For The Record


February 01, 2003



TED WILLIAMS MUSEUM: Announced induction of Pete Rose, Wade Boggs, Dom DiMaggio, Tony Gwynn and Ted Williams into its Hall of Fame on Feb. 16 in Hernando, Fla.

ASTROS: Signed IF-OF Craig Biggio to one-year contract extension for 2003, worth $8 million, with $3 million club option for 2005. Signed P Scott Linebrink to minor-league contract.

BLUE JAYS: Signed P Kelvim Escobar to one-year, $3.9 million contract.

DIAMONDBACKS: Signed IF Carlos Baerga to minor-league contract.

EXPOS: Signed P Joey Eischen to one-year contract.

GIANTS: Named Fred Stanley manager and Mark Gruesbeck head trainer of Triple-A Fresno. Named Shane Turner manager, Ross Grimsley pitching coach, Willie Upshaw hitting coach, and Rob Knepper trainer of Double-A Norwich. Named F.P. Santangelo hitting coach and Benjamin Downie trainer at Single-A San Jose. Named Bob Stanley pitching coach, William Aviles hitting coach, and Katsunori Masumoto trainer at Single-A Hagerstown. Named Jack Lind manager, Trevor Wilson pitching coach, Joe Strain hitting coach, and Rene Velazquez trainer of Single-A Salem-Keizer. Named Ben Potenziano trainer of the Single-A Arizona. Named former Orioles IF Lenn Sakata minor-league hitting, bunting, baserunning and infield instructor, Kirt Manwaring minor-league catching instructor, former Orioles P Lee Smith minor-league pitching instructor, Will Malerich minor-league traveling coach.

METS: Signed P Pat Strange to minor-league contract with invitation to spring training.

ORIOLES: Signed OF Tim Raines Jr. to minor-league contract.

PIRATES: Signed P Jeff Suppan to one-year, $1 million contract. Signed P Bronson Arroyo to one-year contract and designated him for assignment.

ROYALS: Signed OF Mike Kelly to minor-league contract.

TWINS: Named Paul Molitor minor-league infield and baserunning coordinator. Extended their player development agreement with Double-A New Britain through 2006.

WHITE SOX: Announced that Comiskey Park's name is being changed to U.S. Cellular Field under deal with U.S. Cellular Corp. that will pay team $68 million over 20 years.


BULLS: Activated G Jay Williams. Placed F Lonny Baxter (Maryland) on injured list with left knee tendinitis.

CLIPPERS: Placed C Michael Olowokandi on injured list with sprained left knee. Activated F Cherokee Parks.


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: Suspended Louisiana State F Jaime Lloreda for one game for elbowing Florida's Brett Nelson on the head in game Tuesday.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM: Named Rodney Bivens assistant football coach.

CAL STATE FULLERTON: Reinstated C Pepe Snow to the men's basketball team.

COLUMBIA: Named John DeFilippo quarterbacks coach, Sean Ryan special teams coach, Mike Siravo defensive assistant coach, Rich Skrosky offensive coordinator, Tim Weaver defensive coordinator and Shawn West defensive assistant coach.

DUKE: Named Don Yanowsky special teams and middle linebackers coach.

HOOD: Named Brent Ayer cross country coach.

MISSOURI: Suspended F Jeffrey Ferguson for two basketball games for violating team rules.


NFL: Fined WR Terrell Owens and DE Simeon Rice $4,000 each for missing NFC's Pro Bowl practice and post-practice meeting.

CHIEFS: Signed CB Derek Combs and S Henry Baker to two-year contract and T Garrick Jones to three-year contract.

DOLPHINS: Allocated WR Robert Baker, WR Shawn Terry, DT Maurice Anderson, C-G Troy Blake, RB Sedrick Irvin, G David Sherrod, P Kevin Stemke and LB Joshua Symonette to NFL Europe.

EAGLES: Signed offensive coordinator Brad Childress to three-year contract extension.

GIANTS: Signed G Pat Crummey, TE Taman Bryant, DT Brad Harris and LB Josh Hotchkiss and allocated them and WR David Thompson and P Steve Cheek to NFL Europe.

REDSKINS: Announced retirement of assistant general manager Bobby Mitchell.

TITANS: Allocated DE Kevin Aldridge, TE Nate Bandy, TE Chad Hayes and LB Nate Morrow to NFL Europe.

PREDATORS (ARENA LEAGUE): Announced that franchise is being put up for sale.


U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: Announced that Newport (R.I.) Country Club will be host of 2006 U.S. Women's Open.

High school

OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: Ruled G LeBron James ineligible for rest of season because he accepted free sports jerseys.


FLAMES: Recalled D Jordan Leopold from AHL Saint John.


CREW (MLS): Signed D Brian Dunseth to multi-year contract.

GALAXY (MLS): Signed F Alex Pineda Chacon. BLAST (MISL): Signed D Kyle Swords.


Men's basketball

ACC standings

Conf. Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Maryland 6 1 .857 13 4 .765

Duke 4 2 .667 14 2 .875

Wake Forest 4 2 .667 14 2 .875

N.C. State 4 2 .667 11 5 .688

Virginia 3 3 .500 12 6 .667

Georgia Tech 3 3 .500 10 7 .588

UNC 2 4 .333 11 8 .579

Clemson 1 5 .167 11 5 .688

Florida St. 1 6 .143 10 8 .556

Today's game

Virginia at Georgia Tech, 4

Tomorrow's games

Loyola at Maryland, 1 Clemson at N.C. State, 1 Wake Forest at N. Carolina, 5:30 Duke at Florida State, 8



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