BASEBALL (NL) * Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Bill Russell manager of Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League.
FOOTBALL (NFL) * New York Jets -- Placed Freeman McNeil (running back) on injured reserve. Activated Mike Haight (guard) from injured reserve, and A.B. Brown (running back) from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
* New York Giants -- Placed Reyna Thompson (defensive back) on injured reserve.
HOCKEY (NHL) * Vancouver Canucks -- Signed Trevor Linden (right wing) to a multi-year contract.