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January 31, 1998

Baseball

Angels: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Patrick Lennon; invited him to major-league camp.

Devil Rays: Agreed to terms with IF Herbert Perry, P Rick Gorecki and former Orioles P Esteban Yan.

Giants: Purchased contract of P Chris Brock from Triple-A Fresno.

Padres: Agreed to two-year contract with OF Mark Sweeney and one-year contract with P Paul Menhart.

Rangers: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Jose Guzman; invited him to major-league camp.

Basketball

Cavaliers: Activated G Bob Sura.

Heat: Placed F Terry Mills (inflamed left knee) on injured list. Activated G Charles Smith.

Knicks: Signed G Brooks Thompson to 10-day contract. Placed F Ronnie Grandison (patellar tendinitis of the left knee) on injured list.

Mavericks: Placed G Robert Pack on injured list. Activated F Bubba Wells.

Suns: Placed F Cedric Ceballos (strained right calf) on injured list. Activated C Horacio Llamas.

Timberwolves: Placed G Chris Carr on injured list. Activated G DeJuan Wheat.

College

Cal State Northridge: Named Ron Ponciano football coach.

Football

NFL: Appointed Buccaneers GM Rich McKay co-chairman of NFL competition committee with Packers coach Mike Holmgren, replacing George Young.

Broncos: Signed TE Kendell Watkins, FB Ryan Christopherson, OT Craig Novitsky, CB Tomur Barnes, DL Duane Ashman, LB Hillary Butler, S George Coghill and WR David Gamble.

Buccaneers: Re-signed WR Brice Hunter to two-year contract.

Patriots: Re-signed free-agent LB Bernard Russ, who was in camp with Ravens this summer.

Saints: Named Ned James defensive assistant.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Coyotes RW Rick Tocchet five games, without pay, and fined him $1,000, for kneeing Red Wings' Steve Yzerman in game Wednesday.

Canadiens: Assigned F Eric Houde and F Terry Ryan to AHL Fredericton.

Rangers: Recalled RW Peter Ferraro from AHL Hartford.

Sabres: Returned D Rumun Ndur to AHL Rochester.

Pub Date: 1/31/98

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