For The Record


January 09, 2003



BLUE JAYS: Sent P Jason Kershner outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

CUBS: Agreed to minor-league contract with free-agent IF-OF Lenny Harris, who had been with Brewers; invited him to spring training.

DODGERS: Invited following nonroster players to spring training: OF Calvin Murray, IF Quilvio Veras, former Orioles P Calvin Maduro, P Bryan Corey, P David Lee, P Rodney Myers, P Troy Brohawn, P Bryan Corey, IF Larry Barnes, IF Chris Clapinski, IF James Loney and C Mike Nixon.

INDIANS: Agreed to one-year, $500,000 contract with P Terry Mulholland. Agreed to minor-league deal with P Dave Burba. Designated P Jose Santiago for assignment.

MARLINS: Agreed to one-year, $1.5 million contract with free-agent OF Todd Hollandsworth, who had been with Rockies and Rangers.

METS: Agreed in principle to hold spring training at St. Lucie Sports Complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for next 15 years.

PHILLIES: Signed former 1B John Kruk to work in marketing and broadcasting departments.

CHUNICHI DRAGONS (JAPAN): Agreed to contract with OF Kevin Millar, who had been with Marlins.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE: Suspended Diamondbacks OF Felix Jose four games and fined him $1,000 for throwing helmet that hit umpire.


NBA PLAYERS ASSOCIATION: Filed appeal on behalf of Pacers F Ron Artest, who was suspended for three games without pay and fined $35,000 for hurling television monitor and smashing camera after loss Friday night in New York.

HAWKS: Signed F-C Paul Shirley.

NUGGETS: Re-signed G John Crotty to 10-day contract.

PACERS: Placed F Austin Croshere on injured list with bruised right rib cage. Activated F Jonathan Bender.

ROCKETS: Waived F Pete Mickeal.

SOUTH AFRICA: Named former NBA player Sam Vincent coach of men's national basketball team.


BAYLOR: Dismissed CB Bobby Hart from football team for violating team and university policy.

COLUMBIA: Named Bob Shoop football coach.

FLORIDA: Announced that junior DL Clint Mitchell will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

FLORIDA STATE: Announced that junior WR Anquan Boldin will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

GEORGIA: Announced that TB Musa Smith will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

ILLINOIS: Announced that K Peter Christofilakos will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL: Named Roderick C. Broadway football coach.

TENNESSEE: NCAA found no evidence of violations involving payments former QB Tee Martin received from Alabama sportswriter in 1999. NCAA also accepted school's self-imposed penalties for recruiting infractions related to former player Eric Locke.


BRONCOS: Signed RB Marlion Jackson and TE Arther Love.

49ERS: Signed LB Terry Killens. Waived S Jason Moore.

LIONS: Fired wide receivers coach Larry Kirksey and linebackers coach Glenn Pires.

PACKERS: Signed DB Jeremy Unertl, WR Travis Williams, WR Brian Haugabrook, RB Jerry Westbrooks, LB Tony Donald, LB Isaac Keys II, LB Jermaine Petty, TE Joey Knapp and WR Shawn Mills.

RAIDERS: Signed TE Brandon Christenson to practice squad. Waived TE Ben Steele.

REDSKINS: Signed DE DeAngelo Lloyd.

VIKINGS: Fired defensive coordinator Willie Shaw. Promoted assistant head coach George O'Leary to defensive coordinator. Named Pete Bercich assistant defensive line coach, Chuck Knox Jr. defensive backs coach and Kevin Ross assistant secondary coach.


BLACKHAWKS: Traded D Boris Mironov to Rangers for fourth-round pick in 2004 draft.


NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS CLUB: Announced that Olivera Jevtic of Yugoslavia, third-place women's finisher in last year's New York City Marathon, was disqualified and will lose $45,000 in prize money after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine, the New York Road Runners Club said.


MLS: Announced that commissioner Don Garber agreed stay in job for at least a few more years.

BURN (MLS): Signed coach Mike Jeffries to two-year contract extension.

RAPIDS (MLS): Signed MF-D Gilles Grimandi.

UNITED (MLS): Named John Trask assistant to head coach, Greg Petrosian strength and conditioning coach and Brian Goodstein athletic trainer.

BRAZIL: Carlos Alberto Parreira has agreed to coach national men's team through 2006.


Australian Open

Seeds(World ranking in parentheses)


1. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia (1)

2. Andre Agassi, U.S. (2)

3. Marat Safin, Russia (3)

4. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain (4)

5. Carlos Moya, Spain (5)

6. Roger Federer, Switzerland (6)

7. Jiri Novak, Czech Republic (7)

8. Albert Costa, Spain (8)

9. Andy Roddick, U.S. (10)

10. D. Nalbandian, Argentina (12)

11. P. Srichaphan, Thailand (14)

12. S. Grosjean, France (16)

13. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile (17)

14. Guillermo Canas, Argentina (18)

15. Alex Corretja, Spain (19)

16. S. Schalken, Netherlands (20)

17. Gaston Gaudio, Argentina (21)

18. Y. El Aynaoui, Morocco (22)

19. J. Ignacio Chela, Argentina (23)

20. Xavier Malisse, Belgium (25)

21. Andrei Pavel, Romania (26)

22. Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia (27)

23. James Blake, U.S. (28)

24. Nicolas Lapentti, Ecuador (29)

25. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia (30)

26. Tommy Robredo, Spain (31)

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