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Auto racing

Dick Simon Racing -- Named Hiro Matsushita and Eliseo Salazar 1995 PPG IndyCar World Series drivers and David La Croix and Diego Guzman Indy Lights drivers.

Baseball

Kansas City Royals -- Signed P Mark Gubicza (7-9, 4.50 ERA; 116 career wins, all with Kansas City) to a one-year contract. Announced that OF Felix Jose (.303, 11 HRs, 55 RBIs) refused assignment and chose to become a free agent; he was eligible for salary arbitration.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Reached a tentative agreement with 3B Tim Wallach (.280, 23 HRs, 78 RBIs) on a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Although he can earn an additional $600,000 in incentives, his base salary will be less than half his $3.3 million earnings in 1994.

Minnesota Twins -- Signed P Mark Guthrie (4-2, 6.14 ERA) to a one-year contract. Named Sal Butera manager, Gorman Heimueller pitching coach and ex-Oriole Jim Dwyer hitting coach of Double-A Hardware City.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Named Mike Quade manager, Jim Wright pitching coach and Dave Cash coach of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; Bill Dancy manager and Bill Robinson coach of Double-A Reading; Don McCormack manager, ex-Oriole Darold Knowles pitching coach and Greg Legg coach of Single-A Clearwater; Roy Majtyka manager, John Martin pitching coach and Tony Scott coach of Single-A Piedmont; Al LeBoeuf manager, Ken Westray pitching coach and ex-Oriole Floyd Rayford coach of Single-A Batavia; Ramon Henderson manager, Carlos Arroyo pitching coach and Kelly Heath coach of Rookie-level Martinsville; and Don Blasingame, Glenn Brummer, Jerry Martin, Billy DeMars, Ramon Aviles, George Culver, Hap Hudson and Ted Zipeto minor-league instructors.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Signed P Wally Ritchie to a minor-league contract.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed P Danny Jackson and P Tom Henke.

Basketball

NBA -- Fined Jay Humphries of the Utah Jazz $3,500 for hitting Vinny Del Negro of the San Antonio Spurs with a flagrant elbow Thursday.

Boston Celtics -- Activated G Sherman Douglas and C Pervis Ellison from the injured list. Placed F Dino Radja and G Tony Harris on the injured list.

Chicago Bulls -- Waived former Washington Bullets C Greg Foster.

Detroit Pistons -- Signed G Walter Bond.

Phoenix Suns -- Activated G Kevin Johnson from the injured list. Placed F Aaron Swinson on the injured list.

Washington Bullets -- Placed F Don MacLean on the injured list. Activated C Gheorghe Muresan.

Colleges

Azusa Pacific -- Named Vic Shealy, offensive coordinator at Austin Peay, football coach.

Davidson -- Announced Kerstin Kimel, women's lacrosse coach, has resigned to accept a similar position at Duke.

Iowa State -- Named Sam Papalii and Steve Looney assistant football coaches.

Johns Hopkins -- Freshman soccer F Eric West was named to the NCAA Division III All-America third team; he scored 22 goals and added five assists for 49 points, breaking the school's single-season scoring record and helping the Blue Jays reach the NCAA championship game. Senior NT Michael House was selected to the GTE Academic All-America College Division first team for the second straight year; he has a 4.0 GPA as a biology major and had 63 tackles.

Louisiana State -- Named Gerry DiNardo football coach.

Morris Brown -- Announced that AD and football coach Gregory Thompson (59-78-4) has resigned.

Ohio University -- Named Jim Grobe, an Air Force assistant, football coach.

Richmond -- Named Jim Reid football coach.

Rollins -- Announced that Chip Morris, men's assistant basketball coach, has resigned to accept the same position at Butler.

Southern Cal -- Named Rod Marinelli defensive line coach.

Soccer

Major League Soccer -- Acquired the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks in a stock exchange deal with team owner Daniel Van Voorhis.

Wrestling

USA Wrestling -- Named Joe Seay and Dan Chandler coaches for the 1995 world championships.

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