Expos: Recalled former Orioles P Mike Johnson from Triple-A Ottawa.
Phillies: Director of minor-league personnel and instruction Lee Elia will resign, effective at end of Florida Instructional League camp. Named Gary Ruby as his replacement.
Pirates: Activated IF Pat Meares from 60-day DL. Named Charlie Sullivan Northeast regional scout.
Knicks: Re-signed G Rick Brunson.
NCAA: Granted Northeastern women's basketball G Tesha Tinsley another year of eligibility.
ACC: Named Maryland sophomore F Taylor Twellman men's soccer Player of the Week.
Alabama: Re-assigned AD Bob Backrath within school; he'll serve through June 30, 2000. Named Finus Gaston interim AD.
American International: Named Paul Scoville men's assistant basketball coach.
Delaware: Baseball coach Bob Hannah will retire at end of 2000 season. Promoted assistant coach Jim Sherman to associate head baseball coach.
Lehman: Named Dan Singleterry men's assistant basketball coach.
Rhode Island: Named Mike Wilson men's assistant basketball coach.
Rutgers: Football coach Terry Shea suspended RB Jacki Crooks, LB Dennis McCormack, DE Wesley Robertson, DL Jason Malakoski and DL Jesse Sullivan for Saturday's game vs. Boston College.
Bears: Added FB Jim Finn and DB Jermaine Jones to practice squad. Waived FB Brian Goolsby and DB Carlos Jones off practice squad.
Bengals: Waived CB Clifton Crosby. Claimed S JoJuan Armour off waivers from Jaguars.
Broncos: Added LB Nate Wayne and OT Paul Wiggins to practice squad. Waived OT Robert Hunt off practice squad.
Browns: Waived DB Omar Stoutmire and DE Jon Harris.
Chargers: Signed OL Reginald Nelson. Waived OL Marcus Price. Re-signed G Wilbert Brown to practice squad.
Chiefs: Traded CB Robert Williams to 49ers for conditional draft pick in 2000. Signed CB Juran Bolden to two-year contract.
49ers: Waived DT David Richie. Signed TE Mike Grieb to practice squad.
Packers: Signed TE Lamont Hall. Waived OT Barry Stokes.
Redskins: Signed fifth-year LB Eddie Mason. Released WR Chris Thomas.
Vikings: Waived FB Obafemi Ayanbadejo, DB Antonio Banks and DB Kevin Devine.
Lightning: Released D Kaspars Astashenko, D Drew Bannister, C Steve Kelly, D Mario Larocque, D Mike McBain and G Tim Thomas.
Mighty Ducks: Assigned C Johan Davidsson to AHL Cincinnati.
Red Wings: Signed C Sean Avery to three-year contract; assigned him to OHL Kingston.
Thrashers: Assigned G Scott Langkow, D Geordie Kinnear, D Sergei Vyshedkevich, F Sylvain Cloutier, F Andreas Karlsson, F Bob Lachance and F Herbert Vasiljevs to IHL Orlando.
Columbus (MLS): Signed F Brian McBride to multi-year contract.