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January 05, 1995

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Indy Racing League -- Announced the resignation of commissioner Jerry Hauer. Named Jack Long, president of an Arizona motorsports marketing and management company, executive director. The new league will begin a series of races in 1996.


Boston Red Sox -- Named Jim Rowe trainer. Announced that Rico Petrocelli has resigned as hitting and infield instructor with Double-A Trenton.

California Angels -- Relieved director of international scouting Ray Potvient of his duties and assigned them to Bob Fontaine Jr., assistant VP for scouting and player personnel.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Re-signed coaches Larry Bowa, Denis Menke, Johnny Podres, Mel Roberts, Mike Ryan and John Vukovich to one-year contracts. Named Sonny Bowers Midwestern scouting supervisor, effective Jan. 1.

National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues -- Named Ann Perkins director of employment opportunities; Bob Miller executive director, business and finance; and Brian Warnock manager, trademark services.

Tokyo Yomiuri Giants (Japanese Central League) -- Agreed to terms with former Minnesota Twins OF Shane Mack on a two-year contract worth $8.1 million.

Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A) -- Named Rick Smith VP/GM and Jack Patton VP/baseball operations.


NBA -- Named the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mike Fratello Coach of the Month and Milwaukee Bucks F Glenn Robinson Rookie of the Month.

Chicago Bulls -- Activated C Luc Longley from the injured list. Placed F Larry Krystkowiak (inflammation of his right knee) on the injured list.

Philadelphia 76ers -- Suspended G B. J. Tyler for one game for violating team rules. Released G Jaren Jackson (3.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg). Signed free-agent G Jeff Grayer, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks on the first round in 1988 and has averaged 7.7 points and 3.1 rebounds for four seasons.


MEAC -- Named Coppin State G Sidney Goodman men's basketball Player of the Week. Named Coppin State C Rene Doctor women's basketball Player of the Week.

Senior Bowl -- Announced the following coaches for the Jan. 21 game: the New York Giants' Dan Reeves (North) and the Indianapolis Colts' Ted Marchibroda (South).

Bowie State -- Announced that S Chris Banks and DE Tracy Ledbetter will play in the second annual Snow Bowl, the Division II all-star football game in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday. Banks (Friendly) led the Bulldogs with interceptions with seven. Ledbetter, led the team in tackles with 89.

Brockport State -- Named Anne Fowler women's lacrosse coach.

Canisius -- Named Chuck Williams football coach.

Eastern Michigan -- Named Rick Rasnick, offensive coordinator at Utah the past four years, football coach.

Florida State -- Junior DE/LB Derrick Alexander announced that he will forgo his senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Georgia Tech -- Named Pat Watson offensive coordinator; he had been offensive line coach at Texas.

Houston -- Assistant athletics director Bobby Risinger announced his resignation, effective at the end of the month.

Illinois -- Named Chris Cosh assistant football coach.

Louisiana State -- Named Morris Watts offensive coordinator.

Memphis -- Narrowed its search for a football coach to Larry Lacewell, scout for the Dallas Cowboys and former coach at Arkansas State; Fred Akers, former coach at Wyoming, Texas and Purdue; Kippy Brown, an assistant coach at Tennessee and a former Memphis quarterback; Joe Hollis, offensive coordinator at Ohio State; Rip Scherer, coach at James Madison; and Kevin Steele, linebacker coach at Nebraska.

Michigan State -- Named Charlie Baggett assistant head coach and receivers coach.

South Carolina -- Gave wide receivers coach John Eason the additional job of offensive coordinator. Announced that Wally Burnham, defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach, also will be assistant head coach. Announced that assistant coach John Reaves, hired last week, will be in charge of quarterbacks and the passing game.

Tennessee -- Announced that senior guard Tiffany Woosley (torn anterior cruciate ligament) is not eligible for a medical redshirt, which could mean the end of her collegiate career.

Texas -- Junior OT Brook Brockermeyer announced that he will forgo his senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Texas Tech -- Promoted Larry Hoefer, part-time football coach, to full-time outside linebackers coach.

Wisconsin -- Announced that G Jalil Roberts will be ineligible to play basketball for the second semester because of academics.


Cincinnati Bengals -- Announced the resignations of offensive line coach Jim McNally and receivers coach Richard Williamson, who accepted similar positions with the Carolina Panthers. Named Paul Alexander offensive line coach.

New Orleans Saints -- Announced that assistant defensive coach Everett Withers is leaving to become defensive backs coach at Louisville.


Major League Soccer -- Signed M Tab Ramos and sent him on loan him to Tigres of the Mexican First Division for the remainder of the 1994-95 season.

Egypt national team -- Coach Nol de Rauter resigned rather than travel to Algeria for tomorrow's African Cup qualifier. Muslim militants have been targeting foreigners in Algeria in recent months.

Plymouth (English League) -- Suspended former England G Peter Shilton temporarily as manager of the second division team over a $78,040 tax debt.

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