BaseballAthletics: Will not renew contracts of bench...



Athletics: Will not renew contracts of bench coach Duffy Dyer and first base coach Gary Jones. Hitting coach Denny Walling will not return.

Braves: Signed OF Gerald Williams to one-year contract.

Diamondbacks: Exercised $1.8 million option on P Brian Anderson and $850,000 option on former Orioles P Gregg Olson.

Phillies: Agreed to $1.1 million, two-year contract with 3B Alex Arias.

Rangers: Agreed to terms with OF Milt Cuyler on minor-league contract.

Twins: Declined to exercise $2.25 million option on C Terry Steinbach and $1.5 million option on OF Otis Nixon.


Atlantic Basketball Association: Will merge with Eastern Basketball Alliance to form United Basketball Alliance for 1999 season.


South Carolina: Dismissed freshman DB Marcus Coleman for violation of team policy.


Broncos: Activated DE Alfred Williams from physically-unable-to-perform list.

Browns: Named Kofi Bonner VP and chief administrative officer.

Eagles: Released DT Edward Jasper. Claimed DT Steve Martin off waivers from Colts.


NHL: Suspended Predators LW Denny Lambert four games and fined him $1,000 for slashing Red Wings LW Kirk Maltby.

Utah (IHL): Signed Bruins holdout C Anson Carter to a short-term contract.

Pub Date: 10/24/98

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