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March 01, 1995

Baseball

Cleveland Indians -- Signed P Kevin Becker to a minor-league contract.

Basketball

NBA -- Fined Seattle SuperSonics coach George Karl $10,000 for making disparaging remarks about a referee after a game on Monday night.

USA Basketball -- Named the following coaches for the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival: North -- head coach Tubby Smith, assistants Kermit Deterding and Rich Glas; South -- head coach Frankie Allen, assistants Ken Deweese and Jim Reid; East -- head coach John Calipari, assistants Andrew Greer and Herb Magee; West -- head coach Seth Greenberg, assistants John Farrell and Tim Gray.

Dallas Mavericks -- Activated F Roy Tarpley.

Los Angeles Lakers -- Placed F George Lynch on the injured list. Signed F Randolph Keys to a 10-day contract.

Miami Heat -- Named Kevin Loughery director of player personnel.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Activated F Stacey King from the injured list. Announced the retirement of GM Jack McCloskey, effective at the end of the season.

Washington Bullets -- Placed G Rex Chapman on the injured list. Activated F Don MacLean from the injured list. Suspended C Kevin Duckworth.

College

Northeast Conference -- Announced that Mount St. Mary's junior G Chris McGuthrie has been named to the all-NEC first team, and that Mount St. Mary's junior G Riley Inge and senior F Michael Watson have been named to the second team.

Akron -- Named Mike Williams linebackers coach.

Houston -- Named Houston Astros pitcher Doug Drabek volunteer assistant baseball coach.

Rutgers -- Reassigned receivers coach Mose Rison to running backs coach. Named Skip Peete receivers coach.

Football

Carolina Panthers -- Signed free-agent LB Lamar

Lathon, formerly of the Houston Oilers.

Denver Broncos -- Named Rich Tuten strength and conditioning coach.

Green Bay Packers -- Waived WR Sterling Sharpe.

Jacksonville Jaguars -- Agreed to terms with G Shawn Bouwens on a two-year contract, DE-LB Joel Smeenge and DE Don Davey on three-year contracts and WR Jimmy Smith.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed 13 free agents: RB Tony Richardson, RB Terry Richardson, WR Wesley Carroll, WR Harrison Houston, WR Sean LaChapelle, T David Ware, C Garry Pay, DT Keith Traylor, LB John Johnson, LB Eric Shaw, CB Perry Carter, CB Sean Crocker and CB John Reece.

Los Angeles Raiders -- Named Fred Biletnikoff qualify control coach-offense and Mike Wilson wide receivers coach.

Los Angeles Rams -- Named Johnny Roland assistant head coach and running backs coach, Jack Reilly offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Deek Pollard defensive line coach.

Minnesota Vikings -- Signed free-agent S Harlon Barnett to a three-year contract; re-signed WR Jake Reed to a three-year contract.

New York Jets -- Agreed to terms with RB Dexter Carter on a three-year contract.

Baltimore (CFL) -- Signed S Jaime Mendez and S Jason Bryant, both free agents. Named Chad Bolen director of corporate promotions.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Signed QB Steve Taylor. Named Dennis McPhee linebackers coach.

Hockey

Los Angeles Kings -- Acquired D Dave Karpa from the Quebec Nordiques for a fourth-round pick in 1995 or 1996.

Quebec Nordiques -- Recalled F Dwayne Norris and D Jon Klemm from AHL Cornwall.

St. Louis Blues -- Assigned LW Craig Johnson, D Dan Lapperriere and C Pat Tardif to IHL Peoria.

Portland Pirates (AHL) -- Announced LW Pat Peake has been assigned from the Washington Capitals and D Scott Matusovich has been assigned to Wheeling of the East Coast Hockey League.

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