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March 28, 1996

Auto racing

Darwal Inc.: Named Jeff Hammond manager for driver Darrell Waltrip's Winston Cup team.

Baseball

Astros: Optioned P Jim Dougherty and P Donne Wall to Triple-A Tucson. Sent IF Mike Brumley and P Jerry to minor-league camp. Waived IF Ray Holbert.

Blue Jays: Assigned P Frank Viola to Double-A Knoxville.

Expos: Optioned P Derek Aucoin, OF Cliff Floyd and OF Ray McDavid to Triple-A Ottawa. Assigned P Ben Rivera, C Gilberto Reyes and IF Francisco Matos to Ottawa. Traded C Chris Howard to Mets for player to be named. Returned P Trey Witte, a Rule 5 draft acquisition, to Mariners.

Marlins: Named Jim Ross VP of sales and marketing.

Phillies: Announced retirement of IF Jose Oquendo.

Pirates: Optioned P Esteban Loaiza and OF Midre Cummings to Triple-A Calgary. Sent IF Tony Womack to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Assigned former Orioles P John Habyan to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Hawks: Signed G Reggie Jordan for rest of season.

Rockets: Signed G Melvin Booker for rest of season.

Warriors: Team will play at San Jose Arena for 1996-97 season while Oakland Coliseum Arena undergoes renovations.

Colleges

Arizona State: Named Kevin White athletic director.

Florida: Named Billy Donovan men's basketball coach.

Morgan State: Named Andre Waters defensive backs coach.

Virginia State: Fired Tyrone Hart, men's basketball coach.

Football

Falcons: Signed DL Dan Owens to two-year contract.

Hockey

Mighty Ducks: Sent RW Frank Banham to AHL Baltimore.

Bruins: Recalled C Ryan Hughes from AHL Providence.

Canadiens: Recalled D Marko Kiprusoff from AHL Fredericton.

Bandits (AHL): Signed D Keith Alridge to amateur tryout agreement.

Pub Date: 3/28/96

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