BOWLING


BOWLING
PBA BIRMINGHAM OPEN
Sunday
At Lightning Strikes, Birmingham, Ala.
Championship Round
1. Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y., 439 (2 games), $40,000.
2. Mike DeVaney, Escondido, Calif., 429 (2 games), $20,000.
3. Tore Torgersen, Sweden, 189 (1 game), $10,000.
4. Chris Barnes, Flower Mound, Texas, 183 (1 game), $10,000.
Playoffs
Semifinals--Allen def. Torgersen, 221-189; DeVaney def. Barnes, 213-183
Final--Allen def. DeVaney, 218-216.
SPORTS TRANSACTIONS
BASEBALL
American League
NEW YORK YANKEES--Announced an extension of their working agreement with Trenton of the Eastern League through 2008.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA--Fined Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown $35,000 for criticizing officials after a Jan. 24 game against Minnesota.
ATLANTA HAWKS--Placed G Kenny Anderson on the injured list. Activated G Royal Ivey from the injured list.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES--Placed F James Posey on the injured list. Activated G Antonio Burks from the injured list.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES--Signed F John Thomas for the rest of the season.
TORONTO RAPTORS--Suspended G Rafer Alston two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
American Basketball Association
ABA--Announced California changed the team name to the Orange County Buzz.
Continental Basketball Association
MICHIGAN MAYHEM--Signed G Doug Overton.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS--Signed QB Kurt Kittner to a future contract.
HOCKEY
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS--Assigned D Paul Ballantyne to Toledo of the ECHL.
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS--Assigned D Grady Moore to Dayton of the ECHL.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH--Recalled D Tyler Sloan from Dayton of the ECHL. Assigned RW Janne Jokila to Dayton.
ECHL
DAYTON BOMBERS--Signed G Tony Breslin.
MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES--Loaned LW Jeff Hutchins to Grand Rapids of the AHL.


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