For The Record


February 06, 2003



MLB: Suspended umpire John Hirschbeck 10 days for making inappropriate comments to baseball official.

ASTROS: Agreed to one-year contracts with C John Buck, P Brad Lidge, P Greg Miller, P Jeriome Robertson, P Rodrigo Rosario, OF Henri Stanley and IF Tommy Whiteman.

BREWERS: Promoted Geoff Campion and Steve Ethier to assistant vice president.

MARINERS: Signed P Julio Mateo, P Ryan Anderson, P Steve Kent, P Bobby Madritsch, P Matt Thornton and OF Jamal Strong to contracts for 2003 season.

METS: Agreed to terms with P Jaime Cerda, P Tyler Yates and OF Jeff Duncan on one-year contracts.

PHILLIES: Agreed to terms with P Vicente Padilla on one-year split contract. Agreed to terms with P Brad Baisley, P Josh Hancock, P Franklin Perez and P Jeremy Wedel. Sold contract of IF Mike Coolbaugh to Korean League Doosan Bears.

RED SOX: Named Dwight Evans, Tommy Harper, Frank Malzone, Dick Berardino, Felix Maldonado and Bob Tewksbury player development consultants for 2003. Named Mike Griffin pitching coach and U.L. Washington hitting coach for Triple-A Pautucket, Bob Kipper pitching coach and Mark Budaska hitting coach for Double-A Portland, Tim Leiper manager and Ace Adams pitching coach for Single-A Sarasota, Russ Norman manager and John Malzone hitting coach for Single-A Augusta, Jon Deeble manager, Darryl Milne pitching coach and Randy Phillips hitting coach for Single-A Lowell, Ralph Treuel manager and Alan Mau hitting coach for Rookie-Level Red Sox. Named John Sanders roving instructor.


CAVALIERS: Placed G Smush Parker on injured list.

HORNETS: Released G Randy Livingston. Activated G Bryce Drew from injured list.

PISTONS: Signed free-agent F Danny Manning. Placed G Pepe Sanchez on injured list with right knee patellar tendinitis.


NCAA: Placed Salem State men's soccer program on two years' probation because two coaches arranged for an illegal loan to a player for his tuition and personal use.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Announced that TB Brandon Brokaw has left football team.

CINCINNATI: Announced G Tony Bobbitt has left men's basketball team.

HARVARD: Named John Butler linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

MICHIGAN: Named Jim Boccher special teams coach, Steve Morrison graduate assistant coach and Bill Sheridan defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

MURRAY STATE: QB Adrian McPherson has dropped out of school.

OHIO STATE: Announced retirement of cross country and track coach Elmore Banton, effective at conclusion of 2003 season.

SAN DIEGO STATE: Announced that DE Ryan Iata has been granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA.


BENGALS: Signed FB Terry Witherspoon. Named John Garrett full-time scout

BUCCANEERS: Allocated DT Buck Gurley, WR Todd Elstrom, T Kyle Kipps, DT Josh McKibben, S Than Merrill, LB Idris Price, CB James Rooths, C Jason Scukanec and WR Jermaine White to NFL Europe.

CHIEFS: Allocated TE Dwayne Blakley, S Clint Finley, T Aaron Crittendon, C Shawn Lynch, LB Harold Robertson, WR Pete Rebstock, WR Kirk Rogers, DE T.J. Bingham and DE Michael Landry to NFL Europe.

49ERS: Allocated WR Hilton Alexander, G Alonzo Cunningham, G-C Craig Osika, FB Matt Stanley and G-T Milford Stephenson to NFL Europe.

JETS: Waived WR-KR Corey Alston.

RAVENS: Named Dennis Thurman assistant secondary coach and Mike Pettine quality control coach.

SEAHAWKS: Exercised two-year option on contract of QB Matt Hasselbeck.


BRUINS: Recalled C Kris Vernarsky and D Shaone Morrisonn from AHL Providence.

CANUCKS: Traded LW Todd Warriner to Flyers for future considerations.

FLYERS: Traded D Chris McAllister to Avalanche for 2003 sixth-round draft choice.

PANTHERS: Agreed to terms with G Jani Hurme on three-year contract extension.


MISL standings

Eastern Conference

W L Pct. GB

Philadelphia 19 5 .792 -

Cleveland 12 13 .480 7 1/2

Blast 10 15 .400 9 1/2

Harrisburg 10 16 .385 10

Western Conference

W L Pct. GB

Milwaukee 21 5 .808 -

Kansas City 12 12 .500 8

San Diego 11 16 .407 10 1/2

Dallas 6 19 .240 14 1/2

Yesterday's result

Milwaukee 10, Cleveland 8, OT

Today's game

Harrisburg at San Diego, 7:05 p.m.

Tomorrow's game

Dallas at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m.

Saturday's games

Blast at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Harrisburg at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m.


Men's basketball

ACC standings

Conf. Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Maryland 6 1 .857 14 4 .778

Wake Forest 5 2 .714 15 2 .882

N.C. State 5 2 .714 12 5 .706

Duke 5 3 .625 15 3 .833

Georgia Tech 4 4 .500 11 8 .579

Virginia 3 4 .429 12 7 .632

Clemson 2 6 .250 12 6 .667

Florida State 2 6 .250 11 8 .579

N. Carolina 2 6 .250 11 10 .524

Yesterday's results

Duke 83, North Carolina 74 Clemson 69, Georgia Tech 67

Today's games

Virginia at Maryland, 9 p.m. N.C. State at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. Locally


The Maryland Amateur Softball Association will hold two youth fast-pitch tournaments at Randallstown High School in May and June. For entry information, call Mark Schlenoff at 410-828-7007. Teams will be accepted into 10-and-under, 12-under, 14-under and 16-under brackets. Check the ASA Web site at

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