BaseballNL: Suspended Expos P Pedro Martinez eight games...

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September 27, 1996

Baseball

NL: Suspended Expos P Pedro Martinez eight games, effective today, for charging mound, throwing helmet and instigating bench-clearing brawl Tuesday. Suspended Phillies P Mike Williams for throwing at batter and instigating brawl.

Astros: Promoted Tim Purpura to assistant GM and David Lakey to director of scouting. Named Jim Duquette director of player development.

Basketball

Bulls: Re-signed free-agent G-F Jud Buechler.

Hornets: Signed F Malik Rose, second-round pick.

76ers: Named Maurice Cheeks assistant coach.

Trail Blazers: Named Elston Turner assistant coach and Ron Adams scout.

Florida (CBA): Signed former Bullets F-C John Williams for one year.

Eastern Basketball Alliance: Awarded franchises to seven Pennsylvania cities, including York and Lancaster.

College

North Carolina: Got oral commitment from basketball G Ryan "Archie" Miller.

Salisbury State: Volleyball and softball coach Deanna Parks resigned, effective after this weekend, to become the softball coach at Akron. Jodi Boast will be interim coach through remainder of season.

Football

Steelers: Signed CB Kirk Pointer to practice squad.

Hockey

Oilers: Signed D Boris Mironov.

Panthers: Agreed to extension with VP and GM Bryan Murray (former Capitals coach). Sent G Todd MacDonald to AHL Carolina.

Whalers: Re-signed D Glen Wesley to multi-year contract.

Soccer

New England (MLS): Coach Frank Stapleton resigned.

Toronto (NPSL): Named Johan Aarnio coach.

Pub Date: 9/27/96

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