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Major League Baseball -- Suspended San Francisco Giants OF Darryl Strawberry for 60 days for violating his after-care program and baseball's drug policy.

Colorado Rockies -- Named Greg Gross coach at Double-A New Haven. Named Joe Marchese coach at Single-A Asheville.

Montreal Expos -- Named Jim Gabella manager and Butch Hughes pitching coach at Single-A Vermont and Rock Sofield manager, Mitch Zwolensky pitching coach and Luis Dorante coach for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

San Francisco Giants -- Terminated Strawberry's contract.

Southern League (Double-A) -- Announced that Carolina Mudcats owner Steve Bryant will operate the new Wilmington, N.C., franchise during the next two years under a management agreement with Wilmington owner Dennis Bastien.

Frontier League -- Awarded a franchise to Richmond, Ind.

Wilmington (Southern League) -- Kansas City Royals affiliate named David Kotarba GM.


NBA -- Named Houston Rockets C Hakeem Olajuwon NBA Player of the Week.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Placed C Eric Riley on the injured list due to multiple injuries suffered in a car accident Sunday. Activated C Elmore Spencer from the disabled list.

Phoenix Suns -- Placed F Danny Manning (torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee) on the injured list. Activated F Antonio Lang from the injured list.

Washington Bullets -- Signed G Brian Oliver to a 10-day contract.


Big South -- Named Towson State junior G Ralph Blalock men's basketball Player of the Week. Named UMBC senior C Eunice French women's basketball Player of the Week.

CIAA -- Named Bowie State women's basketball coach Ed Davis Coach of the Week.

Northeast Conference -- Named Mount St. Mary's G Chris McGuthrie men's basketball co-Player of the Week.

Patriot League -- Named Navy sophomore G Brian Walker men's basketball Player of the Week. Named freshman F Becky Dowling women's basketball Rookie of the Week.

East Tennessee State -- Announced the retirement of AD Janice Shelton.

L Florida State -- Named Dave Hart Jr. AD, effective March 15.

Kentucky State -- Named George Small, defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Grambling last season, football coach.

Northwestern -- Senior F T. J. Rayford announced that he has decided to leave the men's basketball team.

Purdue -- Named Ty Smith linebackers coach. Announced that DB Kevin McGrew has been dismissed from the university for unspecified reasons and DB Kevin Nolan is academically ineligible.

Texas A&M; -- Released G Donyale Canada and F Shanae Ford for violating unspecified rules of the women's basketball team.

Wisconsin -- Named former Baltimore Colt Henry Mason wide receivers coach.


NFL -- Announced that RB Essex Law, who played at three junior colleges, has applied for the draft as an underclassman.

Denver Broncos -- Named Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator, Brian Pariani tight ends coach and George Dyer defensive line coach.

Detroit Lions -- Named Mo Forte, a former assistant coach with the Broncos, running backs coach.

Miami Dolphins -- Named Monte Clark offensive line coach.

New England Patriots -- Promoted Bobby Grier from director of pro scouting to director of player personnel.


NHL -- Named Chicago Blackhawks D Chris Chelios Player of the Week.

Buffalo Sabres -- Sent C Mike Barrie to AHL Rochester.

Chicago Blackhawks -- Acquired G Jimmy Waite from the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round draft choice in 1997.

Montreal Canadiens -- Activated G Ron Tugnutt. Sent G Martin Brochu to AHL Fredericton.

Vancouver Canucks -- Signed D Mike Wilson, their first-round pick in the 1993 draft, to a multi-year contract.

Washington Capitals -- Recalled D Sergei Gonchar from AHL Portland.


Minnesota Thunder (USISL) -- Signed D-M Matt Holmes to a one-year contract.

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