January 05, 2003



NBA: Suspended Pacers F Ron Artest three games without pay and fined him $35,000 for breaking television equipment after game Friday night against Knicks.


FLORIDA: Announced that junior QB Rex Grossman will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

UCLA: Named Mark Weber offensive line coach.


KINGS: Activated RW Steve Heinze.

Today in history

Jan. 5

1964 - Keith Lincoln of the San Diego Chargers rushes for 206 yards in 13 carries, catches seven passes for 123 yards, completes one pass for 20 and scores two touchdowns in a 51-10 rout of the Boston Patriots for the AFL title.

1983 - In his 42nd game, Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores his 100th point of the season with an assist in the Oilers' 8-3 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets.

1991 - Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International scores 72 points to break Pete Maravich's NCAA Division I single-game scoring record of 69, but Loyola Marymount sets an NCAA team scoring record in defeating the Gulls 186-140.

1993 - Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 homers and played on five championship teams in 21 seasons, is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1997 - The second-year Carolina Panthers, behind John Kasay's four field goals, beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-17, to advance to the NFC championship game.

1999 - Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the biggest class of first-time candidates since Babe Ruth and four others were chosen in the original election of 1936.


Remaining free agents

The 90 remaining free agents (x-rejected arbitration and may re-sign with their former teams through Jan. 8):

American League

Anaheim (3) - Dennis Cook, lhp; Alex Ochoa, of; Orlando Palmeiro, of.

Boston (5) - Shane Andrews, 1b; Carlos Baerga, dh; Tony Clark, 1b; Rickey Henderson, of; Dustin Hermanson, rhp.

Cleveland (4) - x-Dave Burba, rhp; x-Terry Mulholland, lhp; Eduardo Perez, c; Lee Stevens, 1b.

Detroit (2) - Juan Acevedo, rhp; Matt Walbeck, c.

Kansas City (3) - Luis Alicea, 2b; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Chuck Knoblauch, of.

Minnesota (2) - Mike Jackson, rhp; Bob Wells, rhp.

New York (3) - Alex Arias, 3b; x-Ron Coomer, 3b; John Vander Wal, of.

Oakland (3) - David Justice, of; John Mabry, of; Randy Velarde, 2b.

Seattle (4) - James Baldwin, rhp; Jose Offerman, 1b; Ruben Sierra, of; Ismael Valdes, rhp.

Tampa Bay (1) - John Flaherty, c.

Texas (4) - Todd Hollandsworth, of; Ivan Rodriguez, c; Rich Rodriguez, lhp; Kenny Rogers, lhp.

Toronto (3) - Felix Heredia, lhp; Esteban Loaiza, rhp; Steve Parris, rhp.

National League

Arizona (4) - Jay Bell, inf; Mike Fetters, rhp; Rick Helling, rhp; Mike Morgan, rhp.

Atlanta (4) - x-Keith Lockhart, inf; Albie Lopez, rhp; Dave Martinez, of; B.J. Surhoff, of.

Chicago (2) - Jon Lieber, rhp; Pat Mahomes, rhp.

Cincinnati (2) - x-Joey Hamilton, rhp; Brian Moehler, rhp.

Colorado (2) - Kent Mercker, lhp; Terry Shumpert, 2b.

Florida (3) - Graeme Lloyd, lhp; Tim Raines, of; Julian Tavarez, rhp.

Houston (5) - Pedro Borbon, lhp; Doug Brocail, rhp; Tom Gordon, rhp; Mark Loretta, 3b; Dave Mlicki, rhp.

Los Angeles (3) - Tyler Houston, 3b; Chad Kreuter, c; Jeff Reboulet, 2b.

Milwaukee (3) - Jorge Fabregas, c; Lenny Harris, of; Jose A. Hernandez, ss.

Montreal (1) - Andres Galarraga, 1b.

New York (4) - Jeff C. D'Amico, rhp; Mark Guthrie, lhp; Steve Reed, rhp; John Valentin, ss.

Philadelphia (3) - x-Ricky Bottalico, rhp; Dave Hollins, 1b; Robert Person, rhp.

Pittsburgh (4) - Mike Benjamin, 3b; Darren Lewis, of; Keith Osik, c; Ron Villone, lhp.

St. Louis (5) - Andy Benes, rhp; Mike DiFelice, c; x-Chuck Finley, lhp; Rick White, rhp; Jamey Wright, rhp.

San Diego (3) - Ron Gant, of; Tom Lampkin, c; Ray Lankford, of.

San Francisco (5) - Shawon Dunston, of; Tom Goodwin, of; Kenny Lofton, of; Bill Mueller, 3b; Reggie Sanders, of.

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