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January 14, 1998

Baseball

Astros: Re-signed 3B Sean Berry to one-year, $1 million contract.

Braves: Invited P Adam Butler, P Glenn Dishman, P Odaliz Perez, P Rudy Seanez, C Marcus Hanel, C Mike Mahoney, C Fausto Tejero, IF Mark DeRosa, IF Ray Tolbert and IF Marty Malloy to spring training.

Cardinals: Signed P Richard Ankiel, P Jose Bautista, P Braden Looper, P Rusty Meacham, P Cliff Politte, C Mike Stefanski, C Reed Secrist, 1B Brian Hunter, IF Roberto Mejia, OF Wes Chamberlain and OF Wayne Kirby to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Devil Rays: Signed Chuck LaMar, senior vice president for baseball operations, to five-year contract through 2002.

Indians: Agreed to terms with C Ron Karkovice, P Jimmy Williams, P Andy Croghan, P Anthony Young, C Sean Mulligan and IF Brandon Wilson on minor-league contracts.

Mariners: Signed P Ryan Anderson, P Andres Berumen, P Jarod Juelsgaard, P David Holdridge, P Andrew Lorraine, P Doug Mlicki, P Randy Veres; C Ken Huckaby, C John Marzano, C Dusty Wathan, IF Jeff Berblinger, IF Rico Rossy, OF Ricky Cradle, OF Glenallen Hill and OF Jalai Leach to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Mets: Agreed to terms with P Masato Yoshii on one-year contract.

Padres: Agreed to terms with 1B Eddie Williams on minor-league contract.

White Sox: Agreed to terms with P Larry Casian and OF Lou Frazier on minor-league contracts.

Basketball

Magic: Activated G Nick Anderson from injured list. Placed F Johnny Taylor (shoulder) on injured list.

76ers: Activated F Scott Williams from injured list. Placed F Kebu Stewart (foot) on injured list.

Spurs: Activated G Vinny Del Negro from injured list. Placed F Malik Rose (knee) on injured list.

Colleges

Florida Atlantic: Announced plans to add football at Division I-AA level beginning in 2001.

Maryland: Senior Megan Byrnes was named East Atlantic Gymnastics League Gymnast of the Week after placing first in all-around and helping the Terps defeat then-24th ranked Towson University for the first time in 10 years.

Morgan State: Junior F Rasheed Sparks was named MEAC Player of the Week after compiling 34 points, six rebounds and three assists in a loss to Coppin State.

North Carolina: F Orlando Melendez (foot) will seek a medical redshirt to restore his freshman year of eligibility.

Hockey

Capitals: Sent G Stephane Beauregard on loan to IHL Chicago Wolves. Activated G Bill Ranford.

Islanders: Assigned G Eric Fichaud to IHL Utah.

Panthers: Assigned D Wes Swinson, D Mike O'Grady and LW David Duerden to IHL Fort Wayne.

Pub Date: 1/14/98

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