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March 16, 1996

Baseball

Cubs: Optioned P Amaury Telemaco, P Roberto Rivera, C Mike Hubbard and IF Matt Franco to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned P Carlos Pulido, P Tanyon Sturtze, C Hector Ortiz and IF Tracy Woodson to minor league camp. Released P Jeff Schwartz.

Padres: Optioned P Marc Kroon, P Joey Long, C Raul Casanova, C Sean Mulligan and IF Homer Bush to Triple-A Las Vegas. Sent P Heath Murray to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Yankees: Released 1B Gerald Perry. Sent C Mike Figga, C Jorge Posada, IF Robert Eenhoorn, IF Tate Seefried and OF Matt Luke to Triple-A Columbus. Sent IF Tim Barker (Salisbury), IF Matt Howard, P Andry Croghan and P Rafael Quirico to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Cavaliers: Activated G Terrell Brandon from injured list. Placed G Harold Miner on injured list with right knee injury. Signed G Darryl Johnson to second 10-day contract.

Raptors: Placed G Alvin Robertson on injured list. Activated F Dwayne Whitfield from injured list.

Rockets: Signed G Melvin Booker to second 10-day contract.

SuperSonics: Activated G Nate McMillan from injured list. Placed G Vincent Askew on injured list with strained left groin.

College Georgia Southern: Promoted associate women's basketball coach Rusty Cram to women's coach.

Oklahoma State: Named Ron Calcagni quarterbacks coach.

California: Named Henry Bibby men's head basketball coach.

Texas-El Paso: Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Bill Patterson to become football coach at Canyon.

Football

Bears: Signed OT James "Big Cat" Williams to four-year, $9.2 million contract.

Panthers: Re-signed unrestricted free-agent WR Dwight Stone.

Saints: Signed G Ed King.

Hamilton (CFL): Signed L Miles Gorrell and LB Donovan Wright.

Saskatchewan (CFL): Signed free-agent SB Ray Elgaard, L Scott Hendrickson, RB Darren Joseph and LB Randy Srochenski.

Toronto (CFL): Signed QB Doug Flutie for two years.

Hockey

NHL: Announced that 1997 entry draft will be held at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Suspended Senators LW Michel Picard, pending hearing, for cross-checking Stars D Richard Matvichuk Wednesday.

Canucks: Traded RW Roman Oksiuta to Mighty Ducks for RW Mike Sillinger.

Maple Leafs: Signed F Aaron Brand from OHL Sarnia.

Panthers: Claimed C Martin Straka off waivers.

Penguins: Recalled D Drake Berehowsky from IHL Cleveland.

Rangers: Returned G Jamie Ram to AHL Binghamton.

Whalers: Reassigned C Dale Junkin to AHL Springfield from ECHL Knoxville.

Nashville (ECHL): Team will move to Pensacola, Fla., for 1996-97.

Adirondack (AHL): Recalled F B. J. MacPherson from ECHL Toledo.

St. John's (AHL): Signed D Creg Webber to tryout agreement.

Pub Date: 3/16/96

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