Expansion Committee -- Voted unanimously to add the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the 1998 season.
Kansas City Royals -- Dismissed the following players from camp for refusing to participate in spring training games: P Steve Curry, P Dave Otto, P Dennis Rasmussen, IF Steve Hecht, IF Keith Lockhart, IF Russ McGinnis, IF Keith Miller and OF Glenn Wilson.
Minnesota Twins -- Signed OF Jerald Clark to a minor-league contract.
New York Mets -- P Dave Jensen, P Kirk Killingsworth and P Rich DeVincenzo left camp.
San Francisco Giants -- Announced all ticket prices for home games in April will be half-price even if striking major-leaguers are back with the club for those games.
NCAA -- Named Doris L. Dixon director of federal relations.
Emporia State -- Fired Val Schierling, women's basketball coach.
UMBC -- Fired Earl Hawkins, men's basketball coach.
Wyoming -- Announced that Bobby Kennedy, wide receivers coach, has resigned to accept a similar position at Wake Forest.
Buffalo Bills -- Signed free-agent LB Bryce Paup, who had been with the Green Bay Packers.
Charlotte Panthers -- Signed LB Sam Mills and S Brett Maxie.
Chicago Bears -- Signed New England Patriots WR Michael Timpson to an offer sheet worth $4.5 million over three years.
Houston Oilers -- Re-signed CB Darryll Lewis to a five-year contract.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed free-agent OT Jeff Criswell, who had been with the New York Jets, to a four-year contract.
Minnesota Vikings -- Signed free-agent LB Broderick Thomas, who had been with the Detroit Lions, to a three-year contract.
New York Giants -- Re-signed LB Corey Miller and LB Pete Shufelt.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed free-agent DT Rhett Hall, who had been with the San Francisco 49ers, to three one-year contracts. Named Juan Castillo offensive assistant coach and Chuck Knox Jr. defensive assistant coach.
Florida Panthers -- Signed D Chris Armstrong to a multi-year contract. Signed D Mike Johnson. Extended the contract of LW Johan Garpenlov two years.
New Jersey Devils -- Recalled D Jaroslav Modry from AHL Albany.
St. Louis Blues -- Recalled F Vitali Karamnov from IHL Peoria.
Toronto Maple Leafs -- Recalled D Matt Martin from AHL St. John's.
Washington Capitals -- Loaned D John Slaney to AHL Portland.
Winnipeg Jets -- Returned LW Michal Grosek to AHL Springfield.
Major League Soccer -- Signed D/M Desmond Armstrong (Howard High, University of Maryland) to a multi-year contract.
National Professional Soccer League -- Suspended Jon Parry, Brad Smith and Lance Johnson of the Spirit for one game and fined each of them an undisclosed amount for their involvement in a fight during a game against Kansas City on Saturday.
Atlanta Committee -- Designated General Motors as the exclusive domestic car and truck sponsor of the 1996 Games.