February 26, 2003



BREWERS: Agreed to one-year contract with OF Scott Podsednik.

CARDINALS: Signed OF Kerry Robinson to one-year contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Travis Harper and P Bobby Seay.

DODGERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Wilkin Ruan, C David Ross, P Rick Roberts and P Chad Hermansen.

EXPOS: Agreed to minor-league contract with IF Jose Offerman, who had been with Mariners. Agreed to one-year contract with P Tim Drew and P Sun-Woo Kim.

METS: Agreed to one-year contracts with C Vance Wilson and P Mike Bacsik.

PADRES: Agreed to terms with P Ben Howard, P Clay Condrey, P Brandon Villafuerte, P Cliff Bartosh, P Mike Bynum, P Eric Cyr, P Cory Stewart, IF Bernie Castro, IF Jose Flores, OF Jason Bay, OF Vince Faison and OF Shane Victorino.

PHILLIES: Signed former Orioles minor-league 3B Dave Hollins to minor-league contract.

PIRATES: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with free-agent OF Reggie Sanders, who had been with Giants.

REDS: Placed P Luke Prokopec on 60-day DL with torn labrum in right shoulder. Claimed IF Dernell Stenson off waivers from Red Sox.


CAVALIERS: Activated G Smush Parker from injured list. Placed G Bimbo Coles on injured list with flu.

PACERS: Activated G Jamison Brewer from injured list. Placed G-F Jonathan Bender on injured list.


NCAA: Placed San Diego State's football team on two years' probation for holding banned offseason practices.

PACIFIC-10: Publicly reprimanded Washington for violating NCAA recruiting rules in men's basketball.

ARIZONA: F Dennis Latimore left basketball program.

COLBY: New England Small College Athletic Conference named Sarah Walsh (Seton Keough) women's basketball Player of the Week.

GETTYSBURG: Centennial Conference named F Jen Bengel (Roland Park Country) women's basketball Player of the Week.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Centennial Conference named F Steve Adams to men's basketball all-conference first team.

MARYLAND: East Atlantic Gymnastics League named Rachel Martinez co-Gymnast of the Week.

McDANIEL: Centennial Conference named G Jen Piccolomini and G Kelly Cramp to women's basketball all-conference second team.

OREGON: Suspended basketball G Andre Joseph one game for conduct detrimental to team.

ST. FRANCIS (PA.): Named G Darshan Luckey (Southern-Baltimore) men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

TOWSON: CAA named Jennifer Irby (Long Reach) and Aaron Krause Most Outstanding Performer Award winners at swimming and diving championships last weekend. EAGL named Kristen Presutti co-Gymnast of the Week.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named G Colin Camacho to men's basketball all-conference second team and G Katie Piringer to women's basketball all-conference second team.

WISCONSIN: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Jane Albright (161-104 in nine seasons), effective at end of season.


BILLS: Signed DE Keith McKenzie.

BRONCOS: Waived T Blake Brockermeyer, G Lennie Friedman, DT Chester McGlockton, DE Kavika Pittman, former Ravens DE Keith Washington, CB Jimmy Spencer and CB Denard Walker.

EAGLES: Named Mike Reed defensive assistant-quality control coach.

LIONS: Terminated the contracts of WR Germane Crowell and KR Desmond Howard.

RAVENS: Signed G Edwin Mulitalo to seven-year, $15.5 million contract with $4 million signing bonus.

REDSKINS: Named Ken Clarke defensive line coach, and Mark Smith and Bobby Crumpler strength and conditioning coaches.


NHL: Suspended Blues F Keith Tkachuk four games, without pay, for cross-check to head of Wild F Wes Walz in game Sunday.

SENATORS: Acquired RW Vaclav Varada and 2003 fifth-round draft pick from Sabres for C Jakub Klepis.

LESTER PATRICK AWARDS: Former NHL players Ray Bourque and Willie O'Ree and longtime executive Ron DeGregorio will be honored for outstanding service to U.S. hockey.


WIMBLEDON: Signed multiyear contract extension with NBC.

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