FOOTBALL San Diego Chargers -- Acquired WR Brian Bedford, the Dallas Cowboys' ninth-round choice in this year's draft, for an undisclosed 1989 draft choice. Buffalo Bills -- Signed WR/KR Mike Akiu. Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed free agents C Mike Ruether, FB Broderick Sargent and FS Gregory Johnson.
BASEBALL Chicago White Sox -- Placed OF Ivan Calderon on the 15-day disabled list; optioned infielder Donnie Hill to AAA Vancouver; activated OF/IF Kenny Williams from DL; recalled OF/IF Russ Morman from Vancouver. San Francisco Giants -- Recalled C Bob Melvin from AAA Phoenix; sent C Kirt Manwaring to Phoenix. New York Yankees -- Placed OF Roberto Kelly on 15-day DL; recalled OF Jay Buhner from AAA Columbus.
HOCKEY Boston Bruins -- Signed G Reggie Lemelin to a two-year contract. New York Islanders -- Signed RW Mikko Makela and G Bill Smith; offered RW Mike Bossy a personal services contract.
BASKETBALL Boston Celtics -- Named Lanny Van Eman, an Oregon State staffer the past eight years, assistant coach. Detroit Pistons -- Signed Coach Chuck Daly (247-163 in five years) to a three-year contract.
COLLEGES Rose Bowl -- Will be televised by ABC-TV from 1989 through 1997, ending the New Year's game's long-standing affiliation with NBC. NBC Sports has provided coverage of the Rose Bowl since 1927. American -- Named Jeff Thatcher assistant women's basketball coach. Maryland -- Named Missy Meharg field hockey coach. Meharg has been a graduate assistant the past three years. Illinois -- Stadium superintendent Robert Wright has been reassigned as a result of an investigation into charges of improprieties within the Athletic Association, officials said. John Nowak, deputy chancellor for athletic programs, said that new information "was sufficient to warrant the reassignment" of Wright. Syracuse -- WR William Pennyfeather will forgo his final two years of football eligibility to sign a baseball contract as an OF/3B with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Bucknell -- Named Rick Hartzell director of athletics.
TRACK AND FIELD Oleg Protsenko of the Soviet Union went 58 feet 1/4 inch in the triple jump for the best mark in the world this year at the World Games IAAF Mobil Grand Prix meet in Helsinki.