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March 18, 2000

Auto racing

CART: Named Hal Whiteford president of racing.

Baseball

Angels: Released IF Archi Cianfrocco and IF Carlos Garcia.

Blue Jays: Optioned OF Andy Thompson and 1B Kevin Witt to Triple-A Syracuse. Re-assigned C Mark Dalesandro to minor-league camp.

Cubs: Optioned P Brian McNichol to Triple-A Iowa. Returned OF Corey Patterson and C Angelo Encarnacion to minor-league camp.

Diamondbacks: Signed IF Craig Counsell to minor-league contract.

Expos: Returned P Marty McLeary to Red Sox for cash.

Mets: Signed OF Timoniel Perez to minor-league contract.

Phillies: Assigned OF Jalal Leach to minor-league camp.

Red Sox: Optioned OF Michael Coleman to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Royals: Optioned P Derek Wallace to Triple-A Omaha.

Tigers: Optioned C Javier Cardona to Triple-A Toledo.

Yankees: Acquired P Ted Lilly from Expos as first of two players to be named in December's Hideki Irabu trade.

Basketball

Clippers: Activated C Keith Closs. Waived F Mario Bennett.

Hornets: Placed G-F Dale Ellis on injured list. Activated G Michael Hawkins.

Pacers: Activated F Al Harrington. Placed F Chris Mullin (torn right calf) on injured list.

College

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award: Given to Penn State G Helen Darling as nation's best female college basketball player who is 5 feet 8 or under; Darling is 5-7.

Binghamton: Named Al Walker men's basketball coach.

Pittsburgh: Dismissed CB Demetrious Rich for violations of team policy.

Football

Bengals: Signed OL Brock Gutierrez to one-year contract.

Buccaneers: Released OL Jorge Diaz.

Cowboys: Signed TE Jackie Harris, who had been with Titans; he received a $1.1 million signing bonus.

Eagles: Re-signed TE Chad Lewis.

Packers: Signed TE Lamont Hall.

Patriots: Signed OT Grant Williams, who had been with Seahawks, and withdraw tender to LB Vernon Crawford, making him free agent.

Rams: Promoted Kevin Warren to VP of football administration.

Steelers: Re-signed WR Will Blackwell.

Rhein (NFL Europe): Signed QB Danny Wuerffel.

Hockey

Sabres: Announced that Marine Midland Arena has been renamed HSBC Arena.

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