Boston Bruins -- Signed D Ray Bourque to four-year contract for $5 million.

Montreal Canadiens -- Signed C Denis Savard for three years plus an option year and C Dipietro for two years with an option year.


Detroit Pistons -- Signed first-round draft choice Lance Blanks, from Texas, to a multiyear contract, but he said he didn't know about it. General Manager Jack McCloskey, who would not disclosed the terms, said Blanks's surprise didn't worry him: "I've got the signed contracts and have already sent them to the league."

Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed G Steve Henson, second-round draft pick from Kansas State, to one-year contract.


Out-of-Court Settlement -- Goodwill Games organizers settled with International Events Management Ltd. of Carlsbad, Calif., after the disgruntled contractor filed 300 pages of documents to back its claim for $800,000. The settlement was reached after lawyers for International Events Management released documents contending the Seattle Organizing Committee was "in imminent danger of insolvency."


American Racing Series -- Robbie Buhl won provisional pole for Sunday's Vancouver, British Columbia series stop with fast lap of 85.444 mph on the 1.704-mile, nine turn temporary circuit. Buhl was nearly 2 mph faster than second-place Ted Prappas, who had a lap of 83.658 in the opening round of qualifying for the series featuring Wildcat-Buick racers.


World Seniors Tournament -- Tim Vickers won three holes on the back nine on the way to a 3-and-2 victory that topped Kai Thomsen for the championship for second straight year in Colorado Springs. Vickers, 61, of Indian Wells, Calif., had a 1-hole lead on Thomsen, of Reno, Nev., after nine holes, then won three of the next seven holes. Last year Vickers edged Thomsen, 1-up.