March 05, 2003



BLUE JAYS: Reassigned P Jason Arnold and OF John-Ford Griffin to minor-league camp.

METS: Assigned C Mike Jacobs, C Brett Kay, C John Wilson and C Joe Hietpas to minor-league camp.

RANGERS: Agreed to one-year contract with P Joaquin Benoit.

REDS: Agreed to one-year contract with OF Adam Dunn.

YANKEES: Renewed contract of 2B Alfonso Soriano.


BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: International committee named three finalists: Drazen Dalipagic, Dino Meneghin and Pedro Ferrandiz.

HAWKS: Signed G-F Brandon Williams to second 10-day contract.

HEAT: Placed G Eddie Jones on injured list with sprained right ankle. Activated G Anthony Carter from injured list.

PISTONS: Placed G Chucky Atkins on injured list with bruised left knee. Activated G Pepe Sanchez from injured list.


WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Disqualified Fresno State from its men's basketball tournament.

ALVERNIA: Pennsylvania Athletic Conference named Jen Sawyer (Francis Scott Key) to women's basketball all-conference second team.

ARIZONA: Named Mike Hankwitz defensive coordinator.

BUCKNELL: Lacrosse G Justin Sussman (Friends) was named school's Athlete of the Week.

DELAWARE STATE: MEAC named G Mandy Clark (Southern-Baltimore) to women's basketball all-conference first team.

LOUISVILLE: NCAA cleared basketball C Marvin Stone to play.

LOYOLA: MAAC named G Shontrese Smith to women's basketball all-conference third team and C Katie Scherle to all-rookie team.

MARSHALL: Named Shaine Miles assistant football coach; he's a former Navy assistant.

MARYLAND: ACC named G Renneika Razor to women's basketball all-defensive team and all-conference second team. It named F Chrissy Fisher to all-freshmen team.

UMES: MEAC named F Tiffany Winkfield to women's basketball all-conference second team.

MORGAN STATE: MEAC named C Jennyffer Vargas to women's basketball all-freshman team.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: America East named M Jessie Groszkowski (Franklin) women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

PURDUE: Named David Mitchell football running backs coach.


CARDINALS: Named Cary Godette assistant defensive line coach.

CHIEFS: Agreed to multi-year contract with free-agent CB Dexter McCleon, who had been with Rams.

COWBOYS: Signed free-agent FB Richie Anderson, who had been with Jets, and free-agent T Ryan Young, who had been with Texans, to three-year contracts.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed P Mark Royals to one-year contract.

EAGLES: Acquired LB Mark Simoneau from Falcons for sixth-round pick in 2003 and fourth-round pick in 2004.

GIANTS: Re-signed QB Jason Garrett, CB Kato Serwanga and T Barrett Brooks. Signed LB Brad Rice. Agreed to free-agent contracts with free-agent P Jeff Feagles, who had been with Seahawks, and long snapper Ryan Kuehl, who had been with Browns.

PATRIOTS: Re-signed restricted free-agent CB Ben Kelly. Agreed to four-year contract with CB Tyrone Poole, who had been with Broncos.

RAIDERS: Signed WR Jerry Rice to six-year contract extension and WR Tim Brown to contract extension. Re-signed RB Zack Crockett and OT Brad Badger.

RAVENS: Signed free-agent CB Corey Fuller, who had been with Browns, to three-year contract.

REDSKINS: Signed restricted free-agent S Matt Bowen of Packers to offer sheet.

SEAHAWKS: Re-signed LB Anthony Simmons to five-year contract worth more than $23 million, including signing bonus of at least $7.5 million.

TEXANS: Re-signed LB Jay Foreman to five-year contract.

TITANS: Re-signed G Zach Piller to multi-year contract.

VIKINGS: Signed free-agent DT Billy Lyon, who had been with Packers.


CHAMPIONS TOUR: Announced that Long Island (N.Y.) Classic is moving from Sept. 26-28 to Aug. 15-17 and will be held on Red Course at Eisenhower Park.


PANTHERS: Acquired G Simon Lajeunesse from Senators for RW Joey Tetarenko; assigned Lajeunesse to AHL San Antonio. Activated D Pavel Trnka from IR.

THRASHERS: Activated G Pasi Nurminen from IR.


BLAST (MISL): MISL named F Tarik Walker Offensive Player of the Week.

BURN (MLS): Signed G Jeff Cassar.


CBS: Announced following pairings for NCAA men's basketball tournament Jim Nantz/Billy Packer/Bonnie Bernstein; Dick Enberg/Matt Guokas/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar/Armen Keteyian; Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Lesley Visser; Gus Johnson/Len Elmore/Solomon Wilcots; Kevin Harlan/Jay Bilas/Dwayne Ballen; Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Derrin Horton; Craig Bolerjack/Dan Bonner/Brett Haber; and Tim Brando/Bob Wenzel/Leslie Maxie.

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