: 2/02/99