BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Placed P Roger Clemens and P...

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April 25, 1995

Baseball

Boston Red Sox -- Placed P Roger Clemens and P Stan Belinda on the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with 1B Mo Vaughn on a one-year contract. Purchased the contracts of P Derek Lilliquist and P Alejandro Pena from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned OF Greg Blosser, OF Jose Malave, OF Glenn Murray, SS Randy Brown, C Scott Hatteberg, P Mike Sullivan, P Joel Bennett and P Gar Finnvold to Pawtucket. Sent OF Pat Lennon and P Bill Wertz outright to Pawtucket and P Bill Selby outright to Double-A Trenton. Designated C Eric Wedge for assignment. Optioned OF Ron Mahay and P Joe Hudson to Trenton. Optioned P Chris Howard to Single-A Sarasota.

Chicago Cubs -- Purchased the contracts of P Larry Casian, P Tom Edens, P Chris Nabholz (Towson State), P Mike Perez, C Todd Pratt and IF Howard Johnson from Triple-A Iowa. Assigned C Joe Kmak to Iowa. Placed P Turk Wendell and P Anthony Young on the 15-day DL. Sent C Darron Cox and P Steve Dixon outright to Iowa.

Cleveland Indians -- Waived P Willie Smith.

Colorado Rockies -- Optioned P Ryan Hawblitzel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers -- Placed SS Alan Trammell on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21. Signed IF Scott Fletcher to a minor-league contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Optioned 3B Ron Coomer to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Montreal Expos -- Optioned P Joey Eischen and OF Curtis Pride to Triple-A Ottawa. Released OF Rafael DeLima and P Miguel Garcia from Ottawa. Signed IF Tom Foley to a contract with Ottawa. Transferred IF Matt Rundels to Double-A Harrisburg.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Optioned P Jose Melendez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and P Eric Hill and 1B Fred McNair to Double-A Reading. Released 1B Jeff Bigler and P Dan Brown from Double-A Reading.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Optioned P Jeff McCurry to Triple-A Calgary and P John Ericks and P Ramon Morel to Gulf Coast League.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Placed 1B Todd Zeile and former Orioles IF Tim Hulett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 23. Recalled OF John Mabry from Triple-A Louisville. Sent P Brian Barber and P John Frascatore to Louisville.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Agreed to terms with P Tony Castillo on a two-year contract.

Basketball

NBA -- Named Utah Jazz F Karl Malone (30.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists) Player of the Week.

USA Basketball -- Named Lenny Wilkens, Atlanta Hawks coach, as coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

College

Carquest Bowl -- Announced that Carquest Corp. renewed its title sponsorship for three years.

Conference USA -- Announced it will begin basketball competition this year. The new 12-school league will include Alabama-Birmingham, Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Louisville, North Carolina-Charlotte, Southern Mississippi, South Florida and Tulane. Houston will begin participation in 1996.

Maryland -- Named LB Mike Settles and WR Richard Roberts football co-captains. Named C. J. Kupec assistant director of athletics for advancement.

Illinois State -- Announced that sophomore basketball F Skipp Schaefbauer will transfer from East Carolina.

Football

Arizona Cardinals -- Fired Bob Ackles, assistant general manager.

Atlanta Falcons -- Named Will Lewis defensive assistant coach.

Carolina Panthers -- Signed S Bubba McDowell.

Dallas Cowboys -- Signed DT Demetrius Edwards, OT Elbert Betts, WR Oronde Gadsden, G Mui Taguai and DL Josh Evans.

Detroit Lions -- Signed WR Tommy Boyd, WR Mill Coleman, WR Kevin Dixson, CB Bryce Bevill, S Ron Rice, DE Brad Bowers and OT Mark Hatfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Agreed to terms with S Mike Dumas, OT Andrew Moore, DE Kendall Brown, CB Tommy Johnson , P Jason Stoft and K Nelson Welsh. Signed WR Brett Bech, WR Matt Hall, LB Rod Smalley, LB Ben Meinert and TE Gordon Laro.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed QB Dan McGwire to a two-year contract and G Chris Gray to a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with P Jason Bender, LB Travis Cooper, LB Ed Hawthorne, LB John Meredith, RB Kirby Dar Dar, FB Michael Davis, FB Lee McClinton, S Melvin Crawford, S Maurice Glenn, S Deon Johnson, G Dave Hack, G Gary Needham, OT Seth Dittman, WR Randy Gatewood, C Jason James, TE Joe Planansky, CB Kwame Smith and DE Steve Perkins. Waived QB Todd Philcox.

New England Patriots -- Signed DL Sean Holcomb, DL Stephen Gaines, FB Rupert Grant, LB Alcides Catanho, LB Byron Wright, LB Jeff Parker, G Brian White, G Greg Landry, OT Mike Suarez, RB David Green, S Eddie Cade, TE Andre President, TE Eric Alford, WR Daniel Adams, WR David Andrews, WR Hason Graham and WR Kendricke Bullard.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed WR Chris George.

Calgary Stampeders (CFL) -- Signed LB Cooper Harris and DB Ryan Hudecki.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Signed WR Curtis Gordon, RB Pat Green and slotback Robert Porter.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Released QB Mike Kerrigan.

Hockey

NHL -- Named Boston Bruins RW Cam Neely (seven points in three victories) Player of the Week.

Florida Panthers -- Recalled G Danny Lorenz from IHL Cincinnati.

New York Islanders -- Recalled LW Andrei Vasiliev from IHL Denver. Agreed to terms with Vasiliev and D Mathieu Schneider.

Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled RW Dane Jackson from AHL Syracuse.

Soccer

National Professional Soccer League -- Announced the Dayton Dynamo will move to Cincinnati for the 1995-96 season and be known as the Silverbacks.

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