BaseballAngels: Released P Juan Agosto. Optioned P Ben Van...

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March 19, 1996

Baseball

Angels: Released P Juan Agosto. Optioned P Ben Van Ryan and P Joe Rosselli to Triple-A Vancouver. Returned P Willie Fraser, P Julio Valera and 1B Chris Pritchett to minor-league camp. Transferred Valera to the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate for an undisclosed amount of cash.

Athletics: Optioned P Willie Adams, P Andrew Lorraine, IF Fausto Cruz and IF Scott Spiezio to Triple-A Edmonton and IF Jason McDonald and OF Jose Herrera to Double-A Huntsville. Reassigned P Archie Corbin, P Paul Fletcher, P Dave Telgheder, OF Derek Lee and OF Tyrone Horne to their minor-league camp.

Blue Jays: Sent OF Michael Huff and P Travis Baptist to their minor-league camp.

Brewers: Assigned P Jeff D'Amico, P Jose Mercedes, OF Michael Pasqualicchio, OF Geoff Jenkins and IF Antone Williamson to minor-league camp. Optioned P Henry Santos and OF Todd Dunn to minor-league camp.

Marlins: Optioned P Marc Valdes, P Miguel Batista, P Joel Adamson, IF Edgar Renteria, IF Ralph Milliard and OF Billy McMillon to Triple-A Charlotte. Sent OF Jason Robertson, IF Lou Lucca, C John Roskos, C Todd Cady, C Mike Sims and C Hector Kuilan to minor-league camp.

Phillies: Invited IF Jose Oquendo to training camp.

Royals: Optioned P Jeff Granger, P Rick Huisman and P Kris Ralston to Triple-A Omaha. Reassigned P John DiSilva, P Tom Edens and P Doug Linton to the minor-league camp. Sent P Mike Remlinger outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Basketball

NBA: Suspended Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls forward, for six games and fined him $20,000 for his actions in a March 16 game against New Jersey.

Nuggets: Signed C Matt Fish to a second 10-day contract.

College

Atlantic Coast Conference: Named Maryland A Peter Hilgartner (Calvert Hall) and Virginia A Michael Watson (St. Paul's) co-Players of the Week in men's lacrosse.

Centennial Conference: Named Western Maryland A Dean Coccia (Chesapeake-AA) men's lacrosse Player of the Week and Johns Hopkins A Jenn Ward its women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

Patriot League: Named Army A Dan Brostek (Catonsville) Player of the Week in men's lacrosse and Lehigh A Jill Altshuler (Catonsville) women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

Notre Dame: Named Urban Meyer wide receivers coach.

Stephen F. Austin: Fired men's basketball coach Ned Fowler.

Wichita State: Named Randy Smithson men's basketball coach.

UCLA: Named Michael Holton men's assistant basketball coach.

VMI: Extended the contracts of football coach Bill Stewart and men's basketball coach Bart Bellairs.

Football

Chiefs: Signed K Roman Anderson, K Bjorn Nittmo and K Scott Szeredy.

Raiders: Re-signed QB Billy Joe Hobert to a multi-year contract.

Hockey

Blackhawks: Recalled F James Black and F Mike Prokopec from IHL Indianapolis.

Canadiens: Agreed to terms on a three-year contract with F Terry Ryan.

Flames: Sent C Jarrod Skalde and RW Ed Ward to AHL Saint John.

Islanders: Assigned C Micah Aivazoff to IHL Utah.

Sharks: Recalled RW Jan Caloun from IHL Kansas City.

Stars: Signed D Mike Lalor to a one-year contract extension. Signed LW Jamie Wright, RW Marty Flichel and D Petr Buzek to three-year contracts.

Bandits (AHL): Recalled D Darren Wetherill from ECHL Richmond.

Rangers (AHL): G Ken Shepard was reassigned to ECHL Charlotte.

Tennis

U.S. Tennis Association: Named Tom Gullikson and Billie Jean King coaches for the U.S. team at the 1996 Olympics.

Pub Date: 3/19/96

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