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INDIANS SIGN OGEA: The Cleveland Indians signed pitcher Chad Ogea to a $3.35 million, three-year contract with a club option for 2000.

WALLACE INJURED: New York Mets reliever Derek Wallace is expected to miss most of this season because of an aneurysm in his pitching shoulder.


BLADES UNITED: Bennie Blades is joining his brother Brian in Seattle, signing with the Seahawks after nine seasons with the Detroit Lions. Bennie Blades, who will be the Seahawks' starting strong safety, agreed to a three-year, $3.3 million contract that includes a signing bonus of more than $1 million. Brian Blades is a wide receiver.

MOON MULLING OFFERS: Free agent quarterback Warren Moon will decide by no later than today whether to continue his career with the San Diego Chargers or the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams have offered two-year contracts.

EAGLES SIGN EVERITT: Center Steve Everitt left the Baltimore Ravens to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that sources said was for five years and $11.5 million.

NINERS SNAG HEARST: Running back Garrison Hearst, the third player selected in the 1993 NFL draft, has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today.

STEELERS RE-SIGN TOMCZAK: The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed former starting quarterback Mike Tomczak to a multiyear contract after he agreed to a demotion to No. 3 on the depth chart.

FRY EXTENDED: Iowa coach Hayden Fry agreed to a contract extension that will take him into the next century with the Hawkeyes. The one-year extension through 2000 would keep Fry, 68, under contract until June 30, 2001.


RUTGERS FIRES COACH: Bob Wenzel was fired as Rutgers coach, just one day after finishing his fifth straight losing season.

FOYLE GOES PRO: Colgate center Adonal Foyle will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft. Foyle is only the fourth player in NCAA Division I history with 1,600 points, 1,000 rebounds and 400 blocked shots.


IVANISEVIC TRIUMPHS: Top-seeded Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia beat Guillaume Raoux of France 7-5, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3 in the second round of the ABN AMRO indoor tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Second-seeded Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands also advanced, beating David Prinosil of Germany 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5).

And in Scottsdale, Ariz.. third-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain beat Christian Rudd of Norway 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) to advance to the quarterfinals of the Franklin Templeton Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz.


SUGAR RAY STILL FIGHTING: Five days after being battered by Hector "Macho" Camacho, Sugar Ray Leonard says he will fight again. "I'm not retiring," Leonard, 40, said on ESPN's "Up Close."


Anglers' Inn will be holding a series of free clinics on walleye fishing. The walleye is a popular catch back in the east, but fishermen out west have had trouble finding the right techniques.

Noted walleye fishermen Mike Hall will be at the new Sandy store, 10665 S. State Street, on Friday at 6 p.m.; the new Ogden store, 4510 S. 900 West, on Saturday at 10 a.m.; and the Orem store, 250 N. State Street, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


4TH DOG DIES: A fourth dog died in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and race officials are at a loss to explain the deaths.

Meanwhile, the top teams were headed west today toward the Yukon River. The leaders reached the half-way point in the race late Thursday, with defending champion Jeff King heading the pack.

King arrived in the gold rush ghost town of Iditarod at 4:06 p.m., after a 90-mile run from Ophir. Martin Buser of Big Lake reached Iditarod at 4:43 p.m.


WAC MEN'S SWIMMING: BYU is in second place after Thursday's first day of the WAC men's swimming and Diving Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

Eighteenth-ranked SMU is firmly in first with 244 points, nearly 100 points ahead of second-place BYU (152.50). But after that it gets interesting. TCU is just 1.5 points behind the Cougars at 151 and UNLV one point in back of that (150). Hawai'i is fifth (98.5), Wyoming sixth , Utah seventh , New Mexico eighth , Air Force ninth and Rice 10th .

Although BYU diver Nate Cook finished second on the one-meter board - his first loss of the season in a meet - the Cougars' four-diver contingent all finished in the top 16 to score 42 points.

The Cougar's 200-yard free relay team of Robert Loose, John Parise, Todd Wines and Jared Allen finished third and set a school record with a time of 1 minute, 21.92 seconds. Another school record came in the 400 medley relay, with Derek Church, Byron Shefchik, Robert Loose, and Parise finishing fifth at 3:19.51.