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December 18, 1997

Baseball

Astros: Kept C Tony Eusbeio by agreeing with him on $700,000, one-year contract.

Blue Jays: Acquired P Trevor Schaffer from Cubs to complete Dec. 11 deal for C Sandy Martinez.

Brewers: Signed P Jeff Juden and C Jesse Levis.

Cubs: Harry Caray will continue broadcasting home games on WGN-TV and will be joined by grandson Chip Caray.

Diamondbacks: Sold rights of OF Harvey Pulliam to Orix of Japanese Pacific League.

Dodgers: Signed P Tim Scott and OF Ricky Otero to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Indians: Kept C Pat Borders and former Orioles IF Jeff Manto by agreeing with them on minor-league contracts.

Mets: Signed P Jae Weong Seo and IF-OF Jae Hwan Seo, South Korean brothers.

Padres: Invited P Roberto Ramirez to spring training. Signed two-year working agreement with Yucatan of Mexican Summer League.

Pirates: Agreed to $1.6 million, two-year contract with OF Turner Ward.

Rangers: Agreed to minor-league contract with 1B Mike Simms; invited him to spring training.

Duluth-Superior (Independent): Signed P Juan Berenguer.

Basketball

Heat: Placed G Charles Smith on injured list.

Mavericks: Signed free-agent C Eric Riley. Waived G Kevin Ollie.

Nets: Placed F Chris Gatling (fractured right leg) on injured list. Activated F Jack Haley.

Warriors: Activated F Dickey Simpkins. Placed F-C David Vaughn on injured list.

Lancaster (EBA): Signed C Randy Edney (Mount St. Mary's).

Los Angeles (WNBA): Named interim coach Julie Rousseau coach. Named Orlando Woolridge and Colleen Matsuhara assistants.

College

Alabama State: Named Ron Dickerson, who had been fired from Temple, football coach.

Cornell: Men's soccer coach Dave Sarachan resigned to become assistant coach of D.C. United of MLS.

Kent: Named Michigan State defensive coordinator Dean Pees football coach and signed him to five-year contract.

Maryland: Dismissed junior OL Guy Bising and freshman DL Julian Hambrick from football team for violating team code of conduct; neither played during 1997 season.

Northern Arizona: Football coach Steve Axman resigned.

Football

NFL: Named following Players of the Week: AFC offensive, Colts TE Ken Dilger; NFC offensive, Packers WR Antonio Freeman (Poly); AFC defensive, Jets CB Otis Smith; NFC defensive, Giants CB Jason Sehorn; AFC special teams, Chiefs K Pete Stoyanovich; NFC special teams, Saints P Mark Royals.

Bears: Signed LB Daryl Carter from practice squad.

Bengals: Signed NT Kimo von Oelhoffen to two-year extension through 1999.

Cardinals: Placed DT Eric Swann and OL Joe Wolf on IR. Signed DL Rashod Swinger from practice squad.

Chargers: Placed CB Dwayne Harper and RB Terrell Fletcher on IR.

Raiders: Placed FB Harvey Williams on IR. Signed DT Ta'ase Faumui.

Rams: Released C Bern Brostek. Signed DT Chris Maumalanga.

Milwaukee (Arena): Chose QB John Kaleo (Maryland) in dispersal draft.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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