Baseball BRAVES: Signed P Dan Wheeler to minor-league...


January 11, 2002


BRAVES: Signed P Dan Wheeler to minor-league contract.

REDS: Agreed to terms with P Hector Mercado on one-year contract. Named Carlo Alvarez strength and conditioning coordinator.

ROCKIES: Agreed to terms with P Rick White, who had been with Mets, on one-year contract.

ROYALS: Re-signed P Paul Byrd to one-year contract.

YANKEES: Signed free-agent P David Wells, who had been with White Sox, to two-year contract with club option for 2004. Designated IF Clay Bellinger for assignment.


CLIPPERS: Signed G Eldridge Recasner to 10-day contract.

HAWKS: Activated C Theo Ratliff from injured list. Placed F Toni Kukoc on injured list.

PISTONS: Placed G Dana Barros on injured list with pulled left hamstring. Activated F-C Victor Alexander from injured list.

RAPTORS: Signed G Jermaine Jackson, who had been with CBA Flint.


DUKE: Named Ted Roof defensive coordinator.

NAVY: Named Buddy Green defensive coordinator and secondary coach.

UCLA: Announced that QB Ryan McCann will transfer to Tennessee-Chattanooga.

WESTERN MARYLAND: Junior F Melissa Merson was named to NSCAA Mid-AtlanticAll-American women's soccer team and to Centennial Conference first team.


NFL: Promoted VP of player development-managing director of NFL Europe John Beake to VP of football development and operations.

RAVENS: Placed LB Shannon Taylor on IR. Signed TE Jonathan Burrough from practice squad. Signed S Martavious Houston to practice squad.

BRONCOS: Signed DT Cyron Brown.

FALCONS: Signed TE Dallas Neil, WR Alvis Whitted, WR Chris Sanders, DT Brandon Miller, RB Brett Millican and CB Juran Bolden.

PATRIOTS: Suspended WR Terry Glenn for remainder of postseason due to multiple unexcused absences from team meetings and practices.

VIKINGS: Named Mike Tice coach.


BLACKHAWKS: Recalled C Steve Dubinsky from AHL Milwaukee.

CANADIENS: Recalled LW Gino Odjick and LW Marcel Hossa from AHL Quebec.

FLYERS: Signed G Roman Cechmanek to three-year contract extension.

SENATORS: Recalled C Steve Martins from AHL Grand Rapids.



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