Auto racingIndianapolis Raceway Hall of Fame -- Named...

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January 26, 1995

Auto racing

Indianapolis Raceway Hall of Fame -- Named following candidates for induction: Roger Penske, Mark Donohue, Gordon Johncock, Rene Thomas, Louis Schneider, Lee Wallard, Eddie Sachs, Pat Flaherty, Chet Miller, Roger McCluskey, Arthur Chevrolet, Frank Wheeler, Leon Duray, Jack Brabham, Tom Carnegie and Colin Chapman.

Baseball

California Angels -- Signed 2B Lance Robbins from the independent Northern League.

Florida Marlins -- Announced a one-year working agreement with the Campeche Piratas of the Mexican Summer League.

Kansas City Royals -- Signed C-1B Jamie Nelson from the Mobile BaySharks of the Texas-Louisiana League.

New York Mets -- Signed third base-infield coach Mike Cubbage, first base-outfield coach Frank Howard, pitching coach Greg Pavlick, dugout coach Bobby Wine, hitting coach Tom McCraw and bullpen coach Steve Swisher to one-year contracts.

New York Yankees -- Announced that they will cut ticket prices 50 percent for regular-season games with replacement players.

Oakland Athletics -- Reached a preliminary agreement to sell the team to Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann. Slashed ticket prices for April games by up to 78 percent, regardless of whether real major-leaguers or replacement players are used.

College

Big Eight -- Reprimanded Oklahoma State men's basketball F Randy Rutherford for criticizing officials after the Cowboys' 85-70 victory over Missouri on Sunday.

Ashland -- Named David Oness basketball coach for the rest of the season.

Baylor -- Promoted men's interim basketball coach Harry Miller to men's basketball coach and signed him to a five-year contract. Miller, 43, who is black, becomes Baylor's first minority head coach in any sport.

Brown -- Trevor Adair resigned as soccer coach to become soccer coach at Clemson.

Hobart -- Announced the resignation of football coach William Maxwell, who missed the 1994 season while being treated for central nervous system lymphoma. Named Michael Cragg football coach.

Marshall -- Received an oral commitment from DL Matt Kay (Cooper City, Fla.), who had been recruited by Maryland.

Salisbury State -- Announced that senior basketball F Kyle Jefferson (Hammond) and senior C Kim Roth have been named to the ECAC honor roll.

West Virginia -- Announced the resignation of assistant football coach Mike Jacobs to take a similar post at Ohio State. Named quarterbacks coach Dan Simrell offensive coordinator.

Football

Carolina Panthers -- Named Don Breaux tight ends coach, George Catavolos defensive backs coach, Billy Davis outside linebackers coach, Chick Harris running backs coach, Brad Seely special teams coach and Kevin Steele linebackers coach.

Cleveland Browns -- Promoted secondary coach Rick Venturi to defensive coordinator. Named Jim Bates defensive assistant.

Dallas Cowboys -- Extended the contract of special teams coach Joe Avezzano.

New York Jets -- Retained Richard Mann to coach receivers and tight ends.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Named Dick LeBeau defensive coordinator.

Memphis (CFL) -- Named Pepper Rodgers coach.

St. Louis Stampede (Arena) -- Signed QB John Kaleo (Maryland) and WR Gene Thomas (Maryland).

Horse racing

NYRA -- Racing secretary Bruce Lombardi said he will resign in the middle of next month. Steward Richard Hamilton also accepted a buyout offer.

Soccer

NPSL -- Suspended Spirit M Franklin McIntosh and Dayton Dynamo D Jeff De Vettori for one game and fined them for their part in the bench-clearing brawl Sunday. Fined 28 other players and coaches for leaving the bench area.

Dayton Dynamo (NPSL) -- Fired coach Terry Nicholl.

Tennis

U.S. Tennis Association -- Promoted Jai DiLouie to the National Player Development coaching staff.

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