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Major League Baseball -- Approved the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group headed by Johnny Moores.


California Angels -- Announced that 1B J. T. Snow (.220, 8 homers) had surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to be ready to play by late February.

Cincinnati Reds -- Signed 1B Hal Morris to a one-year contract.


Cleveland Indians -- Agreed to terms with P Dennis Cook on a one-year contract.

Colorado Rockies -- Signed P Joe Grahe (2-5, 6.65 ERA, 13 saves in 40 games for the Angels) to a minor-league contract with Triple-A Colorado Springs and invited him to major-league camp. Agreed to terms with P Kevin Ritz on a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers -- Signed 1B-OF Franklin Stubbs and P Mike Christopher to minor-league contracts with Triple-A Toledo.

New York Yankees -- Signed IF Tony Fernandez.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Agreed to a one-year contract with former Orioles P Curt Schilling. Announced that P Ben Rivera will undergo arthroscopic surgery Dec. 29 to mend a torn rotator cuff his pitching shoulder.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to terms with 3B Jeff King on a one-year contract.

New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A) -- Announced that GM Jay Cicero has resigned to become the director of sporting events for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

Sioux City Explorers (Northern League) -- Unaffiliated team sold the contracts of P Marcial Gomez to the Angels and P Barry Goldman to the Rockies. Announced that coach Dan McDermott will return.


Boise Hawks (Northwest League) -- Unaffiliated team announced that manager Tom Kotchman will return.

Seibu Lions (Japanese Pacific League) -- Signed 1B Orestes Destrade, released by the Florida Marlins during the 1994 season, to a one-year contract. Destrade, 32, was the Pacific League's home run leader for three straight years starting in 1990.


Atlanta Braves -- Released Russian G Sergei Bazarevich. Signed F Greg "Cadillac" Anderson.

Denver Nuggets -- Activated F Reggie Williams (Dunbar) from the injured list. Placed G Darnell Mee (sprained right ankle) on the injured list.

New York Knicks -- Released G Doc Rivers and F Ron Grandison.


Sacramento Kings -- Activated F Lionel Simmons from the injured list. Placed G Trevor Wilson on the injured list.

USA Basketball -- Named Milt Newton assistant director for men's programs, effective Jan. 3.

Stefanel Milan (Italian League) -- Announced that C Alec Kessler quit the team.


The Sporting News -- Named Colorado RB Rashaan Salaam College Football Player of the Year and Oregon's Rich Brooks College Football Coach of the Year.

SEC -- Florida's Steve Spurrier was voted the conference's College Football Coach of the Year.


Concordia -- Named Louis Kern AD and Lou DeMello men's basketball coach.

Loyola -- Announced that senior G Zach Thornton has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America men's All-America third team.

North Carolina State -- Announced that junior D Thori Staples (Joppatowne) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America women's All-America first team.

Washington State -- Announced that football coach Mike Price, who has taken the Cougars to two bowl games in three years, will get a new contract as a reward.

Western Maryland -- Senior WR Alan Pietkiewicz and junior DT Joe Krcma (Linganore) were selected to the Don Hansen's Football Gazette Division III All-South Region Team.

Wisconsin -- Announced that two senior players involved in a shoplifting investigation -- DB Donny Brady and OLB Sylas Pratt -- will miss the Hall of Fame Bowl on Jan. 2.



Carolina Panthers -- Signed WR Tony Smith, WR Willie Green, WR Erie Weir, RB Randy Cuthbert, TE Matthew Campbell, TE Lawyer Tillman, G Darryl Moore, G Carlson Leomiti, T Mike Finn and T Kevin Farkas.

Denver Broncos -- Placed RB Leonard Russell on IR. Activated RB Deon Strother from the practice squad.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Signed DL Chris Williams, DL Ricky Sutton, DL Jason Simmons, DL Ernie Logan, DL Ferric Collons, OL Greg Huntington, OL Rickie Shaw, WR Shannon Baker, RB Randy Jordan and LB Hillary Butler.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed CB Perry Carter to the practice squad.

;/ New York Giants -- Named Jerry Reese scout.



Golf World -- Named U.S. amateur champion Tiger Woods Man of the Year.

Senior PGA Tour -- Announced that Lee Trevino, who won six tournaments in a year curtailed by neck surgery, was voted Player of the Year.