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January 08, 1998

Baseball

Diamondbacks: Agreed to $575,000, one-year deal with P Omar Daal, who had been eligible for salary arbitration.

Dodgers: Signed free-agent OF Thomas Howard to minor-league contract; invited him to major-league camp.

Mariners: Signed free-agent OF Glenallen Hill, who had been with Giants, to minor-league contract; invited him to major-league camp.

Marlins: Named Mike Carr baseball operations assistant.

Orioles: Signed IF P. J. Forbes, IF Mitch Simons, P Kevin Gallaher, P Doug Johns and OF Scott Lydy to minor-league contracts.

Phillies: Agreed to terms with P Tony Fiore, P Mike Welch, P Greg Whiteman, IF Marlon Anderson and OF Steve Carver.

Pirates: Agreed to terms with P Todd Bussa, P Steve Mintz, P Kevin Tolar, P Steve Wiegandt, IF Kevin Grijak, IF Dave Kennedy and OF-1B Phil Geisler on minor-league contracts.

Reds: Re-signed P Mike Remlinger and P Keith Glauber. Agreed to minor-league contract with P Junichi Iwasaki of Japan.

Rockies: Invited P Mike Farmer, P Bruce Ruffin, P David Wainhouse, C Blake Barthol, C Dan Cholowsky, C Ben Petrick, C Mark Strittmatter, IF Greg Colbrunn, IF Tim Barker (Salisbury) , IF Nelson Liriano, IF Terry Shumpert, OF Jeff Barry and former Orioles OF Sherman Obando to spring training.

Twins: Named former Mets GM Joe McIlvaine special assistant to GM. Signed P Dan Smith to minor-league contract.

Elmira Pioneers (Independent): Named Randy Youmans GM.

Basketball

Bucks: Placed G Tony Smith on waivers.

Nets: Activated G Lucious Harris.

Suns: Waived G Brooks Thompson.

Trail Blazers: Placed F Brian Grant (stress reaction in left leg) on injured list. Activated C Alton Lister.

Warriors: Placed G Muggsy Bogues (Dunbar) on injured list with slight tear of right hamstring.

College

NCAA: Upheld five-year probationary sentence for rules violations against UTEP.

American Football Coaches Association: Selected Michigan's Lloyd Carr Division I-A Coach of the Year and Villanova's Andy Talley I-AA's top coach.

Savannah College of Art and Design: Named Luis Tiant baseball coach.

Football

Broncos: Released OL Randy Bierman from practice squad. Signed following free agents for training camp next summer: OT Melvin Tuten, WR Kevin Jordan, WR Andre Cooper, LB Errick Herrin and LB Ryan McCoy.

Chiefs: Named Jimmy Raye offensive coordinator.

Jaguars: Defensive secondary coach Randy Edsall resigned to become Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator, replacing Dave Huxtable, who resigned to become an assistant at East Carolina.

Hockey

Avalanche: Returned G David Aebischer to AHL Hershey.

Canucks: Assigned LW Dave Roberts to AHL Syracuse.

Coyotes: Suspended C Chad Kilger indefinitely for refusing reassignment.

Devils: Assigned G Richard Shulmistra, C Brendan Morrison and D Brad Bomardir to AHL Albany.

Islanders: Recalled C Kip Miller from IHL Utah.

Red Wings: Re-signed F-D Doug Brown to three-year contract.

Pub Date: 1/08/98

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