BaseballExpos: Fired Jim Tracy, bench coach

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October 29, 1998

Baseball

Expos: Fired Jim Tracy, bench coach; Jim Benedict, minor-league pitching coordinator and Phil Favia, advance scout. Named Brent Strom minor-league pitching coach, Alex Agostino Canadian supervisor, Mike Berger East Coast supervisor and Dave Dangler area scout.

Padres: Named Mike Basso manager, Don Alexander pitching coach, Jim Bowie coach and Jason Haeussinger trainer of Double-A Mobile.

Tigers: Named Alan Trammell and Lance Parrish coaches.

College

Big 12 Conference: Announced that the league has renewed its association with the Holiday Bowl.

Alabama: Suspended DE Canary Knight for Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi for missing too many classes.

Football

Bears: Signed OL James Baron.

Chiefs: Waived S Melvin Johnson.

Jaguars: Placed TE Rich Griffith on injured reserve. Signed S Rawambi Settles.

Lions: Signed G Kerlin Blaise. Waived TE Kevin Hickman. Signed T Deron Thorp to the practice squad.

Packers: Signed WR Jason Tucker to the practice squad.

Raiders: Released QB Pat Barnes. Signed OL Tim Kohn to the practice squad.

Rams: Re-signed TE Aaron Laing.

Steelers: Signed LB Steven Conley. Placed OT Justin Strzelczyk (knee) on injured reserve.

Hockey

Penguins: Recalled G Jean-Sebastian Aubin from IHL Kansas City.

Canadiens: Extended contract of coach Alain Vigneault through the 2000-2001 season.

Chesapeake Icebreakers (ECHL): Signed LW Taner Gorica and RW Marc Tropper. Waived RW Erik Kaminski and LW Marcin Cwikla.

Soccer

Revolution (MLS): Named G Walter Zenga player-coach.

Pub Date: 10/29/98

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