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March 27, 1996

Baseball

Atlantic League: Independent minor league announced it will begin play with 100-game schedule in May 1997 in Atlantic City; Newark, N.J.; Albany, N.Y.; Islip, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Pa.; and an unidentified Maryland town.

Orioles: Released P Mark Lee.

Blue Jays: Optioned P Paul Spoljaric, P Ken Robinson, P Marty Janzen and IF Miguel Cairo to Triple-A Syracuse. Sent C Rich Rowland to minor-league camp.

Cardinals: Released former Orioles P Gregg Olson.

Cubs: Sent P Duane Ward, C Matt Merullo and former Orioles IF Bret Barberie to minor-league camp. Optioned OF Doug Glanville to Triple-A Iowa.

Dodgers: Placed P Darren Dreifort and P Rick Gorecki on 15-day DL.

Giants: Released P Scott Service. Placed P Sergio Valdez on 60-day DL and P Rich DeLucia on 15-day DL.

Mariners: Placed P Chris Bosio on 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C John Marzano from Triple-A Tacoma. Designated P Sal Urso for assignment. Optioned P Tim Davis and P Salomon Torres to Tacoma. Sent P Mike Butcher and C Todd Pratt to minor-league camp. Released OF Luis Polonia.

Marlins: Optioned P Livan Hernandez and P Matt Whisenant to Triple-A Charlotte. Released P Ryan Bowen. Sent OF Tommy Gregg and OF Darryl Whitmore to minor-league camp.

Mets: Placed P Bill Pulsipher on 15-day DL. Re-acquired P Joe Crawford from Red Sox for $25,000 as Rule 5 draft selection and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Phillies: Optioned 1B Gene Schall, 3B Howard Battle and OF Glenn Murray to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed P Tyler Green, P Bobby Munoz, former Orioles P Curt Schilling, P David West, IF Mike Benjamin and OF Tony Longmire on 15-day DL.

Pirates: Released IF Kevin Young.

Rangers: Placed SS Benji Gil, P Chris Nichting and P Chris Howard on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Reds: Optioned IF Eric Owens to Triple-A Indianapolis. Sent IF Roberto Mejia to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Placed P Bill Swift on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

Twins: Assigned former Orioles P Scott Klingenbeck and P Mike Trombley to minor-league camp.

White Sox: Optioned P Luis Andujar, P James Baldwin, P Scott Ruffcorn, P Mike Sirotka and 3B Olmedo Saenz to Triple-A Nashville. Sent P Richard Sauveur and C Chris Tremie to minor-league camp.

Yankees: Placed IF Tony Fernandez on 60-day DL.

Basketball

NBA: Named Heat F Chris Gatling Player of Week. Gatling averaged more than 22 points and 5.7 rebounds in three wins.

Knicks: Activated F Charles Oakley from injured list. Placed F Ronnie Grandison on injured list.

Colleges

Great Eight Tournament: Announced early season tournament will be held at United Center in Chicago for five years.

Alabama-Birmingham: Announced retirement of Gene Bartow, men's basketball coach. Named Murry Bartow coach.

Delaware: Announced resignation of Joyce Perry, women's basketball coach, and Sue Kempert, women's assistant.

Illinois-Chicago: Named Jimmy Collins men's basketball coach.

Morgan State: Named Orlando Persell quarterbacks coach.

Texas-San Antonio: Named Terry Gray women's basketball coach.

UNLV: Named LaDonna McClain women's basketball coach.

Football

Bills: Signed S Kurt Schulz to three-year contract extension.

Bears: Signed OL Mike Sullivan, G Octus Polk and DL Scotty Lewis.

49ers: Signed S Charles Anthony to three-year contract.

Giants: Signed G Ken Dammann. C Bart Oates announced his retirement.

Jets: Terminated contract of DE Donald Evans.

Packers: Signed WR Don Beebe.

Patriots: Released LB Vincent Brown and S Myron Guyton.

Oilers: Agreed to contract terms with S Rafael Robinson. Named Rennie Simmons offensive line coach and Alan Lowry defensive assistant-quality control coach.

Raiders: Selected Redwood Middle School in Napa, Calif., as new preseason training camp site.

Saints: Signed S Shane Pahukoa and K John Becksvoort to one-year contracts.

Hockey

USA Hockey: Named Mike Milbury GM of 1996 National Team.

Blackhawks: Recalled G Jimmy Waite from IHL Indianapolis.

Canadiens: Recalled D Craig Rivet and D Marko Kiprusoff from AHL Fredericton.

Flyers: Recalled D Aris Brimanis from AHL Hershey.

Jets: Placed C Alexei Zhamnov on injured list, retroactive to March 23.

Sabres: Sent F Rob Conn to AHL Rochester. Assigned C Wayne Primeau to Rochester. Recalled RW Dane Jackson from loan to Rochester.

Pub Date: 3/27/96

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