ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Darryl Strawberry homered in his first two at-bats and Jack Morris had his longest outing yet in the St. Paul Saints’ 6-5 loss to Thunder Bay in the Northern League on Wednesday night.
Strawberry went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, increasing his average to .408 (20-for-49). Morris, fighting the flu, held the Whiskey Jacks scoreless until the sixth, when Casey Waller hit a two-run homer. Morris gave up eight hits and four runs over six innings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The California Angels acquired pitcher Rich Monteleone from the New York Yankees on Wednesday for outfielder Mike Aldrete.
Monteleone, 33, was 4-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 appearances with Triple-A Columbus. He is 24-14 with a 3.78 ERA in the major leagues.
Aldrete, 35, hit .150 with three homers and eight RBIs for California this year. He has a .265 career average with 38 home runs and 259 RBIs.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Goalie Frederic Henry and center Jeff Williams signed contracts Wednesday with the New Jersey Devils.
Henry, 18, the Devils’ 10th pick in last year’s draft, was 9-2 with a 2.06 goals against average in leading Granby to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title. He was 19-5-2 during the regular season.
Williams, 20, the Devils’ eighth pick in 1994, had 13 goals and 15 assists in 16 playoff games in helping Guelph reach the Ontario Hockey League championship series. He had 15 goals and 49 assists in the regular season.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) _ Stan Moore, an assistant hockey coach at Colgate, was hired as the head coach at Union College on Wednesday.
Moore became the Dutchmen’s fifth head coach since the program was reinstituted in 1975. Union has been a Division I member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference for five years.
ATLANTA (AP) _ The New York Knicks decided Wednesday to use the 19th pick of the NBA draft that originally belonged to Atlanta.
The Knicks had the choice of using the pick, acquired from Miami as part of the compensation for the Heat’s signing of coach Pat Riley, in 1996 or 1997. The Heat acquired the pick from Atlanta in a 1994 trade.
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) _ Bill Brown, Kenyon College’s basketball coach since 1988, was hired Wednesday as coach at California (Pa.) University.
Brown, 44, coached Kenyon to NCAA Division II tournament appearances in 1994 and 1995. He also coached Sacramento State for two seasons and was former Arkansas coach Eddie Sutton’s top assistant from 1980-85.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Alem Kahsay of the Westchester Track Club and Gillian Horowitz of New York retained their titles Wednesday night in the New York Road Runners Club Museum 5-kilometer run in Central Park.
In a field of 1,350 that ran in heavy rain, Kahsay was a second off the race record, finishing in 15 minutes, 5 seconds. Horowitz finished in 17:56.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Dove Hunt edged Dusty Asher by a half-length Wednesday in the $64,000 allowance feature at Churchill Downs.
Dove Hunt, ridden by Pat Day, ran a mile on the turf course in 1:35 3-5 and paid $3.80, $2.80 and $2.20. Dusty Asher returned $3.80 and $2.60 and Jaggery John paid $2.40 to show.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Starry Ice beat Spirited Jaclyn by 4 lengths Wednesday in the $61,200 Cinderella Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.
Ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, Starry Ice ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03 4-5 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20 for her third victory in as many starts. Spirited Jaclyn returned $9.60 and $4 and Caprifoil paid $2.20 to show.
TORONTO (AP) _ ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast 11 Canadian Football League regular-season games and three playoff games this season as part of a two-year deal announced Wednesday.
All of the regular-season games will be shown on tape delay of from four days to two weeks. ESPN2 will show the Grey Cup game live.