For The Record

January 29, 2003


Auto racing

NASCAR: Announced that Winston will guarantee record purse of $17 million to be split among top 25 drivers in final 2003 standings, an increase of $3 million from last season.


ANGELS: Agreed to one-year, $1,425,000 contract with P Scott Schoeneweis, avoiding salary arbitration.

ATHLETICS: Agreed to one-year contract with 1B-DH Erubiel Durazo.

BLUE JAYS: Signed IF Glenn Williams to minor-league contract. Double-A New Haven announced sale of team to Drew Weber, who is expected to move it to Manchester, N.H.

BREWERS: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF John Vander Wal, who had been with Yankees, and invited him to major-league camp.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Dan Reichert to one-year, $510,000 contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

DIAMONDBACKS: Named Claude Osteen pitching coach and Lorenzo Bundy hitting coach for Double-A El Paso. Signed P Eddie Oropesa and OF Luis Garcia to minor-league contracts.

GIANTS: Signed free-agent OF Jose Cruz, who had been with Blue Jays, to one-year, $2.8 million contract with mutual option for 2004.

PIRATES: Signed free-agent P Julian Tavarez, who had been with Marlins, to minor-league contract and invited him to major-league camp.

RED SOX: Assigned IF Earl Snyder outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

TIGERS: Purchased P Alex Lontayo from Independent Fargo-Moorhead.


SUPERSONICS: Placed F Vladimir Radmanovic on injured list with sprained left ankle. Activated F Reggie Evans.

WNBA: Announced that former Orlando Miracle was purchased by Mohegan Indian Tribe and became Connecticut Sun.


KENT STATE: Named Larry McDaniel defensive line coach.

KENTUCKY: Named Mike Archer defensive coordinator and Ron Caragher running backs coach; Archer resigned as Steelers linebackers coach.

RUTGERS: Announced resignation of offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit.

SAN JOSE STATE: Signed football coach Fitz Hill to new four-year contract.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Pacific-10 Conference publicly reprimanded men's basketball coach Henry Bibby for comments about officiating last weekend.

SYRACUSE: Announced that LB Jameel Dumas has withdrawn from school.

TOWSON: Patterson's All-Metro lineman Antwan Johnson committed to full football scholarship. East Atlantic Gymnastics League named Juliya Kovaliova Specialist of the Week.


THE SPORTING NEWS: Named Raiders QB Rich Gannon NFL Player of the Year, Eagles' Andy Reid Coach of the Year and Broncos RB Clinton Portis Rookie of the Year.

DOLPHINS: Signed DT Maurice Anderson and LB Joshua Symonette.

JAGUARS: Named Steve Shafer assistant head coach, Anthony Lynn running backs coach and Alfredo Roberts tight ends; Shafer is a former Ravens assistant coach.

LIONS: Signed LB Chaz Murphy and P Adam Wulfeck. Allocated Murphy, Wulfeck, WR Pierre Brown, RB Autry Denson, DB James Lewis and LB Jody Littleton to NFL Europe.

SAINTS: Signed WR Kerwin Cook and QB Chris Finlen.

STEELERS: Named Keith Butler linebackers coach and Darren Perry assistant defensive backs coach.


PGA OF AMERICA: Announced that it is changing rule at sectional tournaments to make women play from same tees as men if they want to qualify for PGA Tour events.


NHL: Announced that Penguins C Mario Lemieux (groin injury) and Maple Leafs C Mats Sundin (sore left shoulder) will miss All-Star Game and be replaced by Lightning C Vincent Lecavalier and Sabres C Miroslav Satan.

BLUE JACKETS: Activated C Espen Knutsen, D Scott Lachance, D Rostislav Klesla and D Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.

CANADIENS: Recently fired coach Michel Therrien agreed to serve as pro scout.


MISL: Named Blast D Dewan Bader Offensive Player of the Week and Blast G Brett Phillips Defensive Player of the Week.

REVOLUTION (MLS): Signed F Joe-Max Moore.

UNITED (MLS): Signed Bulgarian D Galin Ivanov.


DAVIS CUP: U.S. roster for first-round match with host Croatia on Feb. 7-9 will be James Blake, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent and Robby Ginepri; wrist injury will sideline Andy Roddick.

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME: Will induct following on July 12: Boris Becker, Francoise "Frankie" Durr, Nancy Richey and Brian Tobin.

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