Baseball BRAVES: Signed P Darren Holmes to minor-league...


January 29, 2002


BRAVES: Signed P Darren Holmes to minor-league contract. cm+bd

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to minor-league contracts with P Tom Martin, P Randy Galvez, C Sal Fasano, C Yamid Haad, IF Andy Sheets and OF Emil Brown.

PHILLIES: Signed free-agent OF John Mabry, who had been with Marlins, to minor-league contract and invited him to major-league camp.

PIRATES: Named Larry Silverman VP and baseball legal counsel.

RANGERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Ismael Valdes, who had been with Angels. Agreed to minor-league contract with P Rudy Seanez and invited him to major-league camp.

TIGERS: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Billy Simas, who had been with White Sox, and invited him to major-league camp.

FORT WORTH (INDEPENDENT): Named Maury Wills VP of special projects.


NBA: Named 76ers G Allen Iverson Player of the Week.

JAZZ: Signed G Rusty LaRue to 10-day contract. Placed G John Crotty on injured list with tendinitis in left knee.

NETS: Signed G Anthony Johnson and F Donny Marshall for 2001-02 season.


PIGSKIN CLASSIC: Announced that Ohio State and Texas Tech will meet Aug. 24.

CCBC-DUNDALK: Dismissed F Kevin Green from basketball team.

DELAWARE: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator and assistant head football coach Bob Sabol.

GEORGIA: Announced that DB Brandon Williams, suspended after being accused of attempted rape, will be allowed to return to team's off-season conditioning program next week.

NORTHWESTERN: Named Mike Dunbar offensive coordinator.

NOTRE DAME: Named Bill Diedrick offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Kent Baer defensive coordinator, Mike Denbrock and John McDonell offensive line coaches, Buzz Preston running backs coach, Phil Zacharias linebackers and special teams coach, Trent Miles wide receivers coach and Trent Walkers secondary coach.

ST. ROSE: Cardinal Gibbons P D.J. Steirer received full baseball scholarship.


BILLS: Signed DT Demetrious Maxie.

BRONCOS: Named Ted Sundquist GM and Neal Dahlen director of football administration.

BUCCANEERS: Signed following free agents: CB Corey Ivy, OT Brian Guber, DE Ron Warner, WR Daryl Daniel, DB Corey Chamblin, FB Leroy McFadden, TE Damien Vaughn, WR Jermale Kelly, WR E.G. Green and P Tim Morgan.

DOLPHINS: Promoted Brian Wiedmeier to executive VP and chief operating officer and Rick Spielman to senior VP-football operations/player personnel. Announced that Eddie Jones will retire as president after 2002 season.

FALCONS: Fired defensive coordinator Don Blackmon.

JAGUARS: Named Tony Sparano tight ends coach.

REDSKINS: Named Vinny Cerrato player personnel director.


NHL: Named Canucks D Brent Sopel Player of the Week.

BLUE JACKETS: Placed RW David Vyborny on IR. Recalled C Brad Moran from AHL Syracuse.

BLUES: Recalled C Eric Boguniecki from AHL Worcester.

COYOTES: Reassigned G Patrick DesRochers to AHL Springfield.

DEVILS: Fired coach Larry Robinson. Named Kevin Constantine coach.

FLAMES: Recalled LW Jamie Wright and LW Jason Botterill from AHL Saint John.

PANTHERS: Assigned C Byron Ritchie to AHL Lowell.

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