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Orioles -- Placed P Arthur Rhodes on the 15-day disabled list. Called up P Jamie Moyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Boston Red Sox -- Signed C John Stratton Jr. and assigned him to extended spring training.

Cleveland Indians -- Sent P Jerry DiPoto to Triple-A Charlotte. Recalled P Bill Wertz from Charlotte.

Colorado Rockies -- Sent P Scott Frederickson to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Traded OF Braulio Castillo to the Houston Astros for P Mark Grant.

Houston Astros -- Assigned OF Braulio Castillo to Triple-A Tucson.

Kansas City Royals -- Called up P Chris Haney from Triple-A Omaha. Placed former Oriole P Dennis Rasmussen on the 15-day disabled list.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Called up OF Glenn Wilson from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned 3B John Wehner to Buffalo.


U.S. Olympic -- Named Magic Johnson, Davidson athletic director Terry Holland, Duke assistant coach Tommy Amaker, San Antonio Spurs vice president Bob Bass, Miami Heat partner Billy Cunningham, Cleveland Cavaliers manager Wayne Embry, Boston Celtics senior executive vice president Dave Gavitt, New Jersey Nets senior vice president Willis Reed, Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh and Seattle SuperSonics president Bob Whitsitt to a panel that will pick the team.

NBA -- Fined Seattle F Nate McMillan, Seattle coach George Karl and Houston G Winston Garland $5,000 each and Houston G Scott Brooks $2,000 for their roles in incidents in a game on May 18. Fined the SuperSonics organization $5,000 and the Rockets organization $7,000 for their players' on-court altercations.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Announced the resignation of Larry Brown, coach.

Sacramento Kings -- Promoted Eddie Jordan to a full-time assistant coach. Named Mike Bratz assistant coach and scout.


ACC -- Signed a two-year agreement with the Hall of Fame Bowl to place a fourth team in postseason play.

Alamo Bowl -- Announced the Pac-10 Conference has reached a two-year agreement for its fourth-place team to play the Southwest Conference's third-place team in a bowl game on Dec. 31 in the San Antonio's Alamodome stadium.

Kentucky -- Announced basketball F Aminu Timberlake is transferring to Southern Illinois.

Loyola -- Promoted senior women's administrator Diane Aikens to assistant athletic director.

Rice -- Signed football coach Fred Goldsmith to a five-year contract.

L Villanova -- Announced RB Vernon Smith withdrew from school.


Minnesota Vikings -- Signed DT Esera Tualo and P Richard Jones.

San Francisco 49ers -- Waived T Ron Mattes.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed DE Tom Gibson.


Fort Lauderdale Strikers (APSL) -- Signed G Chris Antonopoulos and M Jefferson Davis. Announced coach Thomas Rongen will play as a defender.

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