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June 11, 1991

Baseball

Seattle Mariners -- Signed OF Craig Griffey, 20-year-old brother of Ken Griffey Jr. and son of Ken Griffey Sr., to a minor-league contract.

Texas Rangers -- Signed OF Terrell Lowery and assigned him to Rookie League Butte. Lowery will return to Loyola Marymount in the fall to play basketball; in his junior season, he finished fifth in the nation in scoring, 28.5 ppg, and third in assists, 9.1 per game. Signed C James Bethke, C James Kennedy, 1B-OF James Koehler, 1B Steven Burton, P Mark Ringkamp, P James Migliozzi, P Harold Vallot and SS Kevin Sisk.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed OF William Briggs Jr., OF Keiver Campbell, OF Ryan Griffin, IF Kurt Heble, IF Joseph Lis, IF Sharnol Adriana, IF John Tsoukalas, IF Michael Carlsen, P Alonso Beltran, P Ben Weber, P Timothy Lindsay, P Christopher Kotes, P Albert Montoya, P Paul Barton, P James O'Connor, P Darin Nolan, P Gary Miller, P Alan Ford Jr., 1B Christopher Ermis, 1B Craig Quinlan, C Michael Moreland and C Peter Polis.

Basketball

Basketball Hall of Fame -- Announced the retirement of Jerry Healy, publicity director.

CBA -- Incoming Fort Wayne Fury chose following players in expansion draft: G Scooter Barry, Bakersfield; F Winston Bennett, Sioux Falls; F Charles Bradley, Tulsa; F Robert Brickley, Grand Rapids; F Marty Embry, Birmingham; F Jaren Jackson, Wichita Falls; F Tony Martin, Rapid City; G John McIntyre, Columbus; G Clinton Smith, Albany; G-F Mark Stevenson, Rockford; F Henry Turner, Yakima; F Mike Williams, La Crosse. Sent Jackson to La Crosse for undisclosed amount of cash.

WBL -- Awarded a franchise to Hamilton, Ontario, for 1992-93.

Boxing

USA Amateur Boxing Federation -- Suspended Pepe Reilly, 19, of Glendale, Calif., the 1991 champion in the 147-pound weight class, and Jesus Mark Sisneros, 20, of Cheyenne, Wyo., after a review of their positive drug tests at the U.S. Championships in March. Reilly was assessed a 9-month suspension after testing positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, and Sisneros received a 6-month suspension for testing positive for marijuana.

Colleges

Arkansas State -- Named Ty Harrington assistant baseball coach.

Clemson -- Named Ron Dickerson defensive football coordinator.

Eastern Montana -- Named Gary Bays men's basketball coach.

Manchester -- Announced the resignation of Pat Cunningham, men's basketball coach.

Manhattan -- Named Joe Ryan women's track and field coach.

Football

Detroit Lions -- Signed TE Lin Dawson.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed WR Dwight Pickens and G Garry Frank.

Columbus Thunderbolts (Arena Football League) -- Signed former West Virginia QB Major Harris, who was let go by the British Columbia Lions of the CFL last week.

Hockey

North American Hockey League -- Following were among draft choices of new 6-team league: Atlanta -- Tim Bergland, Washington Capitals; Steve Maltais, Baltimore Skipjacks; Alfie Turcotte, Baltimore; Olaf Kolzig, Baltimore; Cincinnati -- Kent Paynter, Baltimore; Cleveland -- Robin Bawa, Washington; Dino Ciccarelli, Washington; Alan May, Washington; Hamilton -- Brent Hughes, Baltimore; Miami -- Mark Ferner, Baltimore.

Soccer

Pittsburgh Soccer Group Inc. -- Announced that new MSL franchise will be known as the Pittsburgh Spirit and wear black and gold. More than 2,000 fans participated in the name-the-team contest. The runner-up names, in order, were Power, Pythons, Pride and Phantoms.

Track and field

American Arbitration Association -- Temporarily lifted a suspension against sprinter Butch Reynolds and declared him eligible for the U.S. Track and Field Championships in New York this week.

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