BASKETBALL National Basketball Association * PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -- Activated Brian Oliver, guard, and Jayson Williams, forward, from the injured list. Placed Jeff Ruland, center, on the injured list.
Continental Basketball Association * RAPID CITY THRILLERS -- Traded Irving Thomas, forward, to the Birmingham Bandits for the rights to Tony Dawson, forward, and 1992 third-round draft pick. Signed Carlton McKinney, guard-forward.
National Hockey League * DETROIT RED WINGS -- Recalled Keith Primeau, forward, from Adirondack of the American Hockey League.
* NEW JERSEY DEVILS -- Recalled Jarrod Skalde and Jeff Christian, forwards, from Utica of the American Hockey League.