Chicago Cubs -- Signed P Danny Jackson (6-6, 3.61 ERA with Cincinnati Reds last season) to four-year, $10.5 million contract.
Cincinnati Reds -- Signed P Tom Browning (15-9, 3.80) to four-year contract worth $11.9 million with a club option for a fifth year at $3.5 million.
Detroit Tigers -- Signed free-agent OF Rob Deer (27 HRs, 69 RBIs with Milwaukee Brewers) to three-year contract.
Kansas City Royals -- Signed P Mike Boddicker (17-8, 3.36 with Boston Red Sox) to three-year, $9.25 million contract.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Promoted Jeff Podobnik, their director of management information, to director of their Florida baseball operations.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Purchased P Mark Clark and P John Ericks from Class AA Savannah. Purchased IF Luis Alicea, IF Bien Figueroa, IF Mike Ross, IF Joey Fernandez, IF Stan Royer and OF Lonnie Maclin from Class AA Huntsville.
Cleveland Cavaliers -- Placed F John Williams on injured list. Activated C Milos Babic.
Denver Nuggets -- Signed F Terry Mills, first-round draft choice from Michigan, to two-year contract, reportedly worth $1.35 million over two years.
Phoenix Suns -- Placed F Tim Perry on injured list. Activated G Negele Knight from injured list.
Seattle SuperSonics -- Suspended G Dale Ellis without pay for five days for disciplinary reasons.
Auburn -- Barbara Andrzewski, Patapsco High senior who competes for Rebounders of Timonium, has signed a letter of intent to attend on gymnastics scholarship.
Brown -- Named Trevor Adair soccer coach.
Maryland -- Signed basketball G Wayne Bristol of High Point High School to letter of intent.
Morgan State -- Announced basketball players G Robert Holmes of Largo, F Michael Brewer of Hagerstown Junior College, F/G Rojack West of Thomas Johnson High School and C Jarrod Smith of Dobbs Ferry, N.J., had signed basketball letters of intent.
Oregon State -- Announced Dave Kragthorpe will not return as football coach.
Texas Tech -- Signed football coach Spike Dykes to 10-year contract extension.
Green Bay Packers -- Signed QB Mike Norseth. Released TE William Harris.
New England Patriots -- Signed WR Patrick Coleman. Placed LB Johnny Rembert on injured reserve.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Claimed DE Dexter Manley on waivers from Washington Redskins.
San Diego Chargers -- Placed RB Rod Bernstine and LB Richard Brown on injured reserve. Signed RB Joe Mickles and LB Antonio Goss.
NHL -- Suspended New York Rangers D Mark Hardy five games for stick-swinging incident last Friday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Boston Bruins -- Sent C John Byce and D Bob Beers to Maine (AHL).
Buffalo Sabres -- Signed RW Jiri Sejba after Czechoslovakian Ice Hockey Federation released his rights.
New York Islanders -- Recalled LW Brad Lauer from Capital District (AHL).
Pittsburgh Penguins -- Assigned LW Jeff Davis to Muskegon (IHL).
Quebec Nordiques -- Signed D Alexei Gusarov of Soviet Red Army to four-year contract.
St. Louis Blues -- Recalled C Nelson Emerson from Peoria (IHL). Sent C Michel Mongeau and G Guy Hebert to Peoria.
Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled F Gino Odjick from Milwaukee (AHL).