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March 11, 1998

Baseball

Astros: Purchased contract of P Jeff Love from independent Waterbury and signed him to minor-league contract.

Indians: Optioned P Mike Matthews, OF Scott Morgan and OF Alex Ramirez to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Jason Grimsley, P Willie Martinez, P Jamie McAndrew, C Steven Soliz, IF Jolbert Cabrera and IF Torey Lovullo to minor-league camp.

Mariners: Assigned P Damaso Marte and P Maximo de la Rosa to Double-A Orlando. Sent IF Jeff Berblinger, OF Rickey Cradle and P Jarod Juelsgaard to minor-league camp.

Phillies: Sent P Greg Whiteman to minor-league camp.

Rangers: Reassigned P Alan Levine, P Mark Small, former Orioles P Terry Clark and former Orioles P Scott Klingenbeck to minor-league camp.

Rockies: Assigned P Luther Hackman, P David Wainhouse, P Mike Farmer, C Blake Barthol, C Mark Strittmatter, IF Tim Barker (Salisbury), IF Mike Coolbaugh and OF Jeff Barry to minor-league camp.

Tigers: Assigned P Marino Santana, C Javier Cardona, C Robert Fick, IF Alejandro Freire, IF Jesse Ibarra, OF Earl Johnson and OF Pedro Swann to minor-league camp. Optioned OF Gabe Kapler, P Apostol Garcia, P Brian Powell and P Willis Roberts to minor-league camp.

White Sox: Agreed to terms with P John Ambrose, P Lorenzo Barcelo, P Carlos Castillo, P Nelson Cruz, P Scott Eyre, P Tom Fordham, P Keith Foulke, P Derek Hasselhoff (Towson State, Chesapeake High), P Bob Howry, P Matt Karchner, P Todd Rizzo, P Bill Simas, P Mike Sirotka, P John Snyder, P Bryan Ward, P Jason Olsen, C Mark Johnson, C Robert Machado, IF Juan Bautista, IF Benji Gil, IF Carlos Lee, IF Greg Norton, IF Sergio Nunez, IF Mario Valdez, OF Jeff Abbott, IF Magglio Ordonez and OF Brian Simmons to one-year contracts.

National Association: Triple-A World Series between winners of International League and Pacific Coast League will be played in Las Vegas in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Basketball

Bucks: Placed F Glenn Robinson (hyperextended left knee) on injured list.

Hawks: Activated G Eldridge Recasner.

Knicks: Signed F Ben Davis to second 10-day contract.

76ers: Signed C William Cunningham to 10-day contract.

USBL: Awarded 1998 franchise to Washington with Larry Arnold as president.

WNBA: Announced that Utah will get first draft pick April 29, followed by Sacramento, Washington and Detroit.

College

East Atlantic Gymnastics League: Named Towson University junior Kim Yanco Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Big Sky Conference: Suspended Montana men's basketball coach Blaine Taylor for first game of 1998-99 season for public comments made about officiating after loss to Montana State in conference tournament.

L Christian Brothers: Named Gary Lee women's basketball coach.

Fresno State: Signed men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian to ZTC one-year contract extension through 1998-99.

Maryland: Women's gymnastics program received letters of intent from Laura Moon, Gillian Cote, Kit Johnson and twin sisters Alyssa Mealy and Lisa Mealy.

Niagara: Fired men's basketball coach Jack Armstrong (100-154 at school, including 14-12 this season). Placed AD Mike Jankowski on leave.

Pace: Named Jim Harter men's basketball coach.

Staten Island: Women's basketball coach Eugene Marshall resigned.

West Georgia: Named Glenn Spencer football coach.

Football

Cowboys: Named Jim Jeffcoat assistant defensive line coach.

Giants: Signed free-agent RB LeShon Johnson and free-agent WR Eddie Goines. Re-signed WR David Patten, T Jerry Reynolds and S Brandon Sanders.

Montreal (CFL): Signed former Stallions DL Elfrid Payton.

Hockey

Devils: Recalled LW Jay Pandolfo from AHL Albany.

Flyers: Returned RW John Druce and RW Craig Darby to AHL Philadelphia.

Panthers: Assigned D Mike O'Grady, LW David Duerden and LW Dwayne Hayto to AHL New Haven.

Penguins: Recalled D Tuomas Gronman and RW Robert Dome from AHL Syracuse.

Pub Date: 3/11/98

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