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Angels: Invited OF Kevin Flora to spring training as nonroster player.

Athletics: Signed IF Rafael Bournigal to minor-league contract and added him to roster of Triple-A Edmonton.

Blue Jays: Agreed to terms with IF Juan Samuel (.263, 12 HRs, 39 RBIs for Tigers and Royals) on minor-league contract that would pay him about $325,000 if he makes major-league team.

Cubs: Agreed to terms with P Bob Patterson (5-2, 3.04 in 62 games with Angels) on one-year contract worth about $500,000. Designated P Scott Moten for assignment.

Dodgers: Signed P Scott Radinsky to minor-league contract and invited him to major-league camp.

Phillies: OF Tony Longmire (.356 in 104 at-bats), who filed for salary arbitration earlier in day, agreed to $225,000, one-year contract.

Rangers: Agreed to terms with SS Kevin Elster and C Barry Lyons on minor-league contracts.

Giants: Agreed to terms with P Osvaldo Fernandez on three-year contract. Sent IF Chris Wimmer to Cardinals to complete Dec. 14 trade that sent P Allen Watson, P Rich DeLucia and P Doug Creek to San Francisco for SS Royce Clayton.


Bullets: Activated G Calbert Cheaney from injured list. Placed G Ledell Eackles on injured list with sore left Achilles' tendon.

Hawks: Signed F Ronnie Grandison to 10-day contract.

Suns: Fired coach Paul Westphal. Named Cotton Fitzsimmons coach.


California: Named Troy Taylor assistant offensive coach.

Colorado: Men's basketball coach Joe Harrington resigned.

Kean: Named James Dunne lacrosse coach.

Massachusetts-Lowell: Contract of football coach Tom Radulski will not be renewed.

New Mexico State: Announced that starting G Shawn Harrington will miss at least the next five games while recovering from knee surgery.

Rutgers: Declared basketball F Damion Haskett academically ineligible, pending an appeal.

Tennessee: Offensive line coach Steve Marshall left Tennessee to join UCLA's staff.


NFL: Named following Players of the Week: Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith, offensive; Steelers LB Greg Lloyd, defensive; and Packer KR Antonio Freeman (Poly), special teams. Freeman returned seven kickoff returns for 148 yards and four punt returns for 54 yards.

Dolphins: Named Eddie Jones president and COO. Appointed coach Jimmy Johnson GM.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL): Signed RB Joe Frazier and SB Ryan Lenderman.


Canucks: Recalled G Mike Fountain from AHL Syracuse.

Mighty Ducks: Claimed D Fredrik Olausson off waivers from Oilers. Assigned F Steven King to AHL Baltimore.

Oilers: Recalled D Greg de Vries from AHL Cape Breton.

Stars: Recalled G Jordan Willis from IHL Michigan.

Binghamton (AHL): Traded C Steve Larouche to IHL Phoenix for D Chris Snell.

Portland (AHL): Sent C David St. Pierre to ECHL Hampton Roads.

Charlotte (ECHL): Released female G Manon Rheaume.


Spirit (NPSL): Acquired M John Garvey from Tampa Bay for M Zak Ibsen.

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