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January 04, 1996

Baseball

Braves: Agreed with OF Jerome Walton on one-year contract worth $520,000 plus club option for 1997. Designated P Chris Brock for assignment.

Cardinals: Named Chris Maloney manager and Rich Folkers pitching coach for Single-A St. Petersburg; Roy Silver manager and Ray Searage pitching coach for Single-A Peoria; Scott Melvin manager for short-season Single-A New Jersey; and Steve Turco manager for Rookie-level Johnson City.

Mariners: Agreed with 1B Paul Sorrento on one-year contract.

Padres: Promoted special assistant to GM Fred Uhlman Jr. (a former Orioles executive) to assistant GM.

Basketball

NBA: Named Bulls F Scottie Pippen Player of the Month and Warriors F Joe Smith Rookie of the Month. Smith (Maryland) averaged 14.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.

Clippers: Signed F-C Antonio Harvey.

Hornets: Placed F Scott Burrell on injured list. Activated G Michael Adams from injured list. Waived G Greg Sutton.

Kings: Placed F Michael Smith on injured list with a subluxation of left shoulder. Activated F Byron Houston.

Mavericks: Activated C Donald Hodge from injured list.

College

NCAA: Said it is convinced that Texas officials had no idea that a 30-year-old football player, Ron Weaver, had changed his identity to extend his college eligibility and will not investigate the matter.

Auburn: Fired assistant head coach for defense Wayne Hall

California: Named Hue Jackson offensive coordinator.

Defiance: Named Greg Pscodna football coach.

DePaul: Declared men's basketball G Juan Gay and F Charles Gelatt academically ineligible.

George Mason: Suspended two men's basketball players for being academically ineligible: G-F Nate Langley, last season's CAA Rookie of the Year, and F Kevin Ward.

Virginia: Named George Gelnovatch soccer coach.

Football

NFL: Named Colts RB Zack Crockett, Eagles CB Bobby Taylor and Packers PR Antonio Freeman offensive, defensive and special teams Players of the Week. Freeman (Poly) averaged 24.0 yards on punt returns.

Bengals: Retained entire coaching staff.

Bills: Added WR Kendricke Bullard to practice squad.

Seahawks: Agreed to two-year contract with RB-KR Steve Broussard.

Hockey

Blues: Assigned C Roman Vopat to WHL Moose Jaw.

Jets: Named Shawn Hunter CEO.

Stars: Returned C Robert Petrovicky to IHL Michigan.

Cape Breton (AHL): Recalled C Pat Barton from ECHL Wheeling.

Soccer

New York-New Jersey (MLS): Named Eddie Firmani coach; he coached the Cosmos to NASL titles in 1977 and 1978. Signed G Tony Meola, former starter on U.S. national team.

Washington (MLS): Named Bruce Arena coach. Arena led Virginia to a record four straight NCAA titles from 1991 to 1994.

Tennis

USTA: Reappointed Tom Gullikson captain of 1996 Davis Cup team.

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