Los Angeles Dodgers -- Announced P Don Aase (3-1, 4.97 ERA) chose to become free agent rather than accept assignment to Class AAA Albuquerque Dukes.
Oakland Athletics -- Announced SS Walt Weiss will miss the res of American League playoffs with a sprained left knee.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Named former New York Yankees manager Bucky Dent, Dave Collins, a utility player with the club this season, Joe Coleman and Galen Pitts coaches.
Denver Nuggets -- Announced F Bill Hanzlik will be lost for season to recover from surgery for a herniated disk.
New York Knicks -- Waived G Tharon Mayes.
Big East Conference -- Extended invitation to Miami, Fla., to join conference.
Big Eight -- Suspended seven officials who worked Saturday's ++ Colorado-Missouri game Saturday indefinitely for allowing Colorado fifth down that produced winning touchdown.
Dartmouth -- Named Bob Ceplikas special assistant to athletic director.
Buffalo Bills -- Announced S Mark Kelso will be out four to six weeks with broken bone in lower part of lower left leg and dislocated left ankle.
Green Bay Packers -- Reinstated RB Herman Fontenot.
New England Patriots -- Placed C Gene Chilton on injured reserve.
San Francisco 49ers -- Announced RB Roger Craig will be out indefinitely with injured knee.
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Returned D Wade Bartley to Sudbury of Ontario League.
Montreal Canadiens -- Suspended G Brian Hayward after he did not report for practice. Recalled G Jean Claude-Bergeron from Fredericton of American Hockey League.
Washington Capitals -- Assigned LW Bob Joyce to Baltimore Skipjacks of American Hockey League. Recalled D Bob Babcock from Baltimore.