BASEBALL (NL) * New York Mets -- Named Steve Phillips director of minor league operations; Scott Brown administrative assistant of scouting; and Maureen Cooke administrator of minor league department.
* San Diego Padres -- Announced the resignation of Dennis Sommers (lead scout).
BASKETBALL (NBA) * Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed Tony Brown (forward) and Greg Wiltjer (center).
* Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed Anthony Jones (forward).
FOOTBALL (NFL) * Indianapolis Colts -- Fired Ron Meyer (coach) and Leon Burtnett (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach). Named Rick Venturi coach for the remainder of the season.