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Clemson's Harbin signs with D'Backs

GREENVILLE -- Clemson infielder Taylor Harbin is heading to the pros.

Harbin, a Tiger junior from Travelers Rest, signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, The Greenville News reported Monday.

Harbin, selected in the eighth round, is expected to report to the team's rookie club, the Missoula (Mont.) Osprey of the Pioneer League.

Harbin played second base his first two seasons with the Tigers. He moved to short early this past season when starter Stan Widmann was lost for the year after surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck.

Harbin was among 11 players on Clemson's roster taken in the draft.

• Sam Perlozzo was fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles with the last-place team in the midst of an eight-game losing streak.

Perlozzo was told of the decision during a 20-minute discussion with executive vice president Mike Flanagan and vice president Jim Duquette.

Bullpen coach Dave Trembley, who has served as a minor league manager in the organization, will be the interim manager when the Orioles begin a six-game trip in San Diego on Tuesday.

• PRO BASKETBALL -- The Charlotte Bobcats hired Dell Curry as an assistant coach, while former assistant John Outlaw was named director of pro player personnel.

Curry, who played 16 years in the NBA, including a 10-year stint with the Charlotte Hornets, had served as the Bobcats' director of player development. He'll join first-year coach Sam Vincent's staff, which includes Phil Ford, Lee Rose, Jeff Capel and Paul Mokeski.

Outlaw will take over many of Curry's former duties.

• PRO BASEBALL -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee and San Diego pitcher Chris Young were suspended for five games each following a bench-clearing brawl last weekend.

Cubs hitting coach Gerald Perry was suspended for three games for his role in Saturday's fight at Wrigley Field.

Philadelphia third-base coach Steve Smith was suspended for three games and catcher Carlos Ruiz for one following an argument in Sunday's game against Detroit. The players' union appealed Ruiz's suspension, meaning it can't start until after the case is heard and decided.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- Former Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed on a highway ramp.

Arrington lost control and hit a guardrail, Maryland State Police Sgt. Russell Newell said. He said police did not know how fast Arrington was traveling.

Arrington, who turns 29 Wednesday, was wearing a helmet and alcohol was not involved in the accident, Newell said. Arrington was issued two citations -- one for operating the motorcycle without a proper license and the other for the crash itself.

• Running back Quincy Wilson was charged with disorderly conduct for failing to disperse after a weekend wedding party, making him the 10th Cincinnati Bengals player arrested in the past 14 months.

The former West Virginia star was with a wedding party celebrating outside a downtown bar around 3 a.m. Sunday when he and 13 others refused a police request to leave, assistant prosecuting attorney Lora Maynard said.

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