Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Red Sox IF Mike Lansing...


November 14, 2001


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Red Sox IF Mike Lansing filed for free agency after Boston declined his $6 million option and chose to pay $1.25 million buyout.

ANGELS: Exercised $400,000 option on contract of IF Benji Gil. Activated 1B Mo Vaughn from 60-day DL.

BRAVES: Agreed to $75 million, six-year contract with OF Andruw Jones. DODGERS: Named Bill Bavasi director of player development and John Boles senior adviser for baseball operations.

RANGERS: Named Terry Francona bench coach and Dom Chiti and Jay Robertson special assistants to GM. Will not exercise $2.5 million contract option on P Justin Thompson and will pay him $1 million buyout instead.


HAWKS: Activated F Shareef Abdur-Rahim from injured list. Placed F Chris Crawford on injured list with torn left ACL. Signed F Mark Strickland.

MAVERICKS: Placed F Eduardo Najera on injured list. Activated G Darrick Martin from injured list. RAPTORS: Placed F Jerome Williams on injured list with bruised right knee. Activated G Dell Curry.

SUPERSONICS: Placed F Vin Baker on injured list with bruised left knee. Activated G Shammond Williams.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Placed G Damon Stoudamire on injured list with right knee tendinitis. Activated G Rick Brunson.


NEW MEXICO: Sophomore F Alvin Broussard is leaving basketball program because he isn't playing enough.

RUTGERS: Basketball F Herve Lamizana was declared ineligible by NCAA.


BEARS: Waived FB Scott Dragos. Signed CB Todd McMillon from practice squad. Re-signed TE Adam Young to practice squad.

BUCCANEERS: Signed G Shane Grice to practice squad. Released CB Anthony Midget from practice squad.

CHARGERS: Released WR Reggie Jones.

DOLPHINS: Activated WR O.J. McDuffie and TE Alonzo Mayes off reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list.

GIANTS: Signed P Gabe Lindstrom. Waived LB Kole Ayi. LIONS: Released TE Pete Mitchell.

PACKERS: Placed CB Keith Thibodeaux on waivers.


CAPITALS: Recalled D Frantisek Kucera from Sparta Praha of Czech League.


MISL: Named Blast M Paul Wright honorable mention Offensive Player of the Week and Blast G Scott Hileman honorable mention Defensive Player of the Week.

FREEDOM (WUSA): Traded F Pretinha to CyberRays for F Jacqui Little and 2003 third-round draft pick.

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