CARDINALS: Traded P Dustin Hermanson to the Boston Red Sox for 1B Luis Garcia, OF Rick Asadoorian and1B-3B Dustin Brisson.
MARINERS: Acquired 3B Jeff Cirillo from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for P Jose Paniagua, P Dennis Stark and P Brian Fuentes.
NBA: Fined Houston G Cuttino Mobley $7,500 for publicly criticizing officials.
MAVERICKS: Activated F Donnell Harvey from the injured list. Placed G-F Johnny Newman on injured list.
WARRIORS: Fired coach Dave Cowens; Named Brian Winters interim coach.
MEMPHIS: Announced athletic director R.C. Johnson received a five-year contract extension.
SOUTH ALABAMA: Named Lee Evans track and field-cross country coach.
COLTS: Activated LB Donnell Thompson from the practice squad. Waived PK Doug Brien.
ISLANDERS: Recalled LW Raffi Torres from AHL Bridgeport.
Capitals: Recalled G Corey Hirsch from AHL Portland.
NCAA Division I
At Columbus, Ohio CHAMPIONSHIP Today North Carolina vs. Indiana, 1 p.m. SEMIFINALS Friday North Carolina 3, Stanford 2, 4OT Indiana 2, St. John's, N.Y. 1, 2OT
Division I -AA playoffs SEMIFINALS Yesterday Furman 24, Georgia Southern 17 Montana 38, Northern Iowa 0 FINAL Friday At Chattanooga, Tenn. Furman vs. Montana, 5:30 p.m.
Division III playoffs STAGG BOWL Yesterday At Salem, Va. Mount Union, Ohio 30, Bridgewater, Va. 27 Golf
At Thousand Oaks, Calif. Third round, par 72
Vijay Singh 68-66-71--205 Tiger Woods 68-67-74--209 Bernhard Langer 69-68-74--211 Scott Hoch 70-70-72--212 Lee Westwood 71-72-70--213 Jesper Parnevik 73-65-75--213 David Toms 71-68-75--214 David Duval 72-70-72--214 Fred Couples 66-71-77--214 Mark O'Meara 66-74-74--215 Jim Furyk 74-70-72--216 Thomas Bjorn 73-80-64--217 Colin Montgomerie 73-68-76--217 Davis Love III 71-75-72--218 Padraig Harrington 69-74-75--218 Darren Clarke 72-73-76--221 Scott Verplank 68-76-79--223 Mark Calcavecchia 74-71-78--223
National Championships At Patterson Park
1. Todd Wells, Tucson, Ariz. (Mongoose/Hyundai); 2. Tim Johnson, Middleton, Mass. (Saturn/Timex); 3. Marc Gullickson, Boulder, Colo. (Mongoose/Hyundai); 4. Jonathan Page, Northfield, N.H. (Richard Sachs); 5. Alex Candelario, Boulder, Colo. (Big Shark/Cannondale); 6. Steve Tilford, Topeka, Kan. (Shimano/Moots); 7. Jonny Sundt, Ormond, Wash. (K2 Bike); 8. Dale Knapp, Des Moines, Wash. (Kona/Voicestream); 9. Justin Robinson, Santa Cruz, Calif. (Palo Alto/Bullion Still); 10. Mark McCormack, North Easton, Mass. (Saturn/Timex).
1. Alison Dunlap, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Clif Bar); 2. Carmen D'Aluisio, Watsonville, Calif. (Clif Bar); 3. Rachel Lloyd, San Rafael, Calif. (Team Spine/Santa Cruz); 4. Gina Hall, Richmond, Calif. (Kona/Voicestream); 5. Ann Grande, Des Moines, Wash. (Kona/Voicestream); 6. Mary McConneloug, Chilmark, Mass. (Jamba Juice/Gunnar Cycles); 7. Christine Vardaros, Mill Valley, Calif. (Jamba Juice); 8. Jen Dial, Annapolis, Md. (Independent Fabrication); 9. Melissa Thomas, Denver, Colo. (Rocky Mounts/Bike Source); 10. Emily Thorne, South Hamilton, Mass. (CyclocrossWorld.com/Empella).
The 28 free agents who have signed, with name, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by the Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor-league contracts, letter agreements for major-league contracts are in parentheses:
ANAHEIM (1) -- Re-signed C Jorge Fabregas to a $500,000, one-year contract.
ORIOLES (1) -- Signed OF Marty Cordova, Cleveland, to a $9.1 million, three-year contract.
DETROIT (1) -- Signed 3B Craig Paquette, St. Louis, to a two-year contract.
KANSAS CITY (1) -- Re-signed 2B Luis Alicea to an $800,000, one-year contract.
NEW YORK (2) -- Signed RHP Steve Karsay, Atlanta, to a $22.25 million, four-year contract; signed 1B Jason Giambi, Oakland, to a $120 million, seven-year contract.
SEATTLE (2) -- Re-signed 2B Mark McLemore, to a $6.3 million, two-year contract; re-signed LHP Norm Charlton to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.
TAMPA BAY (1) -- Re-signed SS Chris Gomez, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.
TEXAS (2) -- Signed RHP Todd Van Poppel, Chicago Cubs, to a $7.5 million, three-year contract; signed RHP Jay Powell, Colorado, to a $9 million, three-year contract.
ATLANTA (3) -- Re-signed RHP John Smoltz to a $30 million, three-year contract; re-signed C Javy Lopez to a $6 million, one-year contract; signed 3B Vinny Castilla, Houston, to an $8 million, two-year contract.
CHICAGO (1) -- Re-signed 2B Delino DeShields to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.