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October 22, 1997

Baseball

Astros: Named John Tamargo manager of Triple-A New Orleans.

Basketball

NBA: Suspended Timberwolves F-C Clifford Rozier two regular-season games and fined him $10,000 for Oct. 12 altercation; suspended Cavaliers C Vitaly Potapenko one game and fined him $5,000. Suspended Timberwolves G Doug West and Cavaliers F Henry James and F Shawn Kemp one game and fined each $2,500 for leaving bench area during fight.

Bulls: Waived C Thomas Hamilton.

Mavericks: Signed F Adrian Caldwell.

Raptors: Signed C Ed Stokes.

College

MAAC: Announced resignation of associate commissioner Jay Williams, effective Oct. 31.

Centennial Conference: Named Western Maryland QB Ron Sermarini Offensive Player of the Week and Western Maryland junior Amy North (Liberty) field hockey Player of the Week.

Illinois State: Suspended G Jamar Smiley, fourth in nation last season in assists, four games for run-ins with law.

Kansas: Suspended three starters -- sack leader Ron Warner, LB J. J. Johnson and CB Jamie Harris -- for Saturday's game against No. 1 Nebraska.

Louisville: Named Tom Jurich AD.

Missouri Southern: Football coach Jon Lantz resigned after what he said was a physical altercation with one of his players on sidelines during last weekend's game.

Nevada-Las Vegas: Suspended sophomore QB Jon Denton, who leads WAC in total offense, two games for violating unspecified team rule.

San Diego State: Suspended football C Dan Nilsen for remainder of season for violation of team rules.

Southwest Baptist: AD Rex Brown retired, effective Dec. 31

UCLA: Agreed to five-year contract with men's basketball coach Steve Lavin.

Football

Bengals: Signed LB Canute Curtis off practice squad. Signed QB Eric Kresser to practice squad. Waived CB Anthone Lott. Released WR Juan Daniels from practice squad.

Buccaneers: Signed T-G Kenneth McDaniel to practice squad. Released P Andy Caflisch from practice squad.

Dolphins: Signed DT Mike Chalenski.

49ers: Waived S Mike Salmon. Released DT Albert Reese from practice squad.

Seahawks: Waived DE Antonio Edwards.

Pub Date: 10/22/97

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