Baseball California Angels -- Agreed to minor-league contracts with former Baltimore Orioles IF Rene Gonzales (.195, 1 HR, 16 RBI for Toronto Blue Jays) and P Neil Allen.
Colorado Rockies -- Signed OF Troy Ricker.
New York Yankees -- Traded 2B Steve Sax (.304, 10 HRs, 56 RBI) to the Chicago White Sox for P Melido Perez (8-7, 3.12), P Robert Wickman and P Domingo Jean.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Agreed to a 1-year contract with P Todd Worrell (hasn't pitched since 1989 because of elbow and shoulder ailments).
Basketball Boston Celtics -- Traded G Brian Shaw (10.3 ppg) to the Miami Heat for G Sherman Douglas (7.8 ppg in 4 games since returning from holdout). Signed F Tony Massenburg (Maryland) to a 10-day contract.
Charlotte Hornets -- Signed F Michael Ansley and F Ron Grandison to 10-day contracts. Placed C Mike Gminski (herniated disk) on the injured list.
Houston Rockets -- Signed G Avery Johnson (6.8 ppg, 5.0 apg before being waived Dec. 17 by the San Antonio Spurs) to a 10-day contract.
Orlando Magic -- Signed G Sean Higgins to a 10-day contract.
Colleges St. Peter's -- Signed men's basketball coach Ted Fiore (106-51) to a 5-year contract.
Football Los Angeles Rams -- Fired defensive coordinator Jeff Fisher, replacing him with former Seattle Seahawks defensive line coach George Dyer. Named Seattle secondary coach Joe Vitt to staff. Offered a job to former Seattle offensive coordinator John Becker.
Minnesota Vikings -- Named Stanford's Dennis Green coach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Named Sam Wyche coach.
Hockey Washington Capitals -- Returned G Jim Hrivnak to Baltimore (AHL).