Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Illini Defensive End Dismissed From Team

Starting defensive end Cyron Brown has been dismissed from the Illinois football squad for violating team rules, new coach Ron Turner said Tuesday.

Details of the violation were not disclosed in the school's news release. Brown, a junior from Chicago's Lane Tech High School, made 34 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in 11 games last season. Also on Tuesday, the Illini announced that freshman linebacker Eric Jefferson of Shreveport, La., was released from his scholarship so he may transfer to another unspecified college. Jefferson sat out the 1996 season because of an injury. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Three Elected To Hall Of Fame The College Football Hall of Fame will induct former University of Washington head coach Don James, who led the Huskies to a share of the national championship in 1991 and six Rose Bowls. Also elected to the Hall were Wally Butts, head coach at Georgia from 1939 to 1960, and former Arkansas and Tennessee coach Bowden Wyatt. BASEBALL Royals, Expos Trade Minor-Leaguers The Kansas City Royals traded righthanded pitcher Melvin Bunch to the Montreal Expos for outfielder Yamil Benitez. Benitez, 24, will be added to the Royals' 40-man roster. He spent most of last season at Class AAA Ottawa, where he hit .278 with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs. Bunch was 8-9 with a 6.08 ERA last season in a mostly starting role at Class AAA Omaha. He led the American Association in hits allowed, runs, earned runs and home runs given up. Pitcher Wilson Alvarez agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing. Alvarez, 28, went 15-10 with a 4.22 ERA in 35 starts for the White Sox last season. He'll make about $4.6 million, nearly a $2 million raise. George Kell, a Hall of Fame third baseman who served on the Detroit Tigers broadcast team for 37 years, announced he is retiring. …

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