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Major League Baseball: Ownership committee recommended approval of sale of Pirates to group headed by Kevin McClatchy.


Braves: Agreed to terms with C Joe Ayrault, IF Tony Graffanino, OF Wonderful Monds and former Orioles P Joe Borowski on one-year contracts.

Cardinals: Acquired IF Rod Corriea from Angels as player to be named in trade for former Orioles P John Habyan.


Diamondbacks: Named Nardi Contreras minor-league pitching coach and Mark Connor roving pitching coordinator.

Dodgers: Agreed to terms with P Eric Weaver, P Rick Gorecki and P Roberto Duran on one-year contracts.

Expos: Signed former Orioles P Mickey Weston to minor-league contract.

Giants: Signed OF Tim Garland.

Mariners: Signed OF Ken Griffey to four-year extension through 2000.

Mets: Agreed to terms with C Brent Mayne (.251 with Royals) on one-year, $725,000 contract. He had sought $850,000 in arbitration; the club had offered $630,000.

Pirates: Signed free-agent P Danny Darwin (3-10, 7.45 ERA for Blue Jays and Rangers) to minor-league contract.

Red Sox: Signed free-agent P Mike Ignasiak (4-1, 5.90 ERA in 39 2/3 innings for Brewers) to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


Rockies: Signed IF Jason Bates to one-year contract.

Yankees: Signed SS Derek Jeter (.250 in 13 games) to one-year contract.

Winnipeg (Independent): Named Hal Lanier manager.


Hornets: Signed G Anthony Goldwire for rest of season.

Pistons: Signed former Washington Bullets F Michael Curry to 10-day contract. Placed G Mark Macon (strained right shoulder) on injured list.


Spurs: Activated F J. R. Reid from injured list. Placed G Dell Demps (back spasms) on injured list.

Suns: Waived F Stefano Rusconi.


MAAC: Named Loyola F Nsilo Abraham men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

Florida A&M;: Fired men's basketball coach Ron Brown (15-59). Named Mickey Clayton interim men's basketball coach.

George Mason: Junior F Mike Virtue quit basketball team to return to Australia.


Illinois College: Men's basketball coach Bill Merris will retire after season.

Missouri-K.C.: Basketball coach Lee Hunt will retire at end of season.


Vikings: Named Mike Tice (Maryland) tight ends coach.


Islanders: Sent G Jamie McLennan to AHL Worcester.


Maple Leafs: Recalled D Jamie Howard from AHL St. John's.

Whalers: Sent D Michael Stewart to AHL Springfield.


Boston (MILL): Added F Kelley Carr to roster. Put G Jay Stalfort on inactive list.

Charlotte (MILL): Added C Kevin Anderson to roster. Placed C Scott Bulkley on inactive list.



MLS: Assigned striker Vitalis Takawira to Kansas City.

Cincinnati (NPSL): Signed F Dan Creech.