Baseball Braves: Agreed to minor-league contract with P...


January 27, 2001


Braves: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Steve Avery; invited him to spring training.

Padres: Sold rights of 1B Joe Vitiello to Orix of Japan's Pacific League.

Rangers: Agreed to one-year contracts with IF Travis Hafner, IF Carlos Pena, IF Jason Romano, IF Scott Sheldon and OF Bo Porter.

Royals: Agreed to one-year contract with IF Luis Alicea, who had been with Rangers.


Hawks: Placed G Brevin Knight on injured list with strained groin.

Hornets: Signed G Doug Overton to a 10-day contract. Placed G Eldridge Recasner on injured list with bronchitis.

76ers: Named James Lloyd physical conditioning coach.

Warriors: Released F Chucky Brown.


Hamilton College: Named Peter Alvanos football coach.


NFL: Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (work with inner-city children) and Bears DT Jim Flanigan (child literacy) were voted co-winners of Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Chiefs: QB Warren Moon announced official retirement.

Falcons: Re-signed WR Mareno Philyaw.


United (MLS): MF-D Geoff Aunger signed a multi-year contract.

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