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March 14, 1995

Auto racing

Team Menard -- Named Arie Luyendyk driver for the Indianapolis 500; he won the 1990 race.

Baseball

California Angels -- Released P Bryan Smith, P Richard Doyle and P Elvin Rivera. Reassigned P Steve Renko Jr., P Ken Valdez, P Brian Willard, IF Kevin Davis and OF Earl Cunningham to minor-league camp.

Cincinnati Reds -- Released P Tony Mosley. Signed IF Jeremy Herider to a minor-league contract. Signed P Allen Collins.

Kansas City Royals -- Released IF Sean Collins, IF Ramon Hernandez, IF Jim McDonald, OF Bert Hunter, C Paul Williams, P Rene Quinones and P Mike Tidwell.

Oakland Athletics -- Released P Ric Odekirk, P Joe Kraemer, P Frank Mutz and OF Jason Felice.

Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P David Osteen (son of Orioles Triple-A pitching coach Claude Osteen) and P Bryan Lundberg.

San Francisco Giants -- Added OF Ray Corujo.

Seattle Mariners -- Signed P Craig Farmer from Albany-Colonie of the independent Northeast League.

Texas Rangers -- Added P Bert Gerhart.

Basketball

NBA -- Cleared F Richard Dumas to resume playing with the Phoenix Suns after a suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. Named Indiana Pacers C Rik Smits Player of the Week.

Colleges

Old Dominion Athletic Conference -- Named senior Nicole Ripken (St. Paul's School for Girls) women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo -- Fired men's basketball coach Steve Beason (1-26) and women's basketball coach Jill Orrock (6-20).

Morris Brown -- Named Joseph Redmond football coach.

Southwest Missouri -- Men's basketball coach Mark Bernsen (48-37 overall; 16-11 this season) resigned after the board of regents voted 5-1 to buy out the last year of his contract for $179,299.

Oregon -- Named former Denver Broncos assistant Charlie Waters defensive coordinator.

Tennessee -- Added a year to the contract of men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill, taking it through the 1999-2000 season. Announced that women's basketball G Tiffany Woosley, out since Jan. 10, will miss the rest of the season to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Football

NFL -- Unanimously approved the sale of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Malcolm Glazer. The competition committee recommended against bringing back instant replay.

Dallas Cowboys -- Agreed to terms with TE Jay Novacek on a three-year contract.

Los Angeles Rams -- Signed unrestricted free-agent G Dwayne White, who had been with the New York Jets, to a five-year deal worth $10 million, including a $3 million signing bonus.San Francisco 49ers -- Coach George Seifert agreed to a two-year contract extension. He will be paid a guaranteed $4.3 million from 1995 to 1997.

Birmingham (CFL) -- Signed QB Danny Woodson, DB Anthony Drawhorn, LB Angelo Snipes and RB-KR Darrell Wallace.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) -- Signed QB Kerwin Bell.

Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL) -- Signed DL Tim Cofield.

San Antonio (CFL) -- The former Sacramento Gold Miners will be known as the Texans.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Named Mark Murray offensive line coach.

General

Madison Square Garden -- Named David W. Checketts president.

Hockey

NHL -- Named Washington Capitals G Jim Carey Player of the Week.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned LW David Sacco to IHL San Diego.

Buffalo Sabres -- Announced that former Capitals F Brad May will be sidelined for at least a month after breaking his right hand when he punched the Pittsburgh Penguins' Ulf Samuelsson in the face.

Chicago Blackhawks -- Recalled C Steve Dubinsky from IHL Indianapolis.

Edmonton Oilers -- Traded minor-league F Brad Zavisha and a sixth-round pick in the 1995 draft to the Philadelphia Flyers for D Ryan McGill.

New York Islanders -- Assigned D Gord Dineen to IHL Denver.

Tampa Bay Lightning -- Assigned D Chris LiPuma to ECHL Nashville for conditioning.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- Acquired RW Rich Sutter from Tampa Bay for considerations. Placed RW Dixon Ward on waivers.

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