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DOC'S WINTER JOB: Dwight Gooden, who earlier in the week signed a $1.15 million contract with the New York Yankees, agreed to another contract Friday, this one to pitch for the San Juan Senators of Puerto Rico's winter league.

Gooden, coming off a suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, will be in San Juan sometime next week.

CARDINALS WOO LA RUSSA: The St. Louis Cardinals have offered Oakland manager Tony La Russa a "competitive" multiyear contract, general manager Walt Jocketty said.

The Baltimore Orioles also have expressed interest in La Russa, but Jocketty said he didn't think La Russa had much interest in them.

ORIOLES FIRE REGAN: The Baltimore Orioles, who entered the season with pennant aspirations but finished below .500, fired manager Phil Regan and announced the resignation of general manager Roland Hemond on Friday.

The dismissal of Regan, who led the Orioles to a 71-73 record in his first year as a major league manager, paves the way for the hiring of former Oriole Davey Johnson.

TIGERS EYE SMITH: Indications are growing stronger that Randy Smith will replace Joe Klein as general manager of the Detroit Tigers.


DUNHILL CUP: Peter Jacobsen and Ben Crenshaw played the best golf of their first Dunhill Cup Friday, but Lee Janzen lost in a playoff and the United States was eliminated from title contention at St. Andrews, Scotland.

TEXAS OPEN: Duffy Waldorf shot a 6-under-par 66 after the wind died down Friday and held a two-stroke lead over Jay Don Blake after two rounds of the Texas Open at San Antonio.

Blake shot his second straight 67 at the La Cantera Country Club course, which is hosting the $1.1 million tournament for the first time.

SENIOR PGA: Jim Colbert shot an opening-round, 6-under 65 to take a two-shot lead Friday in the $800,000 Ralphs Senior PGA Classic at Los Angeles.

Colbert birdied three of the last four holes when his approach shots landed within a foot and a half of the hole.

Terry Dill, Buddy Allin, Deane Beman, Rives McBee and Larry Gilbert had 4-under 67s.