BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Activated...


July 24, 1992

BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS -- Activated Kelly Gruber, third baseman, from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Tom Quilan, third baseman, to Syarcuse of the International League.


National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS -- Agreed to terms with Robin Jones, defensive end.

DETROIT LIONS -- Signed George Jamison, linebacker; Tracy Scroggins, defensive end; Jason Hanson, place kicker; Thomas McLemore, tight end; and Larry Tharpe, offensive tackle.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -- Signed Maury Toy, running back. Released Dwight James, defensive back.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- Signed Tom Sims, nose tackle. Released Willie Gillus, quarterback.

* MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Waived Tim Downing, defensive end.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Signed Todd Collins, linebacker, and David Dixon, defensive tackle.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -- Signed Leslie O'Neal, defensive end; Henry Rolling, linebacker, and John Kidd, punter, to one-year contracts, and Courtney Hall, center, to a two-year contract. Waived Jarrod Johnson, center. Released Wayne Williams, cornerback; Kenneth Jones, safety, and Andy Katoa, linebacker. Announced the retirement of Chris Verhulst, tight end.

* TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- Signed Ken Swilling, defensive back; Anthony McDowell and Reggie Cobb, running backs; Mike Palawski, quarterback, and Scott Dill, offensive lineman.

Arena Football League ALBANY FIREBIRDS -- Signed John Chaney, Ozzie Jackson and Willie Wood, wide receivers.

B8* ARIZONA RATTLERS -- Signed Al Whiting, wide receiver.


National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS -- Signed Stanley Roberts, center, to an offer sheet. Renounced the rights to Brian Quinnett, forward.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS -- Signed Larry Stewart, forward, to an

offer sheet.


National Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERS -- Announced they were awarded Tampa Bay's 1993 third-round, entry draft choice as compensation for the signing of Rob Zamuner, center. Signed Peter Andersson, defenseman.

SAN JOSE SHARKS -- Announced they have bought out the contracts of Perry Anderson, Steve Bozek and Paul Fenton, forwards, making them free agents.

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* OKLAHOMA CITY BLAZERS -- Named Michael McEwen coach.

International Hockey League SAN DIEGO GULLS -- Signed John Anderson, right wing-assistant coach, to a two-year contract.


AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION -- Named Roger McAfee director of sports information.


YANKEE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE -- Named Albert L. Benson, Jr. commissioner, and Geoffrey Converse information officer. Announced the conference office will move from Newark, Delaware to Centerville, Mass.

BAYLOR -- Named Jeanne Nowlin coordinator of women's sports, effective Aug. 1.

BOWLING GREEN -- Named Bruce Gregory assistant football coach.

* CAL-DAVIS -- Named Caryn Maroni intermin women's tennis coach.

* COLGATE -- Named Anne Davis, Heidi Hazen and Shelly Collier women's assistant basketball coaches.

COLUMBIA -- Named Martin J. Moran III associate director of athletics for development.

HOUSTON BAPTIST -- Named Rusty Pendergrass baseball coach.

* INDIANA STATE -- Named Susan Decker women's assistant basketball coach.

NAVY -- Announced the resignation of James W. Blanchard, Jr., assistant director of athletics. Named Michael Bobinski associate director of athletics; Carl Tamulevich assistant director of athletics; Dave Davis assistant for admissions and academic support, and Dennis Pignotti deputy director of athletics.

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