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Houston Rockets -- Cleared C Hakeem Olajuwon and G Vernon Maxwell, who have missed the past seven games battling the effects of anemia, to play.

USA Basketball -- Named Florida's Lon Kruger coach of the World University Games men's team. Named three assistants: Rod Baker, Bo Ryan and former Maryland assistant Oliver Purnell.


ACC -- Named Maryland senior A Rob Chomo (St. Mary's) co-Lacrosse Player of the Week after he got six goals and two assists in a 19-11 win over Navy. The other co-player was Virginia A Doug Knight.

Centennial Conference -- Named Western Maryland 2B Julie Backof (Westminster) softball Player of the Week after she hit .458 with 12 runs and 11 RBIs in 24 at-bats.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- Named Jeff Schneider men's basketball coach; the team was winless against Division I teams last year.

Clemson -- Named Charlie Harbison tight ends coach.


Green Bay Packers -- Re-signed WR Charles Jordan.

Los Angeles Raiders -- Signed five-time Pro Bowl LB Pat Swilling, who played last season with the Detroit Lions, to a one-year contract. He will receive a base salary in the neighborhood of $500,000 with the opportunity to boost his earnings easily to more than $1 million. He has an outside shot at earning $2 million.

New Orleans Saints -- Named former Saints DE Frank Warren a trainee in football operations.

San Francisco 49ers -- Signed Los Angeles Rams S Marquez Pope to a four-year, $4.7 million offer sheet. The Rams have seven days to match the offer. If they let Pope go, the 49ers would give up their second-round draft pick, No. 62 overall.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Re-signed WR Charles Wilson (21.0 yards a catch, 6 TDs) to a two-year contract.

San Antonio Texans (CFL) -- Re-signed QB Dave Archer.

Shreveport Pirates (CFL) -- Signed WR George Thomas, OL Antoine Rivens and PK Andy Trakas.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Signed QB Shawn Knight.


NHL -- Named New Jersey Devils G Martin Brodeur Player of the Week. Named Brian Mullen director of off-ice programs for NHL Enterprises.

Edmonton Oilers -- Recalled F Tyler Wright, F Peter White, F Ralph Intravuovo, F Dennis Bonvie, D Nick Stajduhar, D Greg DeVries, G Joaquin Gage and G Steve Passmore from AHL Cape Breton. Sent F Iain Fraser on loan to IHL Denver. Reassigned D Marc Laforge to AHL Syracuse. Announced that F Miroslav Satan has left to join the Slovak national team at the world championships in England.

Hartford Whalers -- Announced that C Robert Petrovicky will rejoin the Slovakian national team for the world championships. Recalled LW Jason McBain, LW Jim Storm, D Michael Stewart, D Marek Malik and G Manny Legace from AHL Springfield.

New York Rangers -- Sent D Joby Messier and LW Darren Langdon to AHL Binghamton.

Quebec Nordiques -- Returned LW Rene Corbet to AHL Cornwall.

USA Hockey International Council -- Named Jack Parker, coach of NCAA champion Boston University, coach of the U.S. team at the World Junior Hockey Championship, which starts Dec. 26.

Motor sports

Motorsports Hall of Fame -- Elected hydroplane driver Chip Hanauer, 40, the youngest active driver ever elected. Other inductees include Roger Penske, Bruce McLaren, Roger Ward, Louis Chevrolet and Keith Black.

Track and field

German Athletics Federation -- Suspended Susen Tiedtke-Greene, the bronze medalist in the women's long jump at last month's world indoor championships, for failing a drug test.

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