Cleveland Indians -- Became parent of a new Class AAA Pacific Coast League team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, formerly the Hawaii Islanders. Texas Rangers -- Acquired RHP Scott May from Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for OF Javier Ortiz. Minnesota Twins -- Named Jim Kaat to replace Harmon Killebrew as color commentator on radio and TV broadcasts; Killebrew will be offered a similar position on an expanded pay-per-view package being developed by the club. FOOTBALL
New England Patriots -- Free agent TE Russ Francis has been signed to a one-year contract by the Patriots, the team with whom he began his NFL career 12 years ago. Francis, waived Dec. 16 by San Francisco after five seasons with the 49ers, was signed to a contract through the end of next season, Patriots officials said. Terms were not disclosed. Indianapolis Colts -- Signed free agent LB Kevin Hancock as replacement for TE Mark Walczak. HOCKEY
Philadelphia Flyers -- Said LW Brian Propp will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a sprained left knee incurred during team's 6-4 win over New York Rangers Tuesday night. COLLEGES
George Mason -- Patriots G Amp Davis, who scored 48 points and had 20 assists in two victories, was named Colonial Athletic Association's men's basketball player of week. American -- For the second time this season, F Beth Shearer was named Colonial Athletic Association's women's basketball player of week. Shearer scored 16 points in Eagles' 66-44 win over Georgetown and 19 points in a 65-49 loss to GW.
Idaho State -- Hired as football coach Garth Hall; he leaves the post of offensive coordinator at Oregon State. Lawrence -- Named Hayden Knight men's soccer coach.