BaseballBlue Jays: Signed OF Jacob Brumfield and IF Jeff...

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January 06, 1998

Baseball

Blue Jays: Signed OF Jacob Brumfield and IF Jeff Patzke to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Mets: Asked waivers on P Joe Crawford for purpose of letting him pursue a career with Chiba Lotte of Japan.

Pirates: Agreed to two-year contract with P Esteban Loaiza.

Royals: Signed P Brian Barber to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

Tigers: Agreed to terms with P Doug Brocail on two-year contract and P Scott Sanders on one-year contract.

Basketball

NBA: Named Pacers C Rik Smits (22.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg in three wins) Player of Week.

Magic: Waived F Donald Royal.

Colleges

Cal State-Northridge: Announced football coach Jim Fenwick resigned to become offensive coordinator at New Mexico.

Pace: Named Jim Harter men's interim basketball coach.

Pepperdine: Named John G. Watson athletic director.

Football

NFL: Fined Dolphins $40,000 for violating NFL rules and procedures in an incident involving use of a foreign substance on guard Jeff Buckey's uniform during Miami's 33-30 win over Detroit on Dec. 7.

Hockey

NHL: Named Sabres G Dominik Hasek (six shutouts in December) Player of Month. Named Canadiens RW Mark Recchi (four goals, three assists in 3-0-1 week) Player of Week.

Blackhawks: Recalled LW Ryan Huska from IHL Indianapolis.

Bruins: Sent C Cameron Mann to AHL Providence.

Devils: Recalled LW Jay Pandolfo from AHL Albany. Sent D Bryan Muir to Albany.

Islanders: Reassigned LW Sean Haggerty to AHL Kentucky.

Mighty Ducks: Sent C Matt Cullen and D Mike Crowley to AHL Cincinnati.

Oilers: Sent LW Joe Hulbig and LW Doug Friedman to AHL Hamilton. Reassigned G Steve Passmore to IHL San Antonio.

Rangers: Reassigned D Dale Purinton to ECHL Charlotte.

Sabres: Recalled G Steve Shields from AHL Rochester.

Stars: Activated C Joe Nieuwendyk from injured list.

Sharks: Signed D Shawn Heins.

Soccer

D.C. United: Acquired F A. J. Wood and 1998 second-round college draft choice from Chicago Fire for M Jesse Marsch and future considerations.

U.S. Soccer: Added G Tony Meola to national team.

Pub Date: 1/06/98

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