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Boston Red Sox -- Optioned P Joe Ciccarella, P Rob Henkel and OF Jose Malave to Double-A New Britain. Sent C Ruben Rodriguez, C Alex Delgado, P Brian Conroy and P Don Florence to minor-league camp for reassignment.


California Angels -- Optioned P Hilly Hathaway, P Mark Holzemer, P Bob Gamez, P Troy Percival to Triple-A Vancouver. Optioned OF Ron Watson and OF Kevin Sweeney to Vancouver. Optioned P Kyle Sebach to Double-A Midland. Assigned former Orioles OF Nelson Simmons to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P John Courtright, P Mike Ferry, P Kevin Jarvis and P Jeff Pierce to Triple-A Indianapolis. Optioned IF Jaime Dismuke and IF Brian Koelling to Indianapolis. Optioned OF Steve Gilbralter and OF Keith Gordon to Indianapolis. Sent P Rich Sauveur, P Kevin Wickander, C Greg Hammond, C Rick Wrona and IF Keith Kessinger to minor-league camp for assignment. Gave C Steve Lake his unconditional release.


Colorado Rockies -- Released IF-OF Jack Daugherty.

Detroit Tigers -- Optioned P Sean Bergman, P Shannon Withem, P Mike Christopher, OF Brian DuBose, OF Rudy Pemberton, 1B Tony Clark and IF Andres Santana to minor-league camp.

Florida Marlins -- Optioned P Javier De La Hoya, P Kurt Miller, P Mike Myers and former Orioles minor-league P Kip Vaughn to Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned IF Ramon Martinez, IF Tim Clark and OF Jesus Tavarez to Double-A Portland. Optioned P Matt Whisenant to Single-A Brevard County. Sent P Vic Darenbourg, P John Johnstone, C Charles Johnson and C John Roskos to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Minnesota Twins -- Traded C Lenny Webster to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named. Optioned OF Marty Cordova, P Ron Caridad and P Jose Carrea to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Montreal Expos -- Optioned P Tavaro Alvarez and P Miguel Batista to Triple-A Ottawa.

Oakland Athletics -- Returned following players to minor-league camp: P Scott Baker, P Curtis Shaw, P Tanyon Sturtze, P Benji Grigsby, P Joe Slusarski, P John Wasdin, C Izzy Molina, C Dean Borrelli, OF Scotty Lydy and OF Ernie Young.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Sent P Toby Borland, P Brad Brink, P Kevin Foster, P Wayne Gomes, P Ryan Karp, P Jeff Patterson, IF Gene Schall, IF Shawn Gilbert, OF Phil Geisler, OF Jeff Jackson, C Jason Moller and C Troy Rusk to minor-league camp for reassignment.

San Diego Padres -- Sent P Bryce Florie, P Kerry Taylor, P Blaine Beatty, P Fidel Compres, P Eric Gunderson and P Denny Harriger to minor-league camp for reassignment. Sent OF Lonnie Maclin, OF Keith Thomas, OF Randy Curtis, OF Ray McDavid and OF Vince Moore to minor-league camp for reassignment. Sent C John Ramos to minor-league camp for reassignment.


San Francisco Giants -- Sent P Dan Carlson, P Bill Van Landingham, P Chris Hancock and P Joe Rosselli to minor-league camp for reassignment.

Seattle Mariners -- Optioned P Jeff Darwin, P Reggie Harris, C Chris Howard and IF Ruben Santana to Triple-A Calgary. Optioned P Craig Clayton to Double-A Jacksonville. Optioned IF Alex Rodriguez to Single-A Appleton.Albany-Colonie Yankees (Double-A) -- Eastern League team announced it will move to Norwich, Conn., after the season.


NBA -- Fined Portland Trail Blazers F Clifford Robinson $7,000 for criticizing the officials and failing to leave the court quickly after being ejected from a game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Named Detroit Pistons G Joe Dumars Player of the Week.

Sacramento Kings -- Signed F Andre Spencer to a second 10-day contract.



Atlantic 10 -- Named Bob Steitz, assistant commissioner, acting commissioner.

Boston College -- Named Jim Reid defensive coordinator, Bill McGovern defensive backfield coach and Don "Deek" Pollard defensive line coach.

Capital -- Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Scott Weakley, effective June 1.

Georgia State -- Announced that assistant basketball coach Carter Wilson has been hired as acting head coach for one year, succeeding Bob Reinhart, who was fired.

Lehigh -- Announced the resignation of football coach Hank Small.

Maryland Eastern Shore -- Announced the resignation of Pat Murphy, director of marketing for athletics, effective March 25.


Morehead State -- Reassigned football coach Cole Proctor. Named Matt Ballard interim football coach.

Texas Christian -- Fired men's basketball coach Moe Iba.

UCLA -- Named Mike Sherman offensive line coach.

Union, Ky. -- Named Brian Evans men's basketball coach.


NFL Players Association -- Announced that Mike Kenn was elected to his fourth two-year term as president. Executive committee members re-elected to two-year terms were Trace Armstrong, Bill Bates, Hoby Brenner, Tim Brown, Dave Duerson, Luis Sharpe, Tunch Ilkin and Steve Jordan. Tim Irwin and Matt Stover were elected to complete the 10-man committee. Gene Upshaw was re-elected executive director.


Atlanta Falcons -- Declined to match the New Orleans Saints' offer sheet for WR Michael Haynes.

Buffalo Bills -- Agreed to terms with OL John Davis.

Minnesota Vikings -- Chose not to exercise the option on QB Jim McMahon.

New York Jets -- Signed DL Donald Evans, who had been with the Pittsburgh Steelers, to a deal expected to pay him $3.45 million over three years.

San Diego Chargers -- Reached tentative agreement with Miami Dolphins LB David Griggs for $1.8 million over two years.

Washington Redskins -- Released DE Charles Mann.


CFL Colts -- Signed FB Everette "Sandman" Sands, FB Tim "Mad Dog" Lavin and WR Shawn Narcisse.

Hamilton Tiger Cats (CFL) -- Hired Jim Clark as linebacker and special teams coach. Re-hired Don Wnek as defensive line coach.

Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) -- Traded QB Tom Burgess, DB Anthony Drawhorn, LB Ron Goetz and DL Paul Yatkowski to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for QB Kent Austin and OL Andrew Greene. Traded Austin to the British Columbia Lions for QB Danny Barrett and DB Corey Dowden.


NHL -- Announced that an arbitrator has ruled that the St. Louis Blues must send C Craig Janney and a No. 2 draft choice to the Vancouver Canucks as compensation for their signing of C Petr Nedved.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Recalled RW John Lilley from IHL San Diego.


Montreal Canadiens -- Agreed to a two-year deal with junior D Craig Rivet.


U.S. National Team -- Released M Mark Chung.