For The Record

January 03, 2003



ATHLETICS: Acquired P Jeremy Fikac from Padres for player to be named.

BLUE JAYS: Designated P Jason Kershner for assignment.

CARDINALS: Reached preliminary agreement with P Al Levine on $950,000, one-year contract. Signed P Carlos Chantres, P Jay Yennaco, P Mike Lyons, 1B Bucky Jacobsen, 2B Caonabo Cosme and OF Alvin Morrow.

CUBS: Agreed to terms on one-year contract with IF Ramon Martinez. Agreed to terms on minor-league contract with P Rod Beck and invited him to spring training.

METS: Named Neal Kaplan legal counsel.

ORIOLES: Agreed to two-year contract with P Omar Daal.

PADRES: Traded P Jeremy Fikac to Oakland for player to be named.

RED SOX: Named Dallas Williams 1B coach.

ROCKIES: Reached tentative agreement with middle IF Luis Lopez on minor- league contract.

TWINS: Agreed to terms with IF Chris Gomez on minor-league contract.

YANKEES: Agreed to terms with P Christian Parker, OF Nigel Wilson and 1B Ryan McGuire on minor-league contracts. Sold contract of P Brandon Knight to Fukuoka Daiei Hawks of Japanese Pacific League.


NBA: Named Nets G Jason Kidd Eastern Conference player of month for December and Kings F Chris Webber Western Conference player of month.

HEAT: G Travis Best is expected to miss at least week with sprained right ankle.

HORNETS: G Baron Davis (back spasms) will miss game tonight.

RAPTORS: F Michael Bradley (disc injury) will miss a week.

SUNS: Placed C Jake Tsakalidis on injured list.


CALIFORNIA IRVINE: Announced resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Len Stevens.

DUKE: Announced that reserve G Andy Borman will not join the men's basketball team this season for personal reasons.

GUILFORD: Added F-C Brandon Clifford to men's basketball team.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Named Brian Mead and G Craig Smith to Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III All-America first team and Geoff McCann honorable mention.

MISSOURI: Promoted Mario Moccia to senior associate athletic director and Ed Stewart and Bryan Maggard to associate athletic directors.

PIKEVILLE: Named John Gilliam football coach.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Promoted linebackers coach Chris Cosh to defensive coordinator.

TEXAS STATE: Named Ron Roberts defensive coordinator.

UTAH: Named Mike Sanford offensive coordinator.

WESTERN CAROLINA: Announced that G Kevin Martin will be out up to two weeks with sprained left ankle.


49ERS: Placed LB Jamie Winborn on IR. Re-signed KR Vinny Sutherland.

REDSKINS: Signed DE Jace Sayler and T Akil Smith.


NHL: Named C Todd White player of month.

AVALANCHE: Placed F Vaclav Nedorost on IR with broken left hand. Recalled D D.J. Smith from AHL Hershey.

BLACKHAWKS: Recalled G Michael Leighton from AHL Norfolk. Assigned G Craig Anderson to Norfolk.

BLUE JACKETS: Placed D Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre on IR. Activated D Jamie Allison from IR.

HURRICANES: Recalled Steve Halko from AHL Lowell.

KINGS: Placed C Bryan Smolinski on IR. Recalled C Chris Schmidt from AHL Manchester.

PANTHERS: Recalled D Jamie Rivers from AHL San Antonio.

PREDATORS: Assigned C Vernon Fiddler to AHL Milwaukee.


D.C. UNITED (MLS): Named Jamie O'Connor vice president of sales and marketing.

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