Auto racing Darlington (S.C.) Raceway -- Announced that it...

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September 03, 1993

Auto racing Darlington (S.C.) Raceway -- Announced that it will cut its spring race, which has been 500 miles each year since 1972, to 400 miles. The revamped TranSouth 400 will be March 27, 1994.

Baseball

Boston Red Sox -- Called up P Scott Taylor from Triple-A Pawtucket.

California Angels -- Announced that P Mike Butcher has a bone chip in his right elbow and will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week.

Colorado Rockies -- Recalled IF Jay Gainer, IF Pedro Castellano, IF Jim Tatum, C Jayhawk Owens and C Eric Wedge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Florida Marlins -- Recalled P John Johnstone from Triple-A Edmonton.

New York Mets -- Recalled P Anthony Young from Triple-A Norfolk. Announced that P Dwight Gooden has dropped his appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it immediately.

San Francisco Giants -- Recalled OF Rikkert Faneyte from Single-A San Jose.

Seattle Mariners -- Acquired former Orioles OF Larry Sheets from the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named. Purchased the contract of P Kevin King from Double-A Jacksonville. Transferred 3B Edgar Martinez from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Designated P Zak Shinall for assignment.

Toronto Blue Jays -- Announced plans to sell their ownership interests in the Knoxville (Tenn.) Smokies of the Double-A Southern League and the St. Catharines Blue Jays of the Single-A New York-Penn League.

Basketball

NBA -- Announced that Special Master Merrell Clark has upheld the contract free-agent C Chris Dudley signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Charlotte Hornets -- Agreed to a trade with the 76ers that will send G Dana Barros, F Sidney Green, a first-round draft pick and the rights to G Greg Graham to Philadelphia for G Hersey Hawkins.

New Jersey Nets -- Announced the retirement of F Bernard King.

Colleges

Austin Peay -- Announced the resignation of AD Tim Weiser to take same position at Eastern Michigan.

California -- Named Earl F. Cheit interim AD.

Fordham -- Named Kevin Morris women's basketball coach.

Ohio State -- Suspended starting G Jason Winrow and backup C Rod Smith for the season opener against Rice because they violated NCAA rules regarding telephone calls.

Pace -- Named Doug Bieling football coach, Harry Johnson defensive coordinator, Scott Kantrowitz linebacker coach and Eric Frink graduate assistant football coach.

San Jose -- Suspended TB Nathan DuPree, LB Derrick Childs and DE Kareeb Harbin, all seniors, one week for breaking team rules.

Southern Cal -- Named Cheryl Miller women's basketball coach. Named Fred Williams assistant women's basketball coach.

Western Kentucky -- Named Joe Lightfoot men's assistant basketball coach.

Yeshiva -- Announced the retirement of AD Gil Shevlin. Named Stephen Young AD.

Football

NFL -- Named John Flood president of NFL Properties.

Cleveland Browns -- Re-signed QB Todd Philcox. Waived LB Rich McKenzie. Placed LB Richard Brown on IR. Waived S Tim Watson off the reserve, non-football injury list. Named Jim Brown special consultant.

Dallas Cowboys -- Announced that WR Jimmy Smith developed complications after appendectomy surgery and will miss the season.

Denver Broncos -- Re-signed TE Clarence Williams and assigned him to the practice squad. Williams was released by the Cincinnati Bengals this week after failing a physical.

Houston Oilers -- Claimed OL Stan Thomas and LB-DE Keith McCants off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, respectively.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed WR Cris Carter to a two-year contract extension.

New England Patriots -- Claimed C Mike Arthur off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Waived RB Robert Staten.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Placed DB Tony Covington on IR due to a back injury. Re-signed DB Jerry Gray.

Washington Redskins -- Named the following as permanent team captains: offense, RB Earnest Byner and C Raleigh McKenzie; defense, DE Charles Mann and FS Brad Edwards; special teams, KR-PR Brian Mitchell and LB Monte Coleman.

Golf

Professional Golfers Association of America -- Announced that the 1997 PGA Championship will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Winged Foot has staged the U.S. Open four times, the U.S. Women's Open twice and the U.S. Senior Open once.

Hockey

NHL -- Announced that the Ottawa Senators did not engage in improper conduct to secure the top pick in the draft. Fined the Senators $100,000 for improper comments and failure to report to the league their knowledge of the allegations.

Dallas Stars -- Announced the retirement of LW Stewart Gavin and named him pro scout.

Detroit Red Wings -- Signed D Bob Halkidis.

Montreal Canadiens -- Named Carol Vadnais professional scout.

New York Rangers -- Signed C Ken Hodge.

Ottawa Senators -- Signed G Daniel Berthiaume.

Soccer

French Soccer Federation -- President Jean Fournet-Fayard said will meet next week with Joao Havelange, president of FIFA, the sport's world governing body, to explain delays in resolving the Olympique Marseille bribery scandal.

CISL -- Suspended San Diego Sockers F Thompson Usiyan indefinitely for his second red-card ejection of the season.

Wichita Wings (NPSL) -- Signed F LeBaron Hollimon.

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