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June 15, 1995

Baseball

Colorado Rockies -- Optioned P Mark Thompson to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Detroit Tigers -- Placed IF Scott Fletcher on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 10, with a strained left hamstring. Purchased the contract of P Kevin Wickander from Triple-A Toledo.

New York Mets -- Signed P Mark Torres, P Chadwick Cooper, P Christopher DeWitt, P Brett Herbinson, P Allen Burnett and C Kevin Bowers.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Named Bob Engle assistant GM for player personnel.

Basketball

Phoenix Suns -- Signed C Stefano Rusconi to a multi-year contract.

Utah Jazz -- Signed G-F Andy Toolson.

College

Arizona State -- Announced the addition of a women's varsity soccer program for 1996-97.

Coppin State -- Announced it is dropping its swimming program.

Louisville -- Named Lelo Prado baseball coach.

Mid-American Conference -- Voted to extend invitations of membership to Marshall, Northern Illinois and Buffalo.

Ohio Valley Conference -- Extended the contract of Dan Beebe, commissioner, through 1997-98. Named Murray State president Dr. Kern Alexander president and Southeast Missouri State president Dr. Kala Stroup vice-president for the 1995-96 academic year.

Temple -- Named Bob Bertucci women's volleyball coach.

West Virginia -- Named Susan Walvius women's basketball coach.

Winthrop -- Extended the contract of Robin Muller, women's basketball coach, for two years.

Football

Green Bay Packers -- Signed P Craig Hentrich.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed WR Eric Turral. Recalled CB Melvin Crawford from waivers. Waived QB Sherdrick Bonner and WR Mark Whittemore.

New York Jets -- Signed T Melvin Hayes, WR Tyrone Davis and LB Eddie Mason. Waived TE James Thornton.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed DT Eric Fontenot. Waived WR Kendrick Jones and DT Gerald Owens. Announced the retirement of WR Ron Lewis.

San Francisco 49ers -- Signed QB Gary Conklin. Waived P Rob Colley.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Agreed to terms with S John Lynch and DL Santana Dotson.

Calgary Stampeders (CFL) -- Released WR Landry Williams, WR Gerald Dockery and DB Neal Downing.

Hockey

Buffalo Sabres -- Named John Tortorella coach of American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.

Edmonton Oilers -- Announced that D Igor Kravchuk was awarded $625,000 Canadian for the 1994-1995 season via an arbitrator's decision.

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