Indians: Agreed to two-year contract with P Jerry Spradlin.
Red Sox: Claimed P Steve Connelly off waivers from Athletics. Named Gary Jones manager, Richard Bombard pitching coach and Gene Tenace hitting coach of Triple-A Pawtucket; DeMarlo Hale manager, Mike Griffin pitching coach and Steve Braun hitting coach of Double-A Trenton; Butch Hobson manager, Dave Tomlin pitching coach and Bill Madlock hitting coach of Single-A Sarasota; Bill Gardner Jr. manager, Larry Pierson pitching coach and Gomer Hodge hitting coach of Single-A Augusta; and Luis Aguayo manager, former Orioles P Dennis Rasmussen pitching coach and Ino Guerrero hitting coach of short-season Single-A Lowell.
NCAA Cabinet Committee: Rejected Rhode Island basketball G Zach Marbury's final appeal to play this season.
American: Suspended G Omar Vanderhorst and F Bryan Wynn indefinitely for academic reasons.
Duke: Named Bob Trott defensive coordinator, Scott Brown defensive line coach, Fred Chatham running backs coach, Joe D'Allesandris offensive line coach, Joe DeForest outside linebackers and special teams coach, Joe DeLamielleure tight ends coach and Brad Sherrod inside linebackers coach.
Pennsylvania: Granted early-decision acceptance to former All-Metro wrestler and Calvert Hall graduate Chris Hanlon, now at Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.
Susquehanna: Will add men's lacrosse as a varsity sport, to begin play in spring 2000. Named Scott Rynne lacrosse coach.
Thomas More: Football coach and AD Victor A. Clark resigned.
NFL: Named Players of the Week: AFC offense, Colts RB Marshall Faulk; AFC defense, Jets LB Bryan Cox; AFC special teams, Oilers K Al Del Greco; NFC offense, Giants QB Kent Graham; NFC defense, Cardinals S Tommy Bennett; NFC special teams, Vikings K Gary Anderson.
Bears: Signed QB Tom Beck to practice squad. Waived DT Harry Deligianis off practice squad.
Bengals: Signed LB Tim Terry and S Lawrence Wright to practice squad.
Dolphins: Signed QB Dan Gonzalez.
Jaguars: Signed S Blaine McElmurry off practice squad of Oilers. Signed G Andrew Greene to practice squad.
Oilers: Re-signed G Evan Pilgrim. Moved RB Spencer George from active roster to practice squad.
Packers: Placed C Frank Winters (broken leg) on IR. Signed FB Jim Kitts. Signed WR Taj Johnson to practice squad. Cut WR Jason Tucker from practice squad.
Patriots: Signed FB Clif Groce.
Rams: Signed QB Ron Powlus to practice squad.
Blast (NPSL): Placed D Jason Dieter on injured list, retroactive to Dec. 10.
A-League: Awarded team to Boston, which will be known as Bulldogs.
Pub Date: 12/17/98