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December 16, 1998

Baseball

Braves: Agreed to one-year contract with 2B Keith Lockhart.

Brewers: Traded minor-league OF Darrell Nicholas to Twins as ++ player to be named for former Orioles minor-league OF Alex Ochoa.

Cubs: Agreed to one-year contract with P Steve Trachsel.

Mariners: Agreed to one-year contract with P Butch Henry.

Marlins: Sold contract of P Alberto Blanco to Tigers.

Phillies: Agreed to one-year contract with P Yorkis Perez. Designated 1B Jon Zuber for assignment. Designated OF Billy McMillon for assignment.

Rangers: Designated IF Scott Sheldon for assignment.

Reds: Signed IF Pat Listach, 1B D. T. Cromer, IF Jason Hardtke, IF Phil Hiatt, OF Damon Hollins, 1B Rod McCall, C Jayhawk Owens, OF Darrell Whitmore and P Mark Thompson to minor-league contracts.

Twins: Agreed to terms with IF Brent Gates, OF Melvin Nieves and 1B Eddie Williams on minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training. Signed SS Cristian Guzman, P Danny Mota, P Brent Stentz and P Travis Baptist to one-year contracts.

College

National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Named Towson's Richie Moller Division I second-team All-American; Johns Hopkins' John Del Monaco Division III second-team All-American; and Salisbury State's Mike Giuffrida Division III third-team All-American; Wheeling Jesuit junior D Stephanie Petterson (Notre Dame Prep) Division II second-team All-American.

ACC: Named Duke G William Avery men's basketball Player of the Week. Awarded women's basketball tournaments for 2000 to 2002 to Greensboro, N.C.

Cornell: Received commitment from Calvert Hall lacrosse player Craig Rhodey.

Northeast Conference: Named UMBC freshman G Jami Lange women's basketball Newcomer of the Week.

Fordham: Football coach Ken O'Keefe resigned to become Iowa's offensive coordinator.

Michigan: Suspended CB William Peterson for Citrus Bowl.

Ohio State: Received commitment from Calvert Hall lacrosse player Mike Norton.

Oklahoma: Named Mike Leach offensive coordinator.

South Carolina: Named Charlie Strong defensive coordinator.

UMBC: Received letters of intent from four women's basketball players: G Shalayna Johnson, C Liz Dickey, F Tiffany Coll and F Jessica Rieben. .

Virginia Tech: Received commitment from Patterson RB-LB Michael Crawford, who turned down visits to Maryland, Florida State and Syracuse.

Football

NFL: Named Giants QB Kent Graham Miller Lite Player of the Week.

Bears: Claimed OT Adam Hernandez off waivers from Ravens.

Bengals: Placed DL Glen Steele on IR. Signed OL Brock Gutierrez off Jaguars' practice squad.

Falcons: Activated TE Rod Monroe from practice squad. Placed G Bob Christian on IR.

Jaguars: Placed S Tawambi Settles on IR.

Hartford (Arena): Signed FB-LB Jamal Cox (Gilman).

Hockey

L Canadiens: Claimed RW Jason Dawe off waivers from Islanders.

Track and field

USA Track & Field Doping Hearing Board: Cleared Olympic sprinter Dennis Mitchell of alleged doping violation.

Pub Date: 12/16/98

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