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December 17, 1997

Baseball

Angels: Agreed to $475,000, one-year contract with C Matt Walbeck.

Athletics: Released OF Patrick Lennon. Agreed to terms with 1B-3B Mike Blowers, who had been with Mariners, and LHP Mike Mohler.

Blue Jays: Named Darren Balsley major-league advance scout.

Cardinals: Placed IF Roberto Mejia on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Mariners: Designated OF Decomba Conner for assignment.

Marlins: Acquired Single-A P Mark Johnson, first-round pick in 1996 amateur draft, from Astros to complete Nov. 11 Moises Alou trade.

Padres: Agreed to terms with P Pete Smith.

Rangers: Sold contract of P Keiichi Kojima to Chunichi of Japanese Central League.

Royals: Named Tom Burgmeier bullpen coach.

Basketball

Mavericks: Activated G Robert Pack from injured list. Placed G Erick Strickland on injured list with sprained right ankle.

College

Brown: Football coach Mark Whipple resigned to accept same position at Massachusetts.

Delaware: Senior G Keisha McFadgion has returned to women's basketball team.

Ohio U.: F Shaun Stonerook transferred from Ohio State.

St. John's: Dismissed freshman F James Felton from men's basketball team for repeated violations of team policy.

Temple: Named Al Kincaid assistant head coach and offensive coordinator and Raymond Monica defensive coordinator.

Tennessee Tech: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Frank Harrell (122-137 at school, including 3-4 this season) at end of season; he will serve as director of compliance.

Football

NFL: Named Colts QB Jim Harbaugh Player of the Week.

Giants: Signed CB Kory Blackwell to practice squad.

Panthers: Placed OT Norberto Davidds-Garrido and DE Shawn King on injured reserve. Waived DE Israel Raybon. Signed TE Luther Broughton.

Patriots: Signed DE Steve Brannon to practice squad.

Steelers: Added OT Curtis McGee to practice squad. Waived TE D. J. Jones.

Hockey

Avalanche: Recalled C Josef Marha from AHL Hershey.

Rangers: Recalled LW P. J. Stock from AHL Hartford.

Soccer

MLS: Acquired M Piotr Nowak from TSV 1860 Munich of German Bundesliga and assigned him to Chicago.

Saudi Arabia: Signed Carlos Alberto Parreira, who led Brazil to its record fourth World Cup title in 1994, as coach through 1998 World Cup.

Pub Date: 12/17/97

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