WILLIAMS TRADED FOR TRIO: Matt Williams, one of the top home run hitters in baseball, was traded by San Francisco to the Cleveland Indians for infielders Jeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino and reliever Julian Tavarez.
Williams, with 247 homers in 10 years as the Giants' third baseman, has missed much of the last two seasons with injuries. He hit .302 with 22 homers and 85 RBIs, after surgery on his right shoulder mid-August.
Kent hit .265 for the Indians last season and Vizcaino .285. Both were obtained by Cleveland from the Mets on July 30 for infielders Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza. Tavarez was 4-7 with a 5.36 ERA in 51 games, four starts.
SIGNINGS: Left-hander Jamie Moyer and the Mariners agreed to a $3.7 million, two-year contract with Seattle's option for 1999.
Toronto pitcher Juan Guzman, who was eligible for salary arbitration, agreed to a $9.5 million, two-year contract.
LABOR DEAL COLLAPSING: Acting commissioner Bud Selig took no steps to save baseball's labor deal, leaving interleague play and revenue sharing one day from collapse.
Management negotiator Randy Levine told Selig he would resign midnight EST Thursday if there's no deal. Because Selig failed to support the agreement Levine and union head Donald Fehr completed Oct. 24, it's highly unlikely players would give serious attention to Levine's successor.
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA: Tim Duncan, the 6-foot-10 senior center from Wake Forest, a returning All-America, was the only unanimous choice for this year's Associated Press preseason team.
Duncan, the leading vote-getter on last year's preseason team, averaged 19.1 points and 12.3 rebounds as a junior. He was named on all 68 ballots by a nationwide media panel.
Joining him on the preseason All-America team were Utah forward Keith Van Horn, chosen on 63 ballots, Cincinnati forward Danny Fortson (60), Kansas guard Jacque Vaughn (47) and Stanford guard Brevin Knight (43).
FINES: The Maple Leafs and Flyers were fined $5,000 apiece and Toronto's Tie Domi and Philadelphia's Scott Daniels $1,000 apiece by the NHL for their roles in a brawl with eight seconds left in Sunday's game.
TRADES: The Rangers acquired Brian Noonan from St. Louis for Sergio Momesso in a trade of forwards.
Also, the Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing Donald Brashear from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jassen Cullimore.
ADVANTA: Lisa Raymond upset second-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia. In other second-round matches, fourth-seeded Anke Huber of Germany fell to Marianne Werdel Witmeyer 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, and Chanda Rubin ousted sixth-seeded Iva Majoli 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.
PGA GRAND SLAM: British Open winner Tom Lehman shot an 8-under-par 100 for a one-stroke lead after 27 holes of the 36-hole, $1 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu, Hawaii. Masters champion Nick Faldo and U.S. Open winner Steve Jones were at 101, and PGA champ Mark Brooks at 1-over 109 after heavy rain forced postponement of Tuesday's 18 holes.