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March 14, 1998

Baseball

AL: Named Brian Small director of waivers and records.

Astros: Assigned INF Carlos Guillen, 2B Carlos Hernandez, OF Darryl Ward, OF Mike Walter and RHP Brian Sikorski to their minor-league camp. Released RHP Bob McDonald.

Athletics: Extended the contract of Ted Polakowski through 2000 as director of Arizona baseball operations.

Devil Rays: Assigned OF Luke Wilcox, OF Randy Winn, OF Kerry Robinson, INF Chris Martin, INF Francisco Matos, INF Steve Cox, INF Brooks Kieschnick, C Scott Stricklin, LHP Mike Duvall, RHP Matt Ruebel, LHP Brad Pennington, RHP Jason Johnson and RHP Jose Garcia to their minor-league camp. Placed LHP Vaughn Eshelman on the 60-day disabled list.

Dodgers: Optioned P Mike Judd, P Will Brunson and ex-Orioles minor-league Pitcher of the Year Steve Montgomery to Triple-A Albuquerque. Voided C-INF Henry Blanco's option to Albuquerque because of an injury.

Padres: Optioned RHP Jim Sak to Double-A Mobile. Assigned LHP Bubba Dixon to the minor-league camp.

Basketball

Bucks: Signed F Jeff Nordgaard to a 10-day contract.

Celtics: C Zan Tabak was activated from injured list. C Pervis Ellison (right ankle) was placed on injured list.

Heat: Signed F Antonio Lang to a 10-day contract.

Trail Blazers: Activated G John Crotty from injured list.

Football

Cardinals: Re-signed WR Frank Sanders to a five-year contract.

Falcons: Re-signed unrestricted free-agent RB Gary Downs to a two-year contract.

Lions: Re-signed T Chris Harrison.

Steelers: Signed free-agent offensive lineman Roger Duffy to be a backup at right guard and center.

Hockey

Lightning: Recalled D Pavel Kubina and RW Corey Spring from AHL Adirondack.

Panthers: Released D Dallas Eakins.

Sabres: Recalled D Rumun Ndur from AHL Rochester.

Stars: Placed C Mike Modano on injured reserve. Recalled F Peter Douris and F Chris Tancill from IHL Michigan.

College

NCAA: Elected Virginia president John T. Casteen III as the ACC representative on the NCAA board.

North Texas: Hired Paul Etheridge as tight ends coach and Gary DeLoach as secondary coach.

Washington: Hired Cary Conklin as receivers coach.

Westminster, Pa.: Announced retirement of Ronald Galbreath, men's basketball coach.

Winona State: Announced resignation of Les Wothke, men's basketball coach, effective June 30.

Pub Date: 3/14/98

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