Astros: Optioned P John Halama to Triple-A New Orleans.
Blue Jays: Activated P Kelvim Escobar from 15-day DL. Optioned P Carlos Almanzar to Triple-A Syracuse.
Diamondbacks: Recalled C Damian Miller from Triple-A Tucson. Optioned P Ricky Pickett to Tucson.
Padres: Acquired RHP Scott Sanders from Tigers for player to be named; assigned Sanders to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Washington Congressionals (USBL): Signed G Curt Smith, C William Peters and former Coppin State G Antoine Brockington. Placed F Marquis Milton and G Nathan Smith on inactive list.
Cincinnati: Will eliminate men's tennis, men's indoor track and coed rifle and cap number of players on some other men's teams to comply with Title IX.
Texas Christian: Men's basketball F Lee Nailon, nation's third-leading scorer, will forgo senior season and enter NBA draft.
UMBC: Named senior soccer player Shannon Bagrosky (Howard High) most outstanding female athlete; junior baseball player Steve Tomshack (Glen Burnie) most outstanding male athlete; softball player Jean Salkeld and women's lacrosse player Heather Kormanik (Loch Raven) most outstanding female senior athlete; lacrosse player John McDonnell most outstanding male senior athlete; senior women's basketball player Kendra Damann and junior men's soccer player Ted Lawler (Oakland Mills) the Matt Skalsky Award for academic and athletic excellence; Debbie Krastel (Institute of Notre Dame) and David Russell (Perry Hall) Retriever Club scholarship awards.
USTA: Will hold July 17-19 Davis Cup quarterfinal against Belgium at Indianapolis Tennis Club.
Pub Date: 5/07/98