Minnesota Twins -- Named former Oriole Jim Dwyer hitting instructor for Portland Beavers, the Twins' Class AAA farm team. Dwyer, 41, finished his career with Minnesota in 1990. The left-handed hitting OF also played with St. Louis, Montreal, San Francisco and Boston during 18 years in major leagues.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- SS Alfredo Griffin will undergo minor back surgery. He is expected to be at full strength for the start of spring training.


Light Welterweights -- Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez will defend his International Federation title against Puerto Rico's Santos Cardona at London Arena on Feb 2.


World Cup -- Atlanta became the 12th U.S. city to apply formally for the right to stage games during the 1994 competition.


Roche Racquet Classic -- Ivan Lendl rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) victory over Wally Masur in exhibition in Sydney.


Louisiana State -- Senior Wayne Sims was permanently suspended from basketball team a few hours after being booked by campus police for driving while intoxicated.

Arizona -- Basketball F Tony Clark, disenchanted by a lack of playing time, said he is leaving the program and will enroll at San Diego State. Clark appeared in five games this season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds.

Pittsburgh -- Basketball C Bobby Martin will miss two to four weeks after undergoing surgery on an infected finger. He was team's second-leading scorer with 12.7 points a game and leading rebounder with 7.1 through 14 games.

Navy -- Senior cross-country runner Liz Fitzpatrick was named an NCAA Division II academic all-American.

Vanderbilt -- Named Don Frease, Chris Symington, Carl Reese, Jerome "Jappy" Oliver, Bill Elias, Bob McConnell, Fred Jackson, Hal Hunter and Ron Case assistant football coaches.


Athlete of Year -- Award by Track & Field News went to American Michael Johnson, who was ranked No. 1 in world in 200- and 400-meter dashes in 1990. In 200, Johnson was beaten only once and produced fastest time of year, 19.85 seconds. In 400, he was unbeaten and ran his four best times ever, including 44.21.


Morris "Moe" Williams -- Longtime basketball coach, who won 944 games at Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City, died of a heart attack in San Antonio at 67. Williams began coaching career at the Mexico City university, formerly Mexico City College, in 1962. He compiled an overall record of 944-225. His teams won six national titles.