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March 11, 1994

Baseball

Cleveland Indians -- Signed 3B Jim Thome to afour-year contract with a club option for the 1998 season.

San Francisco Giants -- Announced that KNBR Radio has purchased a limited partnership in the team.

Seattle Mariners -- Optioned P Jeff Williams to Triple-A Calgary. Reassigned P TravisBuckley, P Derek Lowe, P Ron Villone and C Chris Widger totheir minor-league camp.

Basketball

NBA -- Fined Denver Nuggets F LaPhonso Ellis$3,500 for an elbowing foul Friday night.

Charlotte Hornets -- Activated F Larry Johnson and F ScottBurrell from the injured list. Placed G Rumeal Robinson onthe injured list with strained ligaments in his left foot.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Activated G Micheal Williams fromthe injured list. Placed G Stanley Jackson on the injuredlist.

College

NCAA -- Placed the South Carolina State athletic program on twoyears probation for recruiting and eligibility violations inmen's and women's track and field and men's tennis.

Atlantic 10 Conference -- Extended a full conference membershipto Xavier University, effective 1995.

Barton County CC -- Named Pat Smith men's basketball coach.

Eastern Washington -- Announced the retirement of women's basketball coach Bill Smithpeters.

Illinois -- Announced that F T. J. Wheeler was arrested on charges of speeding and drunken driving and will not travel to Purdue for Illinois' regular-season finale Sunday.

Monmouth, N.J. -- Announced the resignation of athletic director Wayne Szoke. Named Marilyn McNeil athletic director, effective April 15.

St. Peter's -- Named Mark Collins football coach.

Stanford -- Named Vaughn Williams defensive backs coach.

Football

New York Giants -- Signed DB-KR Joey Smith.

Washington Redskins -- C Jeff Bostic announced hisretirement.

Baltimore CFL Colts -- Signed OG Dietrich Lockridge and OT Shahriar Pourdanesh.

British Columbia Lions -- Named John Payne offensive coordinator; Jody Allen receivers coach; Dave Easley linebackers coach; Gary Hoffman offensive line coach; Gene Gaines secondary coach; and Michael Gray defensive line coach.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Re-signed free agent OL Scott Douglas.

Las Vegas Posse (CFL) -- Named Jeff Reinebold secondary coach. Signed LB Greg Battle.

Hockey

Buffalo Sabres -- Sent LW Matthew Barnaby, DDenis Tsygurov to AHL Rochester. Recalled C Todd Simon from Rochester.

Hartford Whalers -- Recalled C Mike Tomlak and GFrank Pietrangelo from AHL Springfield under emergency conditions.

Rochester Americans (AHL) -- Recalled C Chris Bright fromECHL South Carolina.

Central Hockey League -- Suspended C Brian Wells of theWichita Thunder for two games for a head butting incident on March 8.

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Horse racing Monmouth Park -- Named Larry Collmus track announcer.

Soccer

NPSL -- Suspended Wichita Wing ChicoBorja for one game and fined him anundisclosed amount for misconduct toward a referee during aMarch 6 game against St. Louis. Suspended St. Louis Ambush Jeff Robben for two games and fined him an undisclosedamount for his unnecessary play during a March 6 game against Wichita.

Cleveland Crunch (NPSSL) -- Activated D Scott Uderitz from the disabled list.

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Tennis

WTA Tour Players Association -- Executive director and chiefexecutive officer Gerard Smith announced his resignation,effective no later than July 1st.

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