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January 05, 1996

Baseball

Angels: Re-signed free-agent P Chuck Finley. Invited OF Darin Erstad, P Mike Freehill, P Mike Holtz and C Fausto Tejero to spring training.

Blue Jays: Designated P Jimmy Rogers for assignment.

Cubs: Named David Wilder director of minor-league operations. Triple-A Iowa retained manager Ron Clark.

Giants: Invited following nonroster players to major-league camp: P Enrique Burgos, P Andy Carter, P Julian Heredia, P Jeff Patterson, P Steve Soderstrom, P Andy Taulbee, P Doug Vanderweele, C Steve Decker, OF Jacob Cruz, OF Dax Jones and OF Dante Powell.

Indians: Signed IF Mario Diaz and 1B Steve Dunn to minor-league deals; invited them to major-league camp.

Orioles: Named Logan White west scouting supervisor and Gil Kubski, Marc Ziegler, Jim Robinson and Dean DeCillis territorial scouts.

Pirates: Signed following minor-league free agents and invited them to major-league camp: C Lance Parrish, P Greg Cadaret, P Joe Klink, P Scott Taylor and P Royal Thomas.

Tigers: Triple-A Jacksonville named Bill Plummer manager.

Yankees: Signed free-agent P Kenny Rogers to $20 million, four-year contract.

Basketball

Clippers: Waived F Logan Vander Velden.

76ers: Waived G Jeff Malone and C Mike Brown. Activated G-F Sean Higgins from injured list.

5) Timberwolves: Waived G Charles Smith.

College

Kickoff Classic: Aug. 25 game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will match USC (9-2-1) and Penn State (9-3).

UCLA: Named Bob Toledo football coach.

UNC-Asheville: Basketball F Kevin Martin transferred from Ohio State.

Football

Packers: Signed T Earl Dotson to three-year contract through 1998.

E9 Raiders: Signed DE Pat Swilling to one-year contract.

Golf

PGA Tour: Membership voted Greg Norman Player of the Year and Woody Austin Rookie of the Year.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Maple Leafs D Rob Zettler two games, without pay, and fined him $1,000 for checking Stars C Joe Nieuwendyk from behind Monday.

Blues: Traded D Jeff Norton and D Donald Dufresne to Oilers for D Igor Kravchuk and D Ken Sutton. Claimed C Mike Hudson off waivers from Maple Leafs.

Canucks: Sent RW Brian Loney to AHL Syracuse on loan.

Maple Leafs: Activated LW Bill Berg.

Mighty Ducks: Placed D Milos Holan on IR.

Sharks: Sent G Arturs Irbe to IHL Kansas City on conditioning assignment. Assigned RW Shean Donovan to Kansas City.

Stars: Recalled G Manny Fernandez from IHL Michigan.

Soccer

MLS: Signed M Carlos Valderrama, M Yari Allnutt, M Leonel Alvarez, M Mike Duhaney, M Giampaulo Pedroso, M Mark Chung, D John Kerr, D Sean Bowers, D Ian Butterworth, D Tim Martin, F Mark Thomas, F Diego Viera, G Erick Lonnis, G Mark Dougherty, G Jim St. Andre and G Kurt Kelley.

New England (MLS): Named Frank Stapleton coach.

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