Baseball Cleveland Indians -- Optioned IF Dave Rohde to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
New York Mets -- Placed SS Kevin Elster (weak right shoulder) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Optioned P Mark Dewey to Triple-A Tidewater. Recalled OF Rodney McCray and 3B Chris Donnels from Triple-A Tidewater.
New York Yankees -- Optioned OF Bernie Williams to Triple-A Columbus. Recalled P Russ Springer from Columbus.
San Diego Padres -- Traded OF Thomas Howard to the Cleveland Indians for IF Jason Hardtke and a player to be named. Signed OF Gary Pettis.
Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers -- Placed G-F Jimmy Oliver (sprained right foot) on injured list. Activated G-F Craig Ehlo from the injured list.
San Antonio Spurs -- Named Jerry Tarkanian coach, effective next season.
Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) -- Robert Reid signed to return as coach in 1992-93.
Colleges Buffalo -- Received letter of intent from 5-7 point guard Melanie Vogel (15.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 4.2 spg, 3.4 apg this season for Institute of Notre Dame). Vogel was first-team All-Metro the past two seasons.
Loyola College -- Received letter of intent from 6-3 G Matt Walker (18.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 7.0 apg at Trinity High in Camp Hill, Pa.).
Mount St. Mary's -- Received letters of intent from 6-4 G Jeff Balistrere (Waynesboro, Pa.), 6-2 G Silas Cheung (Magruder) and 6-7 F Kenny Gardner (St. Maria Goretti).
St. Francis -- Rob Wooster (Annapolis) accepted a full basketball scholarship.
Virginia -- Received letter of intent from distance runner Stephanie Morningstar (Westminster).
Western Connecticut State -- Named John Cervino football coach.
Golf Kemper Open -- Announced that Payne Stewart and Jeff Sluman have committed to play.
Hockey NHL -- Extended the three-game suspension of Philadelphia Flyers D Terry Carkner for a match penalty against the New Jersey Devils' Randy McKay on March 29 for one game to include season finale.
Minnesota North Stars -- Assigned C Kip Miller to IHL Kalamazoo.
Soccer Colorado Foxes (APSL) -- Signed F Ted Eck.