November 01, 2003



CARDINALS: Declined to exercise 2004 option on contract of P Sterling Hitchcock.

CUBS: OF Sammy Sosa announced he will not exercise opt-out clause for final two years of four-year contract. Declined to exercise 2004 option on contract of IF Eric Karros.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to terms with P Ken Cloude (McDonogh), P William Glen and OF Anton French to minor league contracts.

DIAMONDBACKS: Promoted Junior Noboa to director of Latin American operations.

DODGERS: Signed pitching coach Jim Colborn, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, bullpen coach Jim Lett, bench coach Jim Riggleman, first base coach John Shelby, coach Manny Mota and bullpen catcher Rob Flippo to one-year contracts. Announced hitting coach George Hendrick will serve in that capacity at Triple-A Las Vegas.

ROYALS: Signed manager Tony Pena and general manager baseball operations Allard Baird to two-year contract extensions. Promoted Muzzy Jackson to vice president assistant general manager baseball operations and Shaun McGinn to director of player development. Named Louie Medina special assistant to GM and Joe Jones special assistant baseball operations. Signed P Joe Dawley.

TIGERS: Claimed P Cliff Bartosh off waivers from Padres.

WHITE SOX: Exercised contract option on P Esteban Loaiza for 2004.

YANKEES: Declined options on 2004 contracts of P Gabe White and P Antonio Osuna.


SPURS: Signed G Jason Hart. Waived F Sean Marks.

WARRIORS: Placed G-F Mickael Pietrus on IR. Signed F Dan Langhi. Waived G Pepe Sanchez.


ARIZONA: Suspended FB Gilbert Harris and G Keith Jackson after the university declared them ineligible.

KENTUCKY STATE: Suspended basketball coach Winston Bennett without pay by Division II school after being accused of assaulting a player.

KENT STATE: C Nate Gerwig had knee surgery and will miss season.


NFL: Fined Ravens coach Brian Billick $15,000 for criticism of officiating in Bengals game Oct. 19. Fined Bengals WR Chad Johnson $5,000 for throat-slash gesture in Sunday's game against Seahawks.

BEARS: Signed S Mike Green to five-year contract extension.

FALCONS: Activated CB Juran Bolden from physically-unable-to-perform list. Waived LB James Cotton.

LIONS: Signed CB Doug Evans.

REDSKINS: Signed TE Kevin Ware from practice squad. Waived OL Brad Bedell.

SEAHAWKS: Activated DE Lamar King. Placed TE Ryan Hannam on IR.

VIKINGS: Activated RB Michael Bennett from physically-unable-to-perform list.


BLACKHAWKS: Signed D Bryan Berard to one-year contract.

BLUES: Recalled C Johnny Pohl from AHL Worcester.

FLYERS: Assigned D Jim Vandermeer to AHL Phantoms.

HURRICANES: Assigned D Allan Rourke to AHL Lowell.

LIGHTNING: Assigned C Ryan Craig to AHL Hershey. Bought out contract of D Janne Laukkanen.

SENATORS: Assigned D Julien Vauclair to AHL Binghamton.

WILD: Signed RW Marian Gaborik to multiyear contract.


MLS: Fined United's Marco Etcheverry $1,000 and Earnie Stewart and Eliseo Quintanilla $500 each for confronting a referee after 1-0 loss to New England Revolution Oct. 11. Fined United executive Kevin Payne for angry exchange with a U.S. Soccer Federation administrator.


USTA: Announced resignation of director of women's tennis and USA Tennis High Performance Lynne Rolley.


Men's soccer

Drexel 2, Towson 0 Loyola 2, Canisius 0 Mt. St. Mary's 5, St. Francis (Pa.) 1

Women's soccer

Albright 2, Goucher 1 Cent. Conn. St. 5, Mt. St. Mary's 2 Duke 1, Maryland 0

Field hockey

Coll. of Notre Dame 6, Goucher 2 Delaware 2, Towson 0 Maryland 2, JMU 1


Army d. Navy, 30-25, 30-20, 33-31 Clemson d. Maryland, 30-18, 23-30, 35-33, 27-30, 15-13 Loyola d. Iona, 23-30, 30-25, 28-30, 30-21, 15-7 Northeastern d. UMBC, 30-21 30-27, 30-26 Towson d. VCU, 30-28, 27-30, 30-24, 30-23 UMES d. S.C. State, 30-15, 30-16, 30-25

Cross country

MAAC championships

At New York Men 1. Iona 17; 2. Marist 60; 3. Manhattan 80; 4. Rider 131; 5. Loyola 142; 6. Fairfield 154; 7. Siena 198; 8. Saint Peter's 244; 9. Niagara 254; 10. Canisius, incomplete. Women 1. Loyola 46; 2. Iona 52; 3. Siena; 4. Manhattan, Marist 102; 6. Fairfield 148; 7. Canisius 194; 8. Rider 222; 9. Niagara 266; 10. Saint Peter's 318.



Chrysler Championship

At Palm Harbor, Fla. Par 71 Second-round leaders Retief Goosen 69-66-135 Jose Coceres 68-68-136 J.J. Henry 69-67-136 Charles Howell III 66-71-137 Chad Campbell 68-69-137 Jerry Kelly 68-69-137 Briny Baird 72-66-138 Thomas Levet 71-67-138

Pro soccer

MLS Playoffs


(Two-leg aggregate score series)

Eastern Conference

D.C. United vs. Chicago Today-at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-at Chicago, 1 p.m.

MetroStars vs. New England Today-at MetroStars, 5 p.m. Nov. 9-at New England, 4 p.m.

Western Conference

Los Angeles vs. San Jose Today-at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Nov. 9-at San Jose, 9 p.m.

Colorado vs. Kansas City Tuesday-at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8-at Kansas City, 8 p.m.

MISL standings

Eastern Division

W L Pct. GB

Cleveland 2 1 .667 -

Philadelphia 2 1 .667 -

Blast 2 2 .500 1/2

Central Divsion

W L Pct. GB

Milwaukee 3 0 1.000 -

St. Louis 2 1 .667 1

Kansas City 1 2 .333 2

Western Division

W L Pct. GB

Dallas 2 3 .400 -

Monterrey 1 2 .333 -

San Diego 0 3 .000 1

Yesterday's results

Milwaukee 8, Cleveland 5 Monterrey at San Diego, ppd., wildfires

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