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September 25, 1996

Baseball

Astros: Signed player-development agreement with Triple-A New Orleans.

Cubs: Extended contract of manager Jim Riggleman through 1998 with club option for 1999.

Reds: Signed first-round draft choice Jason Williams, starting SS and leadoff hitter on U.S. Olympic team.

Twins: Re-signed batting coach Terry Crowley, first base coach Ron Gardenhire, third base coach Scott Ullger, bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek and pitching coach Dick Such.

Basketball

Clippers: Signed C Dwayne Schintzius.

Hornets: Signed F Carlos Strong.

Nets: Signed F Adrian Caldwell.

Trail Blazers: Signed free-agent G Aleksandar Djordjevic.

College

ACC: Named Maryland's Lynsey McVicker field hockey co-Player of the Week.

Centennial Conference: Named Western Maryland's Amy North (Liberty) field hockey Player of the Week.

ECAC: Named Morgan State QB Otis Covington Offensive Player of the Week.

MEAC: Named sophomore setter Monica Scott volleyball Player of the Week.

Football

Falcons: Signed QB Browning Nagle. Released RB Lincoln Coleman and WR Burnell Roques, who was on practice squad.

Jaguars: Waived FB Ryan Christopherson. Signed LB Brant Boyer and LB Jeff Kopp. Released CB Rashid Gayle and OT Ronald Cherry from practice squad. Signed RB Chris Parker and OT Chris Oltmanns to practice squad.

Jets: Signed DT Mark Gunn. Activated WR-KR Henry Bailey from practice squad. Released CB Otis Smith and T Melvin Hayes.

Steelers: Released DB Ricky Bell.

Hockey

Canucks: Assigned C Lonny Bohonos, C Rod Stevens, D Chris McAllister and RW Brian Loney to Triple-A Syracuse.

Coyotes: Assigned D Deron Quint to AHL Springfield and D Kevin Dahl to IHL Las Vegas.

Devils: Recalled D Ricard Persson and D Chris McAlpine from AHL Albany.

Rangers: Assigned D Lee Sorochan to AHL Binghamton.

Red Wings: Assigned LW Brent Peterson and C Jeff Toms to AHL Adirondack.

Sabres: Released RW Jim Sandlak. Returned G Martin Biron to QMJHL Beauport and RW Ed Ronan, D Doug Houda, D Sergei Klimentiev and C Terry Yake to AHL Rochester.

Senators: Assigned RW Justin Hocking, LW Mike Maneluk, LW Jason Zent and D Patrick Traverse to AHL Worcester and G Frederic Cassivi to AHL Syracuse. D Marc Moro to OHL Kingston, C Brett Lievers to IHL Utah and F Ivan Ciernick to Slovakia. Released RW Scott Thomas.

Sharks: Assigned D Chris LiPuma to AHL Kentucky.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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