Auto racing Grand Prix of Palm Beach -- IMSA-sanctioned...

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June 12, 1991

Auto racing Grand Prix of Palm Beach -- IMSA-sanctioned Florida race, saddled with a debt of $255,592, folded after 6 years.

Team Sauber Mercedes -- Named Harvey Postlethwaite technical director.

Baseball

AL -- Suspended Seattle Mariners C Dave Valle for 3 games for charging Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine during a game June 1. Valle, hit twice by pitches in the series, appealed the suspension and will continue to play pending a hearing.

Baltimore Orioles -- Signed SS-OF Alex Ochoa (third-round draft pick), P Daniel Fregoso (sixth round) and P Chris Lemp (ninth round).

California Angels -- Recalled IF Bobby Rose from Class AAA Edmonton. Optioned OF Ruben Amaro (0 at-bats) to Edmonton.

Cincinnati Reds -- Signed 1B Joseph DeBerry, P Armando

Morales, P Kevin Jarvis, 3B Michael Jones, SS Matt Martin, OF Damon Montgomery, OF Rossi Morris and SS Demetrish Jenkins.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed RF Brian Proctor, CF Todd Hollandsworth and P Rick Gorecki.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with 1B Michael Harris, C Bill Dobrolsky, C Mike Matheny, OF Cecil Rodrigues, P Jim Wilke, P Judd Wilstead and P Ty Hill. Assigned Hill to rookie league Helena. Sent the others to minicamp for assignment.

Montreal Expos -- Released P Rick Mahler (1-3, 3.62). Recalled P Doug Piatt from Class AAA Indianapolis. Signed P Rodney Pedraza, P Jeff Hostetler, P Brian Looney, P James Ferguson, P Buddy Jenkins, P Stan Tarutis, P James Wynne, P Nicholas Sproviero, OF James Austin, OF Douglas O'Neill, OF Khary Heidelberg, OF John White, OF Scott Campbell, C Michael Daniel, C Matt Allen, 2B James Simons, 2B Scott Denison and 1B Derrick White.

New York Mets -- Signed P Joe Crawford, P Todd Figel and Andrew Cother and assigned them to rookie league Kingsport. Signed P Dave Swanson, IF Jared Osentowski and IF Dave Young and assigned them to rookie league Sarasota. Signed IF Tom Robinson and C Greg Bealls and assigned them to Class A Pittsfield.

Oakland Athletics -- Outrighted P John Briscoe (7.07 ERA in 14 IP) to Class AAA Tacoma. Recalled OF Doug Jennings.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Recalled OF Ron Jones from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed P Brian Barber and assigned him to rookie league Johnson City.

San Diego Padres -- Asked waivers on IF Marty Barrett (.188 in 16 AB).

Seattle Mariners -- Signed SS Craig Bryant, an 18th-round pick; OF Byron Thomas of Randallstown, a 33rd-round pick; and C Scott Borsage, taken in the 58th round.

Texas Rangers -- Outrighted P Eric Nolte (3.38 ERA in 2 2/3 IP) t Class AAA Oklahoma City. Signed OF Bryan Roberts, P Billy Seaton, P Patrick Underhill, IF Charles Sullivan and IF Keith Napelka.

Basketball

Denver Nuggets -- Traded G Michael Adams, a 1991 first-round draft choice and future considerations to the Washington Bullets for their 1991 first-round draft choice.

Colleges

Big East Conference -- Named Tom McElroy and Linda Bruno associate commissioners and Donna DeMarco director of championship operations.

Dutchess Community College -- Named Richard Rinaldi men's basketball coach.

Navy -- Junior WR Rob Holmberg (10 catches for 202 yards and 2 TDs), junior FS Darrell Graham (41 tackles, 1 INT) and junior RB Ivan Bullard (18 carries for 52 yards) have left the academy.

L Niagara -- Named Ryan Ford men's assistant basketball coach.

Notre Dame -- Named Jimmy Black men's assistant basketball coach. Retained Fran McCaffery and Jeff Nix, men's assistant basketball coaches.

Pace -- Announced the cancellation of men's varsity soccer, effective immediately.

Pittsburgh -- Three football players who were temporarily suspended last week for violating team rules -- projected starting LB Terrance Wheatley, former starting NT Derrick Hicks and reserve CB Ken Abrams -- were dismissed from the team.

Washington College -- Named Todd Heibling the school's first full-time soccer coach since 1981.

Football

D2

Los Angeles Rams -- Signed LB Vernon Maxwell.

Hockey

DTC Calgary Flames -- Sent LW Brian MacLellan (35 goals, 35 assists past 134 games) to the Detroit Red Wings for C Marc Habscheid (9 goals, 8 assists in 46 games).

New York Islanders -- Signed C Chris Taylor.

St. Louis Blues -- Mike Shanahan, who has been controlling owner since 1986, said he will sell his interest in the franchise to a group building a new arena for the team. Shanahan will continue as chairman.

San Jose Sharks -- Announced that Joe Starkey and Dennis Hull will be announcers on club's 30 televised games and that Dan Rusanowsky will be the radio announcer.

Tennis

Wimbledon -- Awarded wild cards to American Jim Pugh and Britons Jeremy Bates, Andrew Castle, Mark Petchey and Danny Sapsford. There are 3 more wild cards to be chosen, 1 of whom might be 2-time champion Jimmy Connors.

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