BaseballAL -- Reduced the suspension of Toronto Blue Jays...

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August 05, 1993

Baseball

AL -- Reduced the suspension of Toronto Blue Jays C Ed !B Sprague from three to two games beginning tomorrow.

Cincinnati Reds -- Activated P John Roper from the 15-day DL Placed 2B Bip Roberts on the 15-day DL. Designated OF Gary Varsho for assignment. Called up IF-OF Tommy Gregg from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cleveland Indians -- Traded P Dave Eiland to the Texas Rangers for P Gerald Alexander and P Allan Anderson. Assigned Alexander to Double-A Canton-Akron and Anderson to Triple-A Charlotte. Placed P Cliff Young on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 26. Optioned P Dave Mlicki to Canton-Akron.

New York Mets -- Placed P John Franco on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 3. Granted OF Vince Coleman a leave of absence without pay. Recalled P Dave Telgheder from Triple-A Norfolk.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed C Don Slaught to a two-year contract extension.

Seattle Mariners -- Sent P Brad Holman to Triple-A Calgary. Called up OF Dann Howitt from Calgary.

Basketball

Charlotte Hornets -- Named Gil McGregor assistant to the president and Gil Shuman director of broadcasting.

New Jersey Nets -- Hired Jon Spoelstra as president and chief operating officer.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Signed first-round draft pick C Ervin Johnson to a three-year contract.

Bari (Italian 1-A Women's League) -- Signed F Sheryl Swoopes to a one-year contract.

Cantu (Italian 1-A Men's League) -- Signed C Geert Hammink to a one-year contract.

College

Adelphi -- Named Kate Whalen assistant athletic director and softball coach.

Bowdoin -- Named Kevin M. McGonagle men's assistant hockey coach, effective Sept. 1.

Buena Vista -- Named Jay Miller baseball coach.

Cal Poly-SLO -- Named Laurie Decker women's assistant basketball coach; Kristal Emig assistant athletic trainer; and Jason Sullivan sports information intern.

College of Charleston -- Announced the resignation of head trainer Marty Travis.

Northern Illinois -- Named Mark Quimuyog assistant basebal coach.

Northwestern State, La. -- Named John King linebackers coach and Aldon Kelly defensive backs coach.

Joseph's -- Named Julie Scherbenske women's assistant basketball coach.

UCLA -- Announced the elimination of the men's swimming and the men's and women's gymnastics varsity programs after the 1993-94 school year.

UNLV -- Named Jim Pace assistant baseball coach.

Wagner -- Named Tara Gallagher and Scott Morse assistant directors of athletics; Dean Zeale wrestling coach; and Ingrid Faller women's assistant cross country and track and field coach.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee -- Named Kathy Cunningham women's volleyball coach.

Football

Atlanta Falcons -- Signed RB Keith Jones to a one-year contract.

Denver Broncos -- Waived RB Travis Sims.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed WR Shawn Collins and C Pau Long. Waived P Matt Turk.

San Francisco 49ers -- Signed WR Derrick Faison. Waived LB Quintus McDonald.

Hockey

New Jersey Devils -- Named Dennis Gendron video technological specialist.

L New York Islanders -- Agreed to terms with RW Brad Dalgarno.

New York Rangers -- Named Darwin Bennett scout.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Signed F Tracy Egeland, F Chris Winnes and G Norm Foster.

San Jose Sharks -- Named Wayne Thomas and Vasily Tikhono assistant coaches and Drew Remenda video coach.

Soccer

Dallas Sidekicks (CISL) -- Signed M Beto for the remainder of the season. Waived F Mark Senitz and F Corey Hooper.

Wichita Wings (NPSL) -- Agreed to terms with D Tom Soehn and M Eddie Henderson.

Track and field

International Amateur Athletic Federation -- Suspended Tatyana Dorovskikh, Ukrainian middle-distance runner, for testing positive for a banned drug, pending a hearing with her national federation.

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