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Kansas City Royals -- Purchased the contract of IF Mark Brakebill from Corpus Christi of the independent Texas-Louisiana League.


New York Mets -- Signed broadcasters Tim McCarver and Bob Murphy to two-year contracts.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Dave Richards and P Victor Rojas.


Atlantic Coast Baseball League -- Named Matthew Kastel league director.


NBA -- Named Utah Jazz G John Stockton Player of the Week.

CBA -- Announced that the Hartford (Conn.) Hellcats have folded.


Big South Conference -- Named UMBC senior C Eunice French (Crossland) women's basketball Player of the Week.

ECAC -- Named Salisbury State F Kyle Jefferson (Hammond) and C Kim Roth to the basketball honor roll.

MEAC -- Named Coppin State senior F Stephen Stewart, junior G Delora Walker and sophomore F Lisa Briggs Players of the week.


Patriot League -- Named Navy F Becky Dowling women's basketball Rookie of the Week.

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Named Shepherd College senior F Stephanie Lazor (Northeast) women's basketball Player of the Week.

Ball State -- Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Ron Kiolbassa.

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo -- Suspended G Frank Henderson from the basketball team, pending resolution of his arrest on theft charges on Jan. 28.

Gannon -- Named Jim Nestor women's lacrosse coach.

Nevada-Las Vegas -- Howie Landa stepped down as assistant men's basketball coach to become administrative assistant in the basketball program.


Northern Michigan -- Fired football coach Mark Marana and assistants Pete Shinnick, Herb Grenke, Jim Driscoll and Charlie Nickel. Marana's four-year record was 15-23-2, including 6-4 in 1994.


NHL -- Named Quebec Nordiques G Stephane Fiset NHL Player of the Week.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Recalled D Mark Ferner from IHL San Diego.

Montreal Canadiens -- Assigned LW Donald Brashear to AHL Fredericton.

New York Islanders -- Recalled C Chris Taylor from IHL Denver.


New York Rangers -- Recalled F Shawn McCosh from AHL Binghamton.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Recalled G Philippe DeRouville from IHL Cleveland. Assigned G Ollie Sundstrom to Cleveland.

Washington Capitals -- Signed LW Steve Konowalchuk to a three-year contract extension.


CISL -- Named Ron Lederkramer chief financial officer.

FIFA -- Named Brazilian striker Romario Player of the Year.