Auto racingHoosier Racing Tire -- Announced that Darrell...

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February 03, 1994

Auto racing

Hoosier Racing Tire -- Announced that Darrell Waltrip, owner and driver of the No. 17 Western Auto Chevrolet Lumina, will switch from Goodyear to Hoosier.

Baseball

California Angels -- Signed P John Dopson (Finksburg) to a minor-league contract.

Florida Marlins -- Agreed to terms with SS Kurt Abbott, OF Jesus Tavarez, P Jeff Mutis, P Mike Myers, P Javier De La Hoya and former Orioles minor-league P Kip Yaughn on one-year contracts.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to a $1.6 million, one-year contract with P Stan Belinda, who $1,165,000 last season; he had asked for $2 million in arbitration, and the Royals had offered $1.35 million. P Tom Gordon (12-6, 3.58 ERA), who made $890,000 last season, was awarded $2,635,000 by arbitrator Rolf Valtin; the Royals offered $1.4 million.

Montreal Expos -- Named Ed Creech director of scouting. P Mel Rojas (5-8, 2.95 ERA), who made $300,000 last season, will get $850,000, instead of his request for $1.2 million, arbitrator Reginald Alleyne decided.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Named Steve Sloan assistant GM and Reid Mitchell director of marketing for Single-A Welland, not for the major-league club as was reported erroneously yesterday.

Texas Rangers -- Agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with P Kenny Rogers (16-10, 4.10 ERA), who made $1 million last season. Rogers had asked for $2.5 million in arbitration; the Rangers had offered $2 million.

Basketball

NBA -- Suspended Philadelphia 76ers C Shawn Bradley for one game (last night's) and fined him $3,000 for making excessive physical contact with a referee. Named Orlando Magic G Anfernee Hardaway Rookie of the Month and the Chicago Bulls' Phil Jackson Coach of the Month.

Phoenix Suns -- Signed G Elliott Perry to a second 10-day contract.

Italian Basketball Federation -- Suspended Montecatini G Mario Boni, the Italian league's leading scorer, for two years for taking steroids.

Saskatoon Slam (NBL) -- Rehired Bill Klucas coach and named him director of basketball operations.

College

Ivy League -- Named Princeton G Sydney Johnson (Towson Catholic) Rookie of the Week. Johnson ranks second in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.548, 23-for-42).

Tip-Off Classic -- Announced that 1994-95 college basketball season opener Nov. 25 in Springfield, Mass., will match Arkansas and Massachusetts.

Bowling Green -- Announced the resignation of AD Jack Gregory, effective July 1.

UC Santa Barbara -- Will apply for a medical redshirt for senior basketball F Duane Carter (tendinitis in his right Achilles' tendon).

Texas-El Paso -- Named Todd Whitten running backs coach.

Tulane -- Named Buddy Geis offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Valdosta State -- Announced the retirement of women's basketball coach Charles Cooper at the end of the season.

Football

NFL Players Association -- Named Carl Francis director of communications.

Atlanta Falcons -- Named Milt Jackson receivers coach.

Denver Broncos -- Named Rex Norris defensive line coach.

New Orleans Saints -- Named Everett Withers defensive assistant coach.

New York Jets -- Named Larry Coyer defensive line coach.

San Diego Chargers -- Named Frank Falks tight ends and H-backs coach.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Named Mike DuBose defensive line coach and Mike Mularkey offensive assistant coach.

Washington Redskins -- Named Norv Turner coach.

Golf

Johnnie Walker Classic -- Announced that Greg Norman (lung infection) and Nick Price (tendinitis in arm) are questionable.

Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- Announced withdrawals of Joe Montana, Don Johnson and Gene Hackman.

Hockey

Florida Panthers -- Announced that RW Scott Mellanby (broken nose, fractured eye socket) and G John Vanbiesbrouck (cut right hand) will be sidelined more than a week. Recalled G Eldon Reddick from IHL Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed D Ian Moran.

St. Louis Blues -- Named Reggie Lemelin goalie consultant.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Recalled C Yanic Perreault from AHL St.John's.

Olympics

USA Wrestling -- Named Dan Gable coach and John Peterson assistant coach of the 1994 world freestyle team.

Soccer

World Cup -- Announced that Walt Disney Co. withdrew as producer of this summer's opening ceremony in Chicago over what organizers describe as "artistic differences."

Chicago Power (NPSL) -- Signed M Scott Geraghty.

Cleveland Crunch (NPSL) -- Signed M Matt Garey.

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