For The Record

January 31, 2003



DEVIL RAYS: Named Wayne Hodes vice president of sales.

DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed to terms with P Ricky Bottalico on minor-league contract.

DODGERS: Named John Shoemaker manager and George Hendrick hitting coach for Las Vegas of the PCL; Scott Little manager, Brian Traxler hitting coach and Ken Howell pitching coach for Vero Beach of the FSL; Dann Bilardello manager, Garey Ingram hitting coach and Roger McDowell pitching coach for South Georgia of the South Atlantic League; Travis Barbary manager of Ogden of the Pioneer League and George Culver pitching coach and Mariano Duncan hitting coach for the Dodgers of the Gulf Coast League.

EXPOS: Agreed with P Scott Downs on one-year contract and former Orioles OF Damon Buford on minor-league contract. Named Chris Bourjos special assignment scout and Mike Toomey special assignment scout for the Northeast.

PHILLIES: Agreed to terms with 2B Placido Polanco on one-year contract.

TIGERS: Agreed with P Nate Cornejo, P Shane Loux, P Matt Roney, P Tim Kalita, P Wilfredo Ledezma, P Andy Van Hekken, IF Travis Chapman and OF Andres Torres on one-year contracts.


NBA: Announced Kings' Peja Stojakovic will replaced injured Chris Webber (ankle) of Kings on Western Conference roster for Feb. 9 All-Star Game.

HAWKS: Signed G Jermaine Jackson to 10-day contract.

HORNETS: Signed G Robert Pack for rest of the season.


ALCORN STATE: Dismissed C Lee Cook from basketball team for unspecified rules violations.

CINCINNATI: Named Steve Shankweiler offensive line coach.

IOWA STATE: Announced men's assistant basketball coach Randy Brown has been granted leave of absence.

MARYLAND: WR Steve Suter, OL Todd Wike, K Nick Novak, DB Madieu Williams and P Brooks Barnard were named to All-ACC Academic Football Team.

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS: Named John Fassel football coach.

RUTGERS: Named Craig Ver Steeg offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA: Named Gary Goff Jr. wide receivers coach and Mason Miller running backs coach.

SMU: Named Blake Miller offensive line coach and Darrell Patterson linebackers coach.

YALE: Announced resignation of men's lacrosse coach Mike Waldvogel.


NFL: Announced Dolphins CB Patrick Surtain will not play for AFC in Sunday's Pro Bowl due to knee injury and will be replaced by teammate Sam Madison.

BUCCANEERS: Signed defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin to three-year contract extension.

CHARGERS: Allocated QB Seth Burford, C Luke Butkus, C Zack Quaccia, DB Lemual Ligon and DT Scott Pospisil to NFL Europe.

EAGLES: Signed WR Kenny Christian, WR Sean Morey, WR Sean Scott, TE Brandon Davis, TE Kori Dickerson, DE Ivory McCoy, DE Daryl Whittington, FB Corey McIntyre, FB Josh Perry and FS Clinton Hart

JAGUARS: Signed RB David Allen, DE Lionel Barnes, TE Matt Cercone, WR Henry Douglas, QB Quinn Gray, WR Kerry Hood, S Abdual Howard, DT Reggie McGrew, CB Jason Olford and WR Francis St. Paul.

PANTHERS: Allocated CB Adesola Badon, CB Chris Pointer, WR Eugene Baker, TE Mirk McMullen, G Tommy Moody and DT Darian Tate to NFL Europe.

PATRIOTS: Named John Hufnagel quarterbacks coach.

SAINTS: Named Conrad Kowal senior director of marketing and business development.

TEXANS: Allocated WR John Minardi, W R LaVell Boyd, TE Rashod Kent, S Glenn Sumter and LB Terrell Washington to NFL Europe.


CAPITALS: Activated LW Steve Konowalchuk from injured reserve. Recalled J-F Fortin from AHL Portland. Re-assigned F Stephen Peat to Portland.

RANGERS: Named president and general manager Glen Sather coach.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Acquired D Sandis Ozolinsh and LW/D Lance Ward from Panthers for C Matt Cullen, D Pavel Trnka and fourth-round pick in next year's NHL entry draft.


BLAST: MF Allen Eller signed MISL offer sheet.

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