BaseballAstros: Purchased contract of OF Ryan Thompson...


August 28, 1999


Astros: Purchased contract of OF Ryan Thompson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Cardinals: Agreed to terms with P Nick Stocks.

Devil Rays: Recalled P Alan Newman from Triple-A Durham.

Indians: Recalled P Tom Martin from Triple-A Buffalo. Designated OF Mark Whiten for assignment.

Mariners: Recalled P Robert Ramsay from Triple-A Tacoma.

Marlins: Recalled C Ramon Castro from Triple-A Calgary. Promoted C Nate Reese from Single-A Brevard County to Calgary.

Rangers: Transferred P Eric Gunderson from 15-day to 60-day DL.

Reds: Called up C Jason LaRue from Triple-A Indianapolis. Signed P Ty Howington to minor-league contract.


WNBA: Announced that Sting G Dawn Staley won Sportsmanship Award.


Bucknell: Named Brad Tufts interim AD.

Cal Poly: Announced that men's basketball junior G Jabbar Washington has decided to transfer to another institution for 1999-2000 season.

Delaware: Named Peye Garcia, Steve Meldrom and Ken Cohen assistant men's soccer coaches.

Florida A&M: Named Rey Robinson men's track and field coach and Donya Andrews-Little women's track and field coach.

San Jose State: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Phil Johnson to become Bulls assistant coach. Named Steve Barnes men's basketball coach.


Broncos: Waived DE Ben Crosland, OT Tim Kohn, WR Chad Plummer and TE Justin Swift.

Eagles: Released LB Patrise Alexander, WR Kotto Cotton, WR Harvey Middleton, G-T Wendall Gaines, RB Aaron Hayden and FB Jamie Spencer.

49ers: Waived WR Mike Bastianelli, TE Mike Grieb, T Jason Tenner, FB Craig Walendy and P Shayne Edge.

Vikings: Released TE Matt Cercone, WR Kevin Cooper, WR Gregory Spann, K Peter Elezovic and K Kent Hinsley.

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