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American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Purchased the contract of RHP Ken Hill from Charlotte of the International League. Optioned RHP Kevin Beirne to Charlotte.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled INF John McDonald from Buffalo of the International League. Optioned INF-OF Chan Perry to Buffalo. Signed INF Sean Berry to a minor league contract and assigned him to Buffalo.

DETROIT TIGERS—Signed C Brad Wise to a minor league contract.

TEXAS RANGERS—Sent RHP Ryan Glynn to Oklahoma of the PCL on a rehabilitation assignment.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Placed OF F.P. Santangelo on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of INF Jeff Branson from Albuquerque of the PCL. Designated RHP Apostol Garcia for assignment.


National Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Named John Hammond, Dennis Johnson and Rex Kalamian assistant coaches.


National Football League

NFL—Reduced the suspension of New York Jets OT Jumbo Elliott from two games to one for his part in a bar fight in July 1999.

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Released RB Mario Bates, WR Andy McCullough, TE Derek Brown, DT Mike Moten and DT Angel Rubio.

DALLAS COWBOYS—Reached injury settlement with QB Paul Justin. Claimed TE Chris Fontenot off waivers from the Oakland Raiders.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Announced the resignation of Jim Skipper, assistant coach, to become coach of Memphis of the XFL. Promoted quality control coach Mike Gillhammer to running backs coach.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Agreed to terms with S Tim Hauck on a one-year contract.


National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed D Kevin Dahl, D Mike Gaul and LW Mike Maneluk to free-agent contracts.

DALLAS STARS—Named Craig Ludwig assistant coach for Utah of the IHL.

MINNESOTA WILD—Named Dr. Sheldon Burns medical director, Dr. Joel Boyd orthopedic surgeon, Don Fuller athletic therapist, George Kinnear strength and conditioning coach, Tony DaCosta equipment manager and Rick Szuber and Brent Proulx assistant equipment managers.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Announced Tampa Bay and the Detroit Vipers of the IHL have entered into a one-year affiliation agreement with Johnstown of the ECHL.

International Hockey League

ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS—Re-signed C Mark Beaufait. Named John Weisbrod director of hockey operations.

East Coast Hockey League

BATON ROUGE KINGFISH—Signed F Jon Sturgis, G Brian Leitza, D Chris Chelios, D Patrick Brownlee, F Mike Mulligan and F Andy Doktorchik.

JACKSON BANDITS—Announced an affiliation agreement with Minnesota of the NHL and Cleveland of the IHL for the 2000-2001 season. Traded F Mark Loeding to Birmingham for cash.

PEORIA RIVERMEN—Named Jason Christie coach.

WHEELING NAILERS—Re-signed LW Kevin Paden and LW Michal Stastny.

United Hockey League

NEW HAVEN KNIGHTS—Signed D Keith Fitzpatrick.

West Coast Hockey League


Westerm Professional Hockey League

AUSTIN ICE BATS—Signed F Roger Lewis and F Tyler Perry.


United States Olympic Committee

USOC—Announced the resignation of Darryl Seibel, associate director of media and public relations, to become director of operations and strategic planning for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.


CONFERENCE USA—Named Roscelle Bullock information services assistant.

ALBANY, N.Y.—Named Kevin Galuski equipment manager, Kevin Van Derzee assistant football coach, and Adam Clinton and Bernie Watt men's assistant soccer coaches.

BRADLEY—Named Matt Barber men's interim assistant soccer coach.

CALDWELL—Named Steve O'Neal men's assistant soccer coach.

CAZENOVIA—Named Todd Widrick men's basketball coach, men's soccer coach and sports information director.

DELAWARE VALLEY—Named Junior Hyman running backs coach, Jason Langdon offensive line coach, Justin McEwen defensive line coach, Damon Perry quarterbacks-receivers coach, David Russell defensive coordinator-line coach, Joe Sincovich linebackers coach and Thomas Siver secondary coach.

DOMINICAN, N.Y.—Named Laura Cannon assistant athletic director, Michael Swanwick men's soccer coach, Patrick Parenti men's assistant soccer coach, and John McNamara assistant baseball coach.

EMPORIA STATE—Named Joseph Biggs assistant athletic director for development and external affairs.

FELICIAN—Named John Murray and Matt Ramagli pitching coaches, Steve Villareale outfield coach, and Frank DiLiberto catching and infield coach.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL—Named Lonnie Williams men's assistant basketball coach.

GARDNER-WEBB—Named Robert Dooley men's assistant basketball coach.

GREENSBORO—Named David Horne assistant golf coach.

GUILFORD—Named John Browning, Idris Coleman, Aaron Denton, Jason Gottlieb and David Heggie assistant football coaches.

HARTWICK—Named Trent Patterson offensive line coach, Kirk Aikens wide receivers coach, and Jason Hilton defensive line coach.

KENT STATE—Named Michael Heichel interim assistant athletic trainer.

KINGS POINT—Named Marc Wysocki assistant athletic trainer.

LA VERNE—Named Scott Winterburn baseball coach.

LEMOYNE—Named Chip Warner men's assistant soccer coach.

MICHIGAN STATE—Named Richard Bader men's assistant basketball coach and associate athletics director.

URSINUS—Named Terry McGowan softball coach.

WAKE FOREST—Named Bobby Moranda associate head baseball coach and Jamie Mabe and Brad Bohannon assistant baseball coaches.

WEST ALABAMA—Announced the retirement of Dee Outlaw, athletic director, effective July 1, 2001.