Milestones Aug. 9, 1999

RETIRING. BARRY SANDERS, 31, Detroit Lions running back. Sanders was 1,458 yds. short of breaking Walter Payton's NFL career rushing record. Yet strained dealings with his team drove the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner with a $36 million contract to head to London instead of training camp.

TRANSFERRED. AIR FORCE GENERAL JOSEPH RALSTON, 55, to NATO commander, from his current post as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In May, Ralston will replace Army General Wesley Clark, who ran NATO's war against Yugoslavia.

BORN. HUGO WENTZEL, 7 lbs. 13 oz., to AMY CARTER, 31, daughter of President Jimmy Carter, and...

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