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March 22, 1996

Baseball

Astros: Optioned P Billy Wagner to Triple-A.

Indians: Optioned IF Enrique Wilson to Double-A. Reassigned C Eric Helfand, IF Mario Diaz and OF Tom Marsh to minor-league camp.

Mariners: Agreed to terms with OF Brian Hunter on minor-league contract. Sent P Lee Guetterman and former Orioles P Bob Milacki to minor-league complex.

L Mets: Outrighted P Chris Nabholz (Towson State) to Triple-A.

Padres: Optioned P Andres Berumen, P Denny Harriger and IF Jorge Velandia to Triple-A. Assigned P Paul Abbott, P Scott Lewis and former Orioles P Richie Lewis to minors.

Pirates: to minors.

Twins: Assigned C Jose Valentin and OF Ray Giannelli to minors. Optioned P Scott Watkins to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Waived 1B Dan Masteller for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

White Sox: Assigned 1B Eddie Pearson to minors.

Basketball

NBA: Suspended 76ers F Jerry Stackhouse two games without pay and fined him $7,500 for punching Jazz G Jeff Hornacek twice in game Wednesday night.

Timberwolves: Placed C Andrew Lang on injured list with slight tear to his left calf.

USBL: Awarded franchise to Atlantic City, N.J., to be called Seagulls, which will begin play this season.

College

Navy: Named Mike Schwob women's volleyball coach. Promoted assistant business manager Scott Schneider to assistant treasurer and director of finance for athletic association and accounting manager Lynne Gilbert to assistant treasurer and director of finance for visitors center and golf association.

Southern Mississippi: LB Jeff Favre, brother of Packers QB Brett Favre, will not return to football team for senior season.

Football

NFLPA: Elected Dolphins DE Trace Armstrong to two-year term as president.

Bengals: Signed CB Jimmy Spencer, who had been with Saints, for two years.

Bills: Signed LB Marc Lillibridge.

Buccaneers: Waived S Thomas Everett.

Dolphins: Re-signed FB Keith Byars.

49ers: Signed OL Eugene Chung and CB Eric Carter.

Patriots: Signed DT Mark Wheeler, who had been with Buccaneers.

Rams: Signed DE D'Marco Farr, who had 11 1/2 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures and four fumble recoveries, to seven-year extension.

Hockey

Avalanche: Will move AHL franchise from Cornwall to Hershey next season. Sent C Josef Marha to AHL Cornwall.

Blackhawks: Assigned LW Ravil Gusmanov and LW Ethan Moreau to IHL Indianapolis.

Blues: Sent D Ken Sutton to AHL Worcester.

Bruins: Reassigned G Blaine Lacher to IHL Cleveland. Sent LW Davis Payne to AHL Providence. Recalled D Steve Staios from AHL Providence.

Devils: Recalled C Steve Sullivan from AHL Albany.

Jets: Recalled D Brent Thompson from AHL Springfield.

Senators: Recalled D Lance Pitlick from AHL Prince Edward Island. Sent RW Kevin Brown on loan to PEI.

Albany (AHL): Recalled D Brad Willner from ECHL Raleigh.

Binghamton (AHL): Acquired C Neil Eisenhut on loan from IHL Orlando.

Cape Breton (AHL): Sent D Frederic Barbeau to ECHL Wheeling. Released RW Rob Trumbley.

Volleyball

USA Volleyball: Elected Rebecca Howard president, effective in October.

Pub Date: 3/22/96

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