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American League

ANAHEIM ANGELS—Activated SS David Eckstein from the 15-day disabled list.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled LHP Matt Riley, RHP Sean Douglass, 1B Carlos Mendez and C Geronimo Gil from Ottawa of the IL.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Purchased the contract of OF Chris Magruder from Buffalo of the IL. Placed OF Matt Lawton on the 15-day disabled list and OF Ryan Ludwick on the 60-day disabled list.


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS—Signed OT Scott Sanderson. Placed S Todd Johnson on injured reserve. Signed DE Cliff Washburn to the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS—Released CB Blue Adams. Claimed CB Rod Babers off waivers from the New York Giants.

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed WR Frank Rice to the practice squad. Released G Kaulana Noa.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed OL Sammy Williams and WR Jimmy Redmond. Released RB Joe Smith and DB David Young.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed FB Charles Stackhouse. Released FB James Lynch. Signed CB Rhett Nelson to the practice squad. Released CB Horace Willis from the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Terminated the practice squad contract of WR Derek Dorris. Signed WR Ataveus Cash to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS—Released KR Albert Johnson.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived OT Ben Archibald from the practice squad. Signed CB Joselio Hanson to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Placed FB Chris Davis on injured reserve. Re-signed CB Doug Evans.


National Hockey League

ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS—Signed LW Craig Johnson to a one-year contract. Released G Kelly Guard, C Lanny Gare, C Bill Cass and D Cliff Loya. Returned D Francois Caron to Moncton, D Luke Fritshaw to Prince Albert and D Brian Lee to Erie in the junior hockey leagues. Returned RW Joonas Vihko to HIFK Finland and RW Bjorn Melin to HV-71 Sweden.

BOSTON BRUINS—Named Bob Essensa goaltending consultant.

BUFFALO SABRES—Promoted Jim Corsi from part-time goaltending coach to full-time goaltending coach.

CALGARY FLAMES—Named David Marcoux goaltender coach. Signed D Mike Commodore.

FLORIDA PANTHERS—Signed D Lyle Odelein to a one-year contract.