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Atlanta Braves -- Named Jose Martinez special assistant of player personnel.

Chicago Cubs -- Named Max Oliveras bench coach. Waived P Randy Veres. Announced that the contract of Triple-A Iowa manager Rick Patterson and minor-league hitting instructor Ernie Rosseau will not be renewed.

Cleveland Indians -- Signed C Rick Wrona and C Luis Lopez and invited them to spring training.

Montreal Expos -- Named Pat Roessler minor-league hitting coordinator; Gomer Hodge manager and Jeff Fischer pitching coach of Single-A West Palm Beach.

New York Mets -- Re-signed free-agent P Bryan Rogers, P Don Florence and P Jimmy Williams.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Trent Jewett manager of Double-A Carolina.

San Diego Padres -- Named former Orioles first base coach Davey Lopes first base coach; Graig Nettles third base coach; and Tye Waller bullpen coach. Sent P Jose Martinez to Triple-A Las Vegas and 1B Dave Staton to Double-A Memphis.

Seattle Mariners -- Announced that the Everett Giants, their Single-A Northwest League affiliate, have changed their name to the Everett AquaSox.

Texas Rangers -- Signed OF Eric Fox to a contract with Triple-A Oklahoma City and invited him to spring training as a nonroster player. Announced that 2B Jeff Frye had surgery on his right knee to remove scar tissue.

Lynchburg Hillcats (Single-A Carolina League) -- Announced its new nickname.

USA Baseball -- Awarded Golden Spikes Award for the most outstanding amateur player in the nation to Georgia Tech C Jason Varitek.

Basketball

NBA -- Fined Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson $10,000 for saying that referee Hue Hollins' performance during Saturday's game with the Dallas Mavericks was "brutish" and "irresponsible."

Boston Celtics -- Activated G Tony Harris. Placed G Sherman Douglas on the injured list with a strained medial collateral ligament.

Charlotte Hornets -- Signed G Greg Sutton. Waived F Joe Courtney. Announced that F Kenny Gattison has a sprained cervical spine after being elbowed during a game Monday night; he will be out at least a week.

Dallas Mavericks -- Activated F-C Roy Tarpley from the injured list.

Golden State Warriors -- Re-signed F Chris Webber. Requested waivers on F Rod Higgins.

Miami Heat -- Announced that C Matt Geiger's eardrum ruptured after the cabin de-pressurized during a charter flight carrying the team; he is expected to play tomorrow against Boston. Activated F Keith Askins from the injured list.

Colleges

NCAA -- Began investigating charges by a former Michigan State football player that players received cash handouts, free car loans and had grades fixed for them.

pTC Centennial Conference -- Named the following Johns Hopkins football players to the all-conference team: DL Jelani Rucker and DL Michael House to the first team; OL Joe Koch, K Todd Bencivenni, LB Victor Carter-Bey, DB John Donovan and DB Rob McGuire to the second team. Named the following Western Maryland players to the all-conference team: WR Alan Pietkiewicz to the first team, OL Rob Nightingale to the second team.

Abilene Christian -- Offensive coordinator Ted Sitton retired, effective Dec. 31.

Baylor -- Fired men's basketball coach Darrel Johnson (32-22 in two seasons) after administrators concluded that his program violated school and NCAA rules during his tenure. Named Harry Miller interim men's basketball coach.

Bridgewater, Va. -- Announced the resignation of football coach Max Lowe.

Cincinnati -- Suspended G Marko Wright from the basketball team.

DePaul -- Denied a Chicago Sun-Times report that the school is about to switch affiliation to the non-football Atlantic 10 Conference.

Maryland -- Named Wayne Bristol (Beltsville) and Kurtis Shultz (Randallstown) basketball co-captains. Signed basketball C Obinna Ekezie of Nigeria to a national letter of intent. Signed P Mike Ginsberg (McDonogh); he was 12-1 with a 1.17 ERA.

Morgan State -- Named Donald Williams interim women's basketball coach.

North Carolina-Charlotte -- Signed 7-foot-2 C Alexander Kuehl to a national letter of intent.

Salisbury State -- Field hockey coach Dawn Chamberlain was named NCAA Division III South Region's Coach of the Year.

Western Maryland -- Named Brian Hollingworth men's assistant basketball coach and Rolando Welch men's student assistant basketball coach.

Football

Arizona Cardinals -- Signed QB Chris Swartz. Waived RB Brian Henesey.

Atlanta Falcons -- Signed K Scott Tyner. Suspended WR Andre Rison for one game for repeatedly violating team rules.

Cleveland Browns -- Waived S Del Speer.

Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed DB John Reece to the practice squad.

Miami Dolphins -- Signed DE Tyoka Jackson off the Falcons' practice squad.

New England Patriots -- Placed LB Todd Collins on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Signed LB Vaughan Johnson to a one-year contract; a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Saints, he was waived by New Orleans on July 20 because of a bacterial infection in his thigh. Placed LB Byron Evans on injured reserve.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed LB Jerry Olsavsky. Re-signed WR Corey Holliday to the practice squad. Waived RB Victor Jones.

Washington Redskins -- Waived S Danny Copeland from the

reserve-retired list, making him a free agent.

Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Reassigned D Greg Andrusak from IHL Cleveland to IHL Detroit.

Olympics

U.S. Olympic Committee -- Named Ruth Anna Davidson of Baltimore (swimming) and Amy Feng of Wheaton (table tennis) Maryland Athletes of the Year.

Soccer

Milwaukee Rampage (USISL) -- Signed F Dan Stebbins and M Jon Szczepanski.

Minnesota Thunder (USISL) -- Named Peter Wilt president.

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