BaseballAstros: Re-signed IF J. R. Phillips to...


December 02, 1997


Astros: Re-signed IF J. R. Phillips to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Giants: Single-A San Jose named former Orioles IF Shane Turner manager.

Indians: Exercised $2 million 1999 option for P Mike Jackson.

Pirates: Agreed to $3.6 million, two-year contract with IF Kevin Young.

Rangers: Signed C Rick Wrona to minor-league contract.

Royals: Claimed SS Orlando Miller off waivers from Tigers.

Twins: Agreed to terms with C Jayhawk Owens on minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


NBA: Named Spurs F Tim Duncan Rookie of the Month. Named Jazz F Karl Malone Player of the Week.

Raptors: Signed C Tim Kempton. Waived C Ed Stokes.


NCAA: Named Villanova WR Brian Finneran Walter Payton Award as Division I-AA's top player and Villanova's Andy Talley I-AA Coach of the Year.

ACC: Named Maryland's Stephanie Cross Co-Player of the Week.

Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association: Voted Florida State DE Andre Wadsworth ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year; Florida State QB Thad Busby Offensive Player of the Year; Florida State RB Travis Minor Rookie of the Year; and Florida State's Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year.

Alabama State: Announced that it will not renew contract of football coach Houston Markham.

Alcorn State: Fired football coach Cardell Jones (42-33-2 in seven seasons). Named Mario Kirksey interim coach.

Coast Guard: Football coach Chuck Mills resigned but will remain AD.

Fort Hays State: Football coach Bob Cortese resigned.

Miami, Ohio: G Maurice Williams quit basketball team.

Mount St. Mary's: Signed women's basketball F Stacey Yankovich from Marian High in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

South Carolina: Offensive coordinator John Eason resigned.

UCLA: Men's junior basketball C Jelani McCoy was reinstated to team for practices, but not games.


Bengals: Placed LB Tom Tumulty (sprained left foot) and DL Ramondo Stallings (torn groin muscle) on IR. Activated S Tremain Mack from the non-football-illness reserve list. Signed RB Ty Douthard from practice squad.

Chargers: Signed TE Bryan Jennings. Placed S Greg Jackson (fractured left fibula) on IR.

Jets: Placed T Jumbo Elliott (torn right Achilles' tendon) on IR.


NHL: Named Devils G Martin Brodeur Player of the Month. Suspended Panthers LW-C Kirk Muller indefinitely for high-sticking incident against Rangers' Niklas Sundstrom on Sunday.

USA Hockey: Added C Pat LaFontaine, F Bill Guerin, F Shawn McEachern, D Bryan Berard, D Keith Carney, G Guy Hebert to Olympic team.

Pub Date: 12/02/97

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