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March 5, 1996

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Steve Parris will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder Wednesday.

Orthopedic surgeon Frank Jobe will perform the exploratory surgery in Inglewood, Calif. Parris visited Jobe on Monday at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ spring training camp in Vero Beach, Fla.

Parris, 28, was 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA last year.


CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Bulls signed center-forward John Salley to a 10-day contract Monday and placed backup center Bill Wennington on the injured list because of a swollen left ankle.

Salley averaged 6.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 25 games this season for the expansion Miami Heat after nine years with Detroit and Miami. Wennington is averaging 5.1 points in 55 games this season.


CLEVELAND (AP) _ Terrell Brandon, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ leading scorer, will miss about two weeks because of a bruised tail bone and sprained right rotator cuff.

Also, starting shooting guard Bobby Phills will be out for a week because of a bruised leg and sprained knee, and rarely used guard Harold Miner will undergo surgery Thursday for an inflamed right knee.

Brandon, who has missed the last two games, was placed on the injured list Sunday. Phills and Miner remain on the active roster.


BALTIMORE (AP) _ The Olympic beach volleyball field trials will be held in Baltimore at the Harborview Complex from June 5-9.

The United States is the only delegation represented in the Olympics that will have three beach volleyball teams each for men and women.

Two of the six teams were determined earlier this year based on points earned on the international volleyball federation’s tour.

Top players expected to participate in the trials include Karch Kiraly, Kent Steffes, Adam Johnson, Bruk Vandeweghe, Karolyn Kirby, Liz Masakayan, Barbra Fontana Harris and Lori Forsythe-Kotas.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ NASCAR fined John Andretti $2,000 on Monday for ramming the back of another car Sunday after the Pontiac 400.

NASCAR spokesman Andy Hall said the fine was levied for ``conduct detrimental to the sport of auto racing.″ Hall said Andretti rammed his car into the back of Bobby Hamilton’s car on the backstretch.


NEW YORK (AP) _ Washington Capitals goalie Jim Carey, who posted consecutive shutouts over Boston and Philadelphia to raise his NHL-best total to six, was selected the league’s player of the week Monday.

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