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November 27, 1997


Astros: Agreed to two-year, $1,375,000 contract with free-agent P Doug Henry, who had been with Giants.

Athletics: Traded P Don Wengert and IF David Newhan to Padres for P Doug Bochtler and IF Jorge Velandia.

Diamondbacks: Named Joe Almaraz manager and Jeff Davenport and Dave Jorn coaches at Rookie-level Lethbridge and Mike Brumley manager and George Lopez and Royal Clayton coaches at Rookie-level Arizona.

Giants: Retained OF Stan Javier by agreeing to two-year, $3.5 million contract. Named Jim Davenport manager of Triple-A Fresno with Joel Horlen pitching coach and Joe Lefebvre hitting coach.

Mariners: Claimed P Cameron Smith off waivers from Padres.

Orioles: Triple-A Rochester promoted Steve Salluzzo to director of marketing, Joe Ferrigno to director of ticket operations and Jennifer Waldow to director of administration.

Padres: Nullified minor-league contract with P Jose Parra, which club said was negotiated by someone who misrepresented himself as Parra's agent. Parra had previously agreed to pitch in Korea in 1998.

Phillies: Short-season Single-A Batavia changed nickname from Clippers to Muckdogs.

White Sox: Placed P Jeff Darwin on waivers for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

Winnipeg: Independent team re-signed manager Hal Lanier through 1999.


Raptors: Placed F Tracy McGrady and C Zan Tabak on injured list. Activated F Carlos Rogers from injured list.

York City (Eastern Basketball Alliance): Signed C-F Stephen Stewart (Coppin State).


Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation: Gave Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to nation's top senior quarterback, to Tennessee's Peyton Manning.

National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Named Maryland junior F Keri Sarver to All Mid-Atlantic Region first team; Maryland D Emily Janss, Maryland M Robin McCullough, Virginia G Megan Boehm (Howard) and James Madison M Aimee Vaughn (Dulaney) to second team; and Maryland M Michelle Deville and Loyola D Amy Goetzinger (John Carroll) to third team.

Alabama: Fired offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, secondary coach Curley Hallman, special teams coach Danny Pearman and receivers coach Woody McCorvey after 4-7 season, Crimson Tide's worst in 40 years.

Indiana State: Promoted defensive coordinator Tim McGuire, a former Navy assistant, to football coach.

Maryland: Named Josiah "Joe" Hull associate athletic director of external operations.

Niagara: Sophomore G Calvin Murphy Jr. left men's basketball team at father's alma mater and will transfer.


NFL: Named following Players of the Week: AFC offensive, Bengals QB Boomer Esiason (Maryland); NFC offensive, Lions RB Barry Sanders; AFC defensive, Patriots S Larry Whigham; NFC defensive, Redskins LB Ken Harvey; AFC special teams, Jets PR Leon Johnson; NFC special teams, Lions K Jason Hanson.

Buccaneers: Signed LB Derrick Brooks (133 tackles) to five-year extension through 2002.

Chargers: Placed TE Brian Roche on IR. Signed OT Marcus Price to practice squad. Signed TE Shannon Mitchell.

Colts: Signed DB Anthone Lott to practice squad.

Dolphins: Signed WR Phillip Riley and G Barry Stokes to practice squad. Waived OT Ron Collins from practice squad.

49ers: Signed CB Mario Bradley to practice squad.

Packers: Signed DB Anthony Fogle to practice squad.

Hamilton (CFL): Named Ron Lancaster coach and director of football operations.


NHL: Fined Bruins RW Rob DiMaio $1,000 for slashing Stars C Mike Modano on Saturday night.

Avalanche: Lent D Pascal Trepanier to AHL Hershey.

Bruins: Claimed D Darren Van Impe off waivers from Mighty Ducks.

Coyotes: Signed D Michel Petit.

Devils: Assigned D Dan Ratushny from IHL Quebec to AHL Albany.

Islanders: Returned D Jason Holland to AHL Kentucky.

Panthers: Assigned D Mikael Tjallden to AHL Syracuse.

Penguins: Reassigned D Tuomas Gronman to AHL Syracuse.

Red Wings: Assigned RW Janis Tomans to ECHL Baton Rouge.

Pub Date: 11/27/97

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