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December 24, 1998

Baseball

Blue Jays: Designated IF Mike Peeples for assignment.

Pirates: Signed P Jim Baron, P Johann Lopez, former Orioles P Bob Milacki, former Orioles C Mel Rosario and C-IF Reed Secrist to minor-league contracts.

Twins: Agreed to terms with IF Denny Hocking on two-year contract. Invited P Steve Wojciechowski, P Ryan Mills, P Kevin Ohme, P Gary Rath, C George Williams, C Matt LeCroy, IF Brent Gates, IF Mike Moriarty, IF Chad Rupp, IF Michael Cuddyer, IF Eddie Williams and OF Melvin Nieves to spring training as nonroster players.

College

Mid-Continent Conference: Suspended Oakland University's Jen Amy and Western Illinois' Rhonda Gondringer two games apiece for altercation Dec. 21.

East Carolina: Named Tim Rose defensive coordinator.

Missouri-Rolla: Named Kirby Cannon football coach.

Football

NFL: Named Players of the Week: AFC offense, Dolphins QB Dan Marino; AFC defense, Patriots S Willie Clay; AFC special teams, Broncos KR Vaughn Hebron (Cardinal Gibbons); NFC offense, Packers WR Antonio Freeman (Poly); NFC defense, Giants S Percy Ellsworth; NFC special teams, Packers K Chris Jacke.

Browns: Signed L John Henry Mills, TE Aaron Laing and DT Chris Maumalanga.

Dolphins: Released G Chris Brymer from practice squad. Signed T Alan Barnett to practice squad.

Packers: Signed RT Earl Dotson to four-year extension. Signed TE Scott Galbraith.

Patriots: Released FB Clif Groce.

Redskins: Signed FB Le'Shai Maston to active roster. Waived LB Kevin Jefferson.

Hockey

Avalanche: Lent RW Christian Matte to AHL Hershey.

Blackhawks: Recalled D Christian Laflamme from AHL Portland.

Senators: Recalled G Jani Hurme from IHL Cincinnati.

Pub Date: 12/24/98

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