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October 16, 1998

Auto racing

World Motor Sport Council: Added two Formula One races for 1999: March 21 in Zhuhai, China, and Oct. 17 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Baseball

Astros: Extended contracts of GM Gerry Hunsicker and manager Larry Dierker through 2000. Outrighted OF Ray Montgomery and 1B-OF J. R. Phillips to Triple-A New Orleans. Requested unconditional release waivers on former Orioles OF Pete Incaviglia.

Cubs: Exercised contract options of 1B Mark Grace and 2B Mickey Morandini.

Diamondbacks: Named Derek Bryant manager of Single-A High Desert.

Dodgers: Promoted scout Mike Hankins to Midwest scouting supervisor and scout Joe Ferrone to West Coast scouting supervisor.

Indians: Signed P Jaret Wright (12-10, 4.72 ERA) to four-year contract believed to be worth about $10 million.

Pirates: Named former Orioles P Roy Smith assistant GM-player personnel. Sent P Todd Van Poppel, IF Kevin Polcovich and P Jose Pett outright to Triple-A Nashville. Waived IF Chance Sanford.

Rangers: OF Milt Cuyler refused assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma and became free agent.

Red Sox: Activated P Kerry Lacy from 60-day DL, then released him.

Twins: Claimed P Elvin Hernandez off waivers from Pirates.

White Sox: Triple-A Calgary named Lynn Jones manager, Sal Rende hitting coach and Randy Hennis pitching coach.

Basketball

Trail Blazers: Named Tim Grgurich assistant coach.

Football

NFL: Fined Bills DE Bruce Smith $7,500 for low hit to knee of Colts QB Peyton Manning on Sunday.

Dolphins: Signed CB Emmanuel McDaniel to practice squad.

Jets: Signed former Ravens LB Craig Powell. Waived DT Geno Bell.

Patriots: Signed DT James Grier to practice squad.

Hockey

NHL: Suspended Avalanche RW Keith Jones for two games without pay and fined him $1,000 for check to head of Sabres' Curtis Brown in game Oct. 12.

Blackhawks: Traded C James Black to Capitals for future considerations. Re-assigned RW Craig Mills to IHL Chicago.

Islanders: Assigned G Stephen Valiquette to Hampton Roads and LW Nic Beaudoin to ECHL Roanoke.

Oilers: Lent RW Fredrik Linquist to AHL Hamilton.

Predators: Sent G Eric Fichaud to IHL Milwaukee. Recalled G Tomas Vokoun from Milwaukee.

Soccer

Cleveland (NPSL): Waived D Tony Dore and D Ezenwa Ihekoronye.

Miami (MLS): Signed coach Ivo Wortmann to one-year contract extension through 1999.

Pub Date: 10/16/98

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