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October 02, 1998

Baseball

Astros: Sent P John Halama to Mariners to complete July 31 trade of 2B Carlos Guillen and P Freddy Garcia to Seattle for P Randy Johnson.

Diamondbacks: Purchased contract of OF Derek Kopacz from independent Sioux City.

Mariners: Assigned P Steve Gajkowski, P David Holdridge, P Andrew Lorraine and former Orioles minor-league IF Rico Rossy to Triple-A Tacoma.

Reds: Claimed P Eddie Priest off waivers from Indians.

International League (AAA): Awarded 2000 All-Star Game to Rochester.

Basketball

WNBA: Named Don Rutledge supervisor of officials.

Sacramento (WNBA): Will not exercise one-year extended option contracts of coach Heidi VanDerveer and assistant coach Yvette Angel. Fired assistant coach Drew Peterson.

College

Navy: Named Charlie Branch assistant wrestling coach.

Football

NFL: Named following Players of the Month: AFC offensive, Broncos RB Terrell Davis; AFC Defensive, Dolphins LB Zach Thomas; AFC Special Teams, Ravens KR-PR Jermaine Lewis; NFC Offensive, 49ers QB Steve Young; NFC Defensive, Packers DL Reggie White; NFC Special Teams, Lions KR Terry Fair. Named Jaguars RB Fred Taylor and Packers DE Vonnie Holliday NFL offensive and defensive Rookies of the Month, respectively.

Bengals: Placed LB Tom Tumulty (torn ligaments in his left knee) on IR. Signed LB Jimmy Sprotte. Claimed CB Roosevelt Blackmon off waivers from Packers. Waived CB Ric Mathias.

Bills: Signed FB Kantroy Barber to practice squad.

Dolphins: Signed WR Horace Copeland to two-year contract. Released WR Kirby Dar Dar.

49ers: Signed S Tony Blevins and DT Angel Rubio.

Jaguars: Placed DE Jabbar Threats (sprained right knee) on IR. Signed DE Lamanzer Williams from practice squad. Signed DE Reggie Lowe to practice squad.

Lions: Signed P John Kidd.

Hockey

Blackhawks: Signed D Dimitri Tolkunov to multi-year contract.

Bruins: Agreed to terms with restricted free-agent C Jason Allison on two-year contract. Re-signed free-agent C-LW Ted Donato to one-year contract.

Capitals: Reassigned RW Alexandre Volchkov to AHL Portland.

Oilers: Traded G Eric Fichaud and D Drake Berehowsky and D Greg De Vries to Nashville Predators for F Jim Dowd and G Mikhail Shtalenkov. Signed D Marty McSorley to one-year contract.

Red Wings: Traded F Mike Knuble to Rangers for third-round draft pick in 2000.

Soccer

Harrisburg (NPSL): Re-signed D Dewan Bader, M Bill Becher, M Chris Hultquist and F Mark Manganello.

Pub Date: 10/02/98

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