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October 02, 1991

Baseball

New York Mets -- Named Steve Phillips director of minor-league operations; Scott Brown administrative assistant of scouting; and Maureen Cooke administrator of minor-league department.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Announced that 1B John Kruk will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday.

San Diego Padres -- Announced the resignation of Dennis Sommers, lead scout.

Auburn Astros (Class A) -- Announced the resignation of GM John Graham effective Nov. 15.

NB Niagara Falls Rapids (Class A) -- Named Larry Parrish manager.

Basketball

Lithuania -- Donnie Nelson, a Golden State Warriors assistant coach and son of the team's head coach, Don, said he would accept an offer to become an assistant coach for a newly forged national team.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Signed F Tony Brown and C Greg Wiltjer.

Los Angeles Lakers -- Signed F Anthony Jones.

New York Knicks -- Traded F Jerrod Mustaf (Maryland), G Trent Tucker and second-round draft choices in 1992 and 1994 to the Phoenix Suns for F Xavier McDaniel. Renounced their signing rights to G Greg Grant and C Eddie Lee Wilkins.

Sacramento Kings -- Reached agreement with G Randy Brown, second-round pick from New Mexico State.

Washington Bullets -- Signed G David Wingate (Dunbar) to a non-guaranteed contract.

Colleges

High Point -- Announced it will add women's soccer as a varsity sport in 1992.

Boston University -- Named former Boston Bruin David Silk assistant hockey coach.

Pittsburgh -- Agreed to multiyear contract extension with former Navy coach Paul Evans (99-57 at Pitt and 444-167 in 18 seasons overall).

Football

Arena Football League -- Announced that San Antonio will get an expansion franchise to be run by San Antonio Spurs owner Red McCombs and his associates.

Dallas Cowboys -- Placed FB Alonzo Highsmith on waivers.

Indianapolis Colts -- Fired Ron Meyer, coach, and Leon Burtnett, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Named Rick

Venturi coach for the remainder of the season.

Hockey

NHL -- Suspended Philadelphia Flyers G Ron Hextall for 6 games. Suspended the man Hextall slashed in a Sept. 22 preseason game -- Detroit Red Wings RW Jim Cummins -- for 3. The suspensions take effect Tuesday.

Hartford Whalers -- Sent D Brian Chapman and C Joe Day to

Springfield (AHL) and LW Patrick Poulin to St. Hyacinthe (QMJHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Named director of player development and recruitment Scotty Bowman (739-327-210 overall) interim coach for the seriously ill Bob Johnson.

San Jose Sharks -- Sent F Mikhail Kravets, F Ed Courtenay, F David Bruce and G Artur Irbeto Kansas City (IHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Sent G Felix Potvin to St. John's (AHL). Designated F Aaron Broten, F Dave Reid, F Kevin Maguire and F Kevin McLelland for reassignment.

Washington Capitals -- Reassigned LW Brent Hughes (acquired in May from the Winnipeg Jets) to Baltimore (AHL). Returned 1990 first-round pick D John Slaney, 19, to Cornwall (OHL). Slaney played in 5 preseason games, scoring 2 goals and getting 2 assists.

Horse racing

Meadowlands Racetrack -- Named former New York Rangers D Rod Seiling GM of standard-bred racing. Seiling, 46, has been the VP of government and industry relations at Ontario Jockey Club in Toronto, which operates Woodbine, Greenwood and Mohawk racetracks.

Lacrosse

MILL -- Awarded franchise to Buffalo, N.Y., to begin play in the 1992 season. The team will be known as the Bandits.

Soccer

Baltimore Blast -- Announced that Jean Harbor, Maryland Bays star, will not be trying out for the team. Reached agreement in principal with D Kris Kelderman, first-round draft pick from the University of Virginia. Informed M David Vaudreuil and fourth-round draft pick M John Maessner that it won't offer them contracts.

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