April 23, 1991
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian independent truckers group, frustrated with higher costs and increased competition from the United States, have blocked two international border crossings in Ontario, Canadian transportation industry officials said yesterday.David Bradley, vice president of the Ontario Trucking Association, told Knight-Ridder Financial News that the blockades by the independent truckers started yesterday morning. He said he did not know how long the blockades would last.The Ambassador Bridge that connects Windsor with Detroit and the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge at Niagara Falls were blocked to truck traffic, but passenger traffic was getting through, he said.
November 30, 1999
BaseballBlue Jays: Promoted Scott Shannon to trainer. Named George Poulis to assistant trainer.Cubs: Named Oscar Acosta pitching coach and Sandy Alomar Sr. bullpen coach.Marlins: Named David Ginsberg vice chairman of the board of directors.Rockies: Sold contract of P Roberto Ramirez to Japanese Hanshin Tigers.BasketballNBA: Named Spurs F Tim Duncan (24.3 ppg, 14.8 rpg in 4 wins) Player of the Week.Warriors: Activated F Jason Caffey from injured list. Placed C Tim Young on injured list.CollegeUC-Santa Barbara: Named Paul Stumpf women's soccer coach.
November 15, 1996
BaseballOrioles: Named Kristen Kepple administrative assistant for broadcasting.Phillies: Named former Oriole Ross Grimsley pitching coach for Double-A Reading. Signed C Joe Kmak to minor-league contract.Reds: Signed P David Nied to one-year contract.White Sox: Sent C Scott Vollmer to Angels to complete Don Slaught trade.BasketballHawks: Signed F Anthony Miller.CollegesButkus Award: Nominated Canute Curtis of West Virginia, Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern and Matt Russell of Colorado as finalists for award as college football's top linebacker.
January 18, 2004
Moves Baseball EXPOS: Agreed to terms with P Rocky Biddle. RED SOX: Re-signed P Scott Williamson to one-year, $3.175 million contract. Basketball BULLS: Signed F Ronald Dupree to second 10-day contract. HORNETS: Placed G David Wesley on injured list with sprained left big toe. TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Anthony Goldwire to second 10-day contract. College GEORGIA: Announced that DE Robert Geathers will forgo his senior season and enter NFL draft. OKLAHOMA: Named Bo Pelini co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
October 5, 1993
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Washington Capitals general manager David Poile, center Mike Ridley and his agent, Rob Ingraham, met with arbitrator Alan Beattie here yesterday.The Capitals reportedly are not offering more than $811,000 -- what they pay Michal Pivonka, their highest-paid forward. It is believed that Ridley is asking for something closer to the two-year, $2.65 million deal of teammate Kelly Miller."Our only disagreement with Mike is money," said Poile. "The arbitrator will rule within 48 hours, and that will be it."
October 6, 1993
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Washington Capitals finally heard from rookie Brendan Witt's agent, Mark Hall, but not until an hour after the deadline had passed for signing the 18-year-old defenseman."
October 25, 2001
Baseball Astros: Named Charlie Norton GM and Jay Edmiston director of baseball operations for Appalachian League Martinsville. Announced Martinsville assistant GM Jennifer Bender will leave at the end of the year to work for Astros' spring training facility operations staff. Indians: Declined 2002 options on P Scott Radinsky and P Dave Burba. Exercised 2003 option on P Ricardo Rincon. Named Mike Brown pitching coach. Basketball Hawks: Waived C Ivano Newbill, F Ira Newbill and G Scoonie Penn.
December 29, 2001
Baseball METS: Acquired OF Gary Matthews Jr. from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Signed P John Frascatore to a minor-league contract. Basketball NBA: Reinstated Minnesota's 2005 first-round draft pick. BULLS: Promoted assistant coach Bill Cartwright to coach. Named scout Pete Myers assistant coach. MAVERICKS: Waived G Omar Cook. RAPTORS: Placed C Hakeem Olajuwon on the injured list. Activated C Michael Stewart from the injured list. ROCKETS: Activated G Steve Francis from the injured list.
October 27, 1990
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Wayne Gretzky reached another milestone once thought unattainable by becoming the first National Hockey League player to score 2,000 points, as his first-period assist upstaged the Winnipeg Jets' 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings last night.The 2,000th point came in Gretzky's 12th NHL season and 857th game. He needed only a little more than 10 seasons to accrue 1,851 points, breaking a record that Gordie Howe took 26 years and 1,767 games to establish.Gretzky, who has 684 goals and 1,316 assists, doesn't turn 30 until Jan. 26.Point No. 2,000 came 14 minutes, 32 seconds into the game, when Gretzky passed from his zone to Tony Granato, who sent Tomas Sandstrom in on a breakaway.