FOOTBALL Detroit Lions -- Signed veteran QB Eric Hipple to a two-year renewal and completed signing of all draft choices except TE Brian Siverling (Penn State). Denver Broncos -- Signed K Rich Karlis (one year) and NT Greg Kragen (series of one-year deals), leaving OG Mark Cooper the team's only unsigned player. New England Patriots -- Agreed to terms with ex-USFL, ex-CFL QB Walter Lewis. New York Jets -- As 104 players reported to camp, QB Ken O'Brien remained a holdout over contract renegotiation. NT Joe Klecko and LB Lance Mehl, both recovering from serious knee injuries, were placed on the physically unable to perform list. San Diego Chargers -- Waived WR Tim Smith.
YACHTING World 8-Meter Championships -- Sweden's Spirit of Sprite, co-skippered by Per Wermelin and Pelle Petterson, completed an unprecedented six-race sweep in the regatta off Helsinki. Two U.S.-skippered entries came in two-three: Golden Feather (Harry Voss), runner-up in five straight races and third yesterday, and Mystery (Ronald Palm).
BASEBALL Los Angeles Dodgers -- Optioned SS Mariano Duncan (.216, 17 errors) to AAA Albuquerque; called up IF Brad Wellman. Seattle Mariners -- Put OF John Christensen (twisted knee, sprained ankle from a home plate collision Friday night) on 15-day disabled list; recalled RHP Steve Shields from AAA Calgary.
TELEVISION ACC Football -- WJZ-TV-13 agreed to purchase Baltimore rights to this year's 12-game package of 12 Atlantic Coast Conference games, Sept. 5-Nov. 21, produced by Jefferson Pilot Teleproductions. In Washington, WJLA-TV will air the games again this year.