KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ The Jamaican Football Federation restarted the nation’s soccer season Friday after police promised to increase security and referees agreed to return to the field.
The federation halted the season on Nov. 30 after the Jamaica Football Referees’ Association refused to work because of attacks by spectators on players, referees and linesmen.
Assistant Police Commissioner Errol Strong promised at a meeting with federation officials and referees to increase police presence at games and arrest violent fans spectator.
Police will carry video cameras to monitor crowds and collect evidence.
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Outfielder Chuck Carr, acquired by Milwaukee earlier this week, agreed Friday to a $325,000, one-year contract with the Brewers.
Milwaukee received Carr on Monday from the Florida Marlins for minor league pitcher Juan Gonzalez. Carr hit .227 in 105 games for the Marlins last season and had a $255,000 salary.
Gonzalez was 11-5 for the Midwest League champion Beloit Snappers.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) _ Norwegian skiers Halldor Skard and Bjarte Engen Vik took the lead in jumping Friday on the first day of a World Cup two-man Nordic combined sprint relay competition, with Americans in second place.
Vik, the 1994 Olympic bronze medalist in the individual combined event, and Skard, a former world junior champion, compiled 460.5 points on the 112-meter hill for Norway-2. Todd Lodwick, winner of the season-opening individual Nordic combined event Wednesday, and Tim Tetreault of Norwich, Vt., were second with 454.7 points as USA-1.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton, who has missed just four games in his 11-season NBA career, will probably miss at least one game after spraining his ankle.
Stockton sprained his left ankle Thursday night in a loss to the Denver Nuggets, but a team doctor said the sprain was ``not real bad.″
Still, Stockton was listed as doubtful going into Saturday’s game against Golden State, team spokesman Mark Kelly said.
If Stockton doesn’t start, it would end the league’s longest string of consecutive starts by an active player at 463 games. Stockton has only missed four games in his 11-plus seasons.
MIAMI (AP) _ The Florida Marlins on Friday signed right-handed pitcher Mark Gardner to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Gardner, 33, was 5-5 with a 4.49 ERA in 39 games with the Marlins last season. He made 39 appearances, pitching 102 1-3 innings. He started 11 games and pitched his first shutout in almost five seasons against St. Louis on July 9.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Scott Livingstone, who started most of the last two months of the 1995 season at first base, signed a $1.15 million, two-year contract with the San Diego Padres on Friday
The 30-year-old left-handed hitter set career highs with a .337 batting average and five home runs in 1995.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Free agent catcher Greg Myers agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins on a one-year contract with a club option for 1997, the team announced Friday.
The 29-year-old batted .260 with 12 doubles, nine home runs and 38 RBIs in 85 games with the Angels last season. He has a career batting average of .247 with 32 home runs and 158 RBIs in eight seasons.