Devil Rays: Agreed to $1.85 million, one-year contract with OF Quinton McCracken, avoiding arbitration. Named Bill Russell manager of Double-A Orlando.
Phillies: Agreed to $500,000, one-year contract with IF Kevin Jordan, avoiding arbitration.
Rangers: Agreed to $5,525,000, one-year contract with P Aaron Sele, avoiding arbitration.
Sacramento (WNBA): Named Sonny Allen coach.
SWAC: Council of Presidents created title football game between Eastern and Western division champions.
Arkansas Little-Rock: Reinstated men's basketball F Maurice Bowie, G Chris Green, G Steve Rector and G Adrian Brown, who had been suspended for a curfew violation.
Virginia: Named former Navy coach Gary Tranquill offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
NFL: Agreed to exclusive option to purchase equity interest in Arena Football League, which plays indoors in spring and summer.
Bears: Named Vance Bedford defensive backs coach.
Browns: Named Tim Jorgensen strength coach and Ray Perkins tight ends coach.
Chargers: Signed DL Chris Mims to two-year contract. Signed free-agent CB Torey Hunter.
Giants: Terminated contract of five-year-starting LB Corey Miller, who spent 1998 on IR with herniated disk in neck, after he failed physical.
Seahawks: Named Gary Reynolds assistant to GM and Bill Nayes administrative assistant/football operations.
Flames: Recalled D Chris O'Sullivan from AHL Saint John.
Panthers: Placed RW Dino Ciccarelli on IR. Recalled F Chris Wells and LW Peter Worrell from AHL New Haven.
Predators: Signed C Cliff Ronning, team's leading scorer, to $3.6 million, two-year contract extension.
Pub Date: 2/09/99