Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced Yakult of the...


January 10, 2002


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced Yakult of the Japanese Central League has accepted Los Angeles' bid for negotiating rights to P Kazuhisa Ishii.

UMPIRES: Former umpires Ken Kaiser, Dale Ford and Mark Johnson, who resigned during 1999 labor dispute, sued MLB for $1.35 million in retirement pay and interest.

ASTROS: Signed P Billy Wagner to three-year contract with club option for 2005.

CARDINALS: Agreed to terms with OF So Taguchi on a three-year contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Richie Hebner coach for Triple-A Durham, Xavier Hernandez pitching coach for Single-A Charleston and Brad Woodall pitching coach for Appalachian League Princeton.

GIANTS: Named Mario Mendoza manager and Steve Renko pitching coach for Double-A Shreveport.

INDIANS: Signed P Mark Wohlers to two-year contract.

METS: Signed P Adam Walker to one-year contract.

TIGERS: Named former Orioles manager Phil Regan manager of Double-A West Michigan.


HAWKS: Placed F Chris Crawford on injured list. Signed F Mark Strickland to 10-day contract.

MAGIC: Placed C Patrick Ewing on injured list with right calf/right Achilles tendinitis.


BOSTON COLLEGE: Announced RB William Green will forgo his senior season and enter NFL draft.

FLORIDA: Named Ron Zook football coach.

NAVY: Soccer goalkeeper Brian Steckroth was named to Soccer America's 2001 men's MVP list.

STANFORD: Named Buddy Teevens football coach and signed him to five-year contract.


NFL: Suspended Jaguars WR R. Jay Soward for one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

SAINTS: Re-signed DT Martin Chase to two-year contract.


Pat Kaufman, of Fort Washington, has been elected to the USGA Women's Committee for a one-year term.


BLUE JACKETS: Recalled RW David Ling from AHL Syracuse.

KINGS: Agreed to terms with LW Ryan Flinn.

PANTHERS: Reassigned C Matt Herr to AHL Hershey.

Pro football

NFL draft order

x-subject to coin flip

y-subject to playoffs

Note: The NFL draft will be held April 20-21.

1. Houston; 2. Carolina; 3. Detroit; 4. Buffalo; 5. San Diego; 6. Dallas; 7. Minnesota; 8. Kansas City; 9. Jacksonville; 10. Cincinnati; 11. Indianapolis; 12. Arizona; 13. New Orleans; 14. x-N.Y. Giants; 15. x-Tennessee; 16. x-Atlanta; 17. x-Cleveland; 18. Washington; 19. Denver; 20. Seattle; 21. y-Tampa Bay; 22. y-Oakland; 23. xy-Ravens; 24. xy-N.Y. Jets; 25. y-New England; 26. y-Philadelphia; 27. y-Miami; 28. y-Green Bay; 29. y-San Francisco; 30. y-Pittsburgh; 31. y-Chicago; 32. y-St. Louis.

Pro soccer

MISL schedule

Tomorrow's game

Cleveland at K.C., 7:35 p.m.

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