Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Reinstated OF Deion Sanders...

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May 22, 1993

Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Reinstated OF Deion Sanders from the suspended list. Assigned OF Tony Tarasco to Triple-A Richmond.

Boston Red Sox -- Signed P Joseph Barksdale and assigned him to Single-A Fort Myers.

Cincinnati Reds -- Placed P Steve Foster on the 15-day DL. Called up P Bobby Ayala from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Montreal Expos -- Sent P Chris Nabholz to Triple-A Ottawa. Purchased the contract of P Sergio Valdez from Ottawa. Designated OF Ted Wood for reassignment.

8, New York Mets -- Named Bobby Wine coach.

Oakland Athletics -- Placed 1B Mark McGwire on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Joe Slusarski from Triple-A Tacoma.

Seattle Mariners -- Recalled P Dave Fleming from a rehabilitation assignment in Double-A Jacksonville. Fleming will remain on the 15-day DL.

Texas Rangers -- Announced that C John Russell had cleared waivers and will join the coaching staff as bullpen catcher.

College

Butler -- Named June Olkowski women's basketball coach.

Houston -- Named Kim Helton football coach.

Iowa State -- Named Gene Smith athletic director and signed him to a four-year contract.

Mississippi -- Announced TBs Dou Innocent and Murray White are ineligible to play football next season because they failed to meet academic eligibility requirements.

Oklahoma -- Announced that wrestling coach Stan Abel will be reassigned within the athletic department, effective June 1.

Oklahoma State -- Named Sean Sutton assistant men's basketball coach.

Xavier -- Named Bob Gonzalez assistant men's basketball coach.

Football

Buffalo Bills -- Signed RB Phil Bryant.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed LB James Willis.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed PK Eric Lange.

@4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed LB Curt McMillan.

Hockey

Hartford Whalers -- Announced that assistant coach Jeff Jackson has resigned to become the hockey coach and athletic director at Lake Superior State.

Soccer

Colorado Foxes (APSL) -- Signed G Trey Harrington.

Track and field Russian track and field federation -- Banned sprinter Marina Shmonina from competition for four years and stripped her of the gold medal she won at the World Championships in Toronto

because she tested positive for a banned drug.

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