BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Waived P Floyd Bannister...

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August 31, 1991

Baseball

California Angels -- Waived P Floyd Bannister (0-0, 3.96 ERA, 16 games) for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Cincinnati Reds -- Announced that former IF Ron Oester will be roving infield instructor in the minor leagues and manage rookie-league team in Billings, Mont., in June.

Texas Rangers -- Sent C Mark Parent to Class AAA Oklahoma City on rehabilitation assignment.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Moved P Al Leiter from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Sent P Ken Dayley to Class AAA Syracuse on rehabilitation assignment.

Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers -- Named Michael Cooper special assistant to the GM.

Colleges

Cornell -- Named John Bajusz, (leading scorer in school history with 1,663 points, 1983-87) men's volunteer assistant basketball coach.

Hartford -- Named Paul Gallo assistant baseball coach and Michelle Gigante women's assistant volleyball coach.

Iona -- Announced the resignation of Jeff Ruland, men's part-time assistant basketball coach. Named Philip Weber men's assistant basketball coach and Brent Bass men's graduate assistant basketball coach.

Middle Tennessee State -- Named David Farrar men's basketball coach.

Ohio State -- Announced that TB Robert Smith has quit the football team.

Football

Green Bay Packers -- Waived P Rick Tuten.

Houston Oilers Announced that DE Sean Jones signed a 1-year contract. Moved LB Johnny Meads and DE Lee Williams to the active roster to make them eligible for tomorrow's game. Waived DT David Rocker. Placed DT Jeff Alm on IR.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed S Jarvis Williams to a 3-year contract.

New England Patriots -- Waived WR Stacey Simmons. Placed S Tim Gordon on IR.

New York Giants -- Placed DE Eric Dorsey on IR.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Waived DL Michael Teeters, DL Tom Gibson and DE Mike Flores.

Seattle Seahawks -- Placed S Vann McElroy and WR Jeff Chadwick on injured reserve. Activated FB James Jones and S Nesby Glasgow.

Hamilton Tiger Cats (CFL) -- Fired coach David Beckman.

Hockey

Buffalo Sabres -- Signed C Peter Ciavaglia.

Ottawa Senators -- Named Mel Bridgman GM of the expansion team, which starts NHL play in 1992-93.

Quebec Nordiques -- Signed LW Doug Smail.

San Jose Sharks -- Signed LW Larry DePalma.

Team USA -- Replaced head coach Bob Johnson, who has undergone brain surgery, with assistant Tim Taylor.

Tennis

Women's Tennis Association -- Elected Pam Shriver (Lutherville) president; Kathy Jordan vice president; Wendy Turnbull secretary; Elise Burgin (Pikesville) treasurer; and Katrina Adams, Sandy Collins, Judith Wiesner to the board of directors. Re-elected Martina Navratilova, Elizabeth Smylie and Natalia Zvereva to the board of directors.

Track and field

International Amateur Athletic Federation -- Suspended Soviet sprinter Irina Slyusar for 3 months for testing positive for strychnine.

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