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MLB: Announced expansion draft for Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be held Nov. 18 in Phoenix. Each expansion team will select 35 players from the 28 existing franchises in the draft's three rounds.

NL: Suspended Jeff Kent of San Francisco, three games and Tyler Houston of Chicago, two games for fighting in a game on Aug. 13. Both were fined an undisclosed amount.

Astros: Designated 1B-OF J.R. Phillips for assignment. Recalled P John Hudek from Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned P Jose Cabrera to New Orleans.

Brewers: Sent P Mike Misuraca and OF Todd Dunn to Triple-A Tucson.

Mariners: Signed C Rick Wilkins and placed him on the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma on an injury rehabilitation assignment.

Marlins: Placed P Al Leiter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 13. Announced they will recall P Antonio Alfonseca from Triple-A Charlotte today.

Padres: Activated C Carlos Hernandez from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Mandy Romero to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Twins: Signed 3B Michael Restovich, their 1997 second-round draft pick.

Basketball

Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA): Placed G Mwadi Mabika on the injured list. Activated F-C Kim Gessig from the developmental squad.

Utah Starzz (WNBA): Activated Deborah Carter from the injured list. Waived G Megan Compain.

College

Purdue: Announced transfer DB Billy Gustin was cleared by the NCAA to join the football team.

Virginia: Named Cheryl Sprangel women's softball coach.

Football

Bears: Waived CB Kevin Miniefield.

Broncos: Released DE Mark Campbell and OL Keith Alex.

Chiefs: Placed WR Sean LaChapelle and WR Reggie Jones on IR. Released TE Oscar McBride and TE Scott Richards, FB Michael Blair, OT Ron Florine, DT Chris Maumalanga, DE Tim Roberts, DE/LB Ray Jacobs, LB Larry Walker and CB Clayton Baker.

49ers: Released K Jon Baker, QB Dave Barr, CB Mario Bradley, RB Akili King, WR Michael McDaniel and WR Mike Richmond.

Hockey

Oilers: Signed D Matthieu Descoteaux.

Kings: Agreed to terms with restricted free-agent D Sean O'Donnell on a one-year contract.

Red Wings: Re-signed free-agent F Joe Kocur to a one-year contract.

Sharks: Signed unrestricted free-agent LW Barry Potomski and unrestricted free-agent D Peter Allen.

Portland Pirates (AHL): Named Bryan Trottier coach.

Pub Date: 8/16/97

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