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April 23, 1999

Baseball

Angels: Optioned IF Chris Pritchett to Triple-A Edmonton.

Athletics: Placed P Kevin Jarvis (blood clot on left index finger) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19. Recalled P Brad Rigby from Triple-A Vancouver.

Cubs: Recalled P Richard Barker from Triple-A Iowa.

Indians: Traded P Jerry Spradlin to Giants for minor-league OF Dan McKinley and player to be named.

Rangers: Recalled P Mike Venafro from Triple-A Oklahoma.

Twins: Transferred P Hector Carrasco to 60-day DL. Claimed P Jack Cressend off waivers from Red Sox and optioned him to Double-A New Britain.

Schaumberg (Independent): Signed former Orioles OF Brent Bowers.

Basketball

Harlem Globetrotters: Named former Wizards coach Bernie Bickerstaff coaching consultant for 1999 College All-Star series.

USA Basketball: Named Jay Harrington and Dan Monson assistant coaches for men's World University Games team.

Heat: Activated C Marty Conlon from injured list. Placed G Rex Walters (patellar tendinitis in his right knee) on injured list.

College

Catholic University: Senior LB Justin Flint (Loyola High) will receive Ronnie McManes Award on May 1 for overcoming adversity.

UMBC: Received oral commitment from Hereford's Luke Gilbert to play lacrosse.

New Hampshire: Named Sean McDonnell football coach, replacing Bill Bowes (175-106-5), who retired, effective May 1.

Tennessee-Martin: Named William Small men's basketball coach.

Football

Bengals: Re-signed LB Billy Granville to one-year contract. Signed WR Jason Shelley to two-year contract. Signed following rookie free agents: FB Anthony Cleary, T Brien Hanley, C Brian Uhl, LB Ben Peterson, CB Marcus Parks and K Derek Schorejs.

Browns: Acquired RB Sedrick Shaw from Patriots for past considerations. Released DT Antonio Anderson.

Chiefs: Signed unrestricted free-agent DT Artie Smith, who had been with Cowboys, to two-year contract.

Jaguars: Waived DT Jose White.

Patriots: Signed free-agent QB John Friesz, who had been released by Seahawks.

Titans: Agreed to terms with P Jason Bloom.

Hockey

Bruins: Recalled F Randy Robitaille from AHL Providence.

Mighty Ducks: Returned former Bandits G Tom Askey to AHL Cincinnati.

Horse racing

NTRA: Named Joe Bailey deputy commissioner and chief operating officer, effective May 1.

Soccer

Los Angeles (MLS): Fired coach Octavio Zambrano. Named Sigi Schmid coach.

Pub Date: 4/23/99

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