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November 08, 2001

Baseball

ORIOLES: Exercised 2002 contract options on 1B-OF Jeff Conine and P Buddy Groom.

ASTROS: Declined to exercise 2002 contract options for P Pedro Astacio and P Doug Brocail.

ATHLETICS: Signed former Orioles P Rocky Coppinger, P Ismael Villegas, IF Jose Flores, IF Chad Meyers and OF Michael Warner.

BRAVES: Announced that Single-A affiliate in Macon, Ga., will relocate to Rome, Ga., in 2003.

CUBS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on P Kevin Tapani.

DIAMONDBACKS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on contract of P Russ Springer.

GIANTS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on 1B Andres Galarraga, making him a free agent.

INDIANS: Named Ken Stauffer Midwest supervisor in scouting department.

ROCKIES: Agreed to terms with P Scott Elarton on one-year contract.

METS: Named Bob Apodoca pitching coach at Single-A St. Lucie.

PADRES: Named Scott Trcka and Jim Bretz to amateur scouting staff.

RANGERS: Agreed to terms with hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo on three-year contract and C Brad King, IF Eddy Martinez and IF Juan Silvestre to minor-league contracts.

TIGERS: Released P Dave Borkowski and re-signed him to minor-league contract.

YANKEES: Fired batting coach Gary Denbo.

Basketball

CAVALIERS: Placed G Bryant Stith on injured list. Activated G Jeff Trepagnier from injured list.

CLIPPERS: Placed F Lamar Odom on suspended list.

WIZARDS: Waived F Loy Vaught.

College

CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: Named Johns Hopkins M Jill Minger and D Lauren Hanlon to All-Centennial women's soccer first team, F Jen Baldwin, F Kacey Foster, D Yquem Roman and G Shannon O'Malley to second team and D Laura Bauer honorable mention.

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Named UMBC G Jessie Brown to preseason women's basketball all-conference team. Picked Mount St. Mary's third and UMBC fourth in preseason women's basketball poll in vote by coaches.

SOUTH FLORIDA: F Greg Brittian was suspended indefinitely for failure to fulfill team academic responsibilities.

FRESNO STATE: Announced that G Chris Sandy will be academically ineligible until the spring semester after the NCAA denied the school's appeal.

MURRAY STATE: Suspended sophomore F Jamar Avent from men's basketball team after arrest on charges of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Football

NFL: Fined Jets S Damien Robinson $20,000 for role in altercation with Saints T Kyle Turley on Sunday.

BILLS: Placed S Tony Driver on IR. Signed S Pierson Prioleau.

BROWNS: Waived DB Dyshod Carter and DT Cedric Killings. Signed DT DeVone Claybrooks and DB Earthwind Moreland from practice squad. Signed DE Felipe Claybrooks to practice squad.

COLTS: Signed RB Shyrone Stith. Released WR Tony Simmons. Signed WR Bobby Newcombe to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed CB Zebbie Lethridge.

JAGUARS: Waived S Delvin Brown. Signed DB Renard Cox.

PATRIOTS: Placed WR Curtis Jackson on IR.

RAIDERS: Placed CB Eric Johnson on IR. Activated CB Brandon Jennings.

Hockey

AVALANCHE: Activated D Adam Foote from injured list. Sent D Jaroslav Obsut to AHL Hershey.

BLUES: Assigned D Christian Laflamme to AHL Worcester.

CANADIENS: Recalled D Francis Bouillon from AHL Quebec.

CANUCKS: Waived G Martin Brochu. Signed G Peter Skudra.

COYOTES: Assigned RW Tyler Bouck to AHL Springfield.

MAPLE LEAFS: Assigned C Nikolai Antropov to AHL St. John's.

RANGERS: Assigned RW Rico Fata and D Sylvain Lefebvre to AHL Hartford.

Colleges

Soccer

Men Maryland 10, Manhattan 0 Towson 2, New Hampshire 0

Swimming

Men

Albright 71, Western Maryland 24 Navy 158, George Washington 85

Women

Albright 53, Western Maryland 42

Volleyball

Delaware def. Towson, 32-34, 26-30, 32-30, 30-28, 15-12

Women's basketball

All-Americans The Associated Press' 2001-02 preseason women's All-America team, with school, year, height, position, votes from a 45-member national media panel and key stats from last season:

Sue Bird, Connecticut, Sr., 5-9, G, 43 votes. Stats: 10.9 points, 5.0 assists.

Chantelle Anderson, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-6, C, 39 votes. Stats: 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds.

Stacey Dales, Oklahoma, Sr., 6-0, G, 39 votes. Stats: 16.0 points, 7.3 assists.

LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State, Jr., 6-2, F, 26 votes. Stats: 24.3 points, 8.5 reobunds.

Alana Beard, Duke, Soph., 5-11, G/F, 24 votes. Stats: 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds.

Others receiving votes: Lucienne Berthieu, Old Dominion; Swin Cash, Connecticut; Linda Frohlich, UNLV; Deanna Jackson, Alabama-Birmingham; Gwen Jackson, Tennessee; Kara Lawson, Tennessee; Kelly Mazzante, Penn State; Alicia Ratay, Notre Dame; Nicole Powell, Stanford; Michelle Snow, Tennessee; Diana Taurasi, Connecticut; Ayana Walker, Louisiana Tech; Angie Welle, Iowa State; Shereka Wright, Purdue.

Football

(All times p.m.; line in parentheses)

Wednesday's result Toledo 41, W. Michigan 35

Today Air Force at Colorado St. (-8), 7:30

Saturday

State Tulane (-2 1/2 ) at Navy, noon Fordham at Towson, 12:30 Johns Hopkins at Western Maryland, 1 South Carolina State at Morgan State, 1 Salisbury vs. Frostburg State at RFK Stadium, 1:30 Clemson at Maryland (-7), 7 Top 25 No. 1 Miami (-20) at Boston College, noon

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