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November 18, 1998

Baseball

Athletics: Named Thad Bosley first base coach. Named Bob Geren manager of Single-A Modesto, Juan Navarrete manager of Single-A Visalia, Tony DeFrancesco manager of Double-A Midland, Ron Romanick minor-league pitching coordinator and Orv Franchuk minor-league hitting coordinator.

Dodgers: Named John Shelby first base coach and Glenn Hoffman bullpen coach.

Marlins: Signed IF Russ Morman and P Archie Corbin to minor-league contracts.

Padres: Released IF Archi Cianfrocco, whose seniority had been second only to Tony Gwynn's, and P Scott Sanders. Purchased contracts of P Rodrigo Lopez, P Wascar Serrano and P Bryan Wolff.

Reds: Added P Ted Rose to 40-man roster. Signed IF Jeff Branson, P Kevin Foster, P Marty Janzen and P Todd Etler to minor-league contracts.

Basketball

WNBA: Hired Brian Agler, who led Columbus to back-to-back ABL titles, as first coach and GM of Minnesota team.

Colorado (ABL): GM Lark Birdsong resigned and was replaced on interim basis by John Nillen.

Rochester (IBA): Signed F Andre Foreman (Salisbury State).

College

Bear Bryant Award: Finalists for coach of year award are UCLA's Bob Toledo, Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer, Tulane's Tommy Bowden, Kansas State's Bill Snyder, Arkansas' Houston Nutt and Ohio State's John Cooper.

NJCAA II Northeast Conference: Named Lackawanna JC freshman P Roger Evans (Hereford) to All-Star team.

Nevada-Las Vegas: Fired coach Jeff Horton (0-10 in 1998, 13-43 overall), effective after season finale.

North Carolina: Signed lacrosse M Steve Will (Dulaney).

Ohio State: Signed D Josh Tracy (Dulaney), 2nd-team All-Metro in lacrosse.

St. Francis (Ill.): Will go from NCAA to NAIA, effective 1999-2000.

Football

Bengals: Activated DE John Copeland from physically unable to perform list. Waived OL Brock Gutierrez.

49ers: Signed DT David Richie to practice squad. Released CB Kelly Malveaux from practice squad.

Giants: Placed TE Al Pupunu on IR. Signed TE Andy Haase from practice squad.

Jaguars: Placed DT Seth Payne on IR. Signed TE Troy Sadowski.

Patriots: Signed WR Anthony Ladd to practice squad.

Hockey

NHL: Named G Jimmy Waite Player of the Week.

Blackhawks: Traded C Roman Vopat to Flyers for LW Mike Maneluk.

Lacrosse

L NLL: All-Star Game will be Feb. 20, 1999, in Rochester, N.Y.

Soccer

NPSL: Received application for expansion team from Chicago-area group.

Harrisburg (NPSL): Sold G Stuart Dobson to Buffalo.

Pub Date: 11/18/98

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