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April 24, 1999

Baseball

Indians: Recalled P Jason Rakers from Triple-A Buffalo.

Devil Rays: Activated 1B-OF Paul Sorrento from 15-day DL. Optioned P Mike Duvall to Triple-A Durham.

Giants: Optioned P Miguel Del Toro to Triple-A Fresno.

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

Pirates: Activated SS Pat Meares and P Jose Silva from 15-day DL. Reassigned P Jim Dougherty and SS Abraham Nunez to Triple-A Nashville.

Basketball

Clippers: Placed G Darrick Martin (strained left knee) on injured list. Activated C Keith Closs from injured list.

Knicks: Signed F Mirsad Turkcan. Placed F Ben Davis (lower back pain) on injured list.

Nets: Re-signed F David Vaughn to second 10-day contract.

College

Miami (Ohio): Sophomore men's basketball G Doug Davis will transfer from Michigan State.

Pittsburgh: Sophomore F Stephen Flores decided to transfer.

St. Francis (Pa.): Sophomore F Sam Sutton will transfer from men's basketball team.

Tennessee State: Fired track coach Stanford Strong for running two redshirt athletes in a meet under fake names.

UCLA: Released sophomore C-F Travis Reed from scholarship.

Football

Browns: Signed DE Tim Beauchamp, TE Mark Campbell, QB Mike Cook, OT Kris Comstock, K Jose Cortez, WR Sylvain Girard, P Chris Hanson, CB Central McClellion, LB David Menard, DE Arnold Miller, WR Joseph Nastasi, RB-WR Ronnie Powell, FB Dawud Rasheed, LB Tyrone Rogers, LB Jerry Rudzinski, LB Ryan Taylor, DT Darius Holland. Claimed DE Jim Baron off waivers from Bears, K Danny Knight off waivers from Buccaneers and TE Ed Smith off waivers from Falcons.

Chargers: Released WR B. J. Adigun, CB Kevin Brown, RB Mike Martin and RB Justin Watson.

Cowboys: Signed S Billy Gustin, CB Duane Hawthorne, P Gabe Lindstrom, RB Denvis Manns, CB LaDouphyous McCalla, TE Ryan Neufeld, DT Robert Newkirk, DB Zac Painter, S Grant Pearsall, LB Joe Phipps, WR Billy Powell, RB Alan Ricard, DE Sam Simmons, FB Brian Waters, DT Greg Wilkins and OL Brad Winn.

Dolphins: Re-signed S Shawn Wooden.

Giants: Signed S Ty Ardoin, QB Steve Buck, WR Kenny Cheatham, DT Greg Derrick, DE Frank Ferrara, OL Scott Kiernan, DT Scott Konopka, OT Dan Lauta, CB Bashir Levingston, G Bryan Pukenas, LB Kenny Sanders, DE Rasheed Simmons, CB Cedric Stephens, S Kelvin Suggs and LB Jesse Tarplin.

Lions: Signed S Nikia Codia, WR Darryl Daniel, DT Charles Dorsey, WR Henry Douglas, K Brian Gowins, WR Jay Hall, LB Joey Hall, WR Donnie Hart, CB Demetrius Johnson, S Sorie Kanu, CB Phil Nash, C Jeremy Offutt, P Daniel Pope, T Marek Rubin, TE Kerry Taylor and LB Joe Tuipala.

Seahawks: Signed LB Josh Amundson, G Mondell Corbett, TE Rufus French, DT T. J. Frier, RB Brian Goolsby, DB Matt Hickl, TE James Hill, RB Jay Hinton, DT Gary Holmes, K Jamie Kohl, QB Kevin Kremhagen, S Tod McBride, P Brian Moorman, DE Jonathan Nance, LB Brian Rogers and DT Kevin Thomas.

Steelers: Agreed to two-year contract with OT Anthony Brown.

Soccer

MLS: Reassigned Miami M Carlos Valderrama, league's 1996 MVP, to Tampa Bay.

Pub Date: 4/24/99

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