BaseballAstros: Placed IF Jack Howell on 60-day...



Astros: Placed IF Jack Howell on 60-day DL. Purchased contract of IF J. R. Phillips from Triple-A New Orleans.

Athletics: Activated IF Miguel Tejada; optioned him to Triple-A Edmonton.

Expos: Recalled P Rick DeHart from Triple-A Ottawa.

Mariners: Optioned OF Ryan Radmanovich to Triple-A Tacoma. Activated P Bob Wells from 15-day DL.

Marlins: Recalled P Matt Mantei from Triple-A Charlotte and P Ryan Dempster from Double-A Portland. Optioned P Chris Hammond and P Rob Stanifer to Charlotte.

Mets: Signed IF Kenji Sonofuku to minor-league contract.

Royals: Activated 1B Joe Vitiello from 15-day DL; sent him outright to Triple-A Omaha.


NCAA: Accepted Michigan's self-imposed penalties for men's basketball rules violations from Sept. 1, 1994 to Feb. 17, 1996.

Holiday Bowl: Will be renamed Culligan Holiday Bowl through 2001.

Army: Named Sherri Abbey-Nowatzki women's basketball coach.

Illinois State: RB Sam Zanders will transfer from Clemson.

Maryland: Named Katherine Remy assistant women's soccer coach; she had been an assistant at Pennsylvania. Named Wendy McReynolds assistant director for sports marketing; she had worked in sports marketing at Wichita State.


Cardinals: Re-signed S Tommy Bennett. Signed RB Michael Pittman.

Saints: Signed WR Andy McCullough to two-year contract.


NHL: Named Kings D Rob Blake, Red Wings D Vyacheslav Fetisov and Blues G Jamie McLennan finalists for William Masterton Memorial Trophy, which goes to player with highest degree of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication.

Pub Date: 5/21/98

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