BaseballAL -- Fined California Angels P Scott Bailes $450...

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May 22, 1991

Baseball

AL -- Fined California Angels P Scott Bailes $450 for hitting New York Yankees' Randy Velarde with pitch May 14. Players' Association appealed on Bailes' behalf.

Baltimore Orioles -- Placed IF Craig Worthington (.225, 4 HRs, 12 RBI) on 15-day DL. Recalled IF/OF Jeff McKnight from Class AAA Rochester.

Chicago Cubs -- Fired manager Don Zimmer. Named Joe Altobelli interim manager.

Kansas City -- Announced that 1B George Brett (.170 in 47 AB) has signed contract worth more than $7 million during next 2 years.

Texas Rangers -- Placed P Nolan Ryan (3-3, 2.94) on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Jose Guzman from Class AAA Oklahoma City.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Named Willie Upshaw coach of Class A Dunedin.

Basketball

New York Knicks -- Named John Cirillo VP of public relations; Cal Ramsey director of community relations; Dennis D'Agostino manager of publications and information; and Tim Donovan manager of media relations.

Colleges

Big South -- Announced that Liberty is joining, effective July 1.

Blockbuster Bowl -- CBS Sports signed 1-year contract to televise Dec. 28 football game from Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.

Hockey

NHL -- Granted expansion San Jose Sharks final franchise status. The Sharks, who will start play in 1991-92 season, yesterday wired NHL $31 million, the balance of the $50 million entry fee.

Detroit Red Wings -- Signed D Niklas Lidstrom to 3-year contract.

Washington Capitals -- Traded LW Bob Joyce, D Kent Paynter and C Tyler Larter to Winnipeg Jets for C Simon Wheeldon, LW Brent Hughes and LW Craig Duncanson.

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