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March 15, 1996

Baseball

Orioles: Optioned P Brian Sackinsky, IF Brad Tyler and IF Scott McClain to Triple-A Rochester. Optioned P Billy Percibal to Double-A Bowie. Reassigned OF Jarvis Brown, OF Greg Blosser, P Rocky Coppinger and P Jim Dedrick to minor-league camp.

Blue Jays: Claimed P Roberto Duran off waivers from Dodgers. Optioned IF D. J. Boston to Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned IF Tom Evans and OF Angel Ramirez to Double-A Knoxville. Optioned P Mark Sievert and P Mike Gordan to Single-A Dunedin.

Cardinals: Added P Brian Carpenter, P Cory Corrigan, C Mike Difelice, IF Chris Wimmer, IF Joe Aversa, IF Ron Warner, IF/OF Dan Howitt and IF/OF Joe McEwing to roster.

Indians: Claimed OF Nigel Wilson off waivers from Reds.

Mets: Assigned P Bryan Rogers outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Rangers: Released C Barry Lyons and former Orioles IF Mike Pagliarulo. Optioned P Chris Curtis and P Danny Smith to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Assigned P Mike Anderson and P Mo Sanford to minor-league camp.

Royals: Optioned P Bryan Bevil, P Melvin Bunch and P Dilson Torres to Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Mike Bovee and P Bart Evans to Double-A Wichita. Reassigned P Alan McDill to minor-league camp.

Yankees: Acquired P Tim Rumer from the Rangers in exchange for a $25,000 return fee and assigned him outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Bangor Blue Ox (Northeast League): Signed Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd as pitcher and pitching coach.

Basketball

Bulls: Signed F John Salley to a second 10-day contract.

Warriors: Placed G Chris Mullin (torn finger ligaments) on injured list. Signed G Robert Churchwell to 10-day contract.

Colleges

Colorado State: Extended the contract of Stew Morrill, men's basketball coach, two years through the 1998-99 season.

Navy: Senior diver Nate Smith (3.31 GPA) and junior water polo player Brian Wilson (3.62 GPA) earned spots on the GTE Academic All-District II Fall At-Large Team in the University Division.

Football

Eagles: Signed QB Rodney Peete to a two-year contract.

49ers: Signed DE Chris Doleman to a five-year contract.

Jets: Signed WR Jeff Graham to a multi-year contract.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Blackhawks RW Jim Cummins eight games without pay and fined him $1,000 for cross-checking and punching incident against Panthers RW Brad Smyth on Monday.

Avalanche: Recalled C Josef Marha from AHL Cornwall.

Devils: Recalled D Ricard Persson from AHL Albany.

Flames: Recalled C Jarrod Skalde from AHL Saint John.

Jets: Recalled RW Ravil Gusmanov and D Brent Thompson from AHL Springfield.

Kings: Traded D Marty McSorley, LW Jarri Kurri and RW Shane Churla to Rangers for C Ray Ferraro, C Ian Laperriere, C Nathan Lafayette, D Mattias Norstrom and 1997 fourth-round draft choice.

Maple Leafs: Returned RW Mark Kolesar and C Brandon Convery to AHL St. John's. Reassigned D Yannick Tremblay to QMJHL Beauport.

Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL): Named Bill Barber coach.

Pub Date: 3/15/96

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