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April 20, 1993

Baseball

Florida Marlins -- Placed IF Bret Barberie on 15-day DL.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Claimed P Steve Parris off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and assigned him to Double-A San Antonio.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Released OF Bruce Dostal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Activated OF Cary Williams from DL.

Basketball

New Jersey Nets -- Signed C Dave Hoppen to a 10-day contract.

College

NCAA -- Appointed Gary Sojka to the special committee to review student-athlete welfare, access and equity; McKinley Boston and Andrea Seger to the committee on athletic certification; and Larrye Easley to the men's and women's tennis committee.

Central Florida -- Basketball coach Joe Dean resigned after a 37-73 record in four years, including a 10-17 mark last season. AD Gene McDowell said Dean stepped down to "pursue other interests" and that Ben DeVary, 26, will be interim coach.

College of Charleston -- Named Jerry Baker executive athletic director.

Cincinnati -- Extended the contract of women's basketball coach Laurie Pirtle through the 1994-95 season.

Manhattan -- Named Dan Mecca men's and women's track and field coach, effective July 1.

Wofford -- Named running backs coach Drew Watson offensive line coach. Announced that offensive coordinator Wade Lang will assume the duties of the running backs and quarterbacks coach.

Football

Denver Broncos -- Signed LB Karl Mecklenburg to one-year contract.

New Orleans Saints -- Agreed to terms with OT Richard Cooper and RB Brad Muster on three-year contracts.

San Diego Chargers -- Matched the offer sheet tendered by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to S Darren Carrington.

Hockey

Florida Panthers -- NHL expansion team named Bill Torrey president.

San Jose Sharks -- Fired coach George Kingston, whose team went 11-71-2 this season.

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