Auto racingPhoenix Racing -- Announced that Jeff Purvis...

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March 02, 1994

Auto racing

Phoenix Racing -- Announced that Jeff Purvis will take over the Chevrolet Lumina NASCAR ride of his late friend, Neil Bonnett. Purvis has won 350 races in 20 years, but his only Winston Cup experience is eight 1993 starts.

Baseball

NL -- Named Leonard Coleman president.

California Angels -- Agreed to a one-year contract with P Mike Butcher.

Chicago White Sox -- Agreed to terms with P Scott Sanderson on a minor-league contract. Agreed to terms with P Roberto Hernandez, P Luis Andujar, P James Baldwin, P Brian Boehringer, P Rod Bolton, P Robert Ellis, P Scott Ruffcorn, P Steve Schrenk, C Doug Lindsey, IF Esteban Beltre, IF Drew Denson, IF Glenn DeSarcina, IF Ray Durham, IF Norberto Martin, IF Brandon Wilson, OF Allen Battle and OF Michael Huff on one-year contracts.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with P Rusty Meacham and OF Kevin Koslofski on one-year contracts and P Jose DeJesus on a minor-league contract.

Florida Marlins -- Agreed to terms with OF Chuck Carr, OF Darrell Whitmore, P Robb Nen, P Richie Lewis, P Dave Weathers, P Matt Turner, 1B Greg Colbrunn and 2B Rick Renteria on one-year contracts.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Agreed to terms with IF Dave Hansen and C Carlos Hernandez on one-year contracts.

Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with P Doug Henry, P Charlie Rogers and C Mike Matheny on one-year contracts.

New York Mets -- Agreed to terms with C Todd Hundley, P Eric Hillman, P Pete Schourek, P Frank Seminara, OF Jeromy Burnitz, SS Tim Bogar, IF Jeff Kent and former Orioles IF Jeff McKnight on one-year contracts.

San Francisco Giants -- Signed P Dave Burba, P Bryan Hickerson, P Kevin Rogers, IF John Patterson and former Orioles IF Steve Scarsone to one-year contracts.

Seattle Mariners -- Agreed to a two-year contract with 3B Mike Blowers. Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with P Brad Holman, P Rich DeLucia, IF Rich Amaral, IF Greg Pirkl, C Dan Wilson and OF Lee Tinsley.

Texas Rangers -- Agreed to a one-year contract with P Hector Fajardo.

Basketball

NBA -- Fined Phoenix Suns F Charles Barkley $5,000 and New York Knicks F Charles Oakley $2,000, for an altercation Sunday; both players were ejected, bringing automatic fines of $250 each. Named Indiana's Larry Brown (11-2) Coach of the Month. Named Milwaukee Bucks F Vin Baker Rookie of the Month.

Chicago Bulls -- Waived G Dave Johnson.

Golden State Warriors -- Signed G Todd Lichti to a 10-day contract. Placed G-F Jud Buechler on the injured list.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Announced that they will play one preseason and six regular-season home games per season at The Pond in Anaheim, Calif., beginning next season.

Colleges

Naismith Awards National Advisory Board -- Named following men's finalists for BAN-Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year: Purdue's Glenn Robinson, Duke's Grant Hill, California's Jason Kidd, Connecticut's Donyell Marshall and North Carolina's Eric Montross. Named following women's finalists: Vanderbilt's Heidi Gillingham, Southern Cal's Lisa Leslie, Tennessee's Nikki McCray, Ohio State's Katie Smith and UCLA's Natalie Williams.

Big East -- Announced that the Georgetown-Providence men's basketball game, postponed Feb. 12 because of bad weather, was rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Providence (R.I.) Civic Center.

Arkansas -- Named David Mitchell and Jim Washburn assistant football coaches.

Figure skating U.S. Figure Skating Association -- Moved Tonya Harding's disciplinary hearing from March 9 to March 10, rejecting Harding's attorneys' request for an indefinite delay that would enable her to compete at the world championships March 22-27.

Football

CFL Colts -- Named Mike Gathagan public relations director and J. Narcise director of special projects.

Minnesota Vikings -- Announced that linebackers coach Richard Solomon will switch to defensive backs. Hired Trent Walters as outside linebackers coach.

New York Giants -- Signed C Brian Williams to a contract reportedly worth $4.4 million over the next three years.

Seattle Seahawks -- Elected not to match a four-year, $10 million offer sheet tendered by the Chicago Bears to transition free-agent OT Andy Heck.

Charlotte Rage (AFL) -- Named Galen Hall coach.

Golf

PGA -- Announced that commissioner Deane Beman will step down in December 1995. Announced that the 23-year-old Honda Classic will play at a course under development near Coral Springs, Fla., for 25 straight years starting in 1996.

Hockey

NHL -- Named Montreal Canadiens G Patrick Roy Player of the Month.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned LW Lonnie Loach to IHL San Diego.

Chicago Blackhawks -- Recalled D Ivan Droppa from IHL Indianapolis.

Hartford Whalers -- Added D Ted Crowley and C Robert Petrovicky to the roster.

St. Louis Blues -- Announced that C Greg Parks has accepted an invitation to join the team in training camp next fall.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Added RW David Sacco and D Matt Martin from Team USA and C Alexei Ku--ov from the Russian Olympic Team. Sent D Chris Snell to AHL St. John's

Media

American Sportscasters Association -- Added Orioles announcer Jon Miller to its board of directors. He joins Dick Enberg, Curt Gowdy, Jack Brickhouse, Don Dunphy and Louis Schwartz.

Soccer

APSL -- Added following franchises: Houston Force, Seattle Sounders and Toronto Rockets.

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