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January 03, 1998

Baseball

Rockies: Agreed to terms with P Bruce Ruffin on minor-league contract.

Basketball

Cavaliers: Placed G Mitchell Butler (back injury) on injured list. Activated G Tony Dumas.

Celtics: Placed G-F Greg Minor (flu) on injured list. Activated F-C Pervis Ellison.

Mavericks: Placed F-C Chris Anstey (sprained left ankle) on injured list. Activated G Erick Strickland. Named Mark Aguirre scout.

Suns: Named former player Tom Chambers special assistant to coaching staff and community relations liaison.

SuperSonics: Placed G James Cotton (patella tendinitis in right knee) on injured list. Activated F Stephen Howard.

College

Idaho State: Suspended junior F Tywan Meadows, leading scorer and rebounder, indefinitely. He was was arrested in Idaho Falls on Dec. 20 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Football

Buccaneers: Signed TE-long snapper Rickey Brady. Placed TE Jackie Harris (hernia) on IR.

Hockey

Bruins: Assigned D Mattias Timander to AHL Providence.

Canucks: Assigned G Corey Hirsch to AHL Syracuse.

Capitals: Assigned LW Andrei Nikolishin to AHL Portland on conditioning loan. Returned C Benoit Gratton to Portland.

Devils: Placed G Mike Dunham on injured list. Recalled G Richard Shulmistra from AHL Albany.

Hurricanes: Traded D Jeff Brown to Maple Leafs for conditional 1999 draft pick.

Panthers: Sent RW David Nemirovsky to AHL New Haven.

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

Stars: Activated LW Benoit Hogue from injured list. Sent LW Jamie Wright to IHL Michigan. Recalled LW Patrick Cote from Michigan; placed him on injured list.

Soccer

Edmonton (NPSL): Signed M Benji Hayford.

St. Louis (NPSL): Acquired former Spirit M Franklin McIntosh from Cincinnati for D Byron Mitchell, cash and considerations.

Wichita (NPSL): Signed F Erik Rasmussen.

Pub Date: 1/03/98

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