Baseball CUBS: Agreed to terms with P Pat Mahomes on a...


January 31, 2002


CUBS: Agreed to terms with P Pat Mahomes on a minor-league contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to terms with 2B Brent Abernathy, P Steve Kent, IF Jason Smith, IF Ramon Soler and P Enger Veras on one-year contracts.

MARINERS: Agreed to terms with P James Baldwin on a one-year contract.

METS: Agreed to terms with IF John Valentin and free-agent C Jimmy Gonzalez on minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.

PADRES: Agreed to terms with IF Deivi Cruz on a one-year contract.

PHILLIES: Named Tug McGraw special pitching instructor during spring training.

PIRATES: Signed free-agent 2B Pokey Reese to a two-year contract with a club option for 2004.

REDS: Agreed with P Ricardo Aramboles on a one-year contract.

ROCKIES: Agreed to terms with P Mike James on a minor-league contract.


NBA: Suspended Kings F Chris Webber for one game and fined him $7,500 for deliberately throwing an elbow to the head of Jazz's Jarron Collins in a game on Jan. 26.

RAPTORS: Signed G Jermaine Jackson to a contract for the rest of this season.

WIZARDS: Activated G Richard Hamilton from the injured list. Placed G Bobby Simmons on the injured list.


OREGON: Hired Andy Ludwig, offensive coordinator at Fresno State, to be offensive coordinator, replacing Jeff Tedford.


BILLS: Re-signed QB Alex Van Pelt to a five-year contract.

COWBOYS: Name Bruce Coslet offensive coordinator. Announced the contracts of Clarence Shelmon, running backs coach, and Hudson Houck, offensive line coach, won't be renewed.

CHIEFS: Agreed to terms with LB Richard Jordan and CB Central McClellion on two-year contracts.

PANTHERS: Signed LB Bryan Ray, LB Roger Alexander, G Luke Fritz, S Deke Cooper, QB Mike Watkins and RB Terrell Willis.


BLACKHAWKS: Activated D Chris McAlpine from injured reserve.

CANADIENS: Re-assigned G Evan Lindsay to ECHL Florida.

HURRICANES: Recalled G Randy Petruk from AHL Florida.

KINGS: Placed D Mathieu Schneider on injured reserve. Claimed LW Ted Donato off waivers.

PANTHERS: Recalled RW Paul Harvey from ECHL Atlantic City.

PENGUINS: Assigned C Shane Endicott and C John Jakopin to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Claimed LW Reid Simpson off waivers from Canadiens and assigned him to AHL Milwaukee.

SABRES: Assigned F Norm Milley to AHL Rochester.


COLORADO (MLS): Announced F Daniel Amokachi has been assigned to the team.

D.C. (MLS): Named John Trask assistant coach.

KANSAS CITY (MLS): Announced the retirement of D Eric Dade.

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