The Associated Press erroneously reported Sunday and...

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August 26, 1993

The Associated Press erroneously reported Sunday and yesterday that IndyCar announced the resignation of William Stokkan, its chairman and chief executive officer. IndyCar announced that Stokkan would not seek a contract extension beyond the 1994 season as chairman and chief executive officer, but he remains in those posts.

Auto racing

A5 IndyCar Series -- Chairman Bill Stokkan resigned.

Baseball

Atlanta Braves -- Traded for Montreal Expos P Dennis Martinez, pending his approval, according to an Associated Press report.

Boston Red Sox -- Agreed to terms in principle with OF Trot Nixon, their first-round selection in the June amateur draft.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Cincinnati Reds -- Sent IF Chris Hill from Double-A Chattanooga to Single-A Winston-Salem.

Cleveland Indians -- Optioned P Albie Lopez to Triple-A Charlotte. Purchased the contract of P Jason Grimsley from Charlotte.

San Diego Padres -- Placed P Wally Whitehurst on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled P Scott Sanders from Triple-A Las Vegas. Promoted Reggie Waller to assistant GM and Priscilla Oppenheimer to director of minor-league administration. Named Kevin Towers director of scouting and Randy Johnson as a major-league scout. Extended the contract of major-league scout Ken Bracey through the 1994 season.

NB San Francisco Giants -- Placed 1B Will Clark on the 15-day DL.

Colleges

NCAA -- Appointed Oval Jaynes to the NCAA Division I-A athletic directors' executive committee.

Big East Conference -- Named Oval Jaynes president.

Berry -- Named Bob Pearson athletic director.

Florida -- Named R. C. Buford men's assistant basketball coach.

Fordham -- Named Nick Macarchuk III men's assistant basketball coach.

Franklin & Marshall -- Named Frank Fedorjaka men's lacrosse coach.

Indiana -- Freshman F-G Monte Marcaccini has decided to give up his basketball scholarship and play for an amateur 18-and-under team in Italy, according to his mother.

Northridge State -- Named Lance Mocny inside linebackers coach.

Oregon -- Named Ronny Thompson men's assistant basketball coach.

UC Santa Barbara -- Named Michael Fenison men's assistant basketball coach.

Wilkes -- Named Steve Duda and Scott Horoshko assistant football coaches.

Football

Cleveland Browns -- Signed DB Tim Watson.

Denver Broncos -- Waived WR Kitrick Taylor. Claimed LB Mitch )) Donahue off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.

Detroit Lions -- Signed CB Ryan McNeil, their second-round pick in the draft.

Houston Oilers -- Waived WR Joe Campbell, WR Joe Little, WR Jimmy Raye, RB Doug Carter and DE Eric Miller. Placed OL John Flannery and DB Mike Dumas on IR.

Los Angeles Rams -- Claimed WR Tony Hargain off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. Waived WR Joe Johnson. Invited WR Stephen Baker for a tryout.

New Orleans Saints -- Placed RB Vaughn Dunbar, WR Sammy Martin and G Royce Nelson on IR.

New York Jets -- Signed DB Dennis Price. Waived T Alec Millen.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Placed OT Rob Baxley and RB George Searcy on IR. Reached an injury settlement with LB Keith Franklin.

San Diego Chargers -- Signed RB Ronnie Harmon to a three-year contract. Claimed G Calvin Stephens on waivers from the New England Patriots. Released G Ray Smoot.

Seattle Seahawks -- Signed LB Terry Wooden to a one-year contract.

General

Amateur Athletic Union -- Named Louis Marciani executive director.

Hockey

Los Angeles Kings -- Signed F Marc Potvin to a two-year contract.

New Jersey Devils -- Named Bob Hoffmayer pro scout.

Philadelphia Flyers -- Announced that F Ryan Sittler, the club's first-round pick in 1992, will return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore year rather than jump to Ontario Hockey League.

San Jose Sharks -- Re-signed F David Maley. Signed D Guy Gosselin.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Signed D Joe Reekie to a multi-year contract.

Tennis

Australia -- Announced following squad for the Davis Cup semifinal with India on Sept. 24-26: Richard Fromberg, Wally Masur, Jamie Morgan, Jason Stoltenberg, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.

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