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February 14, 1996

Baseball

Arbitration: Yankees OF Bernie Williams won his case and was awarded $3 million salary for 1996; New York had offered $2.555 million.

Astros: Signed P Scott Bankhead to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training. Agreed to terms with OF Bob Abreu, OF Richard Hidalgo, P Ryan Creek, P Mike Grzanich, P Oscar Henriquez, P Chris Holt, P Rich Loiselle and P Doug Mlicki on one-year contracts.

Angels: Agreed to terms with IF George Arias and C Todd Greene on one-year contracts.

Athletics: Traded P Dennis Eckersley to the Cardinals for P Steve Montgomery.

Cardinals: Agreed to terms with P Todd Stottlemyre on two-year contract for $8.5 million with a club option for 1998, avoiding arbitration. Signed P Donovan Osborne to a one-year contract for $675,000, avoiding arbitration. Signed IF David Bell and P Mark Petkovsek to one-year contracts.

Expos: Signed OF Dion James and P Joe Grahe to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Orioles: Named Ray Ellis roving minor-league hitting instructor.

Padres: Agreed to terms with P Doug Bochtler, P Dustin Hermanson, P Brad Kaufman, P Marc Kroon, P Joey Long and IF Jorge Velandia on one-year contracts.

Pirates: Extended the contract of P Denny Neagle (Arundel) through 1997.

Royals: Agreed to terms with OF Patrick Lennon on a one-year contract and invited him to spring training. Invited P Robert Toth to spring training.

Twins: Signed P Greg Hansell, P LaTroy Hawkins, P Dan Serafini and P Scott Watkins. Hired Dan Gladden as a regional major-league scout.

Yankees: Signed P John Wetteland to a one-year contract for $4 million with a player option for 1997, avoiding arbitration. Signed P Steve Howe to a minor-league contract.

Basketball

Bullets: Signed G Greg Graham to a 10-day contract.

Jazz: Activated G/F Chris Morris from the injured list.

Rockets: Signed G/F Sam Mack to a 10-day contract.

Colleges

Centennial Conference: Named Western Maryland basketball F Michele Jarman women's Player of the Week. The fresh man shot 61.3 percent and averaged 14.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in three games.

Division III: Named Salisbury State basketball G Casey Musick (Cardinal Gibbons) men's Player of the Week. The senior came off the bench and scored 80 points in three games, including a career-high 43 in Saturday's 122-114 double-overtime win at Mary Washington.

Michigan State: Named Mike Vollmar director of football operations.

Ohio State:Ohio State: Named Jim Heacock defensive line coach.

UMBC: Named Amanda Cromwell women's soccer coach.

Villanova: Named Stanley Drayton assistant football coach.

Football

Bears: Named Ted Plumb tight ends coach.

Cardinals: Named Carl Mauck offensive line coach and George Chryst tight ends and quality control coach.

Eagles: Signed S Michael Zordich to a three-year contract.

49ers: Signed DE Herb Coleman. Extended the contract of P Tommy Thompson for two years.

Rams: Signed DE Alberto White.

Steelers: Named Dave Culley receivers coach and Ron Zook special teams coach.

Vikings: Released LB Jack Del Rio.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Panthers C Brian Skrudland for one game and fined him $1,000 for his high-sticking incident against Red Wings C Vyacheslav Kozlov on Feb. 8.

Canadiens: Sent C Sebastien Bordeleau to AHL Fredericton.

Flyers: Recalled D Aris Brimanis from AHL Hershey.

Islanders: Sent D Bob Halkidis to IHL Utah.

Maple Leafs: Sent C Paul DiPietro to IHL Houston.

Rangers: Sent G Jamie Ram to AHL Binghamton and G Ken Shepard to ECHL Charlotte.

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