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Auto racing

International Automobile Federation -- Will investigate the collision between Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill at the Australian Grand Prix that knocked both out of the race and gave Schumacher a one-point victory in the Formula One season

points race.

Baseball

Atlanta Braves -- Designated IF Ramon Caraballo, P Jerry Koller, P Matt Murray, P Brian Bark (Randallstown) and OF Troy Hughes for assignment.

Orioles -- Signed P Mark Lee and IF Rod Robertson to minor-league contracts. Purchased the contracts of P Joe Borowski, P Jimmy Haynes, P Brian Sackinsky and OF Curtis Goodwin from Double-A Bowie and P Billy Percibal from Triple-A Rochester.

Boston Red Sox -- Sent OF Jeff McNeely outright to Triple-A Pawtucket. Claimed P Bill Wertz on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Purchased the contracts of P Joel Bennett, P Frank Rodriguez, P Mike Sullivan, IF Steve Rodriguez and IF Bill Selby ++ from Pawtucket and P Joe Hudson from Double-A Trenton.

California Angels -- Added P Mark Ratekin to the 40-man roster. Designated P Joe Grahe for assignment.

Chicago Cubs -- Named Tom Gamboa minor-league field coordinator. Named Ron Clark manager at Triple-A Iowa. Retained Bill Earley as pitching coach at Iowa. Announced that Rick Kranitz will return as minor-league pitching coordinator.

Cincinnati Reds -- Claimed P Larry Luebbers on waivers from the Cubs. Gave P Scott Service his unconditional release. Signed IF Kurt Stillwell and P Scott Scudder to Triple-A contracts. Reclaimed 1B Jamie Dismuke on waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers; designated him for assignment.

Cleveland Indians -- Acquired OF Jeromy Burnitz and P Joe Roa from the New York Mets for P Dave Mlicki, P Jerry DiPoto, P Paul Byrd and a Single-A player to be named. Added Burnitz and Roa to the 40-man roster. Signed free-agent P Willie Smith. Purchased the contracts of OF Brian Giles from Triple-A Charlotte, OF Tony Mitchell from Double-A Canton-Akron and C Einar Diaz from Single-A Columbus.

Florida Marlins -- Purchased the contracts of C Steve Decker from Triple-A Edmonton and P Stan Spencer and P Vic Darensbourg from Double-A Portland. Sent C Greg O'Halloran outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Houston Astros -- Purchased the contract of P Chris Gardner. Added him to the 40-man roster.

Kansas City Royals -- Added P Brian Bevil, P Mike Bovee, P Melvin Bunch, P Bart Evans, P Rodney Myers, P Dilson Torres, C Mike Sweeney and 1B Larry Sutton to the 40-man roster.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Added P Rick Gorecki, P Roberto Duran, P Jesus Martinez, P Antonio Osuna, IF Juan Castro, IF Miguel Cairo, IF Willis Otanez, OF Roger Cedeno and OF Todd Hollandsworth to the 40-man roster. Designated 1B Micke Busch and C-OF Jerry Brooks for assignment.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Outrighted P Charlie Rogers to Triple-A New Orleans. Purchased the contracts of P Scott Karl and IF Sid Roberson, IF Tim Unroe, IF Wes Weger, OF Ken Felder, OF Danny Perez and C Bobby Hughes from New Orleans.

Minnesota Twins -- Added P Gus Gandarillas, P Scott Moten, P LaTroy Hawkins, P Brad Radke, P Hector Trinidad and IF Brian Raabe to the 40-man roster.

Montreal Expos -- Purchased the contracts of IF Mark Grudzielanek, P Curtis Schmidt, P Ugueth Urbina and P B. J. Wallace from Double-A Harrisburg and IF Israel Alcantara, P Scott Gentile, P Jose Panlagua and P Everett Stull from Single-A West Palm Beach.

New York Mets -- Purchased the contracts of P Robert Person, IF Ed Alfonzo and OF Ricky Otero from Double-A Binghamton; P Hector Ramirez from Single-A St. Lucie; and 1B Omar Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk. Added Dave Mlicki and Jerry DiPoto to the 40-man roster. Assigned Paul Byrd to Norfolk.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Claimed IF Anthony Manahan off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Added C Tommy Eason, P Larry Mitchell, P Ryan Karp, P Bob Gaddy and P Paul Fletcher to the 40-man roster.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Purchased the contracts of OF Allen Battle from Triple-A Louisville; 1B Dmitri Young from Double-A Arkansas; and P Brian Barber, P T. J. Mathews, P Sean Lowe, IF Mike Gulan, IF Keith Johns and OF Darond Stovall from Single-A St. Petersburg.

San Diego Padres -- Added IF Homer Bush, OF Earl Johnson, P Marc Kroon, C Raul Casanova and C Sean Mulligan to the 40-man roster. Designated for assignment IF Archi Cianfrocco, P Hilly Hathaway, P Wally Whitehurst and P Erik Plantenberg.

Seattle Mariners -- Released P Shawn Boskie and IF Ruben Sierra. Outrighted P Craig Clayton, P George Glinatsis, IF Brian Turang and former Orioles minor-league P Jeff Williams to Triple-A Tacoma. Added P Scott Davison, P Shawn Estes, P Tim Harikkala, P Derek Lowe, P Jim Mecir, OF Craig Griffey, IF Giomar Guevara, IF Arquimedez Pozo, IF Desi Relaford and C Chris Widger to the 40-man roster.

Texas Rangers -- Signed free-agent P Chris Nichting, who had been with the Dodgers, to a major-league contract. Assigned P James Hurst and OF Desi Wilson outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Traded IF Eddie Zosky to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named. Added P Tim Crabtree, P Edwin Hurtado, P Ricardo Jordan, P Jose Silva, P Jeff Ware, IF Felipe Crespo, IF Chris Stynes and OF Lonell Roberts to the 40-man roster. Designated OF Willie Canate for assignment. Sent P Huck Flener outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Basketball

Chicago Bulls -- Re-signed free-agent G Pete Myers. Waived G Jo Jo English.

0 Washington Bullets -- Waived G Brian Oliver.

Colleges

Football Writers Association of America -- Named following finalists for Bryant Award, which goes to the year's top coach: Auburn's Terry Bowden, Colorado State's Sonny Lubick, Duke's Fred Goldsmith, Nebraska's Tom Osborne, Oregon's Rich Brooks and Penn State's Joe Paterno.

Georgia Tech -- Announced that WR/QB Donnie Davis underwent routine surgery for a broken nose and will miss the last two games.

Illinois -- Suspended C Shelly Clark for the first five games of the men's basketball season.

North Carolina -- Football coach Mack Brown signed a contract extension through 1999.

North Carolina State -- Football coach Mike O'Cain signed a contract extension through 1998.

Northwestern -- Suspended senior TB Dennis Lundy, the school's career rushing leader, for today's game against No. 2 Penn State.

Notre Dame -- F Julie Desmond was named to the College Field Hockey Coaches Association South Regional All-American team.

Football

NFL -- Fined the Dallas Cowboys $10,000 for violating league injury report procedures in an injury to QB Troy Aikman.

Cincinnati Bengals -- Claimed OT Rich Braham on waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.

Hockey

Edmonton Oilers -- Assigned F Claude Jutras and D Scott Ferguson to ECHL Wheeling.

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