Auto racingJunior Johnson -- Announced that he will field...


October 07, 1994

Auto racing

Junior Johnson -- Announced that he will field a one-car team for the 1995 Winston Cup season with Brett Bodine as his driver.


Major League Baseball -- Announced that the major and minor leagues agreed to defer the deadline for reopening the Professional Baseball Agreement for one year until Sept. 30, 1995.

Chicago Cubs -- Sent P Blaise Ilsley outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Florida Marlins -- Named Larry Rothschild pitching coach. He was pitching coach of the Cincinnati Reds in 1992-1993.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Mike Scioscia catching instructor.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Marc Hill manager of Single-A Lynchburg and Jim Bibby pitching coach at Lynchburg.

San Diego Padres -- Named Jon Matlack pitching coach with Triple-A Las Vegas and Al Hargesheimer as a scout and pitching coach for Rookie-level Peoria.

San Francisco Giants -- Placed P Bud Black, four-time All-Star OF Willie McGee, OF Dave Martinez and 1B Todd Benzinger on waivers for the purpose of sending them outright to Triple-A. They are expected to become free agents.

Seattle Mariners -- Activated P Greg Hibbard and P Ted Power from the 60-day DL and P Chris Bosio and P Shawn Boskie from the 15-day DL. Designated Power for assignment. Announced that OF Keith Mitchell refused outright assignment to Triple-A and chose to become a free agent. Announced that they did not offer a contract to pitching coach Sammy Ellis. Named Matt Sinatro coach and Bobby Cuellar pitching coach; Cuellar has been in the organization for 12 years.

Osceola Astros (Single-A) -- Changed name to the Kissimmee Cobras.


Atlanta Hawks -- Announced that F Kevin Willis called off a threatened holdout.

Boston Celtics -- Agreed to terms with F Rick Fox on a six-year contract.

Denver Nuggets -- Signed F Cliff Levingston.

Golden State Warriors -- Signed F Rod Higgins and F David Wood.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed C Matt Fish, C Robert Werdann and G Stephen Thompson.

Miami Heat -- Re-signed G Keith Askins. Signed F Chucky Brown, F Andre Spencer, G Ledell Eackles, G Jerome Harmon, G Steve Henson and G Kevin Pritchard.

New Jersey Nets -- Signed G Sleepy Floyd.

Orlando Magic -- Signed G Brooks Thompson, a first-round draft choice. Invited G Greg Grant and G Stacey Poole, both free agents, to training camp.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Waived G Johnny Dawkins. Agreed to terms with G Dana Barros on a one-year contract. Signed F Derrick Alston. Invited F Lloyd Daniels to training camp.

San Antonio Spurs -- Signed free-agent C Jack Haley.

Vancouver Grizzlies -- Named Chuck Davisson manager of basketball operations.


Big Ten -- ESPN was awarded exclusive rights to all conference )) basketball and football games not already lined up by a national broadcast network. The six-year contract begins with the 1995 football season.

Florida State -- Named Tom Carlson assistant basketball coach.

Missouri -- Suspended senior FB Michael Washington, junior TE Vic Faust and freshman WR Shad Criss indefinitely for repeatedly breaking team rules.

Radford -- Named ex-Johns Hopkins standout Charlie Speno (Dulaney) assistant men's lacrosse coach.

St. Francis, Pa. -- Dismissed senior basketball G Bryan Gandee for breaking team rules.


Chicago Bears -- Waived TE Ryan Wetnight. Activated LB Darwin Ireland from the practice squad.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived LB Ruffin Hamilton and re-signed G Charles Hope.

Miami Dolphins -- Announced the retirement of DB Najee Mustafaa.


Ottawa Senators -- Radek Bonk, the No. 3 pick in the NHL draft, rejected a three-year, $3 million contract and will spend a second season with IHL Las Vegas.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Reassigned D Steve Bancroft from IHL Cleveland.

St. Louis Blues -- Traded D Tom Tilley to the Tampa Bay Lightning for C Adam Creighton.


U.S. Soccer Federation -- Named Timo Liekoski U.S. Olympic coach. He was coach for the U.S. national team for the past 1 1/2 years.

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