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February 20, 1992

Auto racing

Championship Auto Racing Teams -- Announced official name of racing series will be changed from CART to IndyCar.

Stavola Brothers Racing -- Released driver Rick Wilson. Added Dick Trickle.

Baseball

Colorado Rockies -- Agreed to terms with OF Jamie Arendt on a minor-league contract.

Florida Marlins -- Announced that Birdie Tebbetts, 79, will work with the expansion team's scouts. He'll also continue to work as an Orioles adviser.

Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with former Orioles OF Steve Finley (.285, 8 HRs, 54 RBI) on a one-year contract worth $1.12 million. Finley, who made $300,000 last season, had asked for $1.3 million in arbitration; the club had offered $875,000.

New York Mets -- Agreed to terms with P Joe Vitko, C Brook Fordyce, IF Chris Donnels (.225, 0 HRs, 5 RBI) and OF Pat Howell on one-year contracts.

New York Yankees -- Acquired 3B Charlie Hayes (.230, 12 HRs, 53 RBI) from the Phillies to complete the Jan. 8 trade that sent P Darrin Chapin to Philadelphia. Designated P Alan Mills for assignment.

Texas Rangers -- Arbitrator awarded OF Ruben Sierra (.307, 25, 116) $5 million salary, rather than the $3.8 million the club had offered. He made $2.65 million last season.

Basketball

Washington Bullets -- Traded F Tom Hammonds (11.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg) to the Charlotte Hornets for G Rex Chapman (12.4 ppg, 4.1 apg).

CBA -- Suspended Columbus G Luther Burks and G Duane Washington for failure to abide by the league's substance-abuse policy.

Youngstown Pride (WBL) -- Named Floyd Kerr coach and Bob Patton general manager.

Colleges

Stanford -- Vikings RB Darrin Nelson announced he was retiring to become running backs coach.

Football

Cincinnati Bengals -- Announced they will keep their training camp at Wilmington College, rather than moving it to Miami of Ohio.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Named Chet Fuhrman conditioning coordinator.

Hockey

NHL -- Suspended Rangers RW Mike Gartner for three games for major slashing penalty in a game Feb. 5.

Hartford Whalers -- Recalled C Terry Yake, RW Mark Greig and LW Michel Picard from Springfield (AHL).

New Jersey Devils -- Recalled LW Bill Guerin (among the last players cut from the U.S. Olympic team) from Utica (AHL). Sent G Chad Erickson to Utica.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Acquired D Brian Benning (2 goals, 30 assists) and a 1992 first-round draft choice from the Kings as part of the trade that sent RW Rick Tocchet (13, 16), D Kjell Samuelsson (4, 9), G Ken Wregget and a draft choice to the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Traded D Paul Coffey (10, 53) to the Kings for D Jeff Chychrun (0, 3). Traded RW Mark Recchi (33, 35) to the Flyers for Tocchet, Samuelsson, Wregget and a draft choice.

Hampton Roads Admirals (ECHL) -- Traded F Brian Martin to Knoxville for future considerations. Placed F Murray Hood on the injured list.

Soccer

Baltimore Blast -- Announced Storm F Godfrey Ingram has vetoed a trade that would have sent him to Baltimore for M Emil Dragicevic.

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