Indy Racing League: Named Johnny Rutherford special projects
Pittsburgh Pirates: Agreed to terms with IF Nelson Liriano on a two-year contract.
San Diego Padres: Signed IF Mike Sharperson to a minor-league contract.
Seattle Mariners: Traded 3B Mike Blowers to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 2B Miguel Cairo and 3B Willis Otanez. Designated P Bob Wells for assignment. Promoted Larry Beinfest to director of player development.
Texas Rangers: Agreed to terms with P Matt Whiteside on a one-year contract for 1996 with an option for the 1997 season. Agreed to terms with C Erik Pappas on a contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Indiana State: Extended the contract of Dennis Raetz, football coach, through the 1997 season.
Arizona Cardinals: Waived DL Chadrick Brown. Claimed RB LeShon Johnson off waivers from the Green Bay Packers.
Chicago Bears: Placed FB Raymont Harris on injured reserve with a broken collarbone. Waived LB Darwin Ireland from the injured reserve list. Signed FB Mike Faulkerson from the practice squad.
Denver Broncos: Placed OL Jamie Brown on the injured reserve list. Signed OL Eric Floyd.
Houston Oilers: Signed RB Dennis Lundy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Claimed S Todd Scott on waivers from the New York Jets. Placed S John Booty on the injured reserve list.
PGA of America: Named Tom Kite captain of the 1997 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
NHL: Suspended LW Gino Odjick of the Vancouver Canucks for four games and fined him $1,000 for punching Dallas Stars RW Todd Harvey in a game Nov. 22.
Dallas Stars: Acquired C Robert Petrovicky from the Whalers for C Dan Kesa.
Hartford Whalers: Recalled D Marek Malik from AHL Springfield.
Vancouver Canucks: Recalled RW Brian Loney from Syracuse of the AHL.
Winnipeg Jets: Placed D Teppo Numminen on the injured reserve list.
Baltimore Thunder: Placed F Vince Angotti on the inactive list for the 1996 season. Added F Kip Fulks to the roster.
Baltimore Spirit (NPSL): Acquired M Jason Maricle from the Cincinnati Silverbacks for cash.
Kansas City Attack (NPSL): Traded F Keith DeFini to the Canton Invaders for future considerations.
Cincinnati Silverbacks (NPSL): Traded M Chri Pfau to the Canton Invaders for F Steve Provan.
F: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS): Named Lothar Osiander coach.