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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.

Tigers: Signed free-agent P Robinson Checo. IF Alejandro Freire will not take part in spring training because of shoulder injury suffered in winter ball.


Sacramento (WNBA): Named Sonny Allen coach.


ACC: Named North Carolina State G Justin Gainey men's basketball Player of the Week and North Carolina F Kris Lang men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

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.


NHL: Named Capitals RW Peter Bondra Player of the Week. Suspended Coyotes RW Jim Cummins five games for elbowing Blackhawks D Brad Brown.

Avalanche: Recalled D Eric Messier from AHL Hershey.

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.

Sabres: Recalled LW Randy Cunneyworth and D Cory Sarich from AHL Rochester.

Pub Date: 2/09/99

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