Nagy Is Latest Indian to Get a Richer Deal

From Staff and Wire Reports

The Cleveland Indians, who committed $20.25 million to five players a day earlier, agreed Friday to a $6.75-million, two-year contract with right-handed pitcher Charles Nagy.

Nagy, who had a $1.8-million salary last season, gets a $125,000 signing bonus and $3.25 million in each of the next two seasons. Cleveland can exercise a 1998 option at $3.33 million or pay a $125,000 buyout.

"He's overcome the arm injury he had a couple of years ago and went on last year to show the type of ability that we know that Charlie's had," Indian General Manager John Hart said.

Nagy, 28, had been eligible for salary arbitration. He was 16-6 last season with a 4.55 earned-run average in 29 starts.

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Right-handed pitcher Jaime Navarro and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract that guarantees him $7.3 million but could be worth $10.6 million if the club exercises its option in 1998. Navarro, 27, pitched a team-high 200 1/3 innings last season and was 14-6 with a 3.28 ERA.

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Catcher Greg Myers, who wasn't offered arbitration by the Angels, signed with the Minnesota Twins. Myers, 29, agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins holding an option on the 1997 season. Financial terms were not revealed.

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Outfielder Chuck Carr, acquired by Milwaukee earlier this week, agreed to a $325,000, one-year contract with the Brewers.

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The San Francisco Giants signed free-agent outfielder Stan Javier, who had been with the Oakland Athletics, to a $2.1-million, two-year contract.

Tennis

The semifinal field for the $6-million Grand Slam Cup in Munich, Germany, was completed when Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov rallied to defeat Dutchman Jacco Eltingh, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, earning a spot against Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia. Germany's Boris Becker plays the lone remaining American, Todd Martin.

None of the semifinalists have won the event before. The winner receives $ 1.625 million, the largest winner's check in tennis.

Boxing

James Toney, a former International Boxing Federation middleweight and super-middleweight champion, knocked out Greg Everett in the second round to win the World Boxing Union cruiserweight title at Ledyard, Conn.

Toney is 49-2-2. Everett is 21-3.

Former middleweight champion Michael Nunn (48-3) scored a unanimous decision over John Scully (35-4) in a super-middleweight bout. Nunn was rocked by a right hook in the eighth round, but recovered and went on to dominate the rest of the fight.

Winter Sports

Germany's Martina Ertl had a combined time of 1 minute 54.44 seconds to win a women's World Cup giant slalom in Val D'Isere, France. Slovenian Mojca Suhadolc (1:54.67) and Austrian Alexandra Meissnitzer (1:54.83) followed. American downhill specialist Picabo Street was 24th in 1:56.55.

Norwegians Halldor Skard and Bjarte Engen Vik took the lead with 460.5 points on the 112-meter hill on the first day of a World Cup two-man Nordic combined sprint relay competition at Steamboat Springs, Colo., with Americans Todd Lodwick and Tim Tetreault (454.7) in second place.

Soccer

The Los Angeles Galaxy named Octavio Zambrano as assistant coach under Lothar Osiander. Zambrano was an assistant with the Los Angeles Salsa. . . . Major League Soccer assigned two American defenders to teams, sending Jeff Agoos, a U.S. national team member and four-time All-American from Virginia, to Washington D.C. United and Dan Calichman, the only American to play in Japan's J-League, to the Galaxy.

Miscellany

Donnie Edwards, UCLA's All-American linebacker, is among four local student-athletes who will be honored with cash scholarship grants from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Assn. for graduate studies. Other honorees include golfer Brandon Reed Cash of Long Beach State, soccer player Shawna Berke of UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount soccer and softball player Jadelb Petrix. . . . North Alabama linebacker Ronald McKinnon became the first defensive player to win the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II player of the year. . . . Chris Winner, a press officer who resigned from the International Amateur Athletic Federation in June, says he was instructed by federation officials to alter the results for the IAAF's 1994 athletes of the year because one winner, Sally Gunnell of Britain, and one runner-up, hurdler Colin Jackson of Britain, did not plan to attend the IAAF awards gala. Winner said heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee instead was named the women's winner and Jackson was dropped from second behind Algerian distance runner Noureddine Morceli to fourth. IAAF General Secretary Istvan Gyulai was quoted as calling Winner's charges "childish." . . . World champions Lu Chen of China and Elvis Stojko of Canada took the lead in the singles on the second day of the NHK Trophy figure skating competition in Nagoya, Japan.

The Wilmington Pilots of the Pacific Coast League will play the Danbury (Conn.) Trojans today in the championship game of the Midget division of the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Wilmington earned its berth by defeating the Ceder Crest Comets (Dallas), 14-6, on Thursday. The Palos Verde Longhorns were ousted in the Pee-Wee division, 7-0, by another Cedar Crest team. . . . . Richard "Joe" Harper, football coach at Cal Lutheran, has resigned after six seasons at the school. Harper was 23-32-1.

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