AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON - Acquired 3B Ed Sprague from the San Diego Padres for RHP Dennis Tankersley and INF Cesar Saba.

DETROIT - Agreed to terms with SS Exavier Logan and RHP Matthew Parris.

KANSAS CITY - Announced the resignation of Terry Wetzel, senior director of scouting.

NATIONAL LEAGUE ATLANTA - Acitvated SS Rafael Furcal from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned INF Mark DeRosa to Richmond of the International League.

COLORADO - Announced the resignation of Clark Weaver, senior vice president/corporate counsel.

NEW YORK - Signed RHP Robert Keppel and assigned him to Kingsport of the Appalachian League and LHP Jesus Martinez and assigned him to Binghamton of the Eastern League. Agreed to terms with OF Jeffrey Duncan, C Jose Castenada and 3B Justin Wendt. Placed RHP Rick Reed on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled RHP Jim Mann from Norfolk of the International League.


NBA PORTLAND - Announced F Brian Grant has declined his contract option, becoming a free agent.


NFL ATLANTA - Signed RB Ron Rivers. Waived QB Wally Richardson.

DALLAS - Signed DB Stephen Fisher and OL Michael Leis.

GREEN BAY - Agreed to terms with QB Danny Wuerffel.

MINNESOTA - Signed DB Tyrone Carter and C Mike Malano to three-year contracts.

NEW ORLEANS - Signed RB Michael Blair and K Shayne Graham to one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with QB Pat Barnes on a one-year contract.

TENNESSEE - Promoted assistant director of media relations Robbie Bohren to director of media relations.


NHL BOSTON - Named Peter Laviolette assistant coach.

FLORIDA - Offered qualifying contracts to C Rob Niedermayer, LW Ray Whitney, LW Peter Worrell, C Eric Boguniecki, D Dan Boyle, LW Dave Duerden, D Joey Tetarenko and D Rocky Thompson. Announced they did not offer qualifying contracts to C Andrew Long, LW Alex Hicks and D Jeff Ware. Declined to exercise their options on LW Chad Cabana, RW Paul Brousseau, RW Craig Reichert, RW Ray Sheppard and G Mikhail Shtaleknov. Released C Craig Ferguson.

PHOENIX - Re-signed D Chris Joseph to a one-year contract. Declined to exercise their options on G Bob Essensa, RW David Oliver, D Sean Gagnon and D Trent Cull.

ST. LOUIS - Signed D Mike Van Ryn to a three-year contract.


MLS D.C.- Waived MF Mike Slivinski.


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE - Named Debbie Corum associate commissioner.

BALL STATE - Named Scot Bunnell, Angres Thorpe and Tracy Webster men's assistant basketball coaches.

BUCKNELL - Named John Zeigler men's and women's water polo coach.

BUTLER - Named Vickie Henson women's assistant basketball coach. Fired Ian Martin, men's soccer coach.

FRANCIS MARION - Announced the resignation of Ed Conroy, men's basketball coach, to become director of men's basketball operations at Tulsa.

IOWA STATE - Announced the resignation of Amy Pyle, women's gymnastics coach.

KANSAS STATE - Announced it will not renew the scholarship of sophomore G Kenyatta Dix from the men's basketball team for an undisclosed violation of team policy.

KUTZTOWN - Named Robert Fisher wrestling coach.

NORTH CAROLINA - Announced the retirement of Bill Guthridge, men's basketball coach.

NORTH TEXAS - Named David Mitchell offensive coordinator/wide receiver coach.

OREGON - Named Shannon Rouillard women's golf coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Named Cameron Wright men's track and field and cross country coach.

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI - Named Susan Aurich women's tennis coach.

TEXAS LUTHERAN - Named Phil Jackson women's volleyball coach.

TULSA - Named Al Daniel and Kerry Keating men's assistant basketball coaches.

URSINUS - Named Kevin Small men's basketball coach.

VALPARAISO - Named Jay Spoonhour men's assistant basketball coach.

WAYNE, NEB. - Named Marlon Brink track and cross country coach.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA - Named Michael Craft men's assistant basketball coach.