Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Signed free-agent OF Dwight Evans (.249, 13 63 RBI with Boston Red Sox) to a one-year contract.
Chicago Cubs -- Signed free-agent OF George Bell (.265, 21 HRs, 86 RBI with Toronto Blue Jays) for three years and an option season for $13 million.
Cincinnati Reds -- Designated P Tim Birtsas (1-3, 3.86 ERA) for assignment, possibly to Nashville (AAA), to clear a spot for 2B Bill Doran.
Kansas City Royals -- Signed P Steve Crawford (5-4, 4.16 ERA) to a Class AAA contract.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sign free-agent P Zane Smith (12-9, 2.55 ERA) )to a four-year contract worth approximately $10.5 million.
Los Angeles Lakers -- Waived G-F Tony Brown.
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Signed former Baltimore Blast GM Tim Leiweke a two-year contract extension as executive vice president of marketing and sales.
New York Knicks -- Placed G Trent Tucker on the injured list with a bone bruise in his left foot. Activated G John Starks.
Lewis -- Suspended basketball coach Al Davis for threatening to revoke the scholarships of two players taking part in a minority student protest.
Louisiana State -- Named Mike Bugar defensive football coordinator and line coach, Steve Davis to coach defensive backs and special teams, Steve Buckley to coach running backs and special teams, Larry Edmondson to coach wide receivers, Phil Bennett to coach inside linebackers and Buddy King to coach offensive line.
Purdue -- Signed Jim Colletto, former offensive coordinator at Ohio State, to a five-year contract as head football coach.
World League of American Football -- London Monarchs named Bob Payton president. Birmingham named Michael Huyghue general manager.
Denver Broncos -- Placed OT Gerald Perry on the reserve-left squad list.
NHL -- Announced the additions of Ottawa and Tampa, Fla., franchises for the 1992-93 seasons.
Washington Capitals -- Assigned G Olaf Kolzig and C Rob Murray (3 assists in 17 games with the Capitals) to Baltimore (AHL).