Braves: Agreed to one-year contract with 2B Keith Lockhart.
Brewers: Traded minor-league OF Darrell Nicholas to Twins as ++ player to be named for former Orioles minor-league OF Alex Ochoa.
Cubs: Agreed to one-year contract with P Steve Trachsel.
Mariners: Agreed to one-year contract with P Butch Henry.
Marlins: Sold contract of P Alberto Blanco to Tigers.
Phillies: Agreed to one-year contract with P Yorkis Perez. Designated 1B Jon Zuber for assignment. Designated OF Billy McMillon for assignment.
Rangers: Designated IF Scott Sheldon for assignment.
Reds: Signed IF Pat Listach, 1B D. T. Cromer, IF Jason Hardtke, IF Phil Hiatt, OF Damon Hollins, 1B Rod McCall, C Jayhawk Owens, OF Darrell Whitmore and P Mark Thompson to minor-league contracts.
Twins: Agreed to terms with IF Brent Gates, OF Melvin Nieves and 1B Eddie Williams on minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Signed SS Cristian Guzman, P Danny Mota, P Brent Stentz and P Travis Baptist to one-year contracts.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Named Towson's Richie Moller Division I second-team All-American; Johns Hopkins' John Del Monaco Division III second-team All-American; and Salisbury State's Mike Giuffrida Division III third-team All-American; Wheeling Jesuit junior D Stephanie Petterson (Notre Dame Prep) Division II second-team All-American.
ACC: Named Duke G William Avery men's basketball Player of the Week. Awarded women's basketball tournaments for 2000 to 2002 to Greensboro, N.C.
Cornell: Received commitment from Calvert Hall lacrosse player Craig Rhodey.
Northeast Conference: Named UMBC freshman G Jami Lange women's basketball Newcomer of the Week.
Fordham: Football coach Ken O'Keefe resigned to become Iowa's offensive coordinator.
Michigan: Suspended CB William Peterson for Citrus Bowl.
Ohio State: Received commitment from Calvert Hall lacrosse player Mike Norton.
Oklahoma: Named Mike Leach offensive coordinator.
South Carolina: Named Charlie Strong defensive coordinator.
UMBC: Received letters of intent from four women's basketball players: G Shalayna Johnson, C Liz Dickey, F Tiffany Coll and F Jessica Rieben. .
Virginia Tech: Received commitment from Patterson RB-LB Michael Crawford, who turned down visits to Maryland, Florida State and Syracuse.
NFL: Named Giants QB Kent Graham Miller Lite Player of the Week.
Bears: Claimed OT Adam Hernandez off waivers from Ravens.
Falcons: Activated TE Rod Monroe from practice squad. Placed G Bob Christian on IR.
Jaguars: Placed S Tawambi Settles on IR.
Hartford (Arena): Signed FB-LB Jamal Cox (Gilman).
L Canadiens: Claimed RW Jason Dawe off waivers from Islanders.
Track and field
USA Track & Field Doping Hearing Board: Cleared Olympic sprinter Dennis Mitchell of alleged doping violation.
Pub Date: 12/16/98