Baseball ATHLETICS: Announced resignation of strength...

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January 08, 2002

Baseball

ATHLETICS: Announced resignation of strength and conditioning coach Bob Alejo.

DIAMONDBACKS: Acquired P Mike Myers from Rockies for OF Jack Cust and C J.D. Closser.

REDS: Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Robin Jennings and P Chris Booker. Signed P Elmer Dessens to one-year contract. Agreed to minor-league contracts with P Jose Rijo and P Joey Hamilton on minor-league contracts.

YANKEES: Agreed to one-year contract with C Todd Greene, avoiding salary arbitration.

Basketball

NBA: Named Heat G Eddie Jones Player of the Week in Eastern Conference and Kings F Chris Webber Player of the Week in Western Conference.

CLIPPERS: Waived G Eldridge Recasner.

HAWKS: Waived F Mark Strickland and F Reggie Slater.

NETS: Waived former BayRunners F Steve Goodrich and G Derrick Dial. Signed G Anthony Johnson and F Donny Marshall to 10-day contracts.

RAPTORS: Waived G Carlos Arroyo.

SUNS: Signed G Joe Crispin for remainder of season. Waived C Daniel Santiago.

College

ACC: Named Florida State's Monte Cummings men's basketball Player of the Week and North Carolina State's Julius Hodge Rookie of the Week.

ARKANSAS: Granted sophomore QB Zak Clark release, clearing way for him to transfer.

AUBURN: Named Bobby Petrino offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN: Named Mitch Ware offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Scot Sloan defensive backs coach.

KENTUCKY: Announced that TE Derek Smith will forgo senior year to enter NFL draft.

LOUISIANA STATE: LB Trev Faulk will forgo senior season to make himself eligible for NFL draft.

MIAMI: TE Jeremy Shockey announced that he will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

NAVY: Named Brian Bohannon wide receivers coach.

NORTHWESTERN STATE: Named Scott Stoker football coach.

OTTAWA, KAN.: Named Patrick Ross football coach.

TEXAS A&M: Suspended G Daryl Mason and G Michael Gardener from men's basketball team.

UTAH: Suspended senior G Travis Spivey from men's basketball team for misconduct.

WASHINGTON STATE: Junior college RB Jermaine Green will enroll next week.

Football

BENGALS: Announced the resignation of safeties coach Ray Horton.

BILLS: Announced retirement of DE Phil Hansen.

LIONS: Fired defensive coordinator Vince Tobin.

PANTHERS: Fired coach George Seifert.

BUFFALO (ARENA): Waived QB Jim Kubiak (Navy).

Golf

USGA: Gave Judy Rankin Bob Jones Award for distinguished sportsmanship.

Hockey

NHL: Named Hurricanes C Ron Francis Player of the Week.

AVALANCHE: Recalled F Steve Moore, F Kelly Fairchild and F Riku Hahl from AHL Hershey.

CAPITALS: Re-assigned C Glen Metropolit to AHL Portland.

COYOTES: Assigned C Wyatt Smith to AHL Springfield.

HURRICANES: Recalled C Byron Ritchie from AHL Lowell.

LIGHTNING: Acquired D Dan Boyle from Panthers for 2003 fifth-round draft pick.

MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled C Alexei Ponikarovsky from AHL St. John's.

PANTHERS: Recalled C Matt Herr from AHL Hershey.

PREDATORS: Reassigned D Marc Moro and C Mark Mowers to AHL Milwaukee.

RANGERS: Assigned RW Rico Fata to AHL Hartford.

STARS: Recalled D John Erskine from AHL Utah.

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