January 17, 2003



ASTROS: Signed P Octavio Dotel and OF Daryle Ward to one-year contracts.

CARDINALS: Agreed to terms on one-year contract with P Brett Tomko.

CUBS: Agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with OF Tom Goodwin and invited him to spring training.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to terms with 2B Marlon Anderson on one-year contract and P Steve Parris on minor-league contract.

DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed to one-year, $3.25 million contract with P Byung-Hyun Kim and two-year, $3.5 million contract with OF Quinton McCracken.

DODGERS: Signed P Wilson Alvarez to minor-league contract. Signed P Odalis Perez to one-year contract.

EXPOS: Signed SS Orlando Cabrera to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Agreed to one-year, $1.55 million contract with P Damian Moss.

MARINERS: Agreed with SS Carlos Guillen on one-year, $2.5 million contract.

ORIOLES: Signed free-agent P Kerry Ligtenberg, who had been with Braves, to one-year contract with team option for 2004. Agreed with OF Gary Matthews on one-year, $900,000 contract.

PADRES: Agreed with P Kevin Walker on a one-year, $450,000 contract.

RANGERS: Signed free-agent OF Ryan Christenson to minor-league contract. Named Ralph Dickenson minor-league hitting coordinator, Greg Riddoch minor-league defensive coordinator. Named Mike Boulanger coach of Class A Clinton.

REDS: Agreed to terms with P Ryan Dempster, P Scott Williamson, IF Aaron Boone and C Jason LaRue on one-year contracts. Named Toby Oldham minor-league strength and conditioning coordinator.

YANKEES: Signed C John Flaherty to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.


NBA: Granted request of C Stanley Roberts to be reinstated following his ban for drug use.

CELTICS: Signed free-agent F Grant Long.

RAPTORS: Terminated contract of C-F Nate Huffman for failure to disclose facts regarding medical condition.


NCAA: Reinstated Marshall F Serge Babo.

MEAC: Suspended Hampton G Isaac Jefferson one game for actions in Jan. 13 game against Coppin State.


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: Announced that it is discontinuing its men's soccer program.

MAINE: Announced G Chris Markwood has transferred from Notre Dame and will join men's basketball team in 2003-04 season.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Announced men's basketball coach Jim Phelan will retire at end of 2002-03 season.

N.C. STATE: CB Marcus Hudson and LB Corrie Dawson were arrested and charged with a felony for using campus debit card that did not belong to them.

OHIO STATE: Jim Tressel won Bear Bryant Award as college football coach of the year.

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: Announced C Ben Lambert has left basketball team.


COWBOYS: Named John McNulty receivers coach and Kacy Rodgers defensive tackles coach.

JETS: Named Jeff Fernandez director of marketing and business development and Rachel Green director of marketing services.

STEELERS: Re-signed OT Josh Burr, WR Khori Ivy and WR Darcey Levy to practice squad.


CAPITALS: Assigned D J.F. Fortin to AHL Portland.

COYOTES: Acquired LW Scott Pellerin and 2004 conditional draft pick from Stars for Claude Lemieux.

HURRICANES: Recalled RW Jeff Heerema from AHL Lowell.

KINGS: Recalled RW Jared Aulin from AHL Manchester.

LIGHTNING: Announced retirement of G Kevin Hodson.

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