April 24, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Boston Red Sox -- Placed Danny Darwin (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list.* Toronto Blue Jays -- Placed Al Leiter (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 21. Recalled Willie Fraser (pitcher) from Syracuse of the International League.National League * Philadelphia Phillies -- Fired Nick Leyva (manager). Named Jim Fregosi manager. Recalled Mickey Morandini (second baseman), Jim Lindeman (outfielder) and Danny Cox (pitcher) from Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.
August 15, 1991
* Dallas Cowboys -- Agreed to terms with Dean Hamel, defensive tackle, on a one-year contract.* Detroit Lions -- Signed Michael Cofer, linebacker, to a two-year contract.* Houston Oilers -- Waived Eric Bergeson and Cleveland Colterm, safeties; Mike Norseth, quarterback; Derrick Debnam, defensive lineman; and Kerry Porter, running back. Signed Ian Howfield, kicker, and Lester Brinkley, defensive lineman.* Minnesota Vikings -- Agreed to terms with Al Noga, defensive linemen.* New York Giants -- Signed Pepper Johnson, linebacker.
April 17, 1991
Baseball Seattle Mariners -- Activated OF Ken Griffey Sr. from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned P Dave Burba to Class AAA Calgary.CollegesPrinceton -- Named Joe Susan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.Pro football Detroit Lions -- Signed DL Gary Hadd.Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed CB Herman Ford.San Francisco 49ers -- Traded LB John Levelis to the New York Jets for past considerations.GolfPGA -- Announced that Greg Norman has withdrawn from the Heritage Classic and has returned to Australia.
June 24, 2008
The Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the NHL's worst teams last season, has new ownership that believes it can achieve the type of quick turnaround that the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers pulled off. So to head up this endeavor, word is that the Lightning will name ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose as the coach today. The last and only time that Melrose coached in the NHL was from 1992 to 1995 (2 1/2 seasons), and the Kings did go to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Montreal Canadiens.
December 27, 1992
Basketball Phoenix Suns -- Activated All-Star G Kevin Johnson. Waived F Alex Stivrins.Colleges Auburn -- Named Rick Trickett offensive line coach, a position he has held for four years at Mississippi State.Football Cleveland Browns -- Placed FB Tommy Vardell on IR. Activated WR Keenan McCardell and LB Ken Swilling from the practice squad. Waived CB Latin Berry.Detroit Lions -- Placed LB Toby Caston (knee) on IR. Signed LB John Derby from the practice squad.Kansas City Chiefs -- Activated DE Darren Mickell.
October 24, 1992
BaseballChicago Cubs -- Named Connie Kowal director of minor-league business operations.Florida Marlins -- Named Rene Lachemann manager and signed him to a three-year contract. Named Marcel Lachemann pitching coach.BasketballPortland Trail Blazers -- Traded G Robert Pack to the Denver Nuggets for a 1993 second-round draft choice.CollegesDrew -- Named Jack Kelly men's assistant basketball coach.Marquette -- Extended the contract of men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill, through the 1996-97 season.
July 26, 1992
BaseballNew York Mets -- Signed P Hipolito Pena to a minor-league contact and assigned him to Triple A Tidewater.Oakland Athletics -- Activated P Dave Stewart from the 15-day DL. Placed P Goose Gossage on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 19.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Placed P Zane Smith on 15-day DL. Unconditionally released former Orioles P Jeff Robinson and P Jerry Don Gleaton. Purchased contract of P Paul Wagner of Double-A Carolina and P Steve Cooke and P Blas Minor from Triple-A Buffalo.
April 30, 1991
BASEBALL (NL) * Chicago Cubs -- Placed Mike Harkey (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27. Recalled Bob Scanlan (pitcher) from Iowa of the American Association.* San Francisco Giants -- Rescinded the decision to option Trevor Wilson (pitcher) to Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League. Announced that Kevin Mitchell withdrew his appeal of a two-game suspension and fine for his part in an altercation against San Diego on April 10.BASKETBALL (NBA) * Washington Bullets -- Signed Greg Foster (center)
June 25, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Minnesota Twins -- Signed Brad Radke (pitcher).* Texas Rangers -- Placed Jack Daugherty (outfielder) on the 15-day disabled list.National League * St. Louis Cardinals -- Extended the contracts of Dal Maxvill (general manager) and Joe Torre (manager) through 1993.FOOTBALL (NFL) * Atlanta Falcons -- Signed Brian Mitchell (cornerback).* Chicago Bears -- Signed Chris Zorich (defensive lineman) and Chris Gardocki (punter-placekicker).* Detroit Lions -- Signed Otis Moore (defensive end)
April 29, 1992
BaseballCincinnati Reds -- Placed OF Glenn Braggs (left shoulder separation) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 20. Designated C Rick Wrona for assignment. Recalled IF Jeff Branson from Triple-A Nashville. Purchased the contract of C Troy Afenir from Nashville.Texas Rangers -- Placed P Brian Bohanon (inflammation in his left bicep) on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Roger Pavlik from Triple-A Oklahoma City.BasketballJacksonville Hooters (USBL) -- Signed G Otis Smith and C Artis Gilmore.FootballCincinnati Bengals -- Signed WR Milt Stegall, WR Larry Pitts, WR Mark Benson, DE Kimble Wright, LB Pete Harris and S Marcus Shipp.