Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Extended contract of...


November 28, 2001


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Extended contract of commissioner Bud Selig three years.

DEVIL RAYS: Released OF Jose Guillen and P Jeff Wallace.

METS: Agreed to one-year contract with OF-IF Joe McEwing.

PIRATES: Named Jesse Flores assistant to GM.

RANGERS: Designated OF Kelly Dransfeldt for assignment. Signed IF Santiago Perez and P Fernando Rijo to minor-league contracts.

WHITE SOX: Traded IF Herbert Perry to Rangers for player to be named. Signed OF Julio Ramirez to one-year contract; assigned him outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

YANKEES: Announced retirement of 3B Scott Brosius.


CELTICS: Activated F-G Eric Williams. Placed F Walter McCarty on injured list with sprained right big toe.

MAVERICKS: Signed F Johnny Newman. Placed G Greg Buckner on injured list with sore left knee. Waived C Ruben Wolkowyski.

NETS: Signed former BayRunners C-F Steve Goodrich.

ROCKETS: Placed G Steve Francis (Maryland) on injured list with ruptured left plantar fascia. Activated G Tierre Brown from injured list.


NCAA: Placed Howard University on probation for five years and imposed show-cause penalties on three former coaches for unethical conduct and other major violations.

JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD: Honor for top senior QB was given to Fresno State's David Carr.

CHOWAN: Named Lou Saban football coach.

COLORADO: Sophomore men's basketball G Justin Harbert quit team for personal reasons.

HOFSTRA: Signed St. Paul's lacrosse player Brian Reed.

KENTUCKY: Junior G Kip Sixbery left football team.

MARYLAND: Missy Meharg was named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year by National Field Hockey Coaches Association. ... Signed St. Paul's lacrosse player Brent Hargest.

NOTRE DAME: Signed following lacrosse players: Anne Barthleme (Notre Dame Prep), Brittany Fox (St. Mary's) and Kerry Van Shura (John Carroll).

ST. JOSEPH'S: Jason Volker (Cardinal Gibbons) committed to baseball scholarship.

STONY BROOK: Signed St. Paul's lacrosse player Colin Welsch.

SYRACUSE: Freshman men's basketball F Mark Konecny withdrew from school.

UCLA: Is appealing NCAA ruling that ended RB DeShaun Foster's college career.

WESTERN MARYLAND: DB Jason Wingeart was named to U.S. team for Aztec Bowl, between Division III all-stars and Mexican national team Dec. 15 in Saltillo, Mexico.

WRIGHT STATE: Suspended G Vernard Hollins one game for conduct in locker room.


NFL: Suspended Seahawks CB Shawn Springs four games for violating league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

BENGALS: Activated FB Nick Williams. Waived TE Kirk McMullen. Released WR Malcolm Johnson from practice squad.

BILLS: Signed K Shayne Graham.

BROWNS: Released FB Mike Sellers.

DOLPHINS: Waived CB Zebbie Lethridge.

FALCONS: Placed LB Antony Jordan on IR with shoulder injury. Signed DT Ron Moore from practice squad. Signed LB Shane Elam to practice squad.

JETS: Named Jumbo Elliott assistant offensive line coach.

LIONS: Signed P Leo Araguz and DE Anthony Herron. Released G Josh Lovelady.

PACKERS: Activated TE Tyrone Davis from physically-unable-to-perform list. Waived S Billy Jenkins.

VIKINGS: Signed free-agent LB Pete Monty. Placed DE Jeff Hazuga on IR.

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Will fold Florida Bobcats, Milwaukee Mustangs, Houston ThunderBears and Oklahoma Wranglers before 2002 season.


BLUE JACKETS: Recalled C Blake Bellefeuille from AHL Syracuse.

PENGUINS: Assigned D Darcy Robinson to ECHL Wheeling.

SABRES: Recalled RW Ales Kotalik from AHL Rochester.

SHARKS: Recalled G Miikka Kiprusoff from AHL Cleveland. Assigned G Vesa Toskala to Cleveland.

WILD: Assigned C Roman Simicek to AHL Houston.

LESTER PATRICK AWARD: Award, which recognizes service to hockey in United States, will go to 1960 Olympic team, Blues GM Larry Pleau and 1980 Olympic coach Herb Brooks.


ITF: Announced draw for 2002 event, which will begin April 27-28 with top-seeded U.S. team home against Austria.

Track and field

IAAF: Suspended Russian German Skurygin, 1999 world champion in 50-kilometer walk, two years for taking human chorionic gonadotropin.

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