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October 01, 1997

Baseball

Expos: Released RHP Lee Smith. Announced 3B Hensley Meulens has declined an outright assignment to become a free agent.

Phillies: Fired Joe Rigoli, bullpen coach.

Rangers: Sent RHP Terry Clark, LHP Bryan Eversgerd, C Henry Mercedes, OF Alez Diaz, OF Marc Sagmoen and OF Mike Simms outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pro basketball

Magic: Signed G Rick Brunson; named Mick Smith strength and conditioning coach, Eric Musselman team scout and Bob Ociepka advance scout.

Seattle (ABL): Released G Charmin Smith and G Debbie Osburn.

Pro football

NFL: Reinstated Philadelphia S Matt Stevens from his four-game suspension.

Eagles: Re-signed WR Justin Armour. Released K Lonny Calicchio.

Giants: Placed WR Ike Hilliard and LB Pete Monty on injured reserve; signed RB Erric Pegram and C Bryan Stoltenberg; waived CB Kory Blackwell from practice squad.

Patriots: Signed CB Steve Lofton; released CB Scooter McGruder.

Hockey

Capitals: Signed C Jan Bulis, one of team's top preseason scorers, to multiyear contract. Assigned F Andrew Brunette and F Kavin Kaminski to AHL Portland.

Coyotes: Announced LW Keith Tkachuk, who was suspended for refusing to play in a preseason game on Friday, has returned to team.

Kings: Signed G Jamie Storr to one-year contract.

Maple Leafs: Traded F Kelly Chase to Blues for future considerations.

Penguins: Signed F Robert Dome.

Sabres: Signed LW Miroslav Satan to one-year contract.

Colleges

Kentucky: Promoted offensive line coach Guy Morriss to assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Mike Leach to offensive coordinator.

Southern Maine: Announced retirement of Paula Hodgdon field hockey coach.

Syracuse: Promoted Kenneth Dominski to assistant director of athletic communications.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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