Dave Righetti, who pitched a no-hitter for the New York Yankees 10 years ago, was released by the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
In three years with the Giants, Righetti compiled a 5-15 record with a 4.61 earned-run average and 28 saves in relief 166 appearances.
The Seattle Mariners, reversing a trade earlier this year, sent infielder Dave Magadan to the Florida Marlins for pitcher Jeff Darwin.
The Detroit Tigers signed relief pitcher Storm Davis and the Boston Red Sox promoted Lou Gorman from general manager to executive vice president of baseball operations.
An investigation of Michigan State's basketball program found no evidence of players getting postgame payments from boosters or no-work summer jobs.
The NHL, facing a possible strike by referees and linesmen at midnight Sunday, offered what it called its "final set of numbers," which would give referees a 29% first-year raise and 64% raise over the four years of the agreement. Linesmen's salaries would increase proportionately. Officials will vote on the proposal Friday.
Virgil Hill stopped Saul Montana of Mexico in the 10th round at Fargo, N.D.,to retain his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title.
James Miller, 30, who flew a para-glider into the ring during the heavyweight title fight between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe last Saturday at Las Vegas, could face a year in jail under charges being contemplated by the district attorney's office.
Names in the News
Nnenna Lynch, a cross-country and track runner from Villanova, was voted the 1993 NCAA Woman of the Year. She is NCAA Division I outdoor track champion at 3,000 meters. . . . Chris Carmichael, former director of athlete and coaching programs, has been appointed national coaching director of the U.S. Cycling Federation. . . . Forward Larry Nance of the Cleveland Cavaliers underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks. . . . Hank Leiber, who played in two World Series with the New York Giants in the 1930s before his career was cut short by two beanballs, died in Tucson at 82. . . . Bill Lynn, basketball coach at Auburn from 1963-73, died in Alabama at 69. . . . John Wheeler, a former basketball player whose allegations of rules violations led to Baylor Coach Jim Haller's resignation, died after an illness at 29.