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Angels: Signed P Jeff Schmidt, P Shad Williams and OF Marquis Riley. Agreed to terms with P Ryan Hancock, P David Holdridge, P Ben VanRyn and OF Orlando Palmeiro. Purchased contract of P David Doorneweerd.

Cardinals: Assigned IF Rod Correia to Triple-A Louisville.

Diamondbacks: Signed P Vladimir Nunez and P Larry Rodriguez.

Dodgers: Named Mitch Webster and Tom Thomas minor-league coaches.

Expos: Agreed to terms with P Rheal Cormier (7-5, 4.07 ERA with Red Sox) on one-year, $950,000 contract. He had asked for $1.1 million in arbitration and had been offered $800,000.

Mariners: Agreed to terms with OF Luis Polonia on minor-league contract and invited him to major-league camp.

Orioles: Agreed to terms with P Jimmy Haynes (2-1, 2.25 ERA in 4 games) on one-year contract.

Phillies: Signed free-agent P Steve Frey to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed P Ron Blazier and IF David Doster.

Royals: Re-signed P Chris Haney (3-4, 3.65 ERA) to one-year, $500,000 contract; he had sought $740,000 in arbitration and had been offered $400,000. Signed free-agent P Tim Belcher.

Twins: Signed P Gus Gandarillas, P Dan Naulty, P Todd Ritchie and P Hector Trinidad, OF J. J. Johnson and OF Jamie Ogden.


NBA: Named Bulls' Phil Jackson Coach of the Month for a 14-0 January and Raptors G Damon Stoudamire (20.4 ppg, 9.8 apg) Rookie of the Month.

Bullets: Signed G Greg Grant to 10-day contract.

Bulls: Placed C Luc Longley (sprained left knee ligament) on injured list. Activated C James Edwards off injured list.

Kings: Placed G Sarunas Marciulionis on injured list with slight cartilage tear in right knee; he underwent arthroscopic surgery. Activated G Clint McDaniel from injured list.

Mavericks: Placed C Lorenzo Williams on injured list due to a broken orbit bone in right eye. Signed F David Wood to 10-day contract.

Nuggets: Named Todd Eley GM and Jim Brovelli director of player development.

Suns: Activated F Danny Manning from injured list.


Nebraska: Basketball team suspended senior G Jaron Boone indefinitely.

Siena: Basketball F Hassan Jarrett transferred from Rhode Island.

West Virginia: Reinstated sophomore F Gordon Malone, a starter.

Whittier: Named Bob Owens football coach.


Pro Bowl: Falcons RB Craig Heyward was added to NFC squad, replacing Cardinals FB Larry Centers (illness).

Broncos: Re-signed LB Glenn Cadrez to series of one-year contracts.

Buccaneers: Named former Maryland QB coach Clyde Christensen tight ends coach.

Falcons: Signed WR Ed Howard, WR Derrell Mitchell, RB Lincoln Coleman, G Ronald Cherry, DL Tommy Fagan, LB Ruffin Hamilton, LB Rich Yurkiewicz and DB Akili Johnson.

Seahawks: RB Chris Warren tentatively agreed to three-year, $10 million contract.

Steelers: Contracts of offensive coordinator Ron Erhardt and TE coach Pat Hodgson won't be renewed.


NHL: Named Flames RW Theo Fleury (12 goals, 8 assists) Player of the Month. Named Blackhawks LW Eric Daze (8 goals, 4 assists) Rookie of the Month.

Bruins: Recalled G Blaine Lacher from AHL Providence.

Sabres: Acquired D Bob Boughner from Panthers for fourth-round conditional draft choice in 1996. Recalled C Ladislav Karabin from AHL Rochester.

Rochester (AHL): Received C Jason Cirone on loan from IHL Los Angeles.


Columbus (MLS): Acquired rights to M Brian Maisonneuve.

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