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January 30, 1998

Auto racing

Hall of Fame: Voted in driver Rick Mears, four-time winner of Indianapolis 500; driver Jack Brabham, three-time Formula One champion; and mechanic Takeo "Chickie" Hirashima.

Baseball

Braves: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Kerry Ligtenberg, P Micah Bowie and IF Wes Helms.

Giants: Signed P John Johnstone and P Troy Brohawn (Cambridge/South Dorchester). Traded IF-OF David McCarty to Mariners for OF Jalal Leach and OF Scott Smith.

Indians: Designated P Maximo DeLaRosa for assignment.

Padres: Agreed to terms with OF Ruben Rivera, OF Mike Darr, OF Gary Matthews Jr., SS Juan Melo, SS Cesarin Carmona, RHP Matt Clement and RHP Domingo Guzman.

Tigers: Signed free-agent C Rob Fick and IF Alejandro Freire to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Basketball

NBA: Named Trail Blazers C Kelvin Cato to replace Spurs C Tim Duncan on the West squad for Rookie All-Star Game next week. Duncan will play on West squad in All-Star Game.

Cavaliers: Waived G Tony Dumas.

Hornets: Activated G Bobby Phills.

Suns: Waived G Brooks Thompson.

SuperSonics: Placed F Jerome Kersey (separated left shoulder) on injured list. Activated G James Cotton.

Football

Pro Bowl: Broncos QB John Elway (shoulder surgery) and Packers QB Brett Favre (knee surgery) will miss Sunday's game and be replaced by Seahawks QB Warren Moon and Falcons QB Chris Chandler, respectively.

Hockey

Canucks: Recalled G Tim Keyes from ECHL Dayton.

Hurricanes: Recalled RW Kevin Brown and D Nolan Pratt from AHL New Haven.

Kings: Recalled G Frederic Chabot from IHL Houston.

Panthers: Recalled G Todd MacDonald from AHL New Haven. Placed G Kevin Weekes (strained groin) on IR.

Sabres: Recalled D Rumun Ndur from AHL Rochester.

Soccer

MLS: Allocated F Jerry Tamashiro to Miami and M Refik Sabanadzovic to Kansas City. Assigned M-F Alen Kozic to Miami.

San Jose (MLS): Acquired M Martin Vasquez from Tampa Bay for M Dominic Kinnear.

Edmonton (NPSL): Acquired F Lloyd Barker from Montreal to complete Ziad Allen trade. Waived M Darko Kolic.

St. Louis (NPSL): Signed F Dan Donigan.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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