Baseball Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Mike Christopher to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Sent C Jesse Levis and OF Wayne Kirby to minor-league camp for reassignment.
Minnesota Twins -- Sent P Mauro Gozzo, OF David McCarty, C Danny Sheaffer and C Jay Owens to minor-league camp for reassignment. Optioned IF Shawn Gilbert, P Mike Trombley, P George Tsamis and P Rob Wassenaar to Triple-A Portland.
Montreal Expos -- Optioned P Dave Wainhouse, P Matt Maysey and C Rob Natal to Triple-A Indianapolis.
New York Mets -- Optioned P Julien Vasquez to Double-A Binghamton and P Eric Hillman to Triple-A Tidewater.
Oakland Athletics -- Announced that P Jim Deshaies left training camp after officials told him he wouldn't make the major-league roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sent OF Dave Clark and OF Ty Gainey to minor-league camp for reassignment.
Toronto Blue Jays -- Optioned IF Domingo Martinez, P Al Leiter and C Randy Knorr to Triple-A Syracuse.
Houston Rockets -- Suspended C Hakeem Olajuwon indefinitely without pay for refusing to suit up after a doctor had cleared him to play.
Frostburg State -- Announced that football coach Dennis Riccio has been named coach at St. Lawrence.
MIT -- Announced the resignation of athletic director Royce Flippin Jr. at the end of August.
Rice -- Announced that Scott Thompson has resigned as basketball coach.
Chicago Bears -- Announced the retirement of OT Jim Covert.
Indianapolis Colts -- DE Donnell Thompson announced his retirement.
L New York Jets -- Signed FB Pat Chaffey and TE Troy Sadowski.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed Plan B free agent G John Bruhin to two one-year contracts.
Calgary Stampeders (CFL) -- Signed QB Doug Flutie to a four-year contract believed to be worth about $1 million a year.
Chicago Blackhawks -- Signed C Dean McAmmond, their top draft selection, to a five-year contract plus a one-year option for $820,000.
Ottawa Senators -- Named John Ferguson director of player personnel.
Vancouver Canucks -- Sent former Skipjacks RW Robin Bawa to Milwaukee (IHL).