Astros: Named Dave Engle bullpen coach.Dodgers: Signed...

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January 13, 1998

Astros: Named Dave Engle bullpen coach.

Dodgers: Signed free-agent P Mark Gubicza, who had been with Angels, and Korean P Sug Chung to minor-league deals.

Giants: Reached minor-league agreements with P Chris Brock, P Jeff Darwin, P Dean Hartgraves, P Rick Huisman, P Erik Plantenberg, C Henry Mercedes, IF Jeff Ball and IF Matt Howard.

Rangers: Named former Orioles 1B Paul Carey manager of Rookie-level Pulaski.

Reds: Agreed to terms with C Ron Karkovice on minor-league contract. Re-signed IF Pete Rose Jr. to minor-league contract.

Royals: Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Hammond on minor-league contract.

Tigers: Extended contract of manager Buddy Bell two years with club option for 2001.

Twins: Agreed to terms with free-agent OF Orlando Merced, who had been with Blue Jays, on minor-league contract with invitation to spring training.

Basketball

Grizzlies: Waived F Doug Edwards and G Marcus Brown.

Raptors: Activated F-C Carlos Rogers. Placed F Walt Williams (Maryland) on injured list. Waived F Bob McCann.

USA Basketball: Named University of Minnesota coach Clem Haskins coach of USA Men's Goodwill Games team.

Detroit (WNBA): Named Nancy Liberman-Cline coach and GM of expansion franchise, which will be called the Shock.

College

NCAA: Notre Dame soccer midfielder Cindy Daws won Honda-Broderick Cup, presented to nation's outstanding college female athlete.

ACC: Named Maryland's Greg Hunter (Bowie) and Heather Atkinson Performers of the Week in indoor track.

MAAC: Named Loyola junior C Mary Anne Kirsch women's basketball Player of the Week.

Patriot League: Named Navy junior Laurie Coffey women's basketball Player of the Week and freshman Felicia Harris women's basketball Rookie of the Week.

Army: Named Ed Warriner offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Bill Mottola offensive line coach.

Florida: Suspended sophomore WR Jamie Richardson, who was charged Sunday with battery for allegedly striking a bouncer.

Football

Jaguars: Re-signed restricted free-agent K Mike Hollis. Signed TE Isaac Curtis.

Hockey

NHL: Named Blues D Al MacInnis Player of the Week. Suspended Kings D Mattias Norstrom at least one game pending hearing for boarding incident Saturday.

Maple Leafs: Brian Conacher, member of last Toronto Stanley Cup winner, in 1967, resigned as VP of building operations.

Mighty Ducks: Recalled former Bandits C Bob Wren from AHL Cincinnati.

L Stars: Will retire F Neal Broten's No. 7 before Feb. 7 game.

Soccer

Spirit (NPSL): Waived D Wendel Regis.

Montreal (NPSL): Signed former Blast F Paul Kitson to 15-day contract.

Tennis

WTA Tour: Named Bartlett McGuire CEO.

Pub Date: 1/13/98

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