BaseballBraves: Purchased contract of 3B Howard Battle...

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August 12, 1999

Baseball

Braves: Purchased contract of 3B Howard Battle from Triple-A Richmond. Optioned C Pascual Matos to Richmond. Transferred C Javy Lopez from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Diamondbacks: Optioned P Erik Sabel to Triple-A Tucson. Activated P Darren Holmes from 15-day DL.

Dodgers: Optioned P Jeff Kubenka to Triple-A Albuquerque. Recalled P Mike Judd from Albuquerque.

Marlins: Named David Kuan manager of baseball information systems and Laurie Soltman coordinator of player program development.

Mets: Claimed P Jeff Tam off waivers from Indians. Optioned P Dan Murray to Triple-A Norfolk.

Pirates: Activated IF Mike Benjamin. Released OF Turner Ward. Designated IF Freddy Garcia for assignment.

Basketball

Hornets: Signed F Eddie Robinson.

Knicks: Named Scott Layden executive VP and GM. Extended contract of coach Jeff Van Gundy.

Nets: Signed C Evan Eschmeyer to two-year contract. Agreed to one-year contract with former Wizards C Gheorghe Muresan.

College

Augustana, Ill.: Softball coach Diane Schumacher resigned to become AD at Howard Community College.

Morgan State: Named Roger Casciani tight ends coach and administrative assistant.

Nevada: Basketball C Dimitrios Marmarinos will leave school after reaching agreement on two-year, $500,000 deal with Esperos club of Greece's first division.

Wisconsin: Declared freshman RB Isaac Booker and freshman DB Stephon Watson academically ineligible.

Football

Broncos: Waived LB Ronnie Ward.

Browns: Activated DE Derrick Alexander from physically unable to perform list.

Patriots: Waived LB Shawn Stuckey.

Rams: Signed DL Barry Mitchell. Released DT John Jacobs and WR Donald Sellers.

Saints: Waived C Justin Burroughs.

Hockey

Canucks: Signed free-agent D Chris O'Sullivan, who had been with Rangers.

Oilers: Agreed to one-year contract with restricted free-agent C Rem Murray, avoiding arbitration.

Rangers: Agreed to terms with RW Ken Gernander.

Thrashers: Signed RW Alexei Yegorov.

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