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May 26, 1994

Baseball

Major League Baseball International -- Announced the resignation of Francis T. Heffron, chief operating officer. Promoted Tim Brosnam, vice president of business affairs, to chief operating officer.

National League -- Suspended St. Louis P Allen Watson for eight games for intentionally hitting Florida 1B Orestes Destrade with a pitch on Sunday. Suspended Destrade for four games for charging the mound and hitting Watson. Suspended St. Louis OF Bernard Gilkey for four games for making contact with an umpire during the brawl.

Boston Red Sox -- Placed DH Andre Dawson on the 15-day DL. Recalled 3B Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Pawtucket. Granted IF Mario Diaz his unconditional release from Pawtucket. Signed IF Mike Sharperson to a Triple-A contract.

Cleveland Indians -- Placed P Chris Nabholz (Towson State) on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Julian Tavarez from Triple-A Charlotte.

Florida Marlins -- Activated OF Gary Sheffield from the 15-day DL. Designated 1B Orestes Destrade for assignment.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed OF Darryl Strawberry on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Recalled 1B Kevin Young from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Dan Miceli to Buffalo.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed P Bill Swift on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Tony Menendez from Triple-A Phoenix.

Texas Rangers -- Placed P Tom Henke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 17. Activated former Orioles IF Bill Ripken from the 15-day DL.

Basketball

Continental Basketball Association -- Approved the sale and relocation of the La Crosse Catbirds to Pittsburgh and the Rochester Renegades to Harrisburg, Pa. Approved the sale and relocation of the Fargo-Moorhead Fever to Mexico City pending a follow-up inspection of the facilities and area.

Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA) -- Announced the resignation of Jeff Burkhamer, assistant coach, to become men's basketball coach Santa Fe Community College in Florida.

G; Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) -- Fired Roger Lyons, coach.

College

California -- Announced it will add women's golf as a club program in 1994-95 and as an intercollegiate program in the fall of 1995.

Delaware -- Named David Cohen assistant football coach.

Dillard -- Named Jerry Loyd men's basketball coach.

Gonzaga -- Named Kellee Knowles women's basketball coach.

Kentucky -- Named Tony Neely sports information director.

Football

Houston Oilers -- Agreed to terms with DE Kenny Davidson on a three-year contract.

Miami Dolphins -- Terminated the contract of LB Tom Thayer. Waived LB J'Karl Barnett, LB Leevary Covington, DE Jimmie Hopkins and FB Sean Richardson.

New England Patriots -- Signed T Ervin Collier, C Joe Burch, TE John Burke and S Steve Hawkins.

New Orleans Saints -- Named Bruce Lemmerman director of college scouting.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed WR Tony Martin to a two-year contract extension.

Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) -- Signed WR Reggie Thornton and LB Johyn Witt.

Sacramento Gold Miners (CFL) -- Signed LB Kevin O'Brien, LB Jerry Dillon and CB Malcolm Frank. Named Jim Woolley director of player personnel.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Signed CB Hency Charles, CB Carl Franks, CB Fred Gunter and CB Randel Hunter.

Hockey

NHL -- Suspended New York Rangers D Jeff Beukeboom from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals for hitting New Jersey Devils RW Stephane Richer from behind in Game 5 and knocking him unconscious.

8, Boston Bruins -- Signed LW Mikko Makela.

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