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December 20, 1996

Baseball

Angels: Agreed to terms with P Todd Van Poppel.

Astros: Agreed to terms with OF Luis Gonzalez on $1 million contract. Agreed to terms with P Mike Magnante on minor-league contract.

Blue Jays: Re-signed P Paul Quantrill and P Woody Williams.

Braves: Announced that P Mike Bielecki (Dundalk) accepted salary arbitration. Placed P Ben VanRyn on unconditional release waivers to make room for 2B Mark Lemke.

Brewers: Signed P Angel Miranda.

Cardinals: Agreed to terms with C Danny Sheaffer.

Expos: Agreed to $1.05 million, one-year contract with P Rheal Cormier.

Giants: Traded C Tom Lampkin to Cardinals for player to be named or cash.

Indians: Agreed to terms with OF Les Norman and former Orioles P Terry Clark on minor-league contracts.

Mariners: Re-signed C John Marzano.

Pirates: Agreed to terms with 1B Kevin Young, IF Esteban Beltre, OF Keith Mitchell, OF Manny Martinez, P John Briscoe, P Carlos Crawford and former Orioles P Keith Shepherd on minor-league contracts.

Rangers: Signed OF Mike Simms and P Tom Urbani to minor-league contracts. Signed P Scott Bailes, Chris Eddy, Joe Ganote and IF Cesar Morillo to minor-league contracts.

Red Sox: Named DeMarlo Hale manager of Double-A Trenton.

Rockies: Agreed to terms with C Steve Decker.

Tigers: P Rick Greene cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Twins: Agreed to terms with OF Eric Anthony on minor-league contract that could pay him $525,000.

College

NCAA: Announced that West Virginia F Marcus Goree is eligible to play basketball immediately.

Walter Payton Award: Top Division I-AA honor awarded to Northern Arizona RB Archie Amerson.

Furman: Basketball F Michael Green quit school.

Hastings: Named Ross Els football coach.

Idaho State: Suspended starting F David Hickman after he was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.

Yale: Named Jack Siedlecki football coach.

Football

Giants: Signed HB Robert Walker and DL Darnell Gilliard from practice squad. Placed HB Keith Elias and CB Willie Beamon on IR.

Packers: Signed S Buster Owens to practice squad.

Saints: Activated WR Brett Bech from practice squad. Placed RB Ray Zellars and DL Willie Broughton on IR.

Hockey

Bruins: Recalled C Todd Elik and D Anders Myrvold from AHL Providence.

Capitals: Assigned RW Jaroslav Svejkovsky and D Stewart Malgunas to AHL Portland.

Flames: Returned D Sami Helenius on loan to AHL Saint John.

Oilers: Assigned D Nick Stajduhar from IHL Quebec to AHL Hamilton.

Panthers: Lent D Ivan Droppa to AHL Carolina. Recalled D Alain Nasreddine from AHL Carolina and traded him to Blackhawks.

Pub Date: 12/20/96

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