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October 13, 1993

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia 76ers have released one Green and obtained another.

The Sixers released forward Sidney Green on Monday, the same day they acquired third-year shooting guard Sean Green from the Indiana Pacers.

The 76ers picked up 6-foot-9 Sidney Green, 32, last month in a trade that also gave them a first-round draft pick next year and sent guard Hersey Hawkins to the Charlotte Hornets.

Sidney Green averaged 2.3 points and three rebounds in 39 games with Charlotte and San Antonio last season. His career average is 7.4 points and 6.1 rebounds.

The 76ers traded a second-round 1994 draft choice to the Pacers in exchange for the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Sean Green.


CLEVELAND (AP) - Earle Bruce, former football coach at Ohio State, Northern Iowa and Colorado State, has been named coach of the Cleveland Thunderbolts of the Arena Football League.

Bruce was hired by a former Ohio State player, Thunderbolts general manager Jeff Kuczek, who played there in the mid-1980s. Bruce coached the Buckeyes from 1979 until his dismissal in 1987.

He was dismissed from Colorado State in 1992 amid allegations by the university that he verbally and physically abused players.

In August, the Thunderbolts fired Dave Whinham after a 2-10 season. Whinham was 6-26 in three seasons, including 0-10 with the expansion Columbus Thunderbolts in 1991.


NEW YORK (AP) - The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks were fined $25,000 each Tuesday by the NHL for a fight during a Sept. 27 exhibition game.

The altercation took place just before the third period of the game at Hamilton, Ontario. The fines are automatic under NHL rules pertaining to players who take part in a fight that does not occur during periods of a game.

As the teams returned to the ice, Calgary’s Sandy McCarthy scuffled with Shawn Antoski of Vancouver. All players from both teams were involved in pushing and shoving. McCarthy and Antoski received game misconduct penalties.


CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals waived receiver Reggie Rembert on Tuesday after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence for the third time.

Rembert, who spent part of last season in an NFL-mandated alcohol rehabilitation program, was convicted in 1991 and 1992 of drunken driving.

Rembert, 27, of Crescent Springs, Ky., was driving south on Interstate 75 when his car collided with another car on the Brent Spence Bridge at 3:18 a.m., police said. The driver of the other car, Robert Bihl, 20, of Alexandria, Ky., was charged with making an improper lane change, police said. A passenger in Bihl’s car was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington.

Rembert, a star at West Virginia, had trouble adapting to the NFL. He was injured his first year, after being drafted by the New York Jets and traded to the Bengals when the Jets were unable to sign him. In the next two years, he continued to have problems learning the Bengals’ offensive system and caught just 28 passes.

After a long contract holdout this year, he was used mostly in third-down situations, and had eight catches for 101 yards.


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic officials say the tournament has been granted ″official win″ status on the PGA Tour and will increase its purse to $700,000.

The ″official win″ status means the PGA grants the winner of the classic automatic entry into other tour tournaments.

The 27th annual Golf Classic will be held July 11-17 at the Annandale Golf Club just outside Jackson.

The tournament, which will be played opposite the British Open, will be the only tour event played in the United States at that time. Last year the tournament was played opposite the Masters.


NEW YORK (AP) - Fans will join NFL players and coaches in selecting Pro Bowl participants for the first time.

The league said Tuesday that a consensus Pro Bowl fan ballot will be added to the consensus of players and coaches ballots in determining AFC and NFC squads. The game will be played Feb. 6, 1994 at Honolulu.

The addition of fan balloting was included in the collective bargaining agreement reached this year between the league and its players.

Fans will have three ways to vote. They can fill out ballots at each NFL stadium during the 13th through 16th weeks of the season, Nov. 25-Dec. 20. Ballots also will appear in USA Today during a four-week period beginning Nov. 22, or fans can vote at Radio Shack stores from Nov. 15-Dec. 11.

Voting by players and coaches will be conducted Dec. 17-21.


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Kings forward Tony Granato signed a two-year contract with an option year.

Granato, who scored a career-high 82 points last season, including 37 goals, is playing in his sixth NHL season. He was acquired by the Kings from the Rangers along with Tomas Sandstrom in exchange for Bernie Nicholls on Jan. 20, 1990.

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