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January 31, 1996

Baseball

Cubs: Agreed to terms with OF Sammy Sosa on a two-year contract.

Phillies: Agreed to terms with C Benito Santiago on a one-year contract and C Rick Wrona on a minor-league contract. Designated OF Tom Marsh for assignment.

Royals: Signed 1B-DH Bob Hamelin to a one-year contract. Named Tom Poquette minor-league hitting instructor and Sixto Lezcano hitting coach at Triple-A Omaha.

Fox Network: Named Joe Buck, Thom Brennaman and Chip Caray as its play-by-play announcers for next season.

Basketball

NBA: Fined New Jersey coach Butch Beard $7,500; Golden State G Tim Hardaway $5,000; and Orlando C Shaquille O'Neal $5,000, for their comments and actions involving officials in games on Jan. 27.

Magic: Activated F Horace Grant from the injured list. Placed G Darrell Armstrong on the injured list.

Rockets: Signed F Henry James to a second 10-day contract.

Trail Blazers: Signed G Rumeal Robinson for the rest of the season.

College

MAAC: Loyola F Nsilo Abraham was named MAAC Rookie of thWeek for the third time this season.

Fairleigh Dickinson: Announced G Elijah Allen will sit out the rest of the 1995-96 men's basketball season and will apply for a medical redshirt.

Siena: Announced it will drop its Division I-AA football program.

Football

Buccaneers: Named Monte Kiffin defensive coordinator.

Jets: Signed WR Darrick Owens and DB Melvin Crawford.

Redskins: Signed LB Patrise Alexander, G Phil Kinney, FB Anthony McDowell, WR Greg McMurtry, WR Michael Watkins, WR Bryan Reeves, T Matt Storm, and CB Eric Sutton.

Saints: Named Jim Haslett, formerly linebackers coach, defensive coordinator.

Hockey

zTC Blues: Loaned D Ken Sutton and D Christer Olsson to AHL Worcester. Recalled D Terry Virtue from Worcester.

Canadiens: Re-assigned G Tomas Vokun from ECHL Wheeling to AHL Fredericton.

Flyers: Loaned LW Russ Romaniuk to AHL Hershey. Re-assigned LW Ryan Sittler from Hershey to ECHL Mobile.

Mighty Ducks: Loaned LW-C Patrik Carnback to Cologne of the German Elite League, for the rest of the season.

Senators: Named Andre Savard assistant coach.

Stars: Assigned G Jordan Willis to IHL Michigan. Activated G Darcy Wakaluk from the injured reserve list.

Soccer

Dallas (MLS):Dallas (MLS): Named Carlos Cordoba assistant coach.

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