BaseballBranch Rickey Award -- St. Louis Cardinals...



Branch Rickey Award -- St. Louis Cardinals SS Ozzie Smith was named winner of the award, given each year to a major-league player, manager or owner who unselfishly contributes to his community.

Orioles -- Traded P Jay Powell to the Florida Marlins for 2B Bret Barberie.

New York Mets -- Acquired 2B Jesus Azuaje from the Cleveland Indians as the player to be named in a Nov. 18 trade that sent OF Jeromy Burnitz and P Joe Roa to the Indians for P Jerry DiPoto, P Dave Mlicki and P Paul Byrd. Traded C Javier Gonzalez to the Milwaukee Brewers as one of the two players to be named in a Nov. 30 trade for P Doug Henry. Traded P Andy Beckerman to the Houston Astros as a player to be named in a Nov. 28 trade that sent P Pete Harnisch to the Mets.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Kyle Abbott to a one-year contract. Signed P Norm Charlton and P Jeff Innis to minor-league contracts.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed P Randy St. Claire to a minor-league contract.


NBA -- Named Orlando Magic C Shaquille O'Neal Player of the Week. He averaged 35.3 points and 11.3 rebounds, scoring 41 points against Sacramento.

Cleveland Cavaliers -- Waived G Gerald Madkins. Activated G John Battle from the injured list.

Indiana Pacers -- Placed F Antonio Davis on the injured list with a sore back. Activated F John Williams from the injured list.


Albany State -- Named Deborah Fiore field hockey coach and assistant lacrosse coach.

Georgia Tech -- Named Bob Casullo running backs coach and Eddie Wilson quarterbacks coach.

McNeese State -- Announced the resignation of Ray Stanfield, track coach, effective Dec. 31.

Navy -- Named Jim Snead lightweight crew coach, Glenn Davis assistant baseball coach and Christine Stancliff women's assistant track coach.

Nevada -- Extended by two games the suspension of basketball F Jimmy Moore, who faces arraignment Dec. 14 on misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly punching two women.

North Carolina -- Signed Mack Brown, football coach, to a two-year contract extension.

Notre Dame -- Suspended CB Bobby Taylor and DE Germaine Holden for the Fiesta Bowl for a violation of school and NCAA rules.


Arizona Cardinals -- Waived QB Chris Swartz.

Green Bay Packers -- Placed DT Gilbert Brown on IR. Placed RB Darrell Thompson on waivers. Signed LB Ruffin Hamilton and DE Tommy Fagan to the active roster.


Rochester Knighthawks (MILL) -- Waived F Jeff Wilfong. Signed

F Tom Hawke.


Minnesota Thunder (USISL) -- Signed F Gerard Lagos to a one-year contract.

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