Auto racingIndianapolis Motor Speedway -- Announced that...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- Announced that the 1994 Ford Mustang Cobra, which is yet to be built, will be the pace car for the 1994 Indianapolis 500.


NASCAR Winston Cup -- Announced the retirement of driver Harry Gant effective at the end of the 1994 season.



Atlanta Braves -- Designated P Shawn Holman for assignment.

Boston Red Sox -- Announced that following players had arthroscopic surgery: OF Bob Zupcic (left shoulder); C John Flaherty (right elbow); OF Billy Hatcher (right elbow and left ankle); and IF Luis Ortiz (right elbow).

Chicago Cubs -- Fired manager Jim Lefebvre.

Colorado Rockies -- Announced that 1B Andres Galarraga had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Kansas City Royals -- Announced that OF Felix Jose underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder joint.

San Diego Padres -- Fired pitching coach Mike Roarke. Signed batting coach Merv Rettenmund, bench coach Rob Picciolo and first-base coach Dan Radison to contracts for the 1993-94 season. Named Keith Champion manager of Double-A Wichita, Tim Flannery manager of Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Ty Waller manager of Single-A Spokane.


Chicago Bulls -- Announced the retirement of G Michael Jordan.


Denver Nuggets -- Agreed to terms with F Rodney Rogers on a six-year contract. Released F Gary Plummer and C Robert Werdann.

Indiana Pacers -- Signed G-F Mitchell Anderson, G Jean Prioleau and F Jackie Robinson.

New Jersey Nets -- Matched the offer sheet that C Dwayne Schintzius received from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Nets said Schintzius will earn $825,000 this season, $1.2 million next season and $1.6 million the following year. The contract also has incentives that could earn the fourth-year player $950,000 over the length of the deal.

Phoenix Suns -- Reached agreement with unrestricted free-agent F Rod Higgins.

Portland Trail Blazers -- Named Jim Paxson offensive skills coach.



Arizona -- Suspended starting CB Claudius Wright for the Oct. 16 game against Stanford after his arrest last weekend by campus police on charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

Franklin & Marshall -- Announced the resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Mike McKonty. Named Steve Rice men's assistant basketball coach and Pat Gress men's assistant lacrosse coach.

Northeastern -- Named Jim Craig, who starred for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, assistant coach.

St. Joseph's -- Announced that starting basketball F Bernard Jones, eighth in the Atlantic 10 in rebounding average (6.5) last season, will miss the season because of a ruptured tendon in his left knee.

Washington -- Suspended WR Jason Shelley and G Prentiss Perkins for their arrests Sunday. Announced that WR Theron Hill was allowed to practice after he repaid a student loan and registered for fall classes; he missed Saturday's 52-17 victory over San Jose State because of the unpaid loan.



NFL -- Named following Players of the Week: AFC offensive, Seattle Seahawks QB Rick Mirer; AFC defensive, Kansas City Chiefs DE Neil Smith; AFC special teams, Seahawks P Rick Tuten; NFC offensive, Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman; NFC defensive, Philadelphia Eagles DB Eric Allen; NFC special teams, San Francisco 49ers PR Dexter Carter.

Atlanta Falcons -- Signed DE Ernie Logan.

Dallas Cowboys -- Acquired TE Jim Price from the Los Angeles Rams for an undisclosed 1994 draft choice. Released TE Kelly Blackwell.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed T Paul Hutchins. Waived LB Brett Collins. Signed T Charles Hope to the practice squad.

New York Jets -- Waived LB Don Jones.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Placed WR Fred Barnett and WR Jeff Sydner on IR. Signed WR Michael Young.


San Francisco 49ers -- Signed WR Jerry Rice to a three-year contract extension.


Los Angeles Kings -- Signed C Jimmy Carson to a two-year contract and LW Mike Donnelly to a one-year contract. Sent IHL Phoenix C Brett Seguin on loan to IHL Fort Wayne.

Montreal Canadiens -- Sent G Frederic Chabot to IHL Las Vegas. Signed LW Benoit Brunet to a one-year contract.

Ottawa Senators -- Claimed D Francois Leroux on waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed D Peter Taglianetti.


San Jose Sharks -- Assigned G Wade Flaherty, G Corwin Saurdiff, F Andrei Nazarov, F Ed Courtenay, F Jaroslav Otevrel, F Fredrick Nilsson, F Alexander Cherbayev, D Guy Gosselin, D Tom Pederson and D Andrei Buschan to IHL Kansas City.


Thunder -- Released F Tom Stanziale.

New York Saints -- Announced the retirement of F Bob Cummings.