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January 17, 1992

Auto racing

CART -- Announced the resignation of Johnny Capels, president and CEO.

Baseball

Boston Red Sox -- Named Jim Rice minor-league hitting instructor.

Florida Marlins -- Named Jax Robertson (former director of scouting for the Detroit Tigers) national scout and Murray Cook (former GM for the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and New York Yankees) Midwest scout.

Houston Astros -- Signed IF Casey Candaele (.262, 4 HRs, 50 RBI) to a 1-year, $905,000 contract. Signed P Jimmy Jones (6-8, 4.39 ERA) to a 1-year, $450,000 contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Agreed to terms with 1B Todd Benzinger, P John Candelaria and IF Lenny Harris on 1-year contracts.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with C B. J. Surhoff (.289, 5 HRs, 68 RBI) on a 1-year contract.

Oakland Athletics -- Agreed to terms with C Terry Steinbach (.274, 6 HRs, 67 RBI) on a 1-year, $2.05 million contract.

Basketball

L Dallas Mavericks -- Placed G Brad Davis on the injured list.

Brisbane (Australia) -- Signed Adrian Branch (Maryland) to a 1-year contract.

Colleges

Canisius -- Announced basketball G Michael Meeks has transferred from Eastern Kentucky.

Duquesne -- Named Greg Gattuso assistant football coach.

Florida State -- Announced that RB Amp Lee will forgo his senior year and apply for the NFL draft.

Fresno State -- Named Del Wight defensive line coach.

Idaho State -- Announced the resignation of football defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to take the same position at East Carolina.

Maryland -- Named Dana Walton (Maryland) assistant gymnastics coach.

Methodist -- Named James Carroll Sypult football coach.

Miami -- Signed Dennis Erickson, football coach, to a 5-year contract.

Nevada -- Named Jeff Horton assistant football coach.

San Jose State -- Announced the resignation of Terry Shea, football coach, who will join the coaching staff at Stanford.

Stanford -- Named Bill Walsh football coach.

Ursinus -- Named Vonnie Gros women's lacrosse coach.

Washington State -- Announced the resignations of Tim Lappano, offensive coordinator, and Del Wight, defensive line coach, to take similar positions at California and Fresno State, respectively.

A5 Widener -- Named William J. Cubit football coach.

Football

Green Bay Packers -- Named Gil Haskell offensive backfield coach and Jesse Kaye director of pro personnel.

Philadelphia Eagles -- Named Larry Pasquale special-teams coach. Reassigned Dave Atkins to tight ends coach.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Named Willie Peete running backs coach.

New Mexico Rattlesnakes (Professional Spring Football League) -- Named Al Bruno coach.

Hockey

New York Rangers -- Recalled C Rob Zamuner from Binghamton (AHL).

Soccer

:. Chicago Power (NPSL) -- Signed F Ken Snow.

Tennis

International Tennis Federation -- Fined Pat Cash $9,000 for verbally abusing an official at the Australian Open.

U.S. Tennis Association -- Nominated to the U.S. Olympic teams: Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and Michael Chang, with Courier and Sampras picked for doubles, and Jennifer Capriati, Mary Joe Fernandez and Zina Garrison in singles, and Fernandez and the unrelated Gigi Fernandez in doubles.

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