White Sox send 2 to Expos for Raines
Tim Raines was traded from the Montreal Expos to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones, The Associated Press learned.
The deal, which had been discussed since the winter meetings earlier this month, was completed when Raines agreed to a three-year contract worth more than $10 million.
Sources in both California and Chicago confirmed the trade, which is scheduled to be announced today.
As part of the deal, Chicago will get Jeff Carter, a minor-league pitcher, and another minor-league player to be determined.
Former tennis star Bjorn Borg says he's ready for a comeback but has not decided when or where he might return.
"I'm mentally ready and I don't have any physical problems," Borg said in yesterday's edition of Expressen, Scandanavia's largest afternoon newspaper. "I have an urge to play and show people the fantastic things I can do on the court.
"I have discovered that I can still contribute a lot to the game. And I do I miss the battle out there."
Borg, 34, who won five straight Wimbledon titles from 1976-80 and six French Opens during a career that ended eight years ago, earlier this month applied for a wild-card spot in the Italian Open in May.
His Italian agent, Cino Marchese, says Borg may apply for the Monte Carlo Open in April and the French Open.
Philippe Chatrier, head of the French Open, said last week that Borg would be welcomed "because you can't turn down an application from someone who has won the French Open six times."
* Pete Sampras, the winner of the U.S. Open and the Grand Slam Cup, has withdrawn from this week's Hopman Cup team event in Perth, Australia, because of blistered feet. Sampras was seeded first in the competition, which starts Thursday.
Charles Walker, chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, confirmed yesterday that head football coach Archie Cooley has resigned. Cooley's resignation is immediate, Walker said. Willie Fulton, Cooley's top assistant, was named interim coach by Walker.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics gave the school the "death penalty," citing 40 violations of NAIA rules under Cooley. It marked the first time the death penalty, banning football for two years at the school, had been imposed by the NAIA.
Some of the violations involved allowing players five years of college eligibility, rather than the maximum of four.
Track and field
German Track and Field Federation officials announced thatop athletes will begin semi-monthly drug testing starting next month. The announcement, after a meeting of top track and field officials on Saturday, came after recent allegations that many German athletes, particularly those from former East Germany, routinely used performance-enhancing drugs.
Several former East German swimmers have admitted taking drugs in past years, although none of them are on the team for the world championships that begin Jan. 3 at Perth, Australia.
According to the Track and Field Federation, testing for use of performance-enhancing drugs is to be carried out on "all A-level track and field athletes every 14 days" starting in January.
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