Baseball California Angels -- Named Gene Richards coach of Class AA Midland.
Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA) -- Rehired manager Bob Bailor, pitching coach Bob Shirley and coach Rocket Wheeler.
Sacramento Kings -- Placed G Steve Colter (ankle surgery) on the injured list. Signed G Leon Wood.
Minnesota -- Football coach John Gutekunst agreed to terms on three-year contract.
World League of American Football -- Announced the Orlando, Fla., franchise will be called the Thunder.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed OT Joe Staysniak to practice squad.
Cleveland Browns -- Released DE Andrew Stewart, a fourth-round draft pick in 1989.
Los Angeles Rams -- Signed LB Bruce Klostermann.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Placed S Tracey Eaton (shoulder) on injured reserve. Activated CB Stanley Blair off the practice squad. Signed free-agent RB Pat Chaffey.
Seattle Seahawks -- Signed free-agent TE Mike Tice (Maryland). Placed OG Edwin Bailey (knee) on injured reserve. Announced LB Darren Comeaux (knee) will miss rest of season.
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Recalled C Harry Mews (6 goals, 11 assists in 14 games) from Hampton Roads Admirals (ECHL).
Track and field The Athletics Congress -- Picked New Orleans to be host of 1992 Olympic trials.