Anheuser-Busch Inc. -- Announced that Bill Elliott (1988 NASCAR Winston Cup champion) has signed a 3-year contract to drive for Junior Johnson's Ford Thunderbird team.
Boston Red Sox -- Signed P Frank Viola (13 wins in each of the past 8 years) to a three-year, $13.9 million contract.
Chicago Cubs -- Named former manager Jim Essian and former GM Jim Frey AL scouts.
Detroit Tigers -- Announced the resignation of scouting director Jax Robertson.
NBA -- Fined the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks $10,000 each for violating a league rule that prohibits home teams from practicing on New Year's Day.
Atlanta Hawks -- Signed G Morlon Wiley. Waived C Gary Leonard.
Milwaukee Bucks -- Fined Jeff Grayer, Larry Krystkowiak and Frank Brickowski an undisclosed amount believed to be $250 each for missing a flight Wednesday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves -- Claimed F Mark Randall off waivers.
Orlando Magic -- Placed G Scott Skiles on the injured list. Signed G Stephen Thompson.
New Mexico -- Named Fred Bleil football defensive coordinator.
Pennsylvania -- Named Al Bagnoli (86-19 at Division III Union College) football coach.
E9 Texas Christian -- Named Pat Sullivan football coach.
United States Field Hockey Association -- Named Jenepher Price Shillingford president.
Houston Oilers -- Placed DT Doug Smith on IR. Activated LB Rick Graf from IR.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed S John Hagy. Placed LB Tracy Rogers on IR.
Calgary Flames -- Traded C Doug Gilmour (105 points in 1986-87), D Jamie Macoun, D Ric Nattress, G Rick Wamsley and LW Kent Manderville to the Toronto Maple Leafs for RW Gary Leeman (51 goals last season; 19 points in 33 games this season), LW Craig Berube, D Michel Petit, D Alexander Godynyuk and G Jeff Reese.
New Jersey Devils -- Sent C Alexander Semak to Utica (AHL).
Philadelphia Flyers -- Traded D Gord Murphy, RW Brian Dobbin and a 1992 third-round draft pick to the Boston Bruins for D Garry Galley and C Wes Walz. Boston assigned Dobbin to Maine (AHL).